June 26, 2017

People Archive

Alex Sink is a ‘Florida Icon'

Former banker and gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink opens up about life without her husband Bill McBride and other topics. read more >

Florida's high-tech economy matures

It's now time to add Florida's High Tech Corridor to ranks of California's Scilicon Valley, the Research Triangle in North Carolina, Austin, Texas. Florida's Corridor runs from Tampa Bay through Orlando and to the Atlantic Coast, with an important “bump” reaching up to Gainesville. read more >

Art of the Deal

For the purpose of this column, I want to focus on how Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry took on the LGBTQ-related issue and ask you to decide how you feel about his approach. read more >

O'Donnell Agency, West Palm Beach, Florida

Carey O'Donnell has been named 2017 Small Business Person of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches. Founder of O'Donnell Agency, a leading advertising and PR firm based in West Palm Beach and Sarasota, the award recognizes community leadership and business excellence. Earlier this year the firm won 18 American Advertising Federation's (ADDY) Awards from its Treasure Coast Chapter. read more >

O'Donnell Agency, West Palm Beach, Florida

O'Donnell Agency, one of Florida's leading public relations, advertising and digital media companies, has added Irene Carvalho as Director of Media and Client Services and promoted Amanda Sueiro Rier to Senior Graphic Designer. Carvalho brings more than 15 years of experience in media buying, new client onboarding and staff development to her role at O'Donnell, where she manages the agency's award-winning advertising and design department. Sueiro Rier's fast track at the agency is a result of her exceptional work in brand and identity development, collateral design, and print and digital ad design. She earned her BFA from Barry University and a post-baccalaureate degree from the School of the Museum of Fine Art in Boston. read more >

Gunster, Miami

Gunster has added Arturo Ross as a shareholder in its Miami office, where he will greatly expand the firm's labor & employment law practice. Ross concentrates on issues involving employers and labor relations, defending clients before the NLRB and the EEOC in numerous large scale and multi-employer negotiations. read more >

Kaufman Lynn Construction, Boca Raton

Kaufman Lynn Construction Founder & CEO Michael Kaufman is the newest member of the Broward Workshop, a nomination based, private, non-profit, non-partisan business organization comprised of the chief decision makers representing 100 of Broward County's business and professions seeking to facilitate solutions to the county's most critical issues. read more >

Ashton Woods, Orlando

Private homebuilder Ashton Woods has promoted Mike Roche to the newly-created role of Starlight Homes Division Manager in Florida. read more >

Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, Bonita Springs

The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce has promoted Chelsea Garlock to Events and Creative Coordinator. read more >

The Taproot Agency, Tallahassee

Florida-based marketing and behavior-change firm, The Taproot Agency, announced Jon Edwards to be named President, effective immediately. read more >

SunTrust Banks Inc., Orlando

SunTrust Banks, Inc. has promoted Arnold Evans to a newly created position as enterprise ethics officer. Evans most recently served as Central Florida Division president for SunTrust in Orlando. read more >

Art & History Museums, Maitland

The Art & History Museums - Maitland - has announced that Mark S. Harmon will be the organization's next CEO and Executive Director. Harmon joins the A&H from the Washington County Museum in Oregon, where he served as Executive Director since 2015. Harmon is a passionate executive with experience enhancing the financial sustainability of institutions in Ohio, Illinois and Oregon. read more >

USF Health, Tampa

The University of South Florida has named Linda Merrell as the 2017 Florida Outstanding Woman in Public Health. Merrell, AS, RN, BIS, Hon. DH was nominationed by public health practitioners across the state. The COPH bestows the award each year to a woman whose career accomplishments and leadership contribute significantly to the field of public health in Florida. read more >

AmeriLife, Clearwater, FL

Mike Vietri is AmeriLife's newly appointed Chief Distribution and Marketing Officer. With a sales and marketing career spanning over 30 years, he successfully led one of the country's largest career agency and general distribution groups while working for MetLife. In his new role, Vietri will work to align AmeriLife's marketing, product and distribution functions. read more >

Orange County Public Schools, Orlando

Superintendent Barbara Jenkins is named the 2017 Hispanic-Serving School District Superintendent of the Year by the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS). Currently, Orange County Public Schools is the 10th largest school district in the country with a Hispanic population of 40 percent (81,378). That includes a 5 percent (16,377) increase in the last five years. read more >

Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has elected Steve Cernak to serve as the association's chairman of the board for the 2017-18 activity year. Mr. Cernak is chief executive and port director for Port Everglades in Broward County. read more >

Premier Eye Care, Tampa

Jeff Nowak, an experienced leader in health care operations and technology, has joined Premier Eye Care as Chief Solutions Officer, where he is focused on addressing business challenges and opportunities with technology solutions. Nowak has more than 25 years of experience, including high-level operational roles at MedHOK, Inc., Elsevier and WellCare Health Plans. read more >

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