May 28, 2017

People Archive

Vernis & Bowling, Palm Beach

Amy Das has joined Vernis & Bowling of Palm Beach, P.A. read more >

Aztec Group, Miami

Aztec Group, Inc., a Florida real estate investment and merchant banking firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of Charles Penan to Managing Director. Penan will manage the financing and capital needs of real estate transactions as well as investment sales for Aztec's clients, including entrepreneurs, commercial developers and institutional investors. read more >

DeAngelis Diamond, Naples

David Kovalik, previously Executive Project Manager, is now Vice President of Project Management at DeAngelis Diamond. Kovalik has 14 years of experience and will oversee all project management throughout DeAngelis Diamond's four regional offices locations in Naples, FL, Sarasota, FL, Birmingham, AL and Nashville, TN. read more >

BankUnited, Miami Lakes

BankUnited promoted Cristina di Mauro to senior executive vice president and Florida commercial banking executive. Di Mauro will oversee the bank's Florida commercial line of business, which includes $4 billion of credit commitments, $3.3 billion in outstanding loan balances, $1.2 billion in deposits and a statewide sales team of 92 associates. read more >

Vector Solutions, Tampa

Victoria Zambito has been promoted to senior vice president of product, content and communication. read more >

Broad and Cassel LLP, Fort Lauderdale

Broad and Cassel is pleased to announce that Frank P. Terzo and Michael D. Lessne have joined the Fort Lauderdale office as partners, bolstering the health law and bankruptcy practice groups while creating a new health care insolvency service for the firm. This growth announcement is the latest for the firm, which serves clients worldwide from nine offices in Florida. read more >

Delano South Beach, Miami

sbe has announced hospitality executive Chris Sariego is joining as Vice President and General Manager of Delano South Beach in Miami read more >

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, Florida

Kimberly Berfield, a former deputy secretary of the Florida Dept. of Health and state representative from Clearwater, joins Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital as vice president, government and community affairs. Berfield will spearhead advocacy efforts for the hospital and community mission-based initiatives that promote child health and safety. read more >

U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer Joins Holland & Knight as Head of Global Compliance and Investigations Team

Holland & Knight has announced that Wifredo A. Ferrer, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida, will join the firm as a partner in its Miami office. Mr. Ferrer will lead the firm's Global Compliance and Investigations Team, which focuses on corporate compliance and government investigations within the firm's White Collar Defense Practice. read more >

Carlos Beruff appointed Chairman of the Florida Constitutional Revision Commission

Governor Rick Scott has appointed Carlos Beruff as Chairman to the Florida Constitution Revision Commission (CRC). read more >

Heart of Florida United Way, Orlando

Heart of Florida United Way, Central Florida's most comprehensive health and human services charity, has appointed a new president & CEO. Jeffery J. Hayward, currently chief of external affairs at United Way of Massachusetts Bay, will assume the helm of the $24.4 million organization, the largest provider of funds to the region's most critical programs, in early December. read more >

Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa

Moffitt has appointed Dr. Robert Wenham as the new Gynecologic Oncology Program Chair. Wenham has served as the Interim Chair over the past few months. He was recruited to Moffitt in 2004 after completing his fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at Duke University Medical Center. Wenham sees patients at Moffitt's Magnolia campus and Moffitt at International Plaza. read more >

Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa

Moffitt Cancer Center has announced the hire of Matt Kupec as its Executive Vice President & Chief Philanthropy Officer. A veteran fundraiser, Kupec will establish and execute the strategic vision for the role of philanthropy at Moffitt, working closely with executive leadership to identify and define the institution's fundraising priorities. read more >

UNF President Delaney announces his retirement after 15 years

University of North Florida President John Delaney announced his retirement through a staff and student wide email Monday morning to end his 15 years at the university. Delaney plans to start his retirement on May 30, 2018 after his contract ends. read more >

Time to serve: Be a community volunteer

Want a reminder that Americans remain fundamentally decent and generous? Volunteer. read more >

Bello Nock is a ‘Florida Icon'

Comic daredevil, Sarasota; age 48 read more >

Spotlight on Polk County

You probably know Polk County and Lakeland, its biggest city, located between Tampa Bay and Orlando... read more >

First Green Bank, Orlando, Florida

Keith Costello, CEO of First Green Bank, is the next Chairman of the Board of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. read more >

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