Southeast Florida Roundup
Good Call: Broward Non-Profit Trains People with Disabilities
HOBE SOUND — NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan is developing a members- only private golf club, Grove XXIII, on a former citrus grove. It is scheduled to open next year.
MARGATE — Brookdale Senior Living laid off 110.
PALM BEACH COUNTY — Sam’s Club closings in Boca Raton and Lantana resulted in 252 lost jobs.
PEMBROKE PINES — Miami Jewish Health will add 110 independent living apartments for low-income seniors to its 25-acre Douglas Gardens North development. The $36-million addition will open next year. Miami Jewish Health is working with Housing Trust Group.
WEST PALM BEACH — Palm Beach County Schools Superintendent Robert Avossa, highly regarded by the county school board, resigned after 2½ years to take a job as senior vice president and publisher for education products for Palm Beach Gardens-based LRP Publications.
A Donor’s Legacy
Before South Florida auto dealership owner Phil Smith died in 2016, he and his wife, Susan, capped off years of donations by giving $5 million to Florida Atlantic University and Holy Cross Hospital.
FAU recently dedicated Phil Smith Hall and the Center for Free Enterprise at the university’s College of Business. Smith, who died after suffering from ALS, was an FAU alumnus. The FAU donation was the largest in the business college’s history. Phil Smith Hall is the college’s main tower.
Holy Cross Hospital recently opened its Phil Smith Neuroscience Institute. In addition to the institute, the hospital also houses the Phil Smith ALS and Movement Disorders Clinic.
Fort Lauderdale-based IT company Citrix Systems hired Andrew “Drew” Del Matto as executive vice president and CFO. He formerly was with Fortinet, where he had been CFO since 2014. Del Matto replaces interim CFO Mark Coyle, who continues as senior vice president of finance.
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