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Week of October 15

Nonprofit / Philanthropy

YMCA of South Florida at Pembroke Pines, Fort Lauderdale

The YMCA of South Florida, at Pembroke Pines announces its appointment of Anne Arvizu, PharmD, FASCP, PCC, as Chairperson of its Board of Directors. Dr. Arvizu has served on multiple board of directors and notable national and international charitable organizations volunteering her time, talent and treasure to strengthen her local and professional communities.

Information Technology

DadeSystems, Miami

DadeSystems, a leading provider of integrated receivables solutions, announces Mike Capote has joined the company as its new Chief Information Officer. In this capacity, Capote will be responsible for information security, client services, and cloud operations. DadeSystems automates the invoice-to-cash application process to increase efficiency and accelerate cash flow. 

Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services

Florida Hospital Waterman, Tavares

Florida Hospital Waterman has selected Terri Warren to serve as chief financial officer. In this role, Warren will oversee the overall financial operations of the 269-bed facility in Tavares and will partner with the executive team to strengthen the financial and operational goals of the organization. Warren has 22 years of experience in the healthcare industry.

Energy / Utilities

NextEra Energy Inc, Juno Beach

NextEra Energy, Inc. has announced the appointment of Darryl L. Wilson to its board of directors. Wilson will serve on the board's audit committee. Over a 30-year career, Wilson has gained experience with marketing, commercial operations, customer support, international management and knowledge of consumer, commercial and industrial lighting and appliance markets and products. 

Week of October 8

Advertising & Public Relations

ChappellRoberts, Tampa

Christine Turner will lead and oversee management of all agency functions, including account, creative and media services as well as agency operations. As executive vice president, she will guide the strategic vision for the agency's creative, account strategy and operations leadership team.

Sachs Media Group, Tallahassee

Sachs Media Group is honored to be named the "National 2018 PR Firm of the Year" in our division by the respected industry journal, PRNews. SMG was chosen from a competitive pool of agencies across the U.S. for its innovation, client growth, retention, and culture. The 22-year-old agency is routinely ranked a top independent communications company in Florida and the U.S.


MDO Partners, Miami

Ms. Herbello, who recently graduated from Florida International University (FIU) School of Law and was admitted to the Florida Bar, previously served as MDO Partners' law clerk, and now joins the firm as an attorney.  She will represent MDO clients in corporate governance, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, and global compliance matters. Herbello is fluent in English and Spanish and experienced in drafting contracts and policies in both languages.

MDO Partners, Miami

MDO Partners' Lisa Capote, has been elected Hispanic National Bar Association Regional President of Florida. Capote focuses on global compliance for food, logistics, pharmaceutical, healthcare, life sciences & medical device industries, including FDA & international trade compliance. An AV Preeminent-Rated attorney, she represents startups to Fortune 500 companies.

Week of October 1

Professional Services


After 18 yrs with The Walt Disney Company, Victoria Hardison-Sterry has opened Luxury Edition Travel (LET) in Celebration, Fla. For the discerning traveler LET offers personal and custom global travel advice and support. Part of the Virtuoso network, LET has access to partners and services not available to many travelers., 407-353-8443.

Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services

Tampa General Medical Group, Tampa

Kiran Dhanireddy, MD, has joined the TGMG Transplant Surgery team as Associate Director of Transplant Institute at Tampa General Hospital, with board certification in general surgery.

His clinical interests include liver transplantation, live donor liver transplantation, partial liver transplantation, surgical management of pancreatic diseases, and hepatocellular carcinoma.

Tampa General Hospital Foundation , Tampa

Frann Richards has joined the Tampa General Hospital Foundation as senior vice president and chief development officer. Richards served as senior director of Development at USF Health, and was a key contributor to USF's record-breaking $1billion "Unstoppable" capital campaign, and managed major gifts. Richards also led development & strategy at the University of Florida.

Tampa General Medical Group, Tampa

Amy Lu, MD, MPH, MBA, FACS, has joined TGMG Medical Group as a board-certified transplant surgeon & surgical director of liver transplantation. Her clinical interests include laparoscopic surgery and diseases of the liver & biliary tract. She's a member of International Liver Transplantation Society, Intl Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Assoc., Society of Academic Asian Surgeons.

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