Week of January 18
Architecture / Design / Engineering
Baker Barrios Architects welcomes Wanly Parra, R.A., NCARB to our team! Wanly will be Associate Principal and Co-Practice Leader of our Entertainment and Hospitality Market. His 21 years of experience, most recently as senior facility design manager for Universal Orlando Resort will bring consistent quality and standards to our team and clients.
Ignacio Reyes, AIA, NCARB, is the president of the 3,9000-member Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects.
Reyes, son of Cuban immigrants, of West Palm Beach, has practiced architecture for more than 25 years. He is the vice president and chief development officer at LEO A DALY.
"I believe architecture plays a fundamental role in culture, whether by responding to a particular cultural experience or helping to shape new cultural expressions," he said. "The architecture of ancient societies helps us gain insight into its people's culture in profound ways, perhaps more than any artifact. To a great extent, we are what we build."
AIA Florida members are dedicated to shaping Florida's future through excellent architecture.
Marcus J. Susen, Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney and Lead Counsel of the Bayer/Essure Mass Tort in PA, settled nationally for $1.6 billion, has launched Susen Law Group, Fort Lauderdale.
Susen focuses on Civil Litigation involving women's health advocacy issues, including dangerous medical devices and drugs, along with sexual abuse cases.
Info at susenlawgroup.com.
Kristine Newell has been appointed to the role of senior vice president of the $7 billion real estate company. She will be responsible for directly overseeing the brokerage's Central Florida, North Carolina and Tampa Bay region operations. Kristine previously served on the leadership team for William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty in Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Week of January 11
Hedrick Brothers Construction announces the promotion of Sean Burnie to Vice President of Preconstruction and Business Development for the Commercial Division. Sean oversees the Estimating, Virtual Design & Construction, Marketing and Business Development teams. He is a board member of the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce and a member of Leadership Broward Class XXXIX.
John Odom joins national construction management firm, DeAngelis Diamond, as VP of Strategic Development. Based out of the company's Sarasota office, John will serve the Central Florida region from Sarasota to Orlando and be responsible for the implementation of overall business development strategies companywide.
Media / Publishing
NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises has announced the appointment of two new executives as it expands its Revenue Strategy and Distribution business unit to develop and grow content monetization opportunities in the U.S. and around the world. Ezequiel Fonseca Zas joins Telemundo in the newly created role of Senior Vice President of Revenue Strategy and Distribution, and Malu Carmona-Botana is appointed to the new position of Vice President of Content Monetization.
Architecture / Design / Engineering
CHW is proud to announce the promotion of Daniel Young, PE, LEED AP to Vice President. He has over 15 years' experience in civil engineering design, management, operations, and is a key player in leading CHW's Land Development Team to unprecedented growth. Daniel will be an integral member of the executive team overseeing our Engineering departments.
Week of January 4
United Community Bank is proud to add Hunt Dawkins as SBA Business Development Officer. Dawkins will focus primarily on the Central Florida market. Throughout his career he has served as a Commercial Loan Officer, Area Retail Manager and Market President for a variety of regional banks throughout the state. United acquired Florida-based Seaside Bank and Trust in 2020.
United Community Bank is proud to add Rick Khan as SBA Business Development Officer. Khan will focus primarily on the Coastal and South Florida markets and comes to United with 25 years of banking experience as a Mortgage Specialist, Business Relationship Manager and SBA Business Development Officer. United acquired Florida-based Seaside Bank and Trust in 2020.
Joe Fontana has been promoted to Senior Vice President. Through a consultative banking approach, he works with Corporate/Middle Market clients optimizing short and long term capital (including obtaining senior debt for working capital, acquisitions, real estate, equipment, and restructurings), enhancing liquidity and risk management, and facilitating international banking.
Lori Killinger, Executive Shareholder at Florida law firm Lewis, Longman & Walker, has been appointed by Governor Ron DeSantis to the Board of Volunteer Florida, also known as the Florida Commission on Community Service. A lawyer and lobbyist, Ms. Killinger's practice focuses on legislative, administrative and governmental representation.