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Week of November 27

Financial Services / Investments

Florida Department of Financial Services, Tallahassee

Anna Alexopoulos Farrar will join the Department of Financial Services as Communications Director. In this capacity, she will oversee the communications strategy for the department. Alexopoulos Farrar has more than 10 years of experience in public and private communications.

Energy / Utilities

World Fuel Services Corporation, Miami

World Fuel Services Corporation has announced the appointment of Jeff Smith as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the company. With more than thirty years of corporate experience, Mr. Smith brings to World Fuel Services extensive operational and management experience in driving global transformation to complex operating models.

Economic Development

Florida Chamber of Commerce, Tallahassee

The Florida Chamber of Commerce announces David Strong, President & CEO of Orlando Health, has been appointed to a one-year term as the Florida Chambers’ Central Florida Regional Board Chair. Strong will represent the Florida Chamber in the Central Florida business community and connect area business leaders with resources to help make the Central area—and Florida—more competitive.


Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers, Tallahassee

Chris Hart IV has been named CEO of Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers. Hart will lead the association as it enhances educational opportunities, raises its profile through amplified advocacy efforts, and seeks to deliver value-added services to members through innovation. "This is a pivotal point in time for the Clerks and Comptrollers, and I look forward to supporting them in their shared commitment to excellence as they seek to effectively and efficiently serve the citizens of Florida," Hart said. His distinguished career includes serving as a member of the Florida House of Representatives (1998-2002) and as president/CEO of CareerSource Florida, Inc. He is an alumnus of the University of South Florida and Florida State University.

Week of November 13

Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services

Lee Health, Fort Myers

Lee Health President and CEO Dr. Larry Antonucci has been named to the 2017-2018 Florida Hospital Association’s board of Trustees. Antonucci has nearly 35 years of leadership experience, both as a practicing obstetrician/gynecologist and as a health care executive, according to a release. He was named president and CEO of Lee Health in June. Prior to that, he was COO at the health system since 2011.

Sales / Marketing

V12 Data, Tampa

People-based audience provider, V12 Data, announced the appointment of Heather Lockhart as Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, Lockhart will be responsible for leading brand strategy and the integration of all marketing and communications initiatives. "With over 20 years of experience in building and leading high performing marketing organizations in both B2B and B2C markets, Heather will be a tremendous asset as V12 Data continues to take our position as the industry-leading provider of purchase intender solutions," Anders Ekman, CEO, V12 Data said.

Hospitality / Travel / Leisure / Recreation

Boca West Country Club, Boca Raton

Matthew Linderman has been hired CEO and general manager of Boca West Country Club. He joined the club in 2005 and has worked as assistant food and beverage director, food and beverage director, club manager and assistant general manager. Linderman previously held positions in the National Hotel in Miami Beach, The Luxury Collection Bal Harbour Beach Resort, Sheraton Biscayne Bay Hotel Miami, the Rainbow Room in New York and Middle Bay Country Club on Long Island. 


Skanska USA, Tampa

Skanska USA, one of the world’s leading construction and development firms, has announced the hiring of construction industry veteran Michael C. Brown to the role of executive vice president/general manager to lead its building operations in the state of Florida. Brown brings over 30 years of experience in business development, project management and building strong client and civic relationships. In his role as general manager, Brown will lead strategic growth for Skanska’s building operations in the region and focus on driving excellence in areas of customer support, operational efficiency, and sustainability.

Week of November 6


Red Lambda Inc., Lake Mary

Red Lambda, a leading provider of cybersecurity software, has appointed Dr. Lewis M. Duncan as a member to its Board of Directors. Dr. Lewis M. Duncan currently serves as Provost of the U.S. Naval War College. Additionally, he continues as a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, responsible for managing the U.S. National Laboratory of the International Space Station. "My participation on the Red Lambda board is especially meaningful for me when I consider the effects cyber attacks have on our nation's businesses and our national security," stated Dr. Duncan.

Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services

Jupiter Medical Center, Jupiter

Donald McKenna has been named president and chief executive officer of Jupiter Medical Center. McKenna, 52, has been serving as president and of St. Mary’s Health Care System in Athens, Georgia since 2008. “My goal is to continue the growth and expansion of (JMC),” said McKenna, whose first day will be Jan. 15. “I want (JMC) to continue to be a part of the community.”

Financial Services / Investments

VyStar Credit Union, Jacksonville

Brian E. Wolfburg has been selected as the new President/CEO of VyStar Credit Union. Wolfburg had been serving as Chief Operations Officer at the $7 billion Alaska USA Federal Credit Union in Anchorage, Alaska. With more than 20 years’ industry experience, Wolfburg has several areas of expertise, including risk management, strategic planning, member service and performance management.


Colson Hicks Eidson, Coral Gables

Stephanie A. Casey has been named partner at Colson Hicks Eidson in Coral Gables. Casey joined the firm in November 2012. Prior, she served as judicial clerk for United States District Judge Marcia G. Cooke and worked at a large, international law firm in Washington, DC. She practices in the areas of commercial litigation, personal injury, and class action litigation.

Week of October 30

Restaurants / Food & Beverage

Revenue Management Solutions (RMS), Tampa

RMS, which provides a data-based approach to menu pricing and optimization to leading restaurants worldwide, promoted Jana Zschieschang, its President of EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) to Chief Marketing Officer. Jana will lead marketing strategy and vision, and business development operations across RMS' offices, which are in Tampa, Tokyo, Singapore, London and Paris.


Dean, Mead & Dunbar

Cari L. Roth, a shareholder in Dean, Mead & Dunbar, in its Tallahassee office has been named the Best Lawyers® 2018 Land Use and Zoning “Lawyer of the Year” in Tallahassee. Roth has 34 years of public and private sector legal and legislative experience and is a recognized leader in government relations and environmental and land use law. Her legal and legislative practice focuses on state and local government issues, including land use, water and environmental law, growth management and infrastructure issues. She has been repeatedly selected for recognition among Florida’s Legal Elite by Florida Trend magazine.

Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services

Diabetes Research Institute Foundation, Hollywood

The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation (DRIF) recently appointed Kathleen “Kit” Wills as Director of Development of its Florida Region which is based out of the organization’s national headquarters in Hollywood, FL. With more than 23 years of experience in the non-profit sector, Wills brings superior expertise in cultivating relationships and donor stewardships as well as experience in major gift solicitations to the DRIF.

Greystone Health Network, Tampa

Tricia Robinson BSN, NHA, LHRM, has been named Chief Operating Officer of Greystone Health Network’s (GHN) north Florida region of skilled nursing facilities. In her new role, Robinson supervises all aspects of administration and operations for 13 GHN skilled nursing facilities located throughout The Villages, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Daytona and Melbourne.  

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