Week of May 28
Based in Jupiter, Fla, Austin Burr is supporting development of Veranda, GreenPointe Communities' master-planned community in Stuart, Fla., and pursuing future acquisitions in South Florida.
As business development officer for Members Insurance Center, LLC a wholly-owned subsidiary of Suncoast Credit Union, Tatyana Midili will focus on commercial insurance and referring business to Member's Title, business lending, new accounts and Suncoast Realty. She will also quote all of Suncoast's commercial loans for insurance.
Hospitality / Travel / Leisure / Recreation
Bluegreen Vacations Corporation, a vacation ownership company, has named Jorge de la Osa as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer. Mr. de la Osa will serve as chief counsel and advisor to the company's Board of Directors and executive leadership team and oversee the company's day to day legal operations and compliance program.
Bluegreen Vacations Corporation, a leading vacation ownership company, announced that it has named Justin Taylor as Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer. Mr. Taylor will oversee all aspects of Human Resources for its corporate, retail and resort operations, including talent acquisition, learning and development, rewards and talent management.
Week of May 21
Robert L. Parks has been designated a Distinguished Fellow by the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a designation occurring on only ten occasions since the founding of the Academy. For more than five decades, Parks has represented hundreds of plaintiffs in personal injury, wrongful death, aviation, and large manufacturing cases in the Americas and around the world.
Jacksonville law firm Smith Hulsey & Busey has added Charmaine T.M. Chiu to the firm's Board of Directors. Chiu is an equity shareholder and is the Chair of the firm's statewide Healthcare Practice Team. She is a former Chair of the Health Law Section of The Florida Bar and is board certified in Health Law by The Florida Bar.
Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell is pleased to announce the addition of Lan Kennedy-Davis as a Partner and Bradley J. Davis as Of Counsel to the firm's Orlando office. Kennedy-Davis and Davis join Rumberger after 14 years of managing their own firm, Davis & Kennedy, P.A. The team brings extensive litigation, business transactional and corporate tax experience to Rumberger.
Johnny Lynch is leading and overseeing the development and construction of Veranda, GreenPointe Communities' master-planned community in Stuart, Fla., and actively pursuing acquisitions across South Florida. Lynch is based in Jupiter, Fla.
Vology, a leading Managed IT Services Provider, has appointed Mike Ehresman as Vice President of Sales Enablement. Ehresman is responsible for maintaining high levels of sales and operational process success within the organization, improving sales training and maximizing overall sales productivity.
Week of May 14
Callyo, a mobile law enforcement SaaS company, has announced the appointment of Steve Ressler as its new President, with founder Chris Bennett transitioning to the role of Chief Product Officer. Ressler joins Callyo after nearly two decades of leadership and experience driving technology innovation within the public sector in a variety of executive roles.
Professional Bank, a Coral Gables based community bank operating in the tri-county region of Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Broward, has announced the hiring of Sara Moran-Sam as their new Senior Vice President and Private Banker. Moran-Sam will be leading the bank's new market initiative in the Downtown Dadeland and Datran Center area.
Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services
MediXall Group, a technology and innovation-driven organization based in Ft. Lauderdale, has appointed Dr. Christopher Metzler, public speaker and entrepreneur, as a non-executive director. His experience as an entrepreneur, government strategist, and industry disruptor will be invaluable to MediXall and their customers in this new digital healthcare environment.
The Fiorentino Group (TFG) and Rogers Towers, in a strategic alliance, are pleased to announce that former Jacksonville Mayor John Delaney is joining the firms June 1, after retiring as president of the University of North Florida. Delaney will serve as a Principal at TFG, a government relations and business development firm, and Of Counsel with the Rogers Towers law firm.
Week of May 7
Universal Engineering Sciences - Miami, Jacksonville and Gainesville, Fla.
Universal Engineering Sciences, Inc., an Orlando-headquartered geotechnical engineering firm with 18 branch offices throughout Florida and Georgia, announces that its Environmental Division continues to expand firmwide, with the promotion of Leigh Marshallsay as Environmental Department Manager of Universal's Miami office and the recent additions of Amy Fu, PE, Chief Environmental Engineer, in the Jacksonville office and Michael Shuler, Senior Scientist, in the Gainesville branch. Universal Engineering Sciences is a 54-year-old family-owned consulting engineering firm with more than 750 employees and nearly $80 million in annual revenue.
President Donald J. Trump has appointed Justin J. Sayfie to the President's Commission on White House Fellows. In this role, Sayfie will participate in the selection of exceptional Americans to become White House Fellows, a program started by President Johnson in 1964. Sayfie is an attorney and lobbyist with Ballard Partners, and publisher of SayfieReview.com.
Transportation / Logistics / Distribution
Brent Burns has been named as the next chief executive officer of JM Family Enterprises, effective July 1. Current CEO Colin Brown will continue as chairman of the board, focusing on providing guidance and counsel to Burns, much the same way company founder Jim Moran did when he named Brown CEO in 2003. Burns was promoted to COO in 2014 and became president last year.
Vology, a leading Managed IT Services Provider, has hired Julie Clement, PHR, SHRM-CP, as Chief People Officer. Effective immediately, Clement is responsible for fostering employee relations to further advance the organization's growth and success. She will lead a team accountable for talent acquisition, professional development, workplace culture and compensation.
Week of April 30
Quontic Bank CEO Steven Schnall was named the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Entrepreneur by the University of Florida’s Warrington College. The 51-year-old Clearwater native has a passion for business startups and a track record of successful ventures across a variety of industries. Under Schnall, Quontic Bank has consistently ranked in the top 10% amongst its peers, in terms of financial performance.
Nonprofit / Philanthropy
The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium has named Kate Arrizza its new chief executive officer. Arriza started as a volunteer at the Science Center in the late 1990s. A Naval Academy graduate and former U.S. Navy officer, she holds a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University.
Adventist University of Health Sciences (ADU), has announced that Sandra Dunbar, D.P.A, OTR/L, FAOTA will serve as ADU's new Provost. Dr. Dunbar is currently the Assistant Dean of the Professional Development and Education, Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences at Nova Southeastern University. ADU is a Seventh-day Adventist institution specializing in service-oriented education.
Community Brands, a leading provider of software solutions for associations, nonprofits and schools, announces it has recently named Rick Bradberry as Chief Marketing Officer. As CMO, Bradberry is responsible for leading a new set of brand identity, demand generation and corporate communications initiatives for the company's enterprise technology suite to help customers better engage with members and donors.