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Week of September 24

Architecture / Design / Engineering

Brown Jordan International, St. Augustine

Brown Jordan International, a leader in luxury furniture design, names David Kennedy a divisional president of Brown Jordan. Kennedy will lead Brown Jordan’s sales team, while being an integral member of senior leadership to help execute the brand’s new strategic vision. Kennedy brings more than 20 years’ experience with leading brands in the design and furniture industries.

Information Technology

KnowBe4, Tampa Bay

KnowBe4, the provider of the world's largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, announced that it has named Krish Venkataraman, a seasoned finance and technology executive, as chief financial officer to support the company's rapid growth. In this role, Venkataraman is responsible for all finance and internal technology teams for the company.

Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services

Delray Medical Center, Delray Beach

Maggie Gill has joined Tenet Healthcare Corp as the new chief executive officer of Delray Medical Center.  Gill's appointment continues Delray Medical Center's proud legacy of delivering trusted, high-quality healthcare services to the Delray Beach community. In her new role, Gill also serves as CEO of Tenet's five-hospital Palm Beach Group.

Broward Health, Fort Lauderdale

Jonathan R. Turton, MBA, FACHE, has been named CEO of Broward Health Medical Center. Turton will be responsible for overall leadership of the acute care hospital, which is the flagship of Broward Health. He will direct Broward Health Medical Center’s overall administration and related hospital operations to assure high-quality patient care and service.

Week of September 17


Colson Hicks Eidson, Coral Gables

Francisco R. Maderal, former Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, has rejoined the law firm of Colson Hicks Eidson as a partner. Maderal was an associate trial attorney at the firm in 2011 before joining the U.S. Attorney's Office in 2012 where he spent six years in the major crimes, international narcotics and money laundering sections.


Lopez Levi Lowenstein Glinsky P.A., Coral Gables

International Tax Firm Lopez Levi Lowenstein Glinsky, P.A. is proud to announce the recent promotion of Olga Vodolazschi, Esq., LL.M., to Partner. Ms. Vodolazschi joined the firm in October of last year as Director of International Tax. She focuses her practice in areas of international tax and compliance, immigration planning, real estate structuring, and estate planning.

Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital named Jose Atilio Canas, M.D., FA.A.P., F.A.C.E., director of endocrinology & diabetes. He will enhance care for children with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, as well as strengthen diabetes prevention services. Dr. Canas brings three decades of training and practice in endocrinology to his role at Johns Hopkins All Children's.

Professional Services

Stonehill, Tampa

Stonehill has been selected as a finalist for Emerging Business of the Year by the United States Chamber of Commerce. Award winners will be announced at the Small Business Summit in Washington D.C. Stonehill is a strategy & innovation consultancy. They help companies to innovate, optimize, and grow by using a combination of Design Thinking and Advanced Analytics. [photo: Doug Pace, Chairman and CEO]

Week of September 10

Transportation / Logistics / Distribution

Port Canaveral, Cape Canaveral

Port Canaveral CEO Capt. John Murray has been elected vice-chair of the Florida Seaport Transportation and Economic Development Council. The Council is a public entity created by statute and charged with carrying out Florida’s economic development mission through implementation of seaport capital improvement projects at the local level.

Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services

Florida Community Care, Miami

Florida Community Care has appointed David Rogers as executive director and chief operating officer. FCC, a subsidiary of Independent Living Systems, is a Provider Services Network that has been awarded a contract by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration to serve Medicaid beneficiaries in all 11 regions as a Long-Term Care Plus Plan.

Florida Medical Center, Lauderdale Lakes

Jeffrey M. Welch has been appointed to the position of chief executive officer of Florida Medical Center and Tenet’s Miami-Dade Group, which consists of a network of five hospitals. Welch will be responsible for overseeing all strategic, operational and clinical activities at Florida Medical Center, and he will provide oversight and leadership for the other hospitals in the Miami-Dade Group. 

Real Estate

Crossman & Company, Orlando / Florida

Crossman & Company has announced the promotion of Nicole Lewis to Regional Director-Property Management. Nicole's region includes Orlando and North Florida. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing the portfolio performance and the ongoing operations of a multitude of high end institutional retail properties located in the Orlando metro area and Jacksonville.

Week of September 3


Gunster, West Palm Beach

Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that attorney Joseph L. Raia has been appointed vice chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law. Raia will play a key role in the leadership of the 17,000-member section that has representation from over 100 countries worldwide. He will be primarily responsible for coordinating the work of the section’s 62 committees and will work closely with the chair and chair-elect to advance the section’s strategic plan.

Business Services

Global Risk Solutions Inc, Miami

Global Risk Solutions, Inc., a leading independently owned claims management company, is pleased to announce it has named Jeffrey T. Bowman as the company’s non-executive chair. A career insurance industry executive with extensive experience in claims, Mr. Bowman is widely respected for his leadership and commitment to improving the industry. Before joining GRS, he served as the global chief executive officer of the largest publicly traded claims management corporation, where he was instrumental in growing its international and domestic business.

Architecture / Design / Engineering

Lean Enterprise Consulting, Tamarac

Eng. Ian Carlos Hernandez, M.E.M. was named VP of Operations at Lean Enterprise Consulting Inc. Eng. Hernandez, a 28 years old engineer, graduated from Villanova University, PA who holds a Master in Engineering Management will partner with the executive team on providing innovative and groundbreaking approaches to Business Transformation to the firm clients. Lean Enterprise Consulting Inc. is a leading management consulting firm that serves Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices and Biotech companies around the world. Eng. Hernandez will be based at Lean Enterprise Consulting Headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, FL from where he will manage the satellites offices in Latin America, Spain and India.

Advertising & Public Relations

Curley & Pynn Public Relations Management Inc., Maitland

Dan Ward, APR, CPRC, is the new owner and president of Curley & Pynn, an award-winning full-service PR and marketing agency that since 1984 has earned a reputation as The Strategic Firm®. Dan has managed programs for leading Florida brands for more than 23 years at Curley & Pynn. Co-founder Roger Pynn, APR, CPRC, remains with the firm as senior counsel.

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