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Week of July 29

Agribusiness

Green Point Research, Fort Lauderdale

Green Point Research would like to congratulate CEO, David Hasenauer, on his appointment to the Hemp Advisory Committee by Florida's Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried. The 13-member Committee was created to advise on the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' hemp rulemaking process and the development of the state's emerging hemp industry.

Law

Berger Singerman , Miami

Ricardo A. Gonzalez has joined Berger Singerman as a partner on the Dispute Resolution Team. Gonzalez brings more than 20 years' experience as a litigator and regulatory defense and compliance counsel, specializing in commercial litigation, financial services, securities litigation, and international arbitration. He will be a resident in the firm's Miami office.

Real Estate

Aileron Investment Management, Tampa

Aileron Investment Management announced today that it is opening Phase 1 of Grand Central Apartments, a 280-unit class A apartment community in Fort Myers, FL.  Phase 1 consists of 104 resident units, clubhouse and pool.  Aileron is an active developer in Southwest Florida and its other projects include Uptown at Liberty Park, Atrium at Liberty Park, and Midtown Cape Apartments. [Bob Beard, Manager of Aileron Investment Management pictured]

Media / Publishing

WUSF Public Media, Tampa

After a nationwide search, WUSF Public Media has selected Danielle Wright-Landry as Membership Director. Danielle comes to WUSF with 20 years' fundraising experience at institutions including the Humane Society, St. Joseph's Hospital, and most recently Spirit FM 90.5, where she led the creation of one of the largest Catholic women's conferences in the southern US.

Week of July 22

Accounting

Suncoast Credit Union, Florida

Suncoast Credit Union announces the hiring of Jon Hornung as the Southern Region Business Lending Manager for its commercial lending department. His responsibilities include developing relationship strategies, optimizing revenue operations and building internal and external relationships. He has more than 27 years of experience in financial services.

Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg

Dr. Jason Smithers has joined Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. He is a pediatric surgeon who specializes in esophageal and airway treatment (EAT). He earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College and completed his internship and residency in general surgery at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland.

Genuine Health Group, Coral Gables

Sean Leimbach has been appointed director of strategy at Genuine Health Group, a Miami-based, technology-focused healthcare company concentrating on value-based care. Mr. Leimbach will be responsible for developing and implementing key initiatives aimed at improving care quality and health outcomes, reducing costs, and improving patient satisfaction.

Law

Earth & Water Law, PLLC Tallahassee

DC-based Earth & Water Law has expanded into Florida with a new Tallahassee office, headed by Angela Morrison. Morrison has practiced environmental law on behalf of utility and industry clients for more than 30 years, is Board Certified in administrative law, and is recognized as a top-rated attorney by Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, and Florida Trend's Legal Elite.

Architecture / Design / Engineering

Madrid Engineering Group Inc., Bartow

Madrid Engineering Group, Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of Paul Passe, PE as its Chief Geotechnical Engineer. Previously Passe served as the FDOT's State Geotechnical Engineer, and as Chief Engineer with PSI/Intertek. His expertise includes highway and bridge foundations. Madrid is geotechnical engineering consulting firm with offices in Bartow, Orlando and Tampa

Professional Services

Stonehill, Tampa

Stonehill announced today that its CEO, Doug Pace, has been elected Vice Chairman of the Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research. The Lions Eye Institute for Transplant & Research, Inc., (LEITR) is a nonprofit, charitable organization dedicated to the recovery, evaluation and distribution of eye tissue for transplantation, research and education.

Week of July 15

Insurance

Tower MSA Partners, Delray Beach

Tower MSA Partners has announced Brian J. Gannon, MBA, ARM is its new Senior Vice President of Business Development. Gannon pursues new business opportunities, works with risk management teams to establish effective, proactive Medicare Secondary Payer compliance programs, and demonstrates Tower’s aggressive cost-saving solutions in order to facilitate claim closures.

Professional Services

Universal Engineering Sciences, Miami

Universal Engineering Sciences,(UES), a geotechnical engineering consulting firm headquartered in Orlando & 18 Branch Offices, Florida & Southeast is pleased to announce the hiring of Sergio Ascunce, Manager, Building Inspections Dept, Miami. Before UES, Ascunce was Building, Zoning & Planning Director, Village of Key Biscayne. He will head up UES Private Provider Inspection (PPI) department, South Florida.

Universal Engineering Sciences, Orlando

Universal Engineering Sciences,(UES), a geotechnical engineering consulting firm headquartered in Orlando & 18 Branch Offices, Florida & Southeast is pleased to announce the hiring of David Olivieri, a Certified Building Official in Florida, was Building Official for the City of Safety Harbor before coming to UES, where he will be the company's Building Code Administrator.

Universal Engineering Sciences, Gainesville

Universal Engineering Sciences, (UES), a geotechnical engineering consulting firm headquartered in Orlando & 18 Branch Offices in Florida and the Southeast U. S. is pleased to announce the hiring of Brittany Dunn as Business Development Representative in Gainesville. Dunn has had career in the construction industry, specializing in permitting, design, scheduling and sales.

Week of July 8

Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services

Alzamend Neuro Inc., Tampa

Alzamend Neuro™, Inc. has announced the appointment of its first member to its Scientific Advisory Board, Dr. Thomas Wisniewski, a leading and acclaimed pioneer in the study and treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr. Wisniewski is a board-certified neurologist and neuropathologist and is the Director of the NYU Pearl Barlow Center for Memory Evaluation and Treatment.

Lung Health Institute, Tampa

Lung Health Institute, a leading provider of regenerative medicine for the treatment of chronic lung diseases, announced that Sara McLear, APRN, has been named Director of Clinical Operations. Bringing nearly 21 years of experience as a nurse, McLear will oversee clinical operations across Lung Health Institute's five clinics, ensuring the highest level of patient care.

Agribusiness

Lykes Bros. Inc., Tampa

Lykes Bros. Inc. announces the appointment of Johnnie P. James, Jr. to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. James will lead and manage the fifth generation, family-owned business with a focus on sustainable value creation, including identifying and building business opportunities for the future.
James most recently served as President of Resource Consulting Group, an integrated wealth management firm. James was previously COO of Oakley Transport Group in Lake Wales and the Eastern Region Leader for RSM McGladrey. James' 30+ year career includes Executive and Board leadership, tax and business planning, business development and acquisitions, high-stakes negotiations and transforming organizations into market leaders.

Architecture / Design / Engineering

Maser Consulting PA, Tampa

Maser Consulting, a multidiscipline consulting and engineering design firm with five regional offices in Florida, is pleased to announce Susan Swift, AICP as Senior Project Manager of Planning Services. As former Tampa Deputy Planning Director and creator of the Development Services Center, she was instrumental in planning for the Channel District and The Riverwalk.

Week of July 1

Human Resources / Recruiting

Agency a la Carte, Jacksonville

Agency a la Carte, a leading marketing, communications and digital staffing and recruitment firm, has named Dina DeMarco as Division President. In her role, DeMarco will spearhead the Jacksonville-based organization's business development and innovation. DeMarco most recently served as the Vice President of Operations in Hueman's Recruitment Process Outsourcing division.

Law

Pendas Law Firm, Orlando

The Pendas Law Firm is pleased to announce its attorney Diego Madrigal has been appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis as a Circuit Court judge in the Ninth Judicial Circuit. Madrigal received one of only two circuit judge vacancies on the Ninth Judicial Circuit's bench. Madrigal is an associate lawyer with The Pendas Law Firm's Orlando office.

Architecture / Design / Engineering

GRAEF-USA Inc., Miami

GRAEF-USA Inc., has promoted Nelson Ortiz to be the leader of the company's Miami office. Ortiz previously served as vice president of Consulting Engineering & Science Inc. Ortiz has more than 23 years of experience in land development, utility systems design and coastal engineering. Milwaukee-based GRAEF acquired CES in 2018.

Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services

Watercrest Senior Living Group, Vero Beach

Watercrest Senior Living Group proudly announces Dawn Osterweil as Executive Director of Watercrest Naples Assisted Living and Memory Care. Osterweil brings over twenty years of diverse senior living experience, having served several of the nation's leading healthcare providers throughout her career. Watercrest Naples is a luxury senior living community scheduled to welcome residents in Fall 2019.

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