Week of September 23
Transportation / Logistics / Distribution
Transcom Solutions, a national transportation and translation company that serves the workers’ compensation industry, announces the promotion of Ryan Bechtold to Executive Vice President. Bechtold has served as Transcom Solutions’ Director of Operations and a Managing Partner since 2015, overseeing the daily operations of the company, including the finance department.
Stellar, a fully integrated firm focused on design, engineering, construction and mechanical services worldwide, has promoted two of its senior leaders.
Mike Santarone [left] has been named the firm's new CEO. He joined Stellar in 1986 and became its third president in 2012.
Brian Kappele [right] has been named president/COO. He most recently served as Executive Vice President.
Kami Corbett joins Hill Ward Henderson as a Shareholder in the Land Use and Real Estate group. She has experience in land use, comprehensive planning, Developments of Regional Impact (DRI), zoning, variances, design exceptions, subdivisions, development agreements, governmental permitting, code enforcement, public records laws, the Fair Housing Act and ADA accessibility.
Florida Senior Living Association (FSLA) welcomes Heather Conley, MBA as Director of Marketing and Membership. Conley brings 20 years of experience in marketing and communications for environmental protection, elections and education sectors. FSLA serves professionally managed senior living communities offering independent, assisted living, and memory care services.
Week of September 16
UNIPOWER LLC, a leading manufacturer of power products, has announced the addition of John Spillane as President. Spillane brings 20 plus years of leadership experience with various global industrial products and automotive parts manufacturing and private equity firms, both domestic and abroad. He has a track record of success in strategic revenue growth and operational excellence.
Gulfstream Property and Casualty Insurance Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa B. Thompson to General Counsel, Vice President of Legal & Compliance. Prior to joining Gulfstream, Lisa served as Senior Vice President of legal and compliance for Bankers Insurance Company. Her expertise includes transactional law with a strong focus on regulatory compliance.
Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara welcomes Attorney Leah A. Foertsch to the firm’s Estate & Trust Planning, Administration and Litigation Team in its Boca Raton office. She has extensive experience in all areas of trust and estate planning and probate administration, and representing individuals and businesses with asset protection, wealth management and tax strategies.
Florida Polytechnic University has named Kathleen "Kathy" Bowman vice president of advancement. Bowman, an accomplished fundraising professional, will work to grow the University's donor relationships in Polk County and throughout the state of Florida. She previously served as the chief development officer for Purdue University's Krannert School of Management.
Week of September 9
Aviation / Aerospace
Jim Underbrink, former Technical Fellow at Boeing, joins IC2 (Interdisciplinary Consulting Corporation) as a Senior Technical Fellow. Jim, over his 35-year career, is responsible for many celebrated advancements in the fields of Dynamic Data Systems and Test Methods Development in the Aerodynamics / Noise / Propulsion Laboratories.
Elevation recently named Matthew Downs as Vice President of Operations and Development. As the firm commences its seventh and largest investment fund to date - The Apollo Fund - Downs will be responsible for strengthening Elevation's operational capacities and enabling the company to expand its platform across a number of new markets.
Advertising & Public Relations
Preparing for strategic growth, ChappellRoberts has created a new agency position - hiring Matt Boswell as Executive Creative Director and Principal. After a national search, Boswell joined the agency to lead its growing creative team and serve overall agency operations. His experience spans many industries - from retail and tourism to healthcare and financial services.
National full-service business law firm Greenspoon Marder has announced the expansion of its national Corporate Real Estate Timeshare & Resort practice group with the addition of hospitality industry pioneer, Craig M. Nash, as Of Counsel. Mr. Nash continues to serve as non-executive Chairman of Interval International and senior advisor to Marriott Vacations Worldwide.
Week of September 2
Global Widget, a leader in the production, development and distribution of hemp-based CBD products, has named Margaret Richardson as Vice President of Regulatory, Compliance and Safety to ensure the quality of its products and their compliance with all federal, state, and local statutes. Global Widget's top-selling product lines include Nature's Script and Pure Paws Hemp for pets.
MONAT® Global, a multinational distributor of premium anti-aging hair care products, welcomes Marc Juan Lopez as Chief Financial Officer. A financial executive with 16 years of diverse international experience with Fortune 500 companies, Lopez held positions in corporate finance, financial reporting, accounting, internal controls, risk management and auditing.
BankUnited has announced that Jay Richards succeeded Mark Bagnoli as Chief Risk Officer. Richards, who most recently served as Chief Credit Officer, will continue to have responsibility over credit administration in his new role. Bagnoli announced his 2020 retirement and has assumed the role of Executive Risk Officer reporting to Richards in connection with transitioning his duties.
Adam Silverman [left] and Steven Schermer [center] proudly announce the opening of Silverman Schermer PLLC, based in Fort Lauderdale. Kristen Yates [right] joins the firm as a Senior Associate and will work in the Miami office. Silverman Schermer focuses their practice on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, taxation, wealth preservation and estate planning.