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Week of November 25

Manufacturing

PGT Innovations, North Venice

PGT Innovations has announced the appointment of Mike Wothe as President of Western Window Systems. In this role, Wothe will be responsible for all aspects of the business, including strategy, sales and marketing, operations, and P & L. Prior to joining PGT Innovations, Wothe was President at Cardinal LG Company, a leader in residential glass for windows and doors in the United States.

Media / Publishing

Viacom International Media Networks, Miami

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has announced Pierluigi Gazzolo, President of VIMN Americas and Executive Vice President of Nickelodeon International, has been appointed President of OTT International and Viacom International Studios, signalling the increasing importance of VIMN’s OTT and Studio businesses.

Financial Services / Investments

Skyway Capital Markets, Tampa

Skyway Capital Markets, LLC, a Tampa, FL-based boutique investment banking firm, is pleased to announce Henry Schmitt has joined as Managing Director. Schmitt focuses on the commercial tire market, light manufacturing, and other middle market industrial businesses, assisting companies with M&A activities, financing growth, and market consolidation on the buy or the sell side.

Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services

LSF Health Systems, Jacksonville

Florida's Dept. of Elder Affairs appointed Dr. Christine Cauffield, CEO of LSF Health Systems, to its State Plan Advisory Group. Cauffield has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and completed a post-doctoral residency at Harvard Medical School, where she specialized in geriatric neuropsychology and gerontology. She also co-chairs Florida's Optimal Aging & Mental Health Board.

Week of November 18

Export / Import

Port Tampa Bay, Tampa

Port Tampa Bay welcomes Lisa Wolf-Chason as its new Director of Communications. Wolf-Chason's experience spans local public relations and media relations roles, as well as several years in broadcast journalism. She most recently worked as the Public Information Officer for Pinellas County Schools where she served as the district spokesperson and handled all media inquiries for the district.

Agribusiness

Lykes Bros. Inc., Tampa

Lykes Bros. Inc. announces the appointment of Cari L. Roth to the position of Vice President of Governmental and Regulatory Affairs effective January 2, 2020. Roth is a veteran government affairs professional and land use and environmental lawyer, with 35 years of experience assisting clients with navigating the complexities of government. Lykes Bros., a fifth-generation family business that owns 337,000 acres including cattle, citrus, forestry, and recreational hunting operations, is known as a progressive leader in Florida agriculture. "We couldn't be more pleased to have her join us full time and lend her insight, energy and perspective to our efforts to position Lykes' assets for the long-term future," said CEO Johnnie James.

Financial Services / Investments

Suncoast Credit Union, Tampa

Suncoast Credit Union announces the hiring of John Saunders as a Business Relationship Officer for the Suncoast Commercial Lending department.

Saunders is responsible for expanding commercial financing needs and managing existing commercial loan relationships throughout Hillsborough County.

Saunders began work in October 2019.

Construction

Risner Consulting Group, Palm Beach

Risner Consulting Group a leader in construction consulting and audit services recently celebrated its 22nd anniversary. The firm has provided cost savings services to a variety of organizations both nationally and internationally. Ron Risner, President and CEO was also recently named Chairman of the Seminole County Sports Hall of Fame Committee.

Week of November 11

Transportation / Logistics / Distribution

Ryder System, Miami

Ryder System, Inc., a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, announces Karen Jones, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, has been named a winner for The CMO Club’s Growth Award. The award is based on a marketing executive’s demonstrated leadership and implementation of strategies resulting in significant company growth.

Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services

HCA Healthcare, Fort Lauderdale

HCA Healthcare, announces Charles Gressle has been named President of HCA Healthcare’s Fort Lauderdale-based East Florida Division. Gressle, who has been with HCA Healthcare for 14 years, is currently Chief Administrative Officer for the East Florida Division, where he has direct oversight of several hospitals and division-wide initiatives.

Financial Services / Investments

Suncoast Credit Union, Fort Myers

Suncoast Credit Union announces the hire of Michael Greenhoe as a Business Relationship Officer for the Suncoast Commercial Lending department.
Greenhoe is responsible for growth in the commercial loan and deposit portfolios in Southwest Florida, working with a variety of businesses and industries.
Greenhoe joined Suncoast's commercial lending team in August 2019.

Real Estate

Stewart Title Commercial Services, South Florida

Stewart Title has hired Tom Russell as Account Manager, Commercial Services, South Florida. Tom specializes in coordinating commercial closings nationally, as well as direct South Florida closings. With 20+ years of commercial real estate experience, Tom is personally responsible for ensuring that your transaction moves smoothly from order inception to policy production.

Week of November 4

Construction

Suffolk, Miami

Suffolk, one of the most innovative and successful builders in the country, has hired Andrew Quirk as Chief Operating Officer for Healthcare and Science & Technology. In this position, Quirk will oversee the planning, design and construction of high-quality, energy-efficient facilities for Suffolk's healthcare and science and technology clients nationwide.

Architecture / Design / Engineering

Universal Engineering Sciences, Orlando

Universal Engineering Sciences, Inc., (UES), an Orlando-headquartered geotechnical engineering firm announces the hiring of Dennis Glavin, Development Manager for Hazardous/Petroleum Products. Glavin will be responsible for the company's rapidly-growing Environmental Services Division throughout the firm's 20 branch offices from D.C. Metro to Miami. Universal Engineering Sciences is a consulting engineering firm specializing in geotechnical engineering, environmental sciences, construction materials testing, threshold inspection and building code compliance.

Week of October 28

Hospitality / Travel / Leisure / Recreation

Bluegreen Vacations Corporation, Boca Raton

Bluegreen Vacations Corporation has announced the appointment of Dusty Tonkin as Chief Sales Officer. Tonkin, a seasoned sales executive with over 24 years experience in the vacation ownership industry, will oversee Bluegreen Vacations’ field sales and marketing operations. He will be integral in growing the company’s VOI sales as well as leading all sales-focused strategic initiatives.

Law

Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel, Miami

Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel announced that a team of cross-border transactional attorneys has joined the Miami and New York offices as partners. The team includes Jackson Hwu [left], Leandro Molina [middle] and Caio Prado, who represent Brazilian and Latin American investors and emerging growth companies as well as high net worth investors from Brazil and Latin America in the U.S.

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