Week of February 24
Hospitality / Travel / Leisure / Recreation
Michael Cheng has been appointed dean of Florida International University's Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management. Cheng has served as interim dean of the Chaplin School since December 2017. Under Cheng's tenure, the four-year graduation rate increased, graduate wages increased, and the school is now ranked Top 50 in the QS World Rankings 2019.
Shutts & Bowen LLP today announced the addition of James Eaglesham as the firm's new Chief Financial Officer. A financial executive with nearly 20 years of experience across multiple industries, he will be responsible for Shutts' accounting strategy and overseeing the firm's financial operations.
José Sirven has been appointed to serve as leader of Holland & Knight's Business Section, which has more than 550 lawyers in three areas - corporate transactions, finance and financial services, and private wealth services. Mr. Sirven has practiced in the financial services, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and cross-border fields for more than 30 years.
The Fiorentino Group (TFG) has announced that longtime principals Joe Mobley [left] and Mark Pinto Jr. [right] have become partners in the government relations and business development firm.
"Joe and Mark are trusted advisors to me and our clients," said TFG President and Founder Marty Fiorentino. "They are highly regarded in our profession. I cannot think of two more qualified people to have as partners. The professionalism and integrity they bring to our clients and the firm is exceptional. I look forward to continuing to work side by side with them for years to come."
Week of February 17
Bob Lipscomb, a 33-year company veteran, advanced from Chief Executive Officer to Chairman. He joined Williams Company as a Project Manager in 1988 and has been at the core of developing the overall company culture and performance standards with a special focus on service to our clients and business partners alike. He is a voracious reader and is constantly striving to improve not only the company's performance, but also the performance of his entire team. His long-term vision and leadership enabled a successful transition from private ownership by implementing a succession plan which ultimately led Williams Company to become a 100% Employee Owned company. He is a graduate of the University of Florida's School of Building Construction.
Taylor Huddleston has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer, having previously served as President. A 20-year company veteran, Huddleston began his career at Williams Company in 2000 as a Preconstruction Manager and later served as Director of Preconstruction, Vice President and Executive Vice President. With a special knack for analytical reasoning, Huddleston excelled in leading the daily operation of the company and was responsible for company structure, long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies. Huddleston is a graduate of the University of Florida's School of Building Construction.
Chris Rollins has been promoted to President from his prior role as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. A 26-year company veteran, Rollins joined Williams Company as a Project Engineer in 1994 where he rose through the ranks to become COO responsible for all company construction operations. In his new role as President, he will be entrusted with the daily operation of the company including preconstruction, operations, safety and accounting, as well as long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies. Holding a degree in Construction Science, Rollins is a fifth generation graduate of Texas A&M University. After graduation, Rollins was commissioned in the United States Marine Corps and served in the first Gulf War.
The law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is pleased to announce that Ronald A. Christaldi has been named to the Tampa Museum of Art Board of Trustees for a three-year term.
Week of February 10
Suffolk, one of the most innovative and successful builders and real estate enterprises in the country, has hired Ann Klee as its new executive vice president. Ms. Klee will be responsible for leading Suffolk's national business development function and external and government affairs, with the goal of expanding the company's presence nationally.
DeAngelis Diamond is pleased to announce the promotion of Bryan Trtan from Preconstruction Manager to Director of Preconstruction. In his new role, Bryan is responsible for overseeing the estimating department's resources and practices. A part of the DeAngelis Diamond team for the last 3 years, Bryan has over 18 years of experience in the commercial construction industry.
Kiley Tyler has joined the DeAngelis Diamond team as Head of People. Kiley will provide leadership for the company's benefits plans and strategies, HR regulatory compliance matters, team member experience and development, and overall healthy workplace culture that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Kevin N. Fine, MHA, joins KSDT CPA's Miami office as director of Healthcare Advisory Services. He will help the firm expand its delivery of accounting, audit and consulting services to help hospitals and health systems, physician practices and other healthcare providers improve operational efficiency, cost containment, revenue-cycle management and technology solutions.
Week of February 3
Justin Uhlemann has joined Foley & Lardner as a partner and member of its Litigation Department and Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group. He focuses his practice on health care litigation, class action defense, and other complex commercial litigation, using his 20+ years of experience to help clients with contracts, trademarks, accounting and auditing.
Marshall Dennehey, a leading civil defense litigation law firm with more than 500 lawyers, has promoted Craig S. Hudson to the position of Assistant Director of the Professional Liability Department. He will work closely with department director Christopher E. Dougherty in managing 16 practice groups and approximately 150 lawyers throughout the firm's 20 offices.
Shutts & Bowen LLP announced today that Raul L. Tano has been elevated to partnership, effective January 1, 2020. Resident in the firm's Miami office, he is a member of the Class Action and Mass Litigation Practice Group. His practice focuses on general civil litigation with an emphasis on insurance-related claims.
Shutts & Bowen LLP announced today that Logan E. Gans has been elevated to partnership, effective January 1, 2020. Resident in the firm's Miami office, he is a member of the Tax and International Law Practice Group. He regularly represents clients on U.S. federal tax, international tax, and state and local tax matters.
Shutts & Bowen LLP announced today that Jake Monk has been elevated to partnership, effective January 1, 2020. Resident in the firm's Miami office, he is a member of the Insurance Law and Appellate Practice Groups. He regularly represents insurance carriers and other corporations in all forms of federal and state trial and appellate matters as well as class actions.
Shutts & Bowen LLP announced today that Aleksey Shtivelman has been elevated to partnership, effective January 1, 2020. Resident in the firm's Miami office, he is a member of the International Dispute Resolution Practice Group and focuses his practice on counseling companies and individuals doing business across borders.
Shutts & Bowen LLP announced today that Christian M. Leger has been elevated to partnership, effective January 1, 2020. Resident in the firm's Orlando office, he is a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group and focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on corporate matters and class action defense.
Shutts & Bowen LLP announced today that Kristin K. Morris has been elevated to partnership, effective January 1, 2020. Resident in the firm's Tampa office, she is a member of the Business Litigation Practice Group. Her practice focuses on real estate transactions, including property acquisition, development, commercial leasing, construction contracts and other matters.
Shutts & Bowen LLP announced today that Mayte Peña has been elevated to partnership, effective January 1, 2020. Resident in the firm's Miami office, Peña is a member of the Class Action & Mass Litigation Practice Group and focuses her practice on general civil litigation, including business litigation and insurance-related claims.
Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services
Solis Health Plans, a leading Medicare Advantage health plan, has named Jordi Cuervo as Chief Operating Officer. Formerly VP of Network Development, Jordi has over 20 years of healthcare industry experience. As COO, he is responsible for operations strategy and oversight of day-to-day business, including provider engagement, customer experience, training and process improvement.
Cindy Kushner, CPA, has been appointed the Fort Lauderdale office managing partner for Crowe, a public accounting, consulting and technology firm. Expanding her leadership role, she will now oversee local office personnel and strategy while continuing to serve tax client service engagements.
Kushner holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and finance from Thomas Jefferson University-Philadelphia University. She is chairman and founder of Women Executive Leadership (WEI), a board and executive committee member of the Florida chapter of the Financial Executive Institute (FEI), and a member of the AICPA and FICPA.
Leading Florida real estate firm Altis Cardinal announces Anthony Seijas has joined its ranks as a principal. A 27-year real estate veteran who formerly worked with Lennar and Rialto Capital Advisors, Seijas will continue to elevate Altis' multifamily platform that includes ground-up development, reposition investments, and strengthening its capital markets relationships.