Week of March 23
Steinger, Greene & Feiner is proud to announce that its associate attorney, Todd Baker of Fort Lauderdale, board-certified to practice criminal trial law, has become president-elect designate of The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division. Mr. Baker will be sworn in at the Florida Bar's annual convention in June 2020, and his presidential term will begin in 2021.
Restaurants / Food & Beverage
Welbilt, Inc. has announced Keri Llewellyn has been appointed to the newly created role of Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, effective immediately. In her new position, Llewellyn will assume sales and marketing responsibilities. Llewellyn joined Welbilt in January 2020 as Senior VP, Global Business Development and brings extensive industry experience to her new role.
Advertising & Public Relations
Zimmerman Advertising is pleased to announce Lisa Rossi has been promoted to the role of Chief Client Officer. Rossi, a 14-year veteran of the agency, will be responsible for leading the client relationships to ensure best-in-class services at the speed of retail. She will serve as executive client lead, overseeing the agency's roster of brands.
Financial Services / Investments
BFS Capital, the small business financing platform, has announced the appointment of Peter Ng as Chief Revenue Officer. Ng will be responsible for leading all revenue-related functions and brings more than two decades of experience leading high-performance sales organizations, from startups to scale ups, and in launching new products and creating new revenue streams.
Week of March 16
Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services
Conviva, a leader in senior-based care, has announced Steve Lee, M.D., has been selected as President of the Conviva Physician Group. Originally from Jamaica, Dr. Lee is a long-time resident of Florida, and served as a managing partner for North Florida and Texas since the creation of the physician-led healthcare organization. He will now oversee the clinical direction of the company.
AmeriPro EMS, a leading provider of innovative and high-performance medical transportation and emergency services, has announced further expansion with the hiring of Marvin McLellan as Vice President of EMS in Florida. Marvin McLellan joins AmeriPro EMS with over three decades of experience in medical transportation, health system and post-acute healthcare strategy.
Patrick Krechowski has joined Balch & Bingham as a partner in the firm's Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning and Public Policy & Government Relations practices. Based in Balch's Jacksonville office, clients will benefit from Patrick's 20-year experience in real estate, land use, environmental, governmental, administrative litigation, appeals and title insurance law.
Elevation recently named Ben Friedman as Director of Public Affairs. In this role, Friedman will manage public outreach, government relations and political engagement on behalf of the company and its affiliated Elevation Scholars program. He will also serve as an advisor and political director for CEO Chris King's ongoing public engagement and issues advocacy.
Week of March 9
Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services
Jorge Manrique, MD has been appointed to serve as head of Cleveland Clinic Weston's new Sarcoma Program. Dr. Manrique is a specialist focusing on musculoskeletal oncology and hip and knee replacement surgery. The multidisciplinary program will manage and treat patients with benign bone, soft tissue tumors and patients who have cancer that has metastasized to the bone.
Brandon Clark has been named Vice President for The Ruthvens. Brandon's responsibilities include construction and development activities, leasing, finance and operations. The Ruthvens, Central Florida's warehouse specialists, have over 63 years of expertise in industrial, manufacturing & distribution warehouse space, with a total capacity of over 3.8 million square feet.
Shannon B. Hartsfield has been appointed to serve as executive partner of the firm's Tallahassee office. Ms. Hartsfield will oversee the day-to-day management of the 21-lawyer office, while continuing her thriving healthcare compliance practice, which focuses on regulatory and data privacy issues.
Dane Leitner has been named Equity Partner at the West Palm Beach-based law firm. Dane concentrates his practice in civil litigation, marital and family law, and real estate law including condominium and homeowner association law. He joined Ward Damon in 2012 and was named a partner in 2018. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers® and Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite.
Week of March 2
KAST Construction, one of the largest privately held general construction companies in the Southeast US, announced that Sean Ouellette has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Division Manager for its Tampa Business Unit. Sean will assume the leadership role for KAST's Tampa Division which is responsible for KAST's activities in Southwest and Central Florida.
Michael Lawler has been named the top producing associate for Premier Sotheby's International Realty in 2019. He is ranked nationally at #37 for total sales volume by REAL Trends and is the #1 Sotheby's International Realty® associate in Florida for total sales volume and #5 out of the brand's 23,000 global agents.
Karen Walker has been appointed to serve as leader of Holland & Knight's Government Section, one of four sections through which the firm delivers its services to clients. Ms. Walker is a partner in the firm's Tallahassee office and focuses on assisting clients that do business with, or are regulated by, state and local government entities.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University named Dr. Jason M. Ruckert - a leader in technology-enhanced education who helped the university become a Top Five online educator - to serve as Vice President for Enrollment Management. Currently Vice Chancellor and Chief Digital Learning Officer, he will manage enrollment across Embry-Riddle, serving nearly 34,000 students worldwide.
Sales / Marketing
Industry-leading email marketing company for over 10 years, Site Impact has appointed Jennifer Gressman as President, marking the first time in 10 years a woman is in a C-Level role. Gressman will oversee day to day operations, sales and revenue growth, business development as the company heads into a year projected for an upward trajectory in the email marketing industry.