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Week of April 27

Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services

BSA LifeStructures, Tampa

BSA has announced the addition of Melanie Harris to the talented BSA LifeStructures team. Melanie will be leading BSA’s work in Central Florida as the Florida Regional Director. Melanie believes in the power of community and the impact design can have on strengthening communities. Harris leads a healthcare practice in the Central Florida area and will continue that effort with BSA.

InHealth MD Alliance, Orlando

InHealth MD Alliance (IMA), a leading independent provider of high-quality primary care physician services, announces Dr. Mark Leenay has joined the organization as CEO. In his new role, Dr. Leenay will lead IMA’s continued rapid growth through geographic expansion via de novo clinics, acquisitions of individual and group practices, and the recruitment of additional physicians.

Consumer Services

Massey Services, Orlando

Massey Services has announced the promotion of DJ Shaw as the company’s New Construction West Division Manager. Shaw began his career as a lawn specialist in 2004 and was quickly promoted to Operations Manager, General Manager and Director of Customer Care. Throughout his career, Shaw has built great relationships with both customers and team members.

Financial Services / Investments

Skyway Capital Markets, Tampa

Skyway Capital Markets, LLC, a Tampa, FL-based privately held investment banking firm names Barry Shevlin as Senior Managing Director. Shevlin leads Skyway Capital Markets Technology practice for the middle-market sector identifying and facilitating customized financial solutions, including restructuring advice, capital raising (debt and equity) and mergers & acquisitions

Week of April 20


Green Point Research, Fort Lauderdale

International phytocannabinoid-rich biomass originator and processor, Green Point Research, is excited to announce William Wadlington, Ph.D. will be joining the team as the newly appointed Director of Plant Science. In his new role, Wadlington is responsible for finding, testing, and developing new varieties that will thrive in Florida's diverse agricultural environments.


Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Orlando

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida Inc., a civil legal aid firm servicing 12 counties in Florida, announces Jeffrey D. Harvey, Esq. as Chief Executive Officer. A legal professional and military veteran, Jeff Harvey has worked in the legal service field for nearly a decade. He most recently served as the Chief Program Officer of Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida.


University of North Florida, Jacksonville

UNF has named William F. “Chip” Klostermeyer as Dean of the College of Computing, Engineering & Construction. Klostermeyer has served as interim Dean of the College since October 2018 and his established relationships with faculty, staff and students will allow the college to continue to provide exciting and engaging degree programs and hands-on technical education for its students.


CentralSquare Technologies, Lake Mary

CentralSquare Technologies, an industry leader in public sector software, announced that David Zolet has joined CentralSquare as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. A 30-year veteran of the government technology space, Zolet has had a lifelong focus on enabling public servants through innovation. Prior to joining CentralSquare, Zolet led the Logistics Management Institute as CEO.

Week of April 13


Cansortium, Miami

Cansortium, a vertically-integrated provider of premium-quality medical cannabis operating under the Fluent™ brand, has announced the appointment of Ontario pharmacist Roger Daher to its Board of Directors. Daher's extensive experience pharmacy operations will be extremely valuable as Cansortium expands its dispensary network to serve medical marijuana patients throughout Florida.

Nonprofit / Philanthropy

North American Veterinary Community, Orlando

The North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) has announced that its Board of Directors has, by unanimous vote, named Gene O'Neill Chief Executive Officer. O'Neill, who joined NAVC in 2013 as CFO and has served as interim CEO since October 1, 2019, has helped NAVC achieve unprecedented double-digit growth and product diversification.

Nemours Foundation, Jacksonville

Hugh Durden, Chairman of the Alfred I. duPont Charitable Trust, has announced the election of a new Trustee. Terri L. Kelly is now one of the six trustees who provide stewardship and oversee management of this Trust, one of America's largest and most generous supporters of pediatric healthcare. The Trust's beneficiary is The Nemours Foundation. 


BankUnited, Miami Lakes

BankUnited announced it has hired Adam Hoffman as Executive Vice President and Head of Treasury Management. In this role, Hoffman will oversee the company’s treasury management product, sales and service strategy as well as its commercial card business. Hoffman brings more than 20 years of experience in product development, product management and innovation.

Week of April 6


Orchid Insurance, Vero Beach

Orchid Insurance, one of the largest independent managing general underwriters with a focus in catastrophe-exposed properties, has appointed Michael Garamoni as Chief Financial Officer. Garamoni has spent the past 13 years in finance, reporting and planning, which included roles as VP of Global Finance for Ryan Specialty Group, and at Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

Olympus Insurance Company, Palm Beach Gardens

Gemini Financial Holdings Corporation, the parent company of Olympus Insurance Company, has announced Steve Bitar, former Chief of Underwriting and Agency Services for Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, will officially join the company as Chief Executive Officer. Bitar brings more than 20 years of Florida-specific insurance experience to his new role at Olympus.

Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services

HCA West Florida, Tampa

HCA Healthcare West Florida is pleased to announce Michael Irvin has been named CEO of Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Irvin currently serves as CEO for Bayfront Health Spring Hill. In his new role, Irvin will oversee the operations of the 307-bed facility that serves residents of South Pasadena, beach communities, St. Petersburg, and southern Pinellas County.

Real Estate

Berkadia, Orlando

Berkadia has announced the addition of Managing Directors Matt Wilcox [left] and Brett Moss to its Orlando investment sales team. Wilcox served as Managing Director of JLL's Capital Markets group, focused on multifamily housing across Florida, and brings more than 15 years of experience. Moss most recently served as a Senior Director at JLL, and brings over 13 years of experience to Berkadia. 

Week of March 30

Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services

HCA Healthcare, Tallahassee

HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, has announced the appointment of Richard Hammett as President of HCA Healthcare’s Tallahassee-based North Florida Division. In his new role, Hammett will lead the division -- with over 14,000 employees -- and its 14 affiliated hospital campuses and six surgery centers across North and Central Florida. 


Holland & Knight LLP, Miami

Barbara Martinez has joined Holland & Knight as a senior consultant and member of the firm's Global Compliance and Investigations Team. Ms. Martinez was previously the chief of the Special Prosecutions Section for the Miami U.S. Attorney's Office and the Department of Justice's human trafficking coordinator for South Florida.


DeAngelis Diamond, Naples

Melissa McBride has joined DeAngelis Diamond, an award-winning, national construction management firm, as Senior Estimator. Melissa joins DeAngelis Diamond with an extensive 23-year background in Preconstruction and Estimating. Based out of the company's Sarasota office, she will be responsible for various preconstruction activities and developing comprehensive estimates.

Real Estate

Elevation , Orlando

Elevation recently named Maheen Akhter as Associate General Counsel. In this role, Akhter will support all legal activities of the company, its affiliates and subsidiaries. This includes property transactions, development and construction, and landlord-tenant relations.


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