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Week of May 25


Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, Fort Lauderdale

The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine are excited to announce experienced legal ethics lawyer, Juan Carlos Arias, Esq., will be joining the team as the newly appointed Managing Attorney for their Professional Regulation Department. Juan Carlos became a commissioned officer in the United States Army in 1993 and upon graduating from law school served in the Judge Advocate General's Corps

Upchurch Watson White & Max, Maitland

No sooner had Frederick J. Lauten retired as chief judge for the state's 9th Judicial Circuit than he began taking steps toward his next career as a full-time mediator with Upchurch Watson White & Max. His case manager is booking mediations for this year, beginning with videoconferences but progressing to in-person conferences as the COVID-19 restrictions loosen.

Nonprofit / Philanthropy

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Naples

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, a leading national nonprofit provider of addiction treatment and mental health services, announced Ahmed Eid, a clinician with deep expertise in helping people recover from opioid use disorder, as its new director of Florida services. Eid, who holds a master's degree in addiction counseling, brings over 14 years of experience in the field.


Green Point Research, Fort Lauderdale

International phytocannabinoid-rich biomass originator and processor, Green Point Research (GPR), is thrilled to announce that Robin P. Pate will be joining the executive leadership team as the newly appointed Chief Marketing Officer. Pate will be responsible for the overarching strategic marketing vision for GPR as it further expands its national and international reach.

Week of May 18

Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services

SmartSteward Inc, Gainesville

SmartSteward™ Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. David Shulkin, the ninth United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs, to its Board of Directors. Dr. Shulkin is President and CEO of Shulkin Solutions, Inc., a firm dedicated to promoting innovation in healthcare and advocating for veterans and underserved populations.

MTI America, Pompano Beach

MTI America announces Laura Gorman has joined the company as Dental Product Leader. Gorman is responsible for the oversight of MTI America’s dental program as well as client liaison with key clients. She will manage policies and procedures and oversee client education focused on raising awareness within the workers’ compensation community about the features and benefits of their dental program.

Information Technology

Advanced IT Concepts, Winter Springs

AITC, a leading systems integration firm providing IT and professional services to the Department of Defense, federal government and public sector agencies, has announced the appointment of David E. Gardner to the position of CEO. Gardner brings more than three decades of leadership experience and success transforming several businesses from small, mid-tier and large companies. 


First Port City Bank, Fernandina Beach

First Port City Bank (FPCB) is pleased to announce its hiring of Steve Penza as Government Guaranteed Lender. In his position, Steve will be responsible for generating small business loans through the bank's Government Guaranteed Lending Division. Prior to FPCB, Steve has accumulated over 23 years of successfully underwriting over 150 million in SBA 7a and 504 loans. 

Week of May 11


GrayRobinson P.A., Tallahassee

GrayRobinson, P.A. is pleased to announce the addition of Kristen Bridges as communications director under its President & CEO Dean Cannon. A longtime public affairs and strategy professional, Bridges will be based in the firm's Tallahassee office, supporting both internal and external communications for its 14 offices in Florida and one in Washington, D.C.

Economic Development

Florida's Great Northwest, Niceville

Jennifer Conoley recently took the helm of Florida's Great Northwest as President and CEO. She was selected to lead the 12 county regional economic development organization following a nationwide search. Conoley will oversee marketing, advocacy and regional collaboration efforts for the Panhandle.


Summit, Orlando

Summit Broadband, a leading fiber-optics telecommunications provider in Central and Southwest Florida, announces Kevin Coyne has been named Chief Executive Officer. Coyne brings more than 20 years of telecommunications experience focused on fiber-optic and high-bandwidth solutions. His background includes roles in finance, strategic planning, sales, marketing and operations.

Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services

Watercrest Senior Living Group, Vero Beach

Watercrest Senior Living Group proudly announces Collin Baranick as Executive Director of Watercrest Sarasota Senior Living Community. Watercrest Sarasota is a 198-unit, luxury senior living campus currently under construction and scheduled to welcome residents in late summer. Baranick most recently served as an Executive Director, opening two senior living communities from ground up.

Week of May 4


Kelley Kronenberg, Fort Lauderdale

Following a record growth year, Kelley Kronenberg announced the addition of Chief Relations Officer, Michelle Martinez Reyes, to its executive team. She has over 20 years of experience as a trusted business advisor in the field of marketing and public relations, and has earned a proven national reputation as a marketer, publicist, key brand builder, and catalyst to growth.

Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, Fort Lauderdale

Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin named Michael A. Packer Managing Attorney of the firm's Fort Lauderdale office. He currently serves as Co-Chair of the firm's Insurance Services Practice Group. Mr. Packer defends property insurers throughout Florida in first party coverage matters and provides coverage analysis and opinions of third party claims.

Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services

Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa

John Cleveland, Ph.D., has been named executive vice president and center director of Moffitt Cancer Center, one of 51 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the country. He will continue to elevate Moffitt's research enterprise and reputation for world-class bench-to-bedside science. He will focus on strategy, overseeing 100 research labs and 175 faculty.


BKS-Partners, Tampa

BKS-Partners is pleased to announce the appointment of Kelly Nash to Regional President. As Regional President, Kelly will take holistic responsibility over the BKS-Partners business, including Commercial Risk Management, Employee Benefits, and Private Risk Management. She has served as the Private Risk Management Managing Director since joining BKS-Partners in 2017.


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