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Week of June 22


KAST Construction, West Palm Beach

Congratulations to Dennis Seslar on his promotion to Project Executive! Dennis joined KAST Construction 5 years ago and in his 23-year career in construction, has consistently demonstrated exceptional situational awareness and a tremendous sense of urgency. Dennis earned his MBA from the University of Tampa, and he is a licensed general contractor.

Real Estate

Housing Trust Group, Coconut Grove

Housing Trust Group (HTG), one of the nation’s largest developers of affordable housing, is proud to announce the appointment of Michael S. Sheitelman to the role of Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Sheitelman will oversee all of HTG’s real estate functions including - acquisition, entitlement, development, construction, legal, development finance and property management teams.


Axiom Bank, Orlando

Dan Davis, president and CEO of Axiom Bank, N.A., has been appointed to a two-year term on the Board of Directors of the Florida Bankers Association (FBA). The Board is made up of representatives from both national and community banks. As a member of the FBA Board of Directors, Davis will be responsible for setting policy and overseeing the general operation of the Association.

Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services

Consulate Health Care, Maitland

Consulate Health Care, one of the nation's leading providers of senior health care services and the largest in Florida, has announced the appointment of Tim Lehner to Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Consulate, Tim held the position of COO at Windsor Health Care in California since 2015. Mr. Lehner's family has been serving the health care industry since 1948. 

Week of June 15

MBMG Medical Centers, Doral

Miami Beach Medical Group Medical Centers (MBMG) has announced Efrain Duarte will assume the Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Duarte is the former President of Medicare for both Simply and HealthSun. He was a driving force in the success of Pasteur, WellMax, HealthSun and Simply and brings a wealth of knowledge to his new role. 

Women's Care Florida, Tampa

Women's Care Florida announces that Ellen Bower has assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer. Bower will play a critical role in executing the company's Florida expansion plans. She will also oversee central operations, including the organization's laboratory expansion, statewide practice operations, facilities management, education and development, and continuous improvement.

Cleveland Clinic Weston , Weston

Paul X. Benedetto, MD, has been named Chairman of Dermatology at Cleveland Clinic Weston. He will be based at the Weston and Parkland locations. Dr. Benedetto specializes in skin cancers and dermatologic surgery. Before joining Cleveland Clinic Weston, he was a partner with Dermatologic SurgiCenter in Philadelphia. He holds a medical degree from Jefferson Medical College.

Consumer Products

Acosta, Jacksonville

Acosta, a full-service sales and marketing agency in the consumer packaged goods industry, has announced the appointment of John Carroll as Chief Growth Officer. In this newly created role, Carroll will be responsible for identifying and harnessing opportunities to drive growth for Acosta's current and prospective clients and customers.

Week of June 8


U.S. Sugar, Tallahassee

U.S. Sugar recently announced that Eric Edwards has been promoted to Vice President, State Governmental Affairs. In this new role, Edwards will be located full time in Tallahassee to focus on state legislative issues. He will continue to report to Robert Coker, U.S. Sugar Senior Vice President for Public Affairs.

Edwards, a Clewiston native, has served as U.S. Sugar's Assistant Vice President for Governmental Affairs, a position he held since joining U.S. Sugar in 2016. Previously, Edwards served for 10 years in the State House and Senate including Chief Legislative Aide to former Senate President Don Gaetz. Eric and his wife Jennifer have two children, Camilla (3) and Alex (1).

Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services

Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa

Elizabeth "Beth" Lindsay-Wood, MBA, CHCIO, has joined Moffitt Cancer Center as vice president and chief information officer. She will lead Moffitt's IT infrastructure, clinical informatics, cybersecurity and IT applications, helping to accelerate digital transformation. She will also play a key leadership role as part of Moffitt's Digital team.

Tenet Florida Physician Services, South Florida

Tenet Florida Physician Services (TFPS) has announced the selection of Michael S. Davis, MPH, MBA, as its CEO. In this role, Davis is responsible for the operations and strategic growth of physician practices across Palm Beach, Broward and Miami–Dade counties. Prior to joining TFPS, Davis served as president of Pediatric Specialists of America, Nicklaus Children’s Health System’s physician group practice.

Nonprofit / Philanthropy

Jacksonville Historical Society, Jacksonville

Jacksonville Historical Society has welcomed G. David Auchter IV as a new member of its Board of Directors. Auchter joined Jacksonville's Haskell Company in 2016 and is a Shareholder, Officer and Vice President overseeing enterprise-wide Corporate Marketing and Business Development. Auchter also oversees Haskell’s Public Affairs.

Week of June 1

Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services

360 Orthopedics, Sarasota

360 Orthopedics is pleased to announce the appointment of E.J. Ledesma as its new Chief Executive Officer. E.J. brings over twenty years of healthcare leadership experience and a diverse set of management skills in operations, finance, business development, and marketing. E.J. is known for his ability to drive accountability while maintaining a culture of continuous improvement.


McQuaid & Douglas, St. Petersburg

Personal Injury Attorneys McQuaid & Douglas is proud to announce Sean McQuaid was sworn in as the 96th President of the St. Petersburg Bar Association. McQuaid's election to this position came after many years of service to the Bar. He previously served two terms as a member of the Executive Committee and one year as President-Elect. His term in office will last for one year.

Obront Corey PLLC, Miami

Obront Corey, PLLC is pleased to announce that Christian F. Schoepp, Esq. has joined the firm. Christian will focus his practice on the firm’s insurance coverage, wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury cases.  He will also use his extensive experience in international relations and diplomacy to the benefit of the firm’s business clients and transactional matters.


DeAngelis Diamond, Sarasota

DeAngelis Diamond (DD), an award-winning, national construction management firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Scott Beck as Division Manager of the Sarasota market. Scott joins DD with 15 years of construction experience. In his role as Division Manager, Scott is responsible for project oversight of all assigned projects from the project sale to completion.


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