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Week of August 24


Hedrick Brothers Construction, West Palm Beach

Hedrick Brothers Construction has a new office at 478 North Babcock Street in Melbourne. Brett Strassel, Vice President and Megan Looby, Project & Business Development Manager will focus on the aerospace and general commercial markets. For more than 40 years the company has provided quality-driven construction management services to public and private sector clients.

Mattamy Homes, Orlando

Mattamy Homes, the largest privately owned homebuilder in North America, is pleased to announce that Keith Bass has been named as the new CEO of Mattamy Homes US. Mr. Bass is a highly experienced CEO with a demonstrated history of success in the real estate industry. Most recently he was President and Managing Partner at Mill Creek Capital LLC.


Security Alarm Corporation, Port Charlotte

Justin P. Allbright is the third generation of family ownership and President of Security Alarm Corporation, a 40-year-old systems integration company with two branches and 40+ employees serving commercial and residential customers on the Gulf Coast of Florida. The Company is in growth-mode having recently acquired Lifeguard Security Systems, a competitor in SW Florida.

Hospitality / Travel / Leisure / Recreation

ReloQuest Inc., Sunrise

ReloQuest Inc., the leading global business solution for furnished accommodations and hotels, expands the financial management team with the appointment of Yelena Sivaya as Financial Controller to meet a growing client roster. Yelena began achieving milestone accomplishments as a Chief Investment Analyst for RRY Capital. Yelena also brings three years of tenure with Deloitte.

Week of August 17

Advertising & Public Relations

Sachs Media, Tallahassee

Sachs Media, an award-winning public relations, public affairs, crisis and strategic communications firm, is proud to welcome veteran communicator Jenn Meale Poggie to the agency's senior leadership team in the role of Senior Account Manager of Public Affairs. Poggie brings more than a decade of experience as a communications director for three state agencies including the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, the Florida Attorney General's Office, under former AG Pam Bondi, and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, under former Commissioner Adam Putnam. Poggie will play a key role in leading large accounts that involve statewide outreach, public policy, and insider knowledge of state government.

Nonprofit / Philanthropy

Jackson Health Foundation, Miami

Jackson Health Foundation, the fundraising arm for Jackson Health System, announced today that Flavia Llizo, formerly with Chapman Partnership and Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation, is now the new Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for the Jackson Health Foundation. Flavia has been an integral part in leading the "Together, We Are Jackson" fundraising initiative, helping the Foundation raise over $3.5 million in donations to support frontline workers at Jackson Health System fighting COVID-19. To learn more about Jackson Health Foundation, visit


AR Homes, Clearwater

AR Homes, a franchisor of independently owned custom homebuilding companies, has expanded its leadership team. Don Whetro has been promoted from Executive Vice President of Franchise Operations to Chief Operating Officer. Whetro joined AR Homes in early 2019 as its Midwest Group Vice President. In October of the same year, he was promoted to Executive Vice President of Franchise Operations.


BankUnited, Miami Lakes

BankUnited announced the hiring of Kevin A. Malcolm as Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel. An accomplished corporate law executive, Malcolm will be responsible for overseeing BankUnited's legal and compliance functions. Malcolm comes to BankUnited from VeriFone, where he served as Vice President, Head of Legal for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Week of August 10

Nonprofit / Philanthropy

Children First Inc., Sarasota

Philip Tavill has been tirelessly serving his community as President/CEO of Children First, Sarasota County's exclusive Head Start provider, for 24 years. As an outstanding graduate of Leadership Sarasota, Class of 1993, Mr. Tavill will receive the 2020 "Impact in Action" award from the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce for the direct impact he has made on thousands of children and families living at-risk. Under his guidance, Children First has grown to serve more than 900 children and their families annually. The agency has been named a Head Start Program of Excellence four consecutive times, ranking in the top 1% of more than 1,800 programs nationwide. He will celebrate his 25th anniversary as CEO in 2021 as the agency celebrates 60 years.


University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), Gainesville

The University of Florida has appointed Dr. Scott Angle its vice president for agriculture and natural resources. Angle had been director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture. He will lead UF/IFAS teaching, research and Extension efforts with a vision to advance precision agriculture and expand access to experiential learning.

Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services

All Star Recruiting, Deerfield Beach

All Star Recruiting presents the first of its 2020 All Star Cares Awards to Khalil Nemou, MD, an internal medicine specialist who has partnered with the organization for more than a year. The recipient of the prestigious All Star Cares Award is determined by Executive Committee based on nominations submitted by the company's people, clinicians, and/or clients.

Jupiter Medical Center, Jupiter

Jupiter Medical Center, ranked number one for safety, quality and patient satisfaction in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast region, has announced the promotion of Pamela Canter to Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer. In this position, Canter is responsible for overseeing the organization's team of outstanding nursing professionals committed to providing world class care in a patient centered manner.

Week of August 3

Real Estate

Stoneweg US, St. Petersburg

Stoneweg US, a real estate investment firm specializing in multifamily acquisitions and developments, announced the hiring of Ryan Smyth. Smyth joins Stoneweg US as the Company's Director of Acquisitions to help source, underwrite, negotiate, and close the Company's future acquisitions, and will serve as a liaison for the investor committees of both the Varia US Properties AG fund and the SW Fund I.

Financial Services / Investments

Capital Wealth Planning LLC, Naples

Capital Wealth Planning, LLC is proud to announce Keith Wagner joined the firm as Director of National Accounts and Institutional Sales after serving on the firm's board for six months. Throughout Keith's career of more than 30 years, his strength of cultivating long-term relationships has always shined, most recently, as a Managing Director at Allianz Global Investors.

Week of July 27

Economic Development

Florida Economic Development Council, Tallahassee

The Florida Economic Development Council has appointed Jennifer Taylor, Vice President of Business Development for the Central Florida Development Council, as Chair-Elect to the Board of Directors. Jennifer is responsible for bringing new investment and job creation opportunities to Polk County through business attraction and recruitment activities.

Florida Economic Development Council, Tallahassee

The Florida Economic Development Council has appointed Marc Hoenstine, CEcD, Director of Economic Development, Duke Energy, as Chair to the Board of Directors. Marc directs the company's efforts to retain and expand the existing commercial and industrial customer base as well as attract new customers to Duke Energy's 35 county service territory.


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