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Week of December 28


Florida Peninsula Insurance Company, Boca Raton

The Florida Peninsula Insurance family of companies is pleased to announce the company has hired veteran reinsurance professional Gard Olbers as Chief Risk Officer. Mr. Olbers joins the company's executive management team and will be responsible for ongoing risk management efforts. He will also oversee the company's Product Development team.

Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services

Memorial Hospital, Jacksonville

Memorial Hospital of Jacksonville, a full service, acute care, Level II Trauma hospital with 454 inpatient beds and three freestanding emergency room, welcomes Tammy L. Razmic, MHA, as its new Chief Operating Officer. Razmic is an accomplished healthcare executive with over 30 years of experience. Most recently, Razmic was Chief Operating Officer of Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center.

Real Estate

Gulf Coast International Properties, Naples

According to NABOR and MLS statistics, Timothy P. Savage, P.A., Owner of Gulf Coast International Properties has earned the number one spot in Naples luxury real estate sales for the year-to-date period ending November 30, 2020, for the exclusive Old Naples, Port Royal and Aqualane Shores areas. Savage's year-to-date total sales volume has exceeded $124 million.

Nonprofit / Philanthropy

Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Jacksonville

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) has named long-time community leader Dr. Irvin "PeDro" Cohen as Executive Director of LISC Jacksonville, the local arm of the nation's largest community development organization. In his new role, Cohen will lead LISC's local staff and programs focused on catalyzing economic opportunity for local residents.

Week of December 21

Arts / Entertainment

Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach

After an extensive national search, the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Board of Directors announced Terrence W. Dwyer will take the helm of Palm Beach County's cultural crown jewel as CEO. When the Kravis Center's first and only CEO, Judith Mitchell, announced her retirement earlier this year, the stage was set for the first time in nearly 30 years for new leadership.

Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services

Medical Center of Hollywood, Hollywood

Liliana Marcu Awan, MD, FAAFP, AAFP, is being recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Top Family Physician for her outstanding contributions in the field of Medicine. Currently, she serves as the Owner and Family Practitioner at the Medical Center of Hollywood Family, Cosmetic, and Ketamine Infusion Center. Dr. Awan has devoted 12 years to serving families on an outpatient basis at her clinic.

Industrial Services

PGT Innovations, North Venice

Jeff Jackson, CEO and President of PGT Innovations, was recently appointed by Governor Ron DeSantis to the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority Board. The Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority Board has six Governor-appointed commissioners, and Jackson will serve a 4-year term. Jackson joined PGT Innovations, a national leader in the premium window and door industry, in November 2005 as VP and CFO.

Transportation / Logistics / Distribution

Maroone USA, West Palm Beach

Maroone USA announced that Roger Dean Chevrolet is now Mike Maroone Chevrolet. In 2017, Maroone USA partnered with Patty Dean to jointly own and manage the dealership in West Palm Beach. With the new name, Maroone USA assumes full ownership. The Maroone family's presence in South Florida automotive retail dates back four decades to 1977 with the opening of Maroone Ford in Miami.

Week of December 14


Suffolk, Miami

Suffolk, one of the largest building contractors in Florida, recently promoted Alexis Leal to serve as chief operating officer for its Miami office. In his new role, Leal will be responsible for Suffolk's diverse portfolio of projects throughout Miami-Dade County. He will report directly to Suffolk's regional general manager, Scott Desharnais.

DeAngelis Diamond, Orlando

With 11 years of construction experience in Central Florida, TJ Sellers joins the DeAngelis Diamond team as Division Manager of the company's newest office in Orlando. Orlando will be the company's seventh location and first in Central Florida. The company currently has over $140M under construction in Central Florida with another $100M scheduled to break-ground Q1 2021.


Gerson Preston Klein Lips Eisenberg & Gelber P.A., Miami

Gerson Preston, one of Florida's premier accounting firms, is pleased to announce the appointment of Steven F. Klein as managing partner. The firm has a team of 75 accounting professionals and services privately held companies, high-net worth individuals, family offices, and international investors and businesses in a diverse range of industries.

Business Services

24By7Security, Coral Springs

24By7Security formally announces that Jim McKeen has joined the company as its Director of Business Development. With this appointment, 24By7Security adds yet another powerhouse expert under its wing to assist in creating and maintaining C-level relationships while driving business for the cybersecurity and compliance consulting firm.

Week of December 7


Florida Forestry Association, Tallahassee

Carlton A. Jones of Robbins Manufacturing Company in Lake City, FL, has been named president of the Florida Forestry Association. Jones, a 30-year veteran of Florida forestry, will lead the group's efforts to advocate for all facets of the forest industry, support the sustainable use of Florida's forest resources, and promote their many economic and environmental benefits.


Pilot Bank, Tampa

Rita Lowman, President of Pilot Bank has been named to the American Bankers Association Executive Board of Directors for 2021 and Vice Chair of the Government Relation Council of ABA.
A 40+ year banker Rita has been named one of the 50 most influential people in the financial industry in the US. To learn more about Rita enjoy her book "From the Farm to the Boardroom".

Real Estate

Smith & Associates, Tampa

Ronto Group and Smith & Associates Real Estate named Kimberly Stallings as Sales Executive on-site at the Altura Bayshore luxury condominium tower overlooking Bayshore Boulevard. Stallings specializes in luxury real estate, including high-rise developments throughout Tampa Bay. Stallings is an active member of The Junior League of Tampa and owns her own home decor company.

Advertising & Public Relations

OvareGroup, Miami

Marketing veteran Julian Roca named President of OvareGroup Florida. Roca will expand the OvareGroup's footprint across Florida through the growth and expansion of its existing companies, strategic acquisitions, creation of new offerings, and investment in new ventures. Based in Miami, he was formerly an Executive Director of VMLY&R.

Week of November 30

Real Estate

Crossman & Company, Orlando

Crossman & Company announces the hiring of Daniel Butts as Director of Leasing. Daniel comes to Crossman & Company from Foundry Commercial where he was senior vice president of brokerage services. He is an outstanding addition to the team. He brings a fresh perspective & will help drive new business development while focusing on delivering our clients exceptional results.

Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services

Dental Whale, Sunrise

Dental Whale, the nation’s leading provider of dental solutions and education, has announced the appointment of its new Leader, Joe Cavaretta. Cavaretta brings more than two decades of dental industry experience to his new role, helping to further expose Dental Whale’s unique offerings to independent dentists and DSOs while continuing to pioneer new ways of doing things.


Florida Polytechnic University, Lakeland

Drs. Narendra Kini [left] and Laine Powell [right] have been appointed to the Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees.

Dr. Kini is an experienced physician and healthcare administrator. Today, the pediatric emergency physician works as a consultant for innovation in digital health at Kiniconsult, a company he founded in 2019.

Dr. Powell is the founder and executive director of Tech Sassy Girlz, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring underrepresented girls in middle and high school to engage in STEM. She is also the vice president for AceApplications, LLC, a technology solutions provider for businesses, schools, and government agencies.

Florida Polytechnic University, Lakeland

Beth Kigel [left] and Lyn Stanfield [right] have been appointed to the Florida Polytechnic University Board of Trustees.

Beth Kigel is a global thought-leader in new mobility and smart city ecosystems. She is responsible for assisting transportation agencies, cities and regions in developing smart and connected infrastructure solutions. She is the vice president at HNTB Corporation.

Lyn Stanfield is a native Floridian who leads the Global Inclusion and Diversity External Relations team at Apple. She is responsible for managing efforts to drive systemic change through the development of strategic partnerships and engagements, as well as the execution of key programs focused on global diversity issues.


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