Week of June 28
Arts / Entertainment
Peter M. Gottsegen was elected as Chair of Palm Beach Symphony's Board of Directors. Gottsegen was a General Partner of Salomon Brothers from 1978 until he left in 1987 to cofound CAI Private Equity and serve as its managing partner until his retirement in 2014. He is vice chairman of the Milbank Memorial Fund and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Orlando-based Quality One Wireless, a global leader in wireless distribution, fulfillment, product aggregation, engineering, and forward & reverse logistics that serves all three major Tier 1 wireless carriers, is thrilled to announce that their General Counsel, Heather Meglino, Esq., has been elected as the incoming President of the Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers.
Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services
NeuX Technologies, a leading provider of advanced medical technology for the health, wellness, fitness and human performance markets, is excited to announce Dr. Tim Brown, a foremost expert and ground-breaking leader in innovative performance and therapeutic technology, has joined NeuX as Chief Innovation Officer. Dr. Brown brings more than 35 years of experience to his new role.
Week of June 21
Balch & Bingham is pleased to welcome two new attorneys to the firm's Jacksonville office. Paul Bagley [left] joins as partner and member of the Litigation and Commercial & Class Action Practices and Chezare Palacios [right] joins as a member of the Banking & Financial Services Litigation and Intellectual Property & Trademark Practices.
Financial Services / Investments
Insigneo, the Miami-based Independent Broker-Dealer and Registered Investment Advisory firm, has incorporated new top talent from HSBC, as a leading financial advisor has joined the firm’s independent network based in Miami. Nelson O. Vallin has joined Insigneo as Senior Vice President and Investment Consultant, adding to the list of financial advisors joining in the past few months.
Anchor Bank, a Palm Beach Gardens-based community bank, has announced that its President and CEO Nelson Hinojosa has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Florida Bankers Association. Having started his banking career more than 30 years ago in Bolivia, Hinojosa is the first elected FBA director of Bolivian descent.
Aviation / Aerospace
Seasoned finance executive Ray Fernandez-Andes has been named Chief Financial Officer at Next Level Aviation, a leader in the global distribution of used serviceable material for commercial aircraft and jet engines. Fernandez-Andes brings a high level of finance expertise in the airline and commercial aviation aftermarket to Next Level Aviation.
Week of June 14
Hospitality / Travel / Leisure / Recreation
Royal Caribbean Group has announced today that Rosanna Fiske has joined the company as Global Chief Communications Officer. Fiske, who brings more than 30 years of experience to her new role, will lead Royal Caribbean Group's global communications strategy and will be responsible for developing and executing all communications with internal and external stakeholders.
Advertising & Public Relations
Consensus Communications announced that Trent Phillips is joining its Orlando-based team as a Communications Strategist & Political Consultant. In his role, Phillips will develop political and corporate communications strategy as well as public education campaigns that reach policy makers, opinion leaders and neighbors on important projects occurring in their communities.
Tenzer Arrieta PLLC is pleased to announce that Christopher Swift-Perez has joined the firm as a partner to lead the Litigation Practice Group. Swift-Perez handles complex commercial litigation. He is known for successfully defending and prosecuting complex, high-stakes litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts.
Fifth Third Bank (South Florida) announces that Jim Weiss, a 14-year veteran with the Bank, has been named Regional President for South Florida. Jim most recently served as the Middle Market credit risk executive. Jim previously led Tampa Bay as city president and was the senior commercial banking executive in the North Florida region.
Week of June 7
GrayRobinson welcomes 20-year legal marketing veteran, Stacie DeMonbrun, as its Chief Marketing Officer based in the firm's Orlando Office. A member of GrayRobinson's administrative leadership team, DeMonbrun will serve under the firm's President and CEO Dean Cannon and will play a vital role in driving the marketing and business development strategies for the firm.
Swisher has appointed Zack Crafton as Vice President, Corporate Innovation. In this position, Zack will be working to diversify Swisher's products and brands. Swisher is building a future rooted in creativity, growth, and innovation to answer the broad needs of adult consumers.
Longtime South Florida lobbyist and strategist Les Pantin has announced the formation of a new government relations firm, Pantin Gov, that will service clients in the following areas: Lobbying; Government Procurement; Strategic Planning and Development; Local Zoning and Permitting; and Legislative Drafting, Analysis and Tracking. For more info visit: pantingov.com
Architecture / Design / Engineering
Cody Cash has joined CHW's Transportation Engineering team as Project Manager, bringing experience in roadway & geometric design, plans production, and digital delivery processes for FDOT and other governmental entities. Cody will manage projects while assisting in the growth of CHW's professional services and client relations in the Northeast Florida Region.
French Lanham has joined Urban E Recycling as Operations Manager, opening up a new office in Orlando at 2450 Forsyth Road to cover the central Florida & east coast areas. He now services small to large businesses, recycling electronics & shredding hard drives for security. French started his IT career at Lockheed Martin, more recently worked with Brocade as a Senior Sales Associate.
Week of May 31
Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services
Dr. Christine Cauffield of LSF Health Systems was again named one of Florida's top women nonprofit leaders by The Commonwealth Institute. Cauffield, a national leader in substance abuse and behavioral health, has helped lead Florida's opioid epidemic fight. She also serves on a panel of experts advising the Office of National Drug Control Policy in developing strategies.
Shutts & Bowen LLP welcomes Jake Baccari to the firm's Miami Office. Jake joins the firm as a Partner in the International Dispute Resolution Practice Group. A Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in International Law, Baccari focuses his practice on litigation, regulatory matters and multi-jurisdictional dispute resolution, with a particular focus on Asia.
Gunster continues to grow with the addition of two new shareholders. Family office veteran Pete Sheptak [left] joins the Corporate practice in West Palm Beach and estate planning attorney Brian Cheslack [right] joins Gunster's Private Wealth Services practice in Boca Raton.
DeAngelis Diamond is pleased to announce the addition of Zannon Garza as Director of Strategic Development. In her role, Zannon is responsible for networking, community involvement and developing relationships with potential and existing clients. Based out of the Naples, FL office, Zannon will serve the SWFL region and play an integral part in winning SWFL projects.
Kenneth Hannigan has founded Accuro Solutions. With proven, experienced financial partnerships, the company provides end-to-end medical bill review and payment services to the property and casualty insurance industry. As Chairman and CEO, Hannigan brings over 20 years of industry experience to building a leadership team with extensive insight into cost control and utilization of care.