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Week of July 26

Nonprofit / Philanthropy

Connecting Everyone with Second Chances , Tallahassee

Connecting Everyone with Second Chances (CESC) has appointed Samantha Vance as CEO of the organization. She will oversee The Kearney Center and other CESC programs designed to end homelessness in the Florida panhandle. Vance is a business and nonprofit leader, who carries a wealth of experience in nonprofit management, operations, and consulting.

Week of July 19


Hill Ward Henderson, TAMPA

Anthony Canzoneri joins the firm as Chief Financial Officer, where he will oversee the Accounting and IT Departments, including the firm's budget, cash and inventory management, billing, payroll and trust accounting. Prior to joining the firm, he led the Financial Analyst Practice at a professional services firm and worked in the Finance Department of an insurance company.

Hospitality / Travel / Leisure / Recreation

Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Miami

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau announces David Whitaker has been appointed the next President & CEO of the Destination Marketing Organization for Greater Miami and Miami Beach. The appointment is a homecoming for Whitaker who served as a member of the GMCVB team for 17 years, most recently as the organization's Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer.

Architecture / Design / Engineering

TLP Engineering Consultants, Orlando

Yassi Myers, PE, President of TLP, was appointed to the Florida Board of Professional Engineers (FBPE) by Gov. Ron DeSantis. To serve on FBPE is a distinct honor with 11 members selected, nine of whom are licensed PE's, all committed to protecting the interest of public health and safety by properly regulating the engineering practice.

Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services

Watercrest Senior Living Group, Vero Beach

Watercrest Senior Living Group proudly welcomes Alexander Powell as Executive Director of Market Street Memory Care Residence East Lake. Market Street East Lake is a 64-unit, state-of-the-art, all memory-care community offering exceptional amenities, multi-sensory programming, innovative training, and world-class care for seniors living with Alzheimer's and dementia.

Week of July 12

Real Estate

Crossman & Company, Orlando

Crossman & Company has announced the promotion of Malia Hayner to Director of Human Resources. Hayner's responsibilities include oversight of all Crossman & Company's Human Resource functions along with oversight of various other administrative functions. We are thrilled to have her and appreciate her contributions to our commitment to exceeding our clients' expectations.


Polk State College, Polk County

Polk State College President Dr. Angela Garcia Falconetti is Chair of the Florida College System Council of Presidents for 2021-22. The COP is comprised of the presidents of Florida's 28 state colleges who advise and advocate to state and federal legislators and oversee coordination of statewide functions, among other responsibilities benefiting the Florida College System.


Fifth Third Bank, Fort Lauderdale and Naples

Fifth Third Bank, Naples and Fort Lauderdale (South Florida) announces Julio Ramirez, Commercial Sales Manager for Tampa Bay, has been promoted to the role of Senior Commercial Banker for South Florida. Julio will be relocating to Fort Lauderdale. He brings over 20 years of commercial banking expertise and leadership in conjunction with the market knowledge of Florida.


Shutts & Bowen, Orlando

The Executive Committee of Shutts & Bowen LLP has named Jack C. McElroy as firmwide Managing Partner. McElroy is a commercial litigation partner in the firm's Orlando office and will work alongside the firm's Executive Committee in the administration and growth of Shutts & Bowen's eight Florida offices.

Sales / Marketing

Cotton & Company, Stuart

Cotton & Company announces the promotion of Laurie Andrews to President, as Founder Stephann Cotton transitions to CEO. She will have the primary responsibility to lead the luxury real estate marketing firm, a national leader in the development industry, representing an impressive roster of luxury residential real estate, resort, marina, and country club clients.

Week of June 28


DeepWork Capital, Orlando

DeepWork Capital is pleased to announce the addition of Ken Hall as Vice President to support the firm in sourcing and executing investments, fund operations, and portfolio management. Ken came from IBM Corporate Development and Venture Capital where he supported over $2B in strategic transactions. He is also an advisor for several venture capital funds and family offices.

Nonprofit / Philanthropy

Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach

The Board of Directors of Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) is pleased to announce Dr. Kyle Van Houtan as its newly appointed President and CEO. Following an extensive search, Van Houtan has been selected from a field of over 200 applicants to fill the leadership role, which will build upon LMC’s unique programs, reputation and the next chapter of its campus expansion.

Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services

FastLabs, Miami

FastLabs, the leading rapid medical diagnostic testing company, has announced Province (Boo) Zamek has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO). Zamek, a seasoned entrepreneur and marketing professional, will lead the company’s ongoing operational growth and will oversee the delivery of its premier medical diagnostics services and advanced preventative solutions.

Aviation / Aerospace

Sintavia, Hollywood

Sintavia, LLC, a designer and 3D printer of a new generation of flight and launch components, announces it has hired Brian Haggenmiller as its new Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Haggenmiller had previously been the Senior Director of Financial Planning & Analysis at AerSale Corp., where he led that company's financial planning efforts in advance of it going public in 2020.

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