Week of July 25
CEO Coaching International, the leading executive coaching firm for growth-focused CEOs and entrepreneurs globally, is pleased to announce Meghan Watkins as its newest Partner and Coach. Watkins is a dedicated and strategic leader with over 20 years of industry experience and a proven track record for transforming start-up businesses into thriving organizations.
Clayton Bricklemyer joins Hill Ward Henderson as a Shareholder in the Land Use and Real Estate group. He has experience assisting developers and landowners in all aspects of land development. Clayton is a member of the Association of Florida Community Developers, Tampa Bay Builders Association, and is past President of both NAIOP Tampa Bay and NAIOP Florida.
Premier Sotheby's International Realty has announced the appointment of Kathy Forrester as chief marketing officer and will lead the marketing strategy and brand identity. She was the CMO of Howard Hanna, the largest independent real estate company in the US. She also spent seven years at the Randall Family of Companies, a leading tri-state New England real estate firm.
Stoneweg US, a real estate investment firm specializing in multifamily acquisitions and developments, has announced the newest appointment to its Executive Leadership Team Karen Weller, who joins as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Weller will oversee finance and accounting functions to ensure foregoing activities are aligned with overarching financial and strategic goals.
Week of July 18
Energy / Utilities
Liz Yawman is now Manager, Strategic Development for Duke Energy Florida's Economic Development Team. She is responsible for overseeing stakeholder engagement and assessing economic development potential across Duke Energy Florida's footprint. Liz is focused on developing programs that elevate Florida communities and their ability to compete for industry growth.
Global business advisory firm EisnerAmper has added Ben Richmond as a partner in its Personal Wealth Advisors Group. Ben's 15 years of expertise include tax planning and compliance in various areas of domestic and international taxation. He works with family-owned corporate and partnership entities as well as entrepreneurs in a variety of industries.
Indelible, one of Florida's fastest-growing management consulting firms, has appointed Chris Wade as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and President of Technology Solutions. He will navigate all internal IT operations and initiatives, while directing the life cycle and expansion of the practice.
Week of July 11
Indelible, one of the nation's fastest-growing management consulting firms, has appointed Lance Kerwin as Vice President of its Technology Solutions practice. Kerwin brings nearly three decades of experience in leadership management, risk management, and technology transformation in both government and private sector organizations.
The Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC) recognizes Kelly Smallridge, President & CEO, BDB of Palm Beach County, as the 2022 honoree for the Eunice Sullivan Economic Development Professional of the Year. We celebrate Kelly’s leadership and innovation in addressing critical economic development priorities at the local, regional, and state levels.
Suzanne Christman, CEcD, MEDP, Director of Business Development at Pinellas County Economic Development, will serve as the 2022-23 Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC) Board Chair. Suzanne will lead FEDC's 460 members in improving local communities and elevating Florida's global competitiveness. She was recently appointed to the Enterprise FL Board of Directors.
The Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC) recognizes Stacy Campbell-Domineck, President & CEO, CareerSource Polk, as the 2022 Toni Jennings Workforce Development Professional of the Year. We celebrate Stacy for her leadership and innovation in the advancement of talent solutions at the local, regional, and state levels.
DeAngelis Diamond is pleased to announce the promotion of Josh Willard from Project Executive to Director of Operations - Naples. In his new role, Josh will oversee Operations within the Southwest FL market. Josh's attention to detail and client-centric attitude will ensure DeAngelis Diamond's projects are successful and an enjoyable experience for all stakeholders.
Shutts & Bowen is pleased to announce that it has elected Jennifer Slone Tobin to its Executive Committee. Tobin serves as a partner in the firm's Orlando office, is Co-Chair of the firm's Real Estate Practice Group and is Board Certified in Real Estate Law. She represents developers and lenders in a variety of real estate transactions and projects.
Week of July 4
Indelible, one of Florida's fastest-growing management consulting firms, has appointed Drew Winters as its Vice President of Emergency Management Solutions. In his new role, he helps lead the firm's disaster preparedness, recovery, and resilience practice. Winters brings nearly two decades of experience in statewide disaster recovery and government regulatory compliance.
The Corcoran Group welcomes one of the top brokers nationwide, Darlene Streit, to their Palm Beach office. As the #26 agent in the US and #1 individual broker at Sotheby's International Realty in 2021, Streit brings 20+ years of experience, along with her exceptional communication and negotiation skills, to South Florida buyers and sellers. DarleneStreit.com
SROA Capital has hired Kenneth Speegle as Chief Operating Officer of the real estate investment/management firm, and owner/operator of Storage Rentals of America. He is responsible for implementing operational improvements that will result in NOI growth. With nearly 25 years of industry experience, Speegle previously served as a Sr. VP of Extra Space Storage.
Shutts & Bowen partner John Patterson of Sarasota was awarded the Florida Bar Foundation 2022 Medal of Honor, recognizing his work over five decades to increase local and state-wide access to justice for all. Alongside his corporate work, Patterson helped found the predecessor organization to Legal Aid of Manasota and is a Board Member of the Innocence Project of Florida.