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Week of November 28

Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services

Miami Jewish Health, Miami

Miami Jewish Health announced its 2022-2023 Board of Directors as M. John Richard was elected Chairman of the Board, Ronald Fieldstone was named Vice Chairman, and new Director Patrick Martin was welcomed. The 10-member board provides strategic counsel as the organization strengthens its position as a leading source of healthy aging through innovative care and enrichment.

BayCare Health System, Clearwater

Stephanie D. Conners, an experienced health care leader who began her career as a nurse, is now BayCare Health System's CEO and President, the fourth person to hold the role for West Central Florida's largest not-for-profit health care provider. Conners succeeds Tommy Inzina who announced his retirement earlier this year.


AACSB International, Tampa

AACSB International (AACSB), the world's largest business education alliance, has announced Tim Mescon, Executive Vice President and Chief Officer of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, is retiring on December 31, 2022. Mescon has been part of AACSB since January 2015, when he helped establish and open the AACSB EMEA office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Real Estate

simpliHOM, Sarasota

Tennessee-based real estate company simpliHOM has announced its expansion to Florida, offering a people-first virtual platform that will enable realtors to partner with them on a statewide level. simpliHOM's Florida branch is based in the greater Sarasota area. The company's statewide operations are managed by broker Nicholas Rapisardi, who has over 10 years of experience in the industry.

Week of November 21


Sidus Space Inc, Cape Canaveral

Sidus Space, Inc., a Space-as-a-Service satellite company focused on mission critical hardware manufacturing; multi-disciplinary engineering services; satellite design, mission operations; and in-orbit support, is proud to announce that Sidus Space and Founder and CEO Carol Craig have been honored as gold award winners in the 19th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business.


Shutts & Bowen, West Palm Beach

Harvey Oyer, a partner in the West Palm Beach office of Shutts & Bowen, was re-elected Chairman of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County at the annual gala at The Breakers in Palm Beach.

Business Services

Align Business Advisory Services, Winter Park

Align Business Advisory Services, a top-rated mergers & acquisitions (M&A) advisory firm for lower-middle market businesses, announces the addition of Dr. Jeffrey Baumann to its Advisory Board. Dr. Baumann is a renowned ophthalmologist who practices with the Mid-Florida Eye Cataract and Laser Institute. He specializes in cataracts and implants, having performed more than 50,000 cases.

Advertising & Public Relations

Florida Public Relations Association, Ocala

The Ocala chapter of Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) has named Tammy A. Gantt as President for the 2022/23-chapter year. The FPRA is a statewide organization of more than 1,200 public relations professionals dedicated to advancing the profession of public relations and enhancing the professional development of its members.  

Week of November 14

Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services

THRIVE, Naples

THRIVE announces the addition of Alana Hunt, Senior Consultant. With a bachelor's degree in health administration, and previous experience working in a remote FQHC, Hunt brings knowledge of software implementation, health accreditation and policy and procedure development. She has been involved in many projects to increase health service access to patients in underserved areas.


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach

Kelly Dowling, a higher education veteran with a successful fundraising track record, joins Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as Senior Vice President for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement. Since 2016, Dowling has served as assistant vice president for advancement at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook, a tier-one public research institution.

Consumer Products

Swisher, Jacksonville

Swisher announced it has promoted Chris Howard to Executive Vice President, External Affairs and New Product Compliance. Howard succeeds Joe Augustus, who recently retired after over 33 years with the company. Howard previously held the role of Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at E-Alternative Solutions (EAS), a Swisher company.


U.S. Century Bank, Miami

U.S. Century Bank and USCB Financial Holdings, Inc. announced its Chair, Aida Levitan, Ph.D. has been named to the Forbes '50 Over 50' Money List. "Simply put, Aida is a force of nature," said Luis de la Aguilera, President and CEO. "Her remarkable career has made her an icon in our community, and we're so fortunate to have her guiding our rapidly-growing institution."

Week of November 7


Robins & Morton, Miami

A leader in healthcare construction, Edwige Clark recently joined Robins & Morton's Miami office as a senior project manager. He brings more than 15 years of experience to the role, with expertise earned managing multi-million-dollar expansions and renovations at hospitals, medical centers and universities.


Albizu University, Doral

Albizu University, an accredited educational institution announced today the appointment of Dr. Alex Parnia to the role of Interim Chancellor. He will lead the University's rapidly expanding South Florida campus and joins Albizu with an illustrious career spanning academia, marketing, strategic consulting, and more.

Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services

BayCare Health System, Clearwater

BayCare Health System, one of the leading health care systems in West Central Florida, has named Nate Malcolm, PharmD, MBA, FACHE, as the new president of St. Joseph's Hospital. Malcolm will be responsible for leading St. Joseph's Hospital's day-to-day operations and implementing strategic initiatives; focusing on elevating quality outcomes, safety measures and financial performance.

Financial Services / Investments

Lincoln International, Miami

Lincoln International announced it has expanded its U.S. footprint with the opening of an office in Florida. Lincoln’s Miami office will be led by Clark Spurrier, Managing Director and Chairman of the firm’s Technology, Media & Telecom Group (TMT). Clark will lead development efforts in Florida to help expand relationships and opportunities for TMT and the firm globally.

Week of October 31


CLKSQUARED LLC, Palm Beach Gardens

The Board of Directors of the Florida Medical Manufacturers Consortium (FMMC) unanimously approved J. Mark King to the Board of Directors.

FMMC is Florida's only statewide association of medical technology firms. And our mission is quite simple: to unite, promote and grow the Florida medical device industry, and to enhance the business success of its member companies.


Stetson University, DeLand

Steven Alexander was recently selected as Chair-Elect of the Stetson University Board of Trustees, effective Jan. 1, and will assume leadership of the Board on July 1, 2023. Alexander is Managing Director/Partner with PFM Asset Management in Orlando. He graduated from Stetson with a finance degree and also holds a degree in accounting. He currently is Board vice chair.

Stetson University, DeLand

John P. Downey, PhD, has been named Vice President of Campus Life and Student Success at Stetson University in DeLand. Downey was selected to lead the university’s student affairs following a nationwide search. He joins Stetson from Widener University in Pennsylvania, where he served as Dean of Students. Downey begins his new position on Jan. 1, 2023.


Suffolk, Miami

Suffolk hired Jay Fayette as President of Suffolk Florida East Coast to position the firm for continued growth and success in Florida and the Southeast Region. Mr. Fayette’s long-term relationships and experience in Florida allow the firm to strengthen its presence in the market and position it for future success and expansion.

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