Week of May 29
Mint Eco Car Wash and Detailing Center is happy to announce the addition of senior leader Alan Barber, Vice President of Construction. Barber will be responsible for all elements of existing construction sites, greenfield developments, and acquisitions. Barber has worked in construction in Southeast Florida for 25+ years and managed projects with a total value in excess of $1 billion.
Mint Eco Car Wash and Detailing Center is happy to announce the addition of senior leader Richard Leonard, Chief Capital Markets Officer. Leonard will be responsible for all elements of capitalization of Mint Eco’s existing operations and future growth, as well as all technology, data, analytics, and major corporate initiatives. Leonard is a graduate of Harvard University.
Mint Eco Car Wash and Detailing Center is happy to announce the addition of senior leader Duncan Davis, Chief Operating Officer. Davis will be responsible for all elements of operations, including managing all site-level operations, sales, facilities, recruitment, development, and overall success of Mint Eco. Davis comes to Mint Eco from a 25+ year career in the restaurant industry.
Shutts & Bowen is pleased to announce that Jeremy B. Shir has joined its Fort Lauderdale Office as a partner in the Land Use & Zoning Practice Group, an addition that will further expand the firm's ability to address every facet of our clients' real estate needs. Shir focuses his practice in the areas of real estate, land use and zoning.
DeAngelis Diamond is excited to announce Paris Smith-Higbie's promotion to Director of Quality Assurance. Paris brings over 30 years of experience to the team and will be leading the all-new Quality Control and Assurance Department, which is tasked with ensuring that the company maintains its commitment to excellence and quality in all aspects of its operations.
Week of May 22
Shumaker Partner Brett M. Henson has been appointed to the Construction Industry Advisory Board (CIAB) for the Stock Development Department of Construction Management at the U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering of Florida Gulf Coast University. The Stock Development Department of Construction teaches students the skills needed to manage, coordinate, and supervise construction projects from start to finish, including scheduling, budgeting, and managing materials and people.
Ben Gibson, Managing Partner of Shutts & Bowen LLP's Tallahassee office, was recently elected Chairman of the State Board of Education by his fellow Board members. “It’s truly an honor to serve as Chairman of Florida’s State Board of Education as we work to ensure that the next generation is equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed,” said Ben.
The Florida Retail Federation (FRF) announced Angela Bonds will join the team as Vice President for government affairs, effective June 5. In her new role, Angela will lead FRF’s government relations team and a team of consultants who advocate for the more than 270,000 retail businesses in Florida. Born and raised in Florida, she earned her degree at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee.
The J. F. Cornelius Family Fd'n, Inc. Directors have recently elected Dr. Jan Cornelius as President. She will be responsible for the daily operation, wealth management and coordination of contributions to local charities. Dr. Cornelius recently transitioned to growing a commercial Real Estate portfolio after 30 years of changing people's lives as a dental surgeon.
Week of May 15
Rehmann, a fully integrated professional advisory firm, welcomes William (Billy) Wilson as the Director of Client Services and Business Development for the firm's Florida region. Wilson will work out of Rehmann's Orlando office. Wilson's experience helps to develop customized solutions through collaborative partnerships with clients and prospects.
Rehmann, a fully integrated professional advisory firm, has welcomed Paul Mene as Senior Manager, Advisory and Tax Services. Paul will be based out of the firm's Orlando office, previously Vestal & Wiler, which combined with Rehmann in November 2022. Paul brings extensive experience with R&D tax credit analysis for companies of all sizes and from various industries.
Hancock Askew & Co. announces the hire of Tax Principal, Mark Fenaughty. As Principal, Fenaughty will primarily work in the firm’s tax compliance and advisory practice. Fenaughty has over 37 years of public accounting experience. He works with owners of family businesses to improve profitability, maximize tax benefits and plan for the transition of wealth to the next generation.
Shumaker has added Associate Andrew R. Marsh to its Litigation and Disputes Service Line as a member of the Broker-Dealer Litigation and Arbitration Team. Marsh works with financial firms and advisors and is part of a team that advises employees and financial institutions regarding compliance with Restrictive Covenants. Prior to joining Shumaker, Andrew attended New England Law in Boston.
Timothy J. Rudge has joined Shumaker’s Litigation and Disputes Service Line as a Senior Attorney. An aggressive and client-focused litigator, Rudge focuses on contract, partnership, business, real property disputes and construction defects. He's tried cases in both jury and bench trials, and his experience includes litigation in Ohio and Florida from filing of the action to trial.
Sales / Marketing
Priority Marketing has hired Alison Calder as an account manager to serve clients in the for-profit, nonprofit and government sectors. Calder helps clients achieve their goals through brand development, public relations, graphic design, social media and email marketing, media planning, web solutions, event planning, video production, digital advertising and more.
Week of May 8
Human Resources / Recruiting
HCA Florida St. Petersburg Hospital announced Kari Saathoff as the new Vice President of Human Resources. Saathoff joined the hospital in 2022 as the Human Resources Business Partner and helped improve the onboarding process for new caregivers and worked closely with department leaders and recruitment teams to fill key positions. She also helped relaunch the Super Council.
HR Law, P.A. co-founder Bill Rogner has been named a Fellow of the nationwide College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers, which recognizes distinguished members of the legal community in an effort to set standards of achievement for others in the profession. He represents employers, carriers and TPAs and has been responsible for approximately 500 appellate decisions. www.hrlawflorida.com.
DeAngelis Diamond is pleased to announce the promotion of John Hagan to Chief Estimator of Healthcare. In his new role, John is responsible for overseeing the estimating department's resources and practices for all healthcare projects. John brings 24 years of construction experience to the team and has held positions such as Senior Estimator and Estimator.
Amy Calandrino, founder of Beyond Commercial, earned the prestigious SIOR Office Designation awarded by the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors. Calandrino is one of a few women in the Orlando market with this achievement. The stringent requirements included completing several years of creditable experience in her highly specialized field of office real estate.
Week of May 1
Englander Fischer announces Gabrielle Bacetti will join the Firm's litigation teams. Bacetti will provide bench strength in the firm’s business litigation and transactional sections. Bacetti has served as trusted in-house counsel gaining considerable experience in the business transactional world and applying those skills to the business litigation arena.
Englander Fischer announces Joelle Bordeaux will join the Firm providing further depth to the firm’s litigation teams. Bordeaux, a Florida Bar Board Certified specialist in Business Litigation, will handle an extensive variety of commercial and business litigation matters in state and federal courts as well as in administrative agencies.
Englander Fischer welcomes Kent Whittemore to its business litigation team. Whittemore will work in the group’s complex litigation section, from class action to business, commercial, and insurance disputes. Whittemore's extensive leadership credentials include serving as former President of the St. Pete Bar Association and Director of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association.
Englander Fischer announces a new Regulatory and Compliance practice group chaired by Dionne Fajardo. Fajardo has 30 years of experience in the financial services industry and 17 years of experience in this specialty. Fajardo will continue to aid investment advisers and broker dealers by revising policies/procedures for compliance with industry rules, regulations and best practices.
Codina Partners announces it has hired Rick Moreno as its new Chief Financial Officer. Moreno will be responsible for overseeing the company's accounting, taxation, treasury, financing and forecasting. Moreno will also assist the CEO and Executive Team on strategic and tactical initiatives as they relate to operations, development and investments.
Florida health coverage rate is better but still lags most of the U.S.
Numerous Florida college rankings drop under new U.S. News methodology