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September 21, 2018

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Ultimate Medical Academy, Tampa

Linda Mignone has joined UMA as Chief Marketing Officer, and will lead UMA's marketing and communications efforts. Mignone brings almost 25 years of experience in strategic, brand and direct marketing with firms including Kaplan and DHL. Mignone has contributed to Fortune/CNN on leadership and management, and advises Merci360 and other start-up and incubator organizations. read more >

Florida Economic Development Council, Tallahassee, FL

Scarlett Phaneuf, northwest Florida economic development representative for PowerSouth Energy Cooperative, earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), a national recognition that denotes a mastery of skills in economic development, professional attainment and a commitment to personal and professional growth. read more >

SWFL Properties LLC, Naples

Ed Boeder, a veteran commercial real estate broker, opened SWFL PROPERTIES in Naples (www.swflProperties.Net). Ed finds income-producing commercial property to add to/diversify an individuals investment portfolio, including 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges and represents buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants for office, retail and industrial property and commercial land. read more >

Interview with Ron Edwards of Evans Properties Inc

Ron Edwards, president & CEO of Evans Properties Inc., explains the impact citrus greening has had on major agricultural holdings throughout the state, and offers industry alternatives for large land use in Florida. read more >

Interview with Michael Minton of Dean Mead

Michael Minton, Chair of the Agribusiness Industry Group and the Solar Industry Group at Dean Mead, details how tax law changes, resulting from the recently passed Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, are affecting agribusiness development and business relocation trends. read more >

VyStar Credit Union, Jacksonville

VyStar announced Jenny Vipperman as the credit union's new Chief Lending Officer. Vipperman is responsible for all aspects of the credit union's lending operations, including mortgage, consumer and indirect lending portfolios, along with collections and sales. She will play a key role in the credit union's commitment to remain a reliable borrowing source for members. read more >

Van Horn Law Group, Fort Lauderdale

Chad Van Horn, Esq., was named a 40 Under 40 Award recipient from the South Florida Business Journal for his career achievements and community involvement. Van Horn, 34, owns Van Horn Law Group, P.A., the largest bankruptcy firm in Broward County based on number of filings ( The firm filed 657 bankruptcy cases from August 2017 to August 2018, more than double the second-place annual filings. Van Horn's success rests on his vision for providing holistic solutions to overwhelming debt and the effective efforts of a 24-member team. The firm's mission is to restore peace of mind to those in financial distress by providing first rate, affordable legal services with compassion and respect. Visit read more >

Medixall Group Inc, Fort Lauderdale

MediXall Group, a Ft. Lauderdale-based technology organization, has appointed Dr. Steven Gass to its Strategic Advisory Board. Gass is the CEO of CoreChoice, a national specialty network for radiology and neurodiagnostic studies. As an advisor, Gass will provide guidance/support on strategic initiatives as the company accelerates business growth, and expands its services. read more >

Medixall Group Inc, Fort Lauderdale

MediXall Group, a Fort Lauderdale-based technology organization, has appointed Benjamin L. Frosch to its Strategic Advisory Board. Frosch built Frosch Medical Compliance, Inc. into a leading firm that provides services designed to assist physicians. Frosch will work closely with leadership to consult on business strategy, sales/marketing, and strategic partnerships. read more >

American Oncology Network, Fort Myers

Bradley Prechtl was named CEO of American Oncology Network, a management network for thriving community oncology practices, providing administrative and contracting services and tools that help practices benefit from economies of scale and revenue stream diversification. Prechtl also is CEO of Florida Cancer Specialists, America's largest private oncology group practice. read more >

Broward Health, Fort Lauderdale

Broward Health has appointed Katherine Ross as its new chief information officer. read more >

Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL

Moffitt Cancer Center appointed Dominic Seraphin as the new vice president of Strategic Alliances & Network - a group dedicated to expanding access to Moffitt's high-quality cancer care to more people. Seraphin will concentrate on creating innovative partnerships to offer Moffitt services to more patients throughout the Tampa Bay area and beyond. read more >

Skyway Capital Markets, Tampa

Andrew Fenton has joined Skyway Capital Markets as a Managing Director, focusing on advising high yield, growth equity and real estate clients. He is an established real estate executive covering all aspects of the industry. He was recently a co-founder of a successfully listed REIT on the New York Stock Exchange focused on specialty industrial properties. read more >

Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, P.A., West Palm Beach, Florida

Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley recently announced that attorney Edward V. Ricci was recently selected as a shareholder of the firm. Since joining the firm in 2008, Mr. Ricci has successfully tried numerous personal injury and wrongful death cases to verdict and obtained significant settlements on behalf of his clients. He has advocated for his clients in complicated cases involving product defects, medical malpractice, automobile negligence and premises liability. Mr. Ricci was born in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He is a graduate of Georgetown College and Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Ricci has been selected by his peers annually for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and Florida Super Lawyers. read more >

Going fishing

Over the course of his 36-year career at USF, Peter Betzer was skilled enough at persuasion that he accomplished big things... read more >

Florida Icon: Judith A. Bense

Former UWF President Judith A. Bense, sheds light on what she learned growing up on a dairy farm and more. read more >

A checkup on Florida's health

This month's coverage includes information about health in the state overall. read more >

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