Maria Agon McCarthy has joined Sperry Van Ness Miami. She worked as the real estate manager and senior vice president for Citigroup. McCarthy has bachelor and master’s degrees from Florida International University.
Christopher Butler has joined the special investigation unit at Florida Peninsula Insurance Company as an investigator responsible for the South Florida area. Butler worked with the Florida Department of Health.
Joel A. Kattan of Sperry Van Ness Commercial Realty has been named senior director and branch manager of the new Miami office. Kattan joined Sperry Van Ness in 2012.
Anthony Peragine and John Lonardo also have joined the Miami office of Sperry Van Ness Commercial Realty. Peragine will be part of the industrial real estate team headed up by Kattan. Lonardo will focus on retail, office, and industrial sales and tenant/landlord representation throughout Miami-Dade County.
Bioheart Inc. president/CEO Mike Tomas has been named chair of the eMerge Innovate Advisory Board of eMerge Americas, a technology showcase to take place in Miami Beach. eMerge Innovate will bring thousands of innovative entrepreneurs, investors and industry luminaries together for a five-day event May 2-6, 2014.
Traci Miller has been named vice president business development and marketing for Miller Construction Co. Miller is a shareholder who joined Miller in 1993.
Janessa Cabo, vice president and managing director, and Rebecca Chi, assistant vice president and sales director, join the management team of TotalBank’s Doral Plaza Banking Center. Cabo was with BankUnited. Cabo has a bachelor degree from Florida International University. Chi was with BankUnited. Chi has an associate degree from Miami Dade College.
The Centro Mater Foundation announced three new board members: Miriam Roman, Octavio Verdeja and Elizabeth van Walleghem. Miriam Roman retired after 39 years as the executive director of Centro Mater Child Care Services Inc. Roman has a master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University. Verdeja is managing partner of Verdeja & De Armas LLP. Verdeja has a bachelor degree from the University of Miami. Van Walleghem, who was a Centro Mater Child Care Services student as a child, is senior vice president of private wealth services for Merrill Lynch in Miami.
Michael D. Kroll, vice president of Miller Legg, was appointed by Governor Rick Scott to the Florida Board of Landscape Architecture. The appointment is for a term ending Oct. 31, 2016. Kroll has a bachelor degree from the University of Florida.
John England joined Miller Legg as senior project engineer. England has a bachelor degree from the University of Florida and a bachelor degree from Penn State.
Juan A. Selaya has been reappointment to the Broward County Housing Authority by Gov. Rick Scott. Selaya is owner of JAS Property Marketing Corp. and his term ends Nov. 18, 2015.
Roberta Pilipunaite has joined SBI Realty as a sales agent. She was at the Keyes Co. Pilipunaite has a bachelor degree from Vytautas Magnus University.
Esslinger?Wooten?Maxwell Realty International added nine associates who have joined the company’s Las Olas office branch at 1700 East Las Olas Blvd.
Grace Appleton was the vice president of business development for Bishop Fleet Optimization in Boca Raton.
Antonio Bellissimo was at JMW Construction Corp. in Boynton Beach, where he worked as a project manager and designer.
Pierre Richard Galette was a sales associate for Engel & Völkers in Bal Harbour.
Marika Esther Hartman was a real estate sales associate for Prestigious Homes Realty in Boca Raton.
Kathleen Joseph worked as a phone support representative for The Answer Group in North Lauderdale.
Martin Kurzner worked as a sales associate for Realty World Capital Group in Fort Lauderdale.
Nicole McKenney formerly worked as an account manager for Starmark International in Fort Lauderdale. McKenney has an MBA from Nova Southeastern University.
Mahmoud “Vinnie” Mustafa boasts extensive entrepreneurial experience, having owned and operated several businesses.
Rashon Shelton worked as a carpenter for an interior design company in Miami. Shelton studied business at Monroe College in New York.
Felicity H.C. Fang joins Bloom, Gettis & Habib as principal. Fang has a master’s degree from the Keller Graduate School of Business, an MBA from the Strathclyde Graduate Business School in Glasgow, Scotland, and a bachelor degree from the National University of Singapore.
Angel Medina Jr. was named president at Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust. He joined Gibraltar in 2011. Medina has an MBA from Florida International University.
Camille Dominguez has been named a lead engineer in the Miami office of Parsons Brinckerhoff. Dominguez has an MBA from Florida International University and a bachelor degree from the University of Puerto Rico.
Ana Martinez has been named director of philanthropy and creative strategies at the Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade. She was director of corporate partnerships, events and marketing for Hispanic Unity of Florida. Martinez has a bachelor degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from Florida International University.
Barbara K. Norland has been named director of philanthropy and community development at the Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade. She was director of the Junior Orange Bowl. Norland has a master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University and a bachelor degree from Luther College.
Alejandro “Alex” and Enrique Jordan have joined the investment sales team in the Coral Gables office of NAI Miami. Alejandro has represented real estate investors in acquisitions and dispositions, marketing and development of real property. Enrique has more than 15 years of experience owning an international lumber, plywood, and building material company.
Elizabeth Vergara has been appointed director of leasing for South Florida for Adler Realty Services. Vergara was director of leasing at Codina Realty Services. Vergara has a bachelors degree from Nova Southeastern University.
Vijay “Vic” Narang and Douglas A. Harrison were appointed by Governor Rick Scott to the board of commissioners for the South Broward Hospital District and Laura Raybin Miller and Jose Basulto were reappointed:
Narang of Davie is the chief executive officer of GDKN Corp. Narang has a bachelor degree from VRCE in Nagpur, India, and a master’s degree from the University of Detroit.
Harrison of Pembroke Pines is senior litigation counsel for Hollywood. Harrison has bachelor and law degrees from the University of Florida.
Miller of Hollywood is a financial adviser with UBS Financial Services. Miller has a bachelor degree from Florida International University.
Basulto of Hallandale Beach is the founder and president of Basulto Management Consulting. Basulto has a bachelor degree from Florida International University and an MBA from Cornell University.