People On The Move

March 1
Yoani Sanchez, Cuban blogger and independent journalist, has been recognized by Florida International University with the Medallion of Courage for pursuing and defending a noble cause at a personal cost.

Richard Prusan has joined the Fitzgerald Group as business development director in Fort Lauderdale. Prusan is a business account development for Ion Interactive.

Danais Perez has joined BankUnited as vice president and business banker of the Miami-Dade market. She was a business banker with City National Bank.

Claudio Bono has joined Aloft Miami Doral as general manager. He was general manager of The Congress Hotel Ocean Drive.

Luis Alicea has joined Atlantic | Pacific Cos. as director of business development in Miami. Alicea was owner and president of LUNA Sales Group in Fort Lauderdale.

Marilyn Fizer March has joined the Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade as executive director. She was senior development director of Easter Seals of South Florida.
Mary Arda has joined Swire Properties as director of marketing and public relations. Arda was founder, president and chief executive officer of MarketLeader.
 

Feb. 26
Michael Belski has been named senior vice president of leasing and marketing of Global Tower Partners, a communications and real estate firm in Boca Raton. Belski was vice president of leasing and marketing with the firm prior to his promotion.

Jarrod E. Greene has been named store manager of TD Bank in South Beach. Green was assistant manager of the store.

Chris Apone has been named first vice president of CBRE in Miami. Apone was vice president of the firm.

Brian A. Cohen has joined Wescott Financial Advisory Group, a wealth management firm in Coral Gables, as director of client development. Cohen was senior account executive of Fidelity Investments in Aventura.

Gerardo Murray has joined the International Hotels Group as vice president of strategic marketing services for Mexico, Latin America and Caribbean regions. Murray was chief executive officer of Casa Grande Suite Hotel.

The Bonaventure Resort & Spa has added Amy Hyde and Deborah Puccio as sales managers and Jose Castro as director of revenue management. Hyde was a sales manager for the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau. Puccio is a former sales manager of the LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort in Naples. Castro was director of revenue management of the Mayfair Hotel & Spa.
 

Feb. 25
Michael I. Daszkal, managing partner and co-founder of Daszkal Bolton, has been named treasurer of the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University.

Lourdes Alatriste has been named partner of Engel & Völkers, a real estate firm in Miami. Alatriste was a real estate adviser for the firm.

Jessica Hinners has joined Brenner Real Estate Group as a commercial associate. Hinners was vice president of Auburn Communities, a development and management firm for affordable housing in Delray Beach.

Susan Renneisen has been named vice president of community affairs and special events of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood. Renneisen was vice president of community affairs and special events of the hotel and casino.

Donna Abood, founding partner of Colliers International South Florida, has been named to the Florida State University College of Business Hall of Fame for her success in her career and contributions to the university.

Richard Laviña, vice president and regional president of commercial banking of HSBC Bank USA’s Southeast region, has been named chairman of the board of directors of the Health Foundation of South Florida.
 

Feb. 21
Rachelle Ginsberg has joined Realty Masters as vice president of business development in Fort Lauderdale. She was a real estate broker of The Carlton Group in New York.

Christine A. Gluschick-Marici has been named store manager of TD Bank’s Sunshine Square store. Marici was vice president of Regions Bank in Boca Raton.

Yosvani Fernandez has been named vice president and managing director II of TotalBank. Fernandez was assistant vice president and sales director II of the bank.
Sheila Villareal has been named vice president and sales director of TotalBank. Villareal was premium finance operations manager of the bank.

Anthea M. Pennant has joined Carrfour Supportive Housing as director of fund development and external affairs. Pennant was director of development and external affairs for Feeding South Florida.

Rick Gonzalez, chief executive officer and principal of REG Architects in West Palm Beach, has been named vice chair of Florida Historical Commission.

David W. Roda, chief investment officer of the Southeastern region of Wells Fargo, has been named to the Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation board of directors.
 

Feb. 20
Susy Alvarez Diaz, an adjunct professor of the University of Miami, has been named interim director of entrepreneurship programs for the School of Business Administration. Diaz is president and chief executive officer of ADG Omnimedia.

Alexander L. Pinacho, vice president of TD Bank, has been named store manager of the bank’s Aventura store. Pinacho was assistant store manager of TD Bank in Miami.

Rafael Vazquez has joined the Intercontinental Hotels Group in Miami as director of sales for Latin America and the Caribbean. Vazquez was director of sales and marketing of the Bulgari Hotel in Brazil.

Augustin Arellano, vice president of OHL Arellano Construction, has been named chairman of the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind.

Fernando A. Capablanca, managing director of Whitecap Consulting Group in Coral Gables, has been named to the board of directors of Ocean Bank in Miami.

Horacio LeDon has joined Douglas Elliman Real Estate as president of development marketing in Florida and senior managing director of development marketing in New York. LeDon was a senior sales representative with Related.
BBX Capital has named Kirsten I. Uebrig director and operations manager and Terry Frank director of strategic projects. Uebrig was vice president and senior project manager of BankAtlantic. Frank was senior vice president and manager of strategic project with BankAtlantic.
 

Feb. 15
C. Todd Everett has joined Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services in Fort Lauderdale as a senior associate. Everett was a broker with NAI Merin Hunter Codman.

Steven C. Barre has joined McCraney Property Co. as managing director in West Palm Beach. Barre was chief executive officer and board member of Tigrent.
J. Stephen Nouss has joined Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants as chief consulting officer in Miami. He was senior vice president finance, accounting and operations of Precious Metals.

Beatrize Martinez has joined One Sotheby’s International Realty as a multimillion dollar agent. Martinez is the founder and owner of Ingenia Real Estate Group.
Mike Tiufekchiev; Mike Pritchard; Brick Toifel, vice presidents of operations; and Brent Sergot, general manager of third party business operations, have been promoted at World Omin Financial Corp. Tiufekchiev has been named group vice president of originations. Pritchard has been named group vice president of operations. Toifel is vice president of Southeast Toyota Finance Sales and Dealer Services. Sergot is now president of DataScan Holdings and subsidiaries DataScan Technologies and DataScan Field Services.

Miami Association of Realtors and the Realtors Commercial Alliance of Miami have named four board members:
Natascha Tello of Keller Williams Realty Partners, chair
Fernando I. Martinez of FM Realty Corp., residential president
Michael Silver of CBRE, president of the Realtors Commercial Alliance
Judith C. Baker of Prudential Florida Realty of president of the Broward board of governors.

Feb. 11
Yoani Sanchez, Cuban blogger and independent journalist, has been recognized by Florida International University with the Medallion of Courage for pursuing and defending a noble cause at a personal cost.

Richard Prusan has joined the Fitzgerald Group as business development director in Fort Lauderdale. Prusan is a business account development for Ion Interactive.

Danais Perez has joined BankUnited as vice president and business banker of the Miami-Dade market. She was a business banker with City National Bank.
Claudio Bono has joined Aloft Miami Doral as general manager. He was general manager of The Congress Hotel Ocean Drive.

Luis Alicea has joined Atlantic | Pacific Cos. as director of business development in Miami. Alicea was owner and president of LUNA Sales Group in Fort Lauderdale.
Marilyn Fizer March has joined the Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade as executive director. She was senior development director of Easter Seals of South Florida.

Mary Arda has joined Swire Properties as director of marketing and public relations. Arda was founder, president and chief executive officer of MarketLeader.
 

Feb. 7
R. Lee Hodges was named vice president of development for the Housing Trust Group. Hodges was senior vice president of development for Penn Florida in Boca Raton. Hodges has a masters of business administration from Florida International University and a bachelor degree from Kennesaw State University.

Eric Amat joins the investment sales team in the Miami office of Sperry Van Ness South as a senior adviser. Amat was a summer associate for Goldman Sachs. Amat has a bachelor degree from Rollins College and a law degree from the University of Miami.

Scott L. Meyer was named controller for Banyan Finance LLC. Meyer worked for Deloitte & Touche. Meyer has a bachelor degree from the University of Miami.

Juan Luis Toro, a private client advisor, was promoted to managing director at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management. Toro has a bachelor degree from Boston University.

Jennifer Santana has joined ONE Sotheby’s International Realty as Director of Development Operations. Santana was with Fortune International Realty. Santana is a graduate of the University of Central Florida.

Ellen R. Segal joins Century Risk Advisors as executive vice president of insurance operations. Segal was with USI Insurance Services LLC. Segal has a bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University.

John “Jack” Kelleher was promoted to vice president and chief financial officer at Miami Jewish Health Systems. Kelleher has a bachelor degree from the University of Scranton.

Sheryl Simon was promoted to senior lender, vice president in commercial lending, at TD Bank. Simon has two bachelor degrees from the University of Florida.
Yara De Abreu has been appointed vice president of developer solutions at Opulence International Realty. De Abreu is working with numerous developers in the market and focusing on growing the division for the company.

Terri Warren was promoted to senior vice president and retail administration support manager at BankUnited’s Miami Lakes headquarters. Warren was vice president and retail procedures manager. Warren has a bachelor degree from Barry University and an associate’s degree from Florida State University.

Diana Rivera was promoted to senior audit manager and Muhammad Farooq was promoted to audit manager at Kane & Co. Rivera specializes in financial auditing and forensic examinations. She has a bachelor degree from the University of Puerto Rico. Farooq specializes in financial auditing and various consulting services. He has a master’s degree from Florida International University and a bachelor degree from Florida Atlantic University.

Feb. 6
Timothy Wheat, regional vice president of the Pinnacle Housing Group, has been named to the Affordable Housing Council of the Federal Home Loan Bank Atlanta.

The Building Owners and Managers Association has recognized Peter Romero, senior property manager, and Milly Pinero, assistant property manager, of Taylor & Mathis. Romero was the recipient of the Principal Member of the Year and Pinero was named Assistant Property Manager of the Year.

Robert F. Klecinsky has joined Cushman & Wakefield as director of leasing for Palm Beach. He was a senior commercial associate with NAI Merin Hunter Codman.

Karolina Bednarska has joined JP Morgan as vice president and private banker of the Palm Beach office. Bednarska was a private banker with Wells Fargo.

Lynn Hutton has joined Tina Fanjul Associates as a broker associate. Hutton was vice president and broker of William Hutton Associates.

Terrence Brown, senior vice president and director of retail banking and chief marketing officer of Great Florida Bank, has been named to the board of directors of South Florida Center for Financial Training.

Feb. 4
Rachel Fox has been promoted to assistant executive director of the Mandel JCC Palm Beach Gardens. Fox’s former position as camp and children’s director has been filled by Sarah Potkin. Potkin has a bachelor degree from Sacred Heart University, where she competed in soccer and swimming. Fox joined the Mandel JCC staff in 2008.

Don Langdon joins Douglas Elliman Real Estate as managing broker at its Palm Beach office. Langdon was director of sales at Palm Beach Polo Golf and Country Club. He has bachelor degree from Appalachian State University.

Paul Waters has been appointed to the dean’s advisory council at Barry University School of Business. Waters is senior managing director of Cushman & Wakefield’s three South Florida offices. Waters has a bachelor degree from Boston College.

Charles Shane, president of Bryason Realty Corp., has been awarded the Certified Retail Property Executive designation from the International Council of Shopping Centers. The CRX is targeted to the retail sector executive, and designees have mastered a comprehensive body of retailing and retail property knowledge.

Juan C. Buade, Kenneth Cartwright and Fernando Figueroa join Lynx Construction Management as project superintendents. Buade brings more than 23 years of construction experience to Lynx. Cartwright, who will be coordinating and supervising construction activities and directing field personnel, has worked on such condo projects as Mystic Pointe, Hidden Bay and Sand Pointe. Figueroa has 25 years of construction experience with special emphasis on project estimating, site management and vendor and material management and purchasing.

Bernardo “Bernie” Larralde was promoted to director of information technology at Miami Jewish Health Systems. Larralde will be responsible for strategic IT planning and management to support the confidentiality, integrity and availability of MJHS’ information systems.

Keith Costello, president and chief executive officer of Broward Bank of Commerce, was appointed to the Fort Lauderdale Economic Development Advisory Board.

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