Mike Vincent, formerly EMS chief with the City of Pembroke Pines, has joined Atrus Inc., creators of the AED Link that provides registered location informaton to 911 call-takers in real time, as a business development representative.
Amy Ballon has joined ONE Sotheby's International Realty, as vice president of new development sales heading the firm's luxury development sales division in Broward County, as well as focus on special projects in Miami-Dade County. Prior to joining ONE Sotheby's International Realty, Ballon was director of sales for The Residences at Miami Beach.
Juan Carlos Fanjul joined United Way of Palm Beach County as senior director of workplace campaigns. Fanjul, a veteran television journalist and Emmy-award winning news anchor and reporter for 15 years, was most recently at WPEC-CBS 12.
Stacey Amodio, of West Palm Beach, was named program officer and grants manager for the Health Foundation of South Florida, a nonprofit grant-making organization that has awarded more than $100 million in grants and programs, including partnering with Broward Regional Health Planning Council on the Center for Disease Control Community Transformation Grant. Amodio, who oversees the Primary Care and Behavioral Health Priority areas of the Foundation's responsive grant-making program, was previously program manager for the Quantum Foundation in West Palm Beach.
The local nonprofit Bella's Angels Inc., which offers support to families of children with life-long disabilities, has established a board of directors for 2013-2014. Ed Tancer is chairman, and Patti Hamilton, Wade Litchfield, Daniel Martell, Steven McCraney, Patrick Rooney Jr., and Alyson Seligman are board members. Michelle Gonzalez is past president. Tancer is a shareholder at Gunster law firm in West Palm Beach. Hamilton is the vice president of marketing and communications at Southern Waste Systems. Litchfield is vice president and general counsel for Florida Power & Light Co. Martell is the president and chief executive officer of the Economic Council of Palm Beach County. McCraney is president and chief executive officer of McCraney Property Co. Rooney, a representative in the Florida House (District 85), is president of the Palm Beach Kennel Club and managing director and president for Rooney's Gastropub. Seligman is owner and president of the public relations, marketing and digital media firm Seligman Brand Strategies, in Palm Beach Gardens.
Ben Baez has joined the Waterstone Resort & Marina, in Boca Raton, as director of sales and marketing. Most recently, Baez worked with Benchmark Hotels & Resorts during the brand transition of Bonaventure Resort & Spa in Weston.
Lina Molina and Eric Ema recently joined the Fort Lauderdale-based accounting firm Keefe, McCullough & Co., LLP as staff accountant.
Thad Karwowski was promoted from assistant manager to general manager at Brimstone WFG Holding Co. LLC 's Brimstone Woodfire Grill in Pembroke Pines.
Morgan Pandula has joined The Law Offices of Richard Tendler in West Palm Beach and, additionally, the firm opened a new office at 950 Peninsula Corp Circle, No. 3006, in Boca Raton.
Marc H. Auerbach has joined McDonald Hopkins LLC as a Member in its business advisory and advocacy law firm's National Healthcare Practice Group. A former partner at K&L Gates, Auerbach is based in South Florida, where McDonald Hopkins has offices in Miami and West Palm Beach.
Robin J. King has joined the law offices of Panza, Maurer & Maynard as partner of its newly established Trust & Estates Practice Group, focusing on estate planning, guardianship, probate litigation and administration, and trust litigation and administration throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties.
Michael Coletti has joined the age management and wellness facility HealthGAINS, as chief executive officer, in Fort Lauderdale, from Coletti Development Group, a real estate development and investment management firm.
Nancy Teitelbaum has been named Director of Marketing for Unified Physician Management in Boca Raton. Teitelbaum will lead the execution of strategic marketing and communications initiatives and has worked in leadership roles at several South Florida hospitals, including Northwest Medical Center, West Boca Medical Center and North Ridge Medical Center.
Jim Scott was appointed to the Governing Board of the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority by Gov. Rick Scott. Jim Scott was first appointed to the SFRTA board in January 2005 and became the Authority's Chairperson in July 2006. Scott is a practicing attorney and is chairman and a founding director of Tripp, Scott law firm in Fort Lauderdale.
Carye Farrell was appointed as center manager at Quest Workspaces' new West Palm Beach office. In the past, Farrell managed more than three locations with Crexent Business Centers Palm Beach from 2007 to 2012. A small business owner, Ferrell publishes Distinctive Homes of Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast, a residential real estate magazine.
Sarah Alsofrom, Hanley Center Foundation's executive director of development and community relations, in West Palm Beach has been selected to participate as a new member in Leadership Florida's XXXII Annual Class Program. Leadership Florida enhances the knowledge and leadership abilities of Florida's leaders through educational programs and by encouraging collaborative work for the betterment of the state. Alsofrom joined the Hanley Center Foundation in 2012, and is responsible for organizing and implementing all developmental fundraising initiatives, advancing community outreach and directing all day-to-day operations. Prior to joining Hanley, Alsofrom was the public information officer at the State Attorney's Office of Palm Beach County.
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance board of directors announced its 2013-2014 executive committee which includes Gerard Litrento, senior executive vice president, retail and business banking, BankUnited as, immediate past chair. In addition, the executive committee is comprosed of Bob Swindell, president and CEO of the Alliance; Jennifer O'Flannery Anderson, Nova Southeastern University; Melanie Dickinson, South Florida Business Journal; Ray Ferrero Jr., Nova Southeastern University; Mason Jackson, WorkForce One; Chip LaMarca, Broward County Commission; Sandra Mayor, BankUnited; Peyton Moore, Avison Young; Stefan Pittinger, Peak 10; John P. Seiler, mayor of Fort Lauderdale; Michael Stamm, city of Pembroke Pines; Bill White, Compass Office Solutions; and Barry Somerstein, Greenspoon Marder.
Mikhail V. Gaushkin was promoted to vice president of marketing for Seminole Gaming for all gaming and related businesses at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos in Hollywood and Tampa, as well as five other Seminole casinos in the state. He is also responsible for Seminole Gaming's revenue management department and its customer relationship management. Gaushkin joined Seminole Gaming in 2009 as director of database/strategic marketing.
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