Kristine Kurek Melanson was appointed senior marketing manager at C.T. Hsu + Associates in Orlando.
Old Florida National Bank has added David Gragg as senior vice president, market manager; John Calpey as senior vice president, business development; and Diane Winn as assistant branch manager at the Winter Park branch location.
Gunveen Nirh was appointed vice president, wealth advisor at Comerica Bank in Orlando.
Boards of Directors
John Gildea, a member of a private equity group in Europe; Ken Kinsella, chairman and chief executive officer of Global Resources Corp.; Edward Szofer, chief executive officer of Seneca Global Inc.; and Blaise Foglietta, portfolio manager at Pic Finance SA in Geneva, Switzerland; have been appointed to the board of directors of International Power Group Ltd., headquartered in Celebration.
Florida Public Relations Association Orlando Area Chapter 2010-2011Board of Directors are Wendy Jo Moyer, communications manager with Workforce Central Florida as president; Mandy Taylor, campaign manager, Jennifer Thompson for District 4 County Commission Campaign as immediate past president; Amanda Forbes, senior account executive, Fry Hammond Barr Inc. as president-elect; Kelly King, partner, Fulcrum Business Solutions as secretary; Tami Karaba, development coordinator, Coalition For The Homeless of Central Florida as treasurer; Rachael Gmerek, communications specialist, Kissimmee Utility Authority as assistant treasurer; Allie Stevens, account executive, Fry Hammond Barr Inc. as vice president of membership; Lenora Spence, communication outreach specialist, Metroplan Orlando as assistant vice president of membership; Vanessa Bouffard, digital media specialist, CHEP and Jennifer Izzo, account executive, Costa DeVault as vice presidents of professional development; Jed Dunstan, operations communication manager, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts and Shaloni Prine, coordinator, alumni programs, University of Central Florida Alumni Association as vice presidents of Roast and Toast; Chris Gent, vice president of corporate communications, Kissimmee Utility Authority as vice president of technology and online communications; Suzi Albrecht, owner, Albrecht Communications as Vice President of Publications; Amy Bunn, public relations manager, Engauge and Kendall Litton Jensen, communications specialist, Seminole State College of Florida as vice presidents of Image Awards; Cynthia Lambert, senior public relations specialist, Metroplan Orlando as vice president of outreach; Stefanie Macfarlane as vice president of accreditation; Ryan Dumas, director of communications, United Cerebral Palsy of Central Florida as vice president of media relations; Ryan Sheehy, advertising/public relations instructor at Nicholson School of Communication as advisor to Quotes student chapter at the University of Central Florida; and Robin Cusimano, assistant director of advancement, Rollins College – Hamilton Holt School as advisor to Communiqué, the association's student chapter at Rollins College.
Darla Sharpe was hired as senior strategic marketing manager for Valencia Community College in Orlando.
Gregg Biro was hired as director of business development for Resource Consulting Group in Orlando.
Dr. Brian Leung has joined the team of orthopaedic surgeons at Florida Hospital East Orlando.
Melissa Fritsche was appointed general manager of Marriott's Harbour Lake in Orlando.
Nicky Lytus was hired as sales executive for Realty Executives Central Florida in Dr. Phillip.
Steve Miller has joined the sales team of Olde Town Brokers in Thornton Park.
Terrence Hart was hired at BishipBeale commercial real estate firm in Orlando as a sales associate and Marc Borling was hired as office specialist.
Robert Horton was promoted to senior vice president of Commercial Florida Management in Orlando and Kerri Marinov was promoted to vice president.
Valerie Flaherty has been appointed a real estate associate for the Clermont/Davenport area at Morris Williams Realty.
Corey Roland of Altamonte Springs was appointed Wausau Window and Wall Systems representative for Florida and Georgia.
Judy Lee was appointed president of the Florida Opera Theatre in Central Florida.
Carol Gonzalez was appointed business development manager at Risk Transfer Programs in Orlando.
Maen Hussein, medical staff member and cancer liaison physician at Central Florida Health Alliance, which includes Leesburg Regional Medical Center and The Villages Health System, recently received an Outstanding Performance award for serving as a liaison between the hospitals' cancer program and the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
Central Florida Chapter of Professional Florida Surveyor & Mapping Society honored James L. Petersen, vice president of Southeastern Surveying and Mapping Corp. in Orlando, as Surveyor of the Year and Celeste B. van Gelder, of Southeastern Surveying and Mapping Corp. in Orlando was awarded National Society of Professional Surveyors Certified Surveyor Technician Assistant of the Year.
Robert Folger was honored as the inaugural Distinguished Alumni Endowed Professor in Business Ethics by the University of Central Florida College of Business Administration.
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