Elizabeth Vergara has been named director of leasing at Adler Realty Services. Before, she was director of leasing at Codina Realty Services. She has a bachelor’s in business management from Nova Southeastern University.
November 29, 2013
Allen Morris Company has announced these hires to lead the launch of Allen Morris Residential: Dennis Suarez, director of development, The Allen Morris Co., and managing director, Allen Morris Residential; Gordon Crozier, director of investments; and Kevin Blakey, director of construction. Suarez is the former vice president of the Southeast region for Archstone. He has degrees in architecture and building construction from the University of Florida. Crozier, a CPA, was previously at Deloitte and Touche. He has bachelors’ degrees in finance and business administration in accounting from Florida Atlantic University and a master’s in taxation from Florida International University. Blakey has managed the construction of Portofino Tower, South Beach and 50 Biscayne in Miami.
Roger Casey has been named CFO of Armchem International in Fort Lauderdale. Before, Casey, a CPA, had owned his own firm and was also a controller of several mid-sized national corporations. He received his bachelor’s of business administration in accounting from St. Louis University and an MBA from San Diego State University.
Donald J. Rudawsky has been appointed vice president of institutional effectiveness at Nova Southeastern University. He had served as interim vice president of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness since January and previously was its executive director and senior research associate. He received his bachelor’s from Miami University in Ohio, and his master’s and doctor of philosophy in psychology from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio.
Espírito Santo Bank has announced these appointments to its executive team: Rafael Madan as senior vice president/head of wealth management; Carlos Modia as chief financial officer; and Andrew Methven as chief operating officer. Madan was most recently the managing director of Wells Fargo Advisors in Miami. He is a graduate of Florida State University. Modia had been the bank’s senior vice president and chief operating officer. Methven had been with the Royal Bank of Canada, most recently as the head of operations and technology in Miami for RBC - International Wealth Management. He holds a bachelor of commerce from Queen’s University in Ontario and an MBA from the University of Toronto.
Andres Miyares has been named chief operating officer of CC Devco Homes, a Codina-Carr company. He most recently was executive vice president responsible for all development and home-building activities, including Monterra in Cooper City. Miyares holds a master’s in business administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a bachelor’s degree from Boston College.
Jason Lewis Walton, Ph.D., has been named executive director of donor relations at Nova Southeastern University. He joins NSU from Lynn University in Boca Raton, where he was chief of staff and staff liaison to the board of trustees. He was co-chair of the debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in 2012. He received his doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies from Vanderbilt University.
TotalBank has named Janessa Cabo, left, vice president and managing director, and Rebecca Chi as assistant vice president and sales director, as the new management team for its Doral Plaza Banking Center. Cabo previously was with BankUnited, where she most recently held the position of branch manager/hub manager, responsible for three locations. She has a bachelor’s in business administration from Florida International University with a major in finance. Chi was also previously with BankUnited, where she was assistant branch manager. She has an associate degree from Miami-Dade College.
Melanie Jolles has been named president and private banker at Bank United overseeing the bank’s yacht lending program. In this new position, Jolles will be responsible for further developing BankUnited’s yacht lending program as an extension of its private banking services. She will work out of the downtown Fort Lauderdale branch. She has spent the past 12 years focused on luxury yacht financing. She most recently served as national sales manager for Scott Financial Services in Fort Lauderdale, a subsidiary of Société Générale. She is a frequent presenter for the Florida Yacht Broker Association, educating the yacht industry on changes in marine lending. She attended Florida Institute of Technology and has an associate's degree from the University of Maryland, College Park.
November 16, 2013
Mike Sanchez joins Enterprise Risk Management, a Coral Gables-based cyber security and IT consulting firm, as senior vice president. He will be responsible for technical projects and business expansion. Previously, he was with Transworld Payment Solutions and VISA. He is a Marine Corp veteran, and graduate of University of Miami with a degree in computer engineering.
Maura Kohl has been named director of finance and operations at Blanca Commercial Real Estate, based in Miami. Her previous experience includes positions at Lynd Asset Management, among others. She has a bachelor’s in English literature from Tufts University and an MBA from Fordham University.
November 15, 2013
Israel “Izzy” Alfonso has joined Akerman LLP as a partner in the firm’s real estate practice group in Miami. He joins the firm from Greenberg Traurig. He received his bachelor’s from the University of Miami and his J.D. from New York University.
Richard Davis has been appointed vice president of Nova Southeastern University’s regional campus network and online education. He’ll lead the planning, development and enrollment management of NSU’s campuses and its online education programs. He was the founding dean of NSU’s College of Healthcare Sciences. Davis received his bachelor’s of science in occupational health from the University of Southern Illinois-Carbondale, his bachelor’s of science in physician associate from the University of Oklahoma, a master’s in adult education from Troy State University, and a doctor of education from Nova Southeastern University.
Upendra Mody has been named vice president of total rewards at JM Family Enterprises. Mody will be responsible for the human resources functions of compensation, healthcare and retirement benefits, workers compensation and HR data management. Since 2011, he has served as assistant vice president of the company’s Enterprise Project Management Office. Mody has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the National Institute of Technology in India and an MBA from Florida Atlantic University.
VSBrooks ADVERTISING, a Coral Gables-based integrated marketing firm, has announced the firm’s new principals: Group Account Director Veronica Carrillo, Director of Administration/HR Barbara Marchena, Director of Interactive Media Daniel Timiraos, Comptroller/Business Manager Marlene Torres, and Director of Broadcast Production Eric Zamorano.