April 30, 2013
Neighbors 4 Neighbors has named Andy Abbate to its board of directors and marketing committee. He is the president of Tenbrook Associates Marketing & Public Relations. He also serves as the secretary of the Town of Medley Chamber of Commerce and a mayoral appointee to the Town of Medley Economic Development Committee.
The Board of Commissioners for Broward County Housing Authority has named Jennifer Nicole as chair. She is an attorney and shareholder at Gunster, Yoakley and Stewart, PA. Nicole is also a member of the Junior League of Fort Lauderdale.
Also at Broward County Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners, Mercedes Nunez has been named vice chair. She is also involved with the Muscular Dystrophy Association and was recently recognized as a Hispanic Woman of Distinction by Latina Style.
Mario Ruiz has been named senior vice president of talent development and strategy for Telemundo Media. Before joining the company, he was a consultant and executive producer at the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. He also worked at Univision Networks as vice president of talent from 2004 to 2011.
West Kendall Baptist Hospital has named Aida Shafer as chairman of its board of directors. Before this promotion, she was vice chair. Shafer is the owner of Viciana & Shafer, P.A., a certified public accounting firm in Coral Gables. She also serves on the Baptist Health South Florida board of trustees.
Priscilla Rosario has been named assistant vice president and branch manager for Compass Financial Credit Union. Before joining the credit union, she was the branch manager for more than six years at Dade County Federal Credit Union. She has experience in branch operations, team building and relationship banking.
The Norton Museum of Art has named Holly Davis as deputy director of development. Before joining Norton, she was assistant dean for development at the University of Miami’s College of Arts and Sciences. She has also served as chief development officer at the School of Management at George Mason University in Virginia.
LEO A DALY has named Cheri Pavlik as director of business development for the firm’s West Palm Beach and Miami offices. She has more than 25 years of experience in construction, real estate development, project planning and interior design. Before joining the firm, she was director of business development for Hedrick Brothers Construction and vice president of planning and operations for Allied Capital and Development.
Name: Louis Ferreira
Company: Banesco U.S.A.
New position: Executive vice president and chief credit officer.
Past experience: Served as national bank examiner in the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency at the U.S. Department of Treasury. Worked as chief lending officer at Banco Santander Central Hispano, S.A., in New York City. Served as commercial lending officer at National Westminster Bank, N.A., in New Jersey.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?: “In this business, a ‘trust, but verify’ approach ensures integrity and reputation sustainability.”
April 26, 2013
Riviera Health Resort has named Julio Tamayo as director of clinical management and outcomes. He has 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Before joining Riviera Health Resort, he worked in several roles at West Gables Rehabilitation Hospital, including director of quality management and director of case management/utilization review department.
Myron Blackmon has joined Oasis Outsourcing as executive vice president of operations. Before joining the company, he was senior vice president of customer service and delivery for Ceridian US HRS. He is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the National Association of Professional Background Screeners.
Name: Sam Elfawal
New position: President of U.S. operations
Past experience: More than 25 years of experience in global IT services. Served as global director for Dow Services Business at the Dow Chemical company. Worked at IBM Global Business Services and SAP Americas, where he was director of business development and channel sales for four years.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?: “The best advice I received I found applicable in many aspects of life, from business management to raising kids. It is, ‘Don’t expect what you don’t inspect.’ It’s great advice as long as it’s coupled with self-regulation so it’s not taken to an extreme.”
April 17, 2013
Fernando Harb named vice president of tourism sales at Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau has named Fernando Harb as vice president of tourism sales. He has worked with the company since 2007, handling domestic sales and supporting the international market. He successfully launched Greater Fort Lauderdale as the first U.S. destination in the Virtuoso luxury travel tourism program.