July 28, 2014

Elizabeth Coto named VP, market manager at U.S. Century Bank

Elizabeth Coto has been named vice president, market manager at U.S. Century Bank. She will oversee all personal and business banking efforts in the Hialeah and Miami Lakes area, and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the branch. Before, she was a vice president, branch manager at Citibank. She began her Elyedit2_jpegcareer in banking at U.S. Century Bank in 2002 as a teller. She has been involved with the March of Dimes and various chambers of commerce. She currently serves as secretary for the Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce. She attended Miami Dade College and is pursing an MBA at the University of Miami.

Best advice she ever received: The best advice I have received in my career comes both from experience, and from my father, who is also my career mentor: “A goal without a plan is just a dream.” At an early age, I drew out my career plans through my retirement. With the base I have built, I look forward to having a long, successful banking career filled by changing clients’ lives through finance.

Maria Isabel Hoelle named at Arnstein & Lehr

Maria Isabel Hoelle has been named a partner in the Miami office of Arnstein & Lehr. Before, she was partner and led the litigation group at the Miami office of Fowler Rodriguez. Hoelle has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in public administration from Florida International University and a law degree from the Catholic University of America. HoelleMary_web

Henry Capote named CFO at Coral Gables Hospital

Henry Capote has been named chief financial officer at Coral Gables Hospital. He has been the hospital’s controller for three years, and he has been interim CFO since April. Capote has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Florida Gulf Coast University. 

Chanteya Lawrence named sales performance manager supporting BoA's South Florida teams

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has been named sales performance manager supporting the Bank of America’s banking center teams in South Florida. Lawrence previously worked with the company’s Dealer Financial Services in Jacksonville. She has a bachelor’s in marketing from the University of Florida and an MBA from the University of North Florida.

Samuel A. Brown named VP of advertising at Miami Herald Media Co.

Sam-Brown-500x425Samuel A. Brown has been named vice president of advertising at the Miami Herald Media Co. He most recently was vice president of digital solutions for the Northeast Ohio Media Group, and he succeeds Alexandra Villoch, who was promoted to president and publisher in April. Brown has a bachelor’s degree in producing for the electronic media from Syracuse University.

Alejandro Ortega named sales director at Zoomin.TV

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has joined Zoomin.TV as sales director. Before, he was managing director, United States and Latin America, at Mobeleader. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and an MBA from the Instituto de Empresa Business School in Madrid.

Brittany Dahlberg named VP, entertainment at South Florida Gold

Brittany Dahlberg will be vice president, entertainment of South Florida Gold, which is a member of the American Basketball Association, and will be based in Boca Raton. Currently she is with Event Show Productions of Tampa. She a graduate of the University of South Florida and attends the New York Institute of Art and Design, seeking a certificate in event planning. Brittany sflgold

Luis Roldan has been named executive VP, COO at America CV Network

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has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer at America CV Network stations in Miami, New York and Puerto Rico. He will be based in Miami. Before, he was executive vice president at TVC Equity in Puerto Rico, a private equity media corporation. He has a bachelor's  
degree from Fordham University.

Katelyn Tozien named VP of major gifts and planned giving, United Way of Broward

Katelyn Tolzien has been named vice president of major gifts and planned giving at United Way of Broward County. Before she was a senior development officer within the organization. She has a bachelor’s degree in public relations and an MBA from the University of Florida. Katelyn Tolzien, VP of Major Gifts & Planned Giving at United Way of Broward County

Osmel 'Ozzie' Delgado named COO at Cleveland Clinic Florida

Osmel “Ozzie” Delgado has been appointed chief operating officer at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Delgado, who joined Cleveland Clinic 15 years ago, was most recently its director of operations. Delgado has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Barry University, a doctor of  pharmacy degree from Nova Southeastern University, and an MBA from Florida Atlantic University. Ozzie Delgado

Armando Bucelo Jr. joins Roig Lawyers

Armando J. Bucelo Jr. has joined Roig Lawyers as a senior partner in the Coral Gables office. He will be statewide chair of real estate and banking practices for the firm. He has an associate’s degree from  Miami Dade College and his bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Miami.  BuceloJr_Armando-030614

July 21, 2014

Marla Wilson named exec director, Honey Shine Mentoring Program

Marla Wilson has been named executive director, Tracy Wilson-Mourning’s Honey Shine Mentoring Program. This nonprofit organization, based in Miami, was created to provide young girls with opportunities and experiences that will help them grow into confident, productive and socially aware citizens. Before, she was the business development consultant for 1 Percent Circle, the consulting group she founded based in Atlanta. Clients included the National Black College Hall of Fame, Wells F Marla Wilson (1)argo, and the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Central Oklahoma, where she studied broadcast and print journalism

Best advice: The best advice that she has ever received was from her grandmother: “Respect who you are when nobody else is watching.” Wilson says this is basically a lesson in integrity. You have to be happy with who you are and what you do, regardless. 

Bobby Gusman to be managing broker at Howard Ecker & Co.

Bobby Gusman will be managing broker at the new Miami office of Howard Ecker & Company, a tenant representation firm based in Chicago. Before he was director of leasing at  American Ventures Realty. Gusman attended Florida State University.​

William Yahr is hotel manager at Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove

William Yahr has been named hotel manager at the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove. Before, he was at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, where he was room executive. Yahr has a degree in hotel, restaurant and institutional management at Penn State University. William Yahr HeadShot (1)

Dr. Brian Bethea named regional medical director of cardiovascular surgery at Tenet Florida Physician services

Dr. Brian T. Bethea has been named regional medical director of cardiovascular surgery at Tenet Florida Physician Services. He is on-staff at Delray Medical Center and Florida Medical Center, and his practice will be based in Delray Beach. His educational background includes medical school at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Surgery in Baltimore.

Christopher Marlowe, Todd Michaels named partners at The Haggard Law Firm

Christopher Marlowe and Todd Michaels have been promoted to partners at The Haggard Law Firm. Marlowe, who has been with the firm since 2008, has a bachelor’s degree from Rhodes College and a law degree from the University of Miami. Michaels, who joined the firm in 2009, has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a law degree from the University of Miami.

Karen Chastain, Chris Bielski named to senior posts at The Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

Karen Chastain  and Chris Bielski  have been named to senior posts at The Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa. Chastain is now general manager. Before, she worked with the Marriott Western Regional Team as the regional director of finance and accounting. Chris Bielski was named director of sales and marketing. Before, he was market sales leader in South Florida at Marriott International. He has a bachelor’s degree in hotel and restaurant management from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

David Monter hired as VP, controller, at Professional Bank

David_MonterDavid Monter has been hired as vice president, controller, at Professional Bank based in Miami. Before, he was vice president and assistant controller at Great Florida Bank. Monter received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Florida International University and a master’s degree in accounting from Nova Southeastern University.

July 14, 2014

Shed Born named chief executive director, Camillus Health

Shed Boren has been named chief executive director of Camillus Health. Before, he was chief executive officer of Sister Emmanuel Hospital in Miami. He also was executive director of Special ImmunShed_Borenology Services for Mercy Hospital in Miami, where he designed and implemented Miami-Dade County’s largest vertically integrated service delivery network providing medical and social services to persons living with HIV/AIDS. He is a social worker who received a Ph.D. in sociology, and an MBA, from the University of Miami, and he has a graduate certificate in Catholic healthcare ethics from Saint Louis University.

Best advice he ever received: It is better to err on the side of charity and compassion rather than righteousness. This advice was given to me by Sister Edith Gonzalez, a nun that I worked with for years. She died last year. She was my friend and colleague, and a mentor. 

Janet Chase, Yadira Hiraldo, Todd Kesterson in new posts at Kaufman Rossin

Recent hires and promotions at Kaufman Rossin in its Miami office include: 

Jchase --Janet Chase, left, who has been named director of business valuation. Before, she was senior manager at Ernst & Young. She has a bachelor’s in mathematics and an MBA from the University of Rochester.

--Yadira Hiraldo, right,
who has been named associate principal in the firm’s tax department in the Miami Hiraldo Yadiraoffice. Before she was a director. She received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Puerto Rico and a master’s degree in taxation from the University of Hartford. 

--Todd Kesterson, below, who has been named director of Family Office Services. Before, he was a director of Family Office Services at Rothstein Kass in Dallas. He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from the University of North Texas.

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Ann McCowan starts A.C. McCowan CPA PLLC

Ann McCowan has started A.C. McCowan CPA PLLC, a full-service tax & accounting firm. Before she was tax director at Price Waterhouse Coopers. She has degrees in business, economics and accounting from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has served on the Board of Directors of the YWCA of greater Miami-Dade for the last five years as the Treasure and curr Image001 (3)ently serves as the Board President. 

Patricia Siles named tax director at Goldstein Schechter Koch

Patricia Siles  has been promoted to tax director from senior manager at Goldstein Schechter Koch. Siles has a bachelor’s, and a master’s of accounting, from Florida International University. 

April Dahl named partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson

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has been promoted from associate to partner in Hinshaw & Culbertson’s Fort Lauderdale office. Dahl, a litigation attorney, received her law degree from Notre Dame.

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Billy Hayes named VP, sales operations, at Southeast Toyota Distributors

Billy HayesBilly Hayes has joined Southeast Toyota Distributors as vice president of sales operations. For the past two years, Hayes has been based in Japan where he been Nissan’s vice president of Global Zero Emissions Vehicles. Hayes, who served in the U.S. Army Reserves as a medic, has a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and management and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Bates College.

Christopher R.J. Pace joins Jones Day as a partner

Christopher R.J. Pace has joined the Miami office of Jones Day as a partner in its business and tort litigation practice. Before he was a partner at Weil, Gotshal and Manges LLP. He is a former assistant United States attorney for the Southern District of Florida, law clerk to Justice Anthony Kennedy of the U.S. Supreme Court , and law clerk to Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Pace has a bachelor’s of business administration from Southern Methodist University and his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania.​ Christopher R.J. Pace

Emilio J. Alvarez-Farré named a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig

Emilio J. Alvarez-Farré has been named a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig in its Latin American and Iberian Practice Group and Miami Corporate and Securities Practice Group. Before, he was a partner at the Miami office of White & Case. Alvarez-Farré, who has a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, has a law degree and an MBA from The University of Chicago. Alvarez_Emilio_J

July 09, 2014

Jarred Diamond is exec VP at HEAT Group Enterprises

Jarred Diamond is now executive vice president of HEAT Group Enterprises, the marketing and booking arm of AmericanAirlines Arena. Diamond has been with The HEAT Group since 1999 when he began his career as a gJarred Diamonduest information agent. Since then, he has also served as director of event services, assistant general manager and vice president of programming. Before that, he worked for Radio City Music Hall and Madison Square Garden as well as Delaware North. Diamond has a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management from Florida International University.

Best advice he ever received: Treat everyone with respect. However, don’t spend 80 percent of your time on 20 percent of your business.



Patricia Zeiler named exec director at Fort Lauderdale Historical Society

Headshot ZeilerPatricia Coyle Zeiler has joined the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society as executive director and will oversee all aspects of the organization, including membership, fiscal budget and events. She also will spearhead and manage the development of new programs and initiatives. She previously worked for downtown Fort Lauderdale‘s Transportation Management Association.​

Steven Kelton named director of construction for 321 North in Plantation

Download (1)Steven M. Kelton has been named director of construction for 321 North, a development at the former Fashion Mall in Plantation. The development is owned by Plantation-based U.S. Capital Holdings. Kelton has managed construction for several South Florida locations, including Bayside Marketplace in Miami and Las OlasRiverfront in Fort Lauderdale. He was most recently general manager and senior project manager for CoreStates Inc. 

Jim Pyburn named director of Port Everglades' business development division

Image002Jim Pyburn has been named director of Port Everglades’ business development division. Pyburn was the director of marketing and business development for Latin America at Port Tampa Bay. Before that, he worked for Tropical Shipping, Tec Marine Lines and Emery Worldwide. He is a graduate of the University of Houston.