Joanne Ferchland-Parella has been hired as vice president of institutional advancement at Nova Southeastern University.
Jorge Gonzalez, general manager of Mandarin Oriental in Miami, has been promoted to executive vice president of the southern region. He will oversee the hotels on the southeast coast of the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. He will also maintain his position as general manager of the Miami hotel, which he has held since July 1999.
Mark Budwig, president and founder of S.MARK Graphics, has been named chairman of the Board of the Directors of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.
Other new members to the 2008 Board include:
Karen Unger, American Document Management
Chuck Malkus, Malkus Communications
Michael Long, Broward Education Foundation
Gregg Sjoquist, The Wasie Foundation
Holly Svekis, South Florida Business Journal
Peter Feldman, New Phase Realty
Robert Boo, Gay & Lesbian Community Center
Jan Northrop, Bank of America
Robert Beatty, Broward Times
Pam Adams, Adams Consulting
Mercedes Hanabergh, Eastern Financial Florida Credit Union
Dan Young, Book Pros
Dev Motwani, Merrimac Ventures
Jennifer Lee McCloskey, Elite Staffing
Courtney Crush, Crush Law
The boutique Miami law firm Avila Rodríguez Hernandez Mena & Ferri has named two partners to its corporate and financial services group.
Tania Rodriguez has been promoted to chief operating officer of the Voices For Children Foundation.
The mission of the foundation is to raise funds to ensure that every abused and neglected child in Miami-Dade County has a court-appointed Guardian Ad Litem and that financial assistance and other resources are available for their health, educational and social needs.
Joseph Leuci has been hired as an executive vice president of sales and marketing at 1Vault Networks. The Fort Lauderdale company offers colocation, disaster recovery and hosted IT servers.
He was previously a regional director at Sprint Communications.
Raymond A. Perez has been hired as a senior managing director in the in the transaction advisory services practice at FTI Consulting. He is based in Miami and will lead the corporate finance Latin America practice.
Seth Gordon and Tia Diaz-Balart have formed a new communications firm in Miami named Gordon | Diaz-Balart.
Del Cueto Marketing Group in Miami has expanded its operations to include creative development, production services, branded entertainment, grass roots promotions and retail marketing services, and has hired the following executive partners:
- José R. Pérez as Director of METEORO. Formerly, he was senior vice president of programming and entertainment of Univision and NBC/Telemundo.
- Manny Vila as director of creative services of CREATIVOH. Formerly, he was vice president of corporate image and creative services at Telemundo.
- René Nuñez as director of RELACIONES, which focuses on special events and grass roots marketing. Formerly, he was president of NGM Advertising Agency.
- Marcelo Salup as director of RESULTADOS, which is the firm's media management unit. Formerly, he was executive vice president and international media director of Foote Cone & Belding worldwide.