Michael Clutter has been named chief credit officer at Republic Federal Bank, based in Miami.
Jose Solsona has been hired as vice president of commercial lending at Union Credit Bank. Previously, he was vice president with The International Bank of Miami.
Marc Fest has been appointed as vice president of communications for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. He succeeds Larry Meyer, who has become senior communications officer and remains secretary to the board of trustees.
Fest joined the foundation in March 2007 as director of communications.
Jim Dow has started the Jim Dow Agency, a public relations firm based in Pembroke Pines that specializes in representing companies from the international trade services sector. He was most recently the editor of American Shipper’s Florida Caribbean Connection.
After practicing six years as a shareholder with Berger Singerman, Tom Wells has started his own firm as Thomas O. Wells. It is located at 540 Biltmore Way in Coral Gables.
Matthew S. Greer, chief executive officer of Carlisle Development Group, has joined the Board of Directors of the Coral Gables Trust Company.
The chamber serves the business interests between the UK and South Florida, focusing on business activities across the North Atlantic. In recent years, the chamber has broadened its role to include business development opportunities between the UK, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Patricia K. Smith has been appointed chief information officer of the non-profit organization Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe. Previously, she was global vice president of IT at Stiefel Laboratories.
Intercredit Bank in Miami has hired two executives:
John D. Holt has been promoted to executive vice president of Dade County Federal Credit Union. He previously served as the credit union’s senior vice president of member services and operations.