DeAndre Phillips has been promoted to manager of business communications of the Miami Heat.
Bank of Coral Gables has hired Timothy Christian as senior vice president and credit officer.
Ocean Bank has hired Diana Mantellini as vice president and wealth management manager of the LeJeune office. Previously, she worked for Citibank/Citicorp Financial Services in Puerto Rico as banking and investment sales director.
Leticia Carrazana has been hired at BankAtlantic as vice president and store manager of the bank's new North Hialeah location. Most recently, she was the branch manager for HSBC in South Miami.
Mark Ford has been hired at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino as vice president of finance. He previously worked at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Conn. as vice president of finance.
Also, Bill Mabrey has been hired at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino as vice president of operations. He was vice president of hotel, entertainment, and convention operations for Caesars Indiana from 2000 to 2008.
Matthew W. Goodman has been promoted at real estate firm CresaPartners to principal and shareholder with the Miami office. He previously held the title of senior vice president.
Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA), a public-private, non-profit business organization that strives to develop Miami's downtown area, has named four new board members. They are:
David Williams Jr., director of community relations with Informed Families/The Florida Family Partnership, has been appointed to serve on the Children’s Trust Governing Board of Miami-Dade County.
He also has been elected as chairman of the Miami Gardens/Opa-Locka Child Murder & Youth Violence Prevention Coalition.
Andrew High, an attorney with the Fort Lauderdale office of Fowler White Burnett, has been elected to the board of trustees for Florida Ocean Sciences Institute (FOSI). He focuses his legal practice on maritime and shipping law.
FOSI is a juvenile offender rehabilitation program that provides juvenile delinquents who meet certain criteria with an alternative to detention. It focuses on rehabilitation and behavior modification through teaching seamanship and aquatics in addition to normal school subjects.
Richard J. Fidei, a partner with the law firm of Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate, has been elected vice president of the Gulf States Chapter of the Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals (AICP).