Sidney C. Calloway, partner with Shutts & Bowen, has been appointed to be the 99th chair of the Board of Directors of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.
William A. Garzozi has been promoted to executive vice president of credit administration for U.S. Century Bank. Previously, he was senior vice president.
Lydian Bank & Trust has appointed new members to serve on its Regional Board of Directors:
Barry M. Brant of Berkowitz Dick Pollack & Brant CPA's and Consultants,
Jose I. Juncadella of Fairchild Partners,
Barbara E. Kahn of the University of Miami's School of Business Administration,
and Oscar Seikaly of NSI Insurance.
Dustin K. Young has been promoted to executive vice president of lending for Turnberry Bank. Previously, he was senior vice president and corporate secretary of the bank.
Jorge S. Kuperman, president and chief executive officer of JSK Architectural Group in Miami Beach, has been reappointed to the Miami Beach Planning Board for a two-year term. He also serves on the board of the Miami chapter of American Institute of Architects.
Johnnie James has been named executive managing director for the Florida practice of RSM McGladrey/McGladrey & Pullen. Previously,he co-founded the accounting firm of Tedder, James, Worden & Associates, which eventually became the third largest firm in Central Florida and later merged with RSM McGladrey/McGladrey & Pullen.
Carlos F. Garcia, partner at Goldstein Schechter Koch, has been appointed to the Alliance Partners' Advisory Council Board for BDO Seidman Alliance, an association that presents opportunities for other accounting and consulting firms to expand their services to their clients.
Larry "Bud" Meyer is retiring as senior communications officer on Feb. 1 from the Miami-based John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
He joined the foundation in November 1995 as director of communications. He became vice president of communications in 2002, and vice president and secretary in 2004. He supervised the foundation's communications department, media and public relations efforts, publications and web sites.
Prior to work at Knight, Meyer worked at The Miami Herald from 1981 to 1995, serving as executive assistant to the publisher his last four years. He also worked as a reporter and editor at The Fort Myers News-Press, The Columbia Missourian and the Hannibal (Mo.) Courier-Post.
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation promotes excellence in journalism worldwide and invests in the vitality of the U.S. communities where the Knight brothers owned newspapers. Knight Foundation focuses on projects with the potential to create transformational change.
Rick L. Thurman has been appointed vice president of sales for RestaurantMinute.
Rick Burch has been elected chairman of The Realtor Association of Greater Miami and the Beaches.