Pierluigi Gazzolo, president of MTV Networks Latin America, has been promoted to chief operating officer for MTV Networks International. He will be responsible for MTV Networks' widespread international operations. He has been with MTV Networks Latin America for more than 15 years, where he successfully led the organization's ambitious efforts to regionalize its operations from Miami to Buenos Aires.
Jose Antonio Rios has been appointed as chief executive officer of Vadium Technology and a member of Vadium Technology's board of directors. Previously, he has held position as senior executive at Global Crossing, Telefonica, Hughes Electronics, Galaxy Latin-America, and the Cisneros Group of Companies.
Howard M. Glicken, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the Coral Gables-based Americas Group, has been elected chair the advisory board of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. In this role, he will support the foundation's fundraising endeavors, specifically focusing on securing major gifts. Previously, he served on the foundation's board of directors, and has served as a private sector advisor in the Clinton Administration.
Daily Bread Food Bank, an organization providing food to the hungry, announced new members to its board of directors: Diana Brooks, managing partner and co-founder of VSBrooks; Martin Cohn, director of marketing at Grant Thornton; Allison Miller, director and shareholder of Stearns Weaver Miller Alhadeff & Sitterson; and Orlando Roche, regional president of Lydian Bank.
Mitchell E. Widom and Glenn L. Widom, attorneys at the law firms of Blizin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod and Silver Garvett & Henkel, repspectively, are serving as co-chairs of the annual Mellon United National Bank Keymorada Invitational Fly-Spin Tournament. They co-founded the tournament in 2005 to raise awareness and fund research and education initiatives to help find a cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
The law firm of Gunster has promoted four attorneys to firm shareholders:
Robert H. Friedman, a member of the firm's Business Litigation Practice Group;
John C. Moran, a member of the firm's Private Wealth Services and Probate Litigation practice groups;
Nicholas W. Robbins, a member of the firm's Technology and Entrepreneurial Companies and Corporate practice groups;
and Jennifer Nicole, a member of the firm's Business Litigation practice group.
Mark Fleisher has been named partner with the firm. Previously, he served as of counsel. He has represented public and private corporations, domestic and international, in transactional, corporate
governance and general corporate matters
Neil S. Rollnick, partner and chair of the national Real Estate Department at the law firm of Adorno & Yoss, has been named partner-in-charge of the Miami office. In this role, he will maintain his practice and be responsible for the internal day-to-day management of the Miami office while spearheading external marketing and communication efforts. Previously, he was vice chairperson of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, member of the University of Miami Citizens Board, and founder of Mt. Sinai Hospital. He has been the chairman of the Board of the Selma Oritt Foundation since 1972.
Jezabel Llorente has been named partner for the law office of Tew Cardenas. She joined the firm in 2002 as an associate and focuses her practice on labor and employment law, appellate advocacy and complex commercial, securities, and real estate litigation. She is a member of the American Bar Association and the Dade County Bar Association.