Daniel J. Frank, associate for the law firm of Fowler White Burnett, has been elected to the board of directors of the Chile-U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The organization promotes cultural and economic integration between Chile and the United States through an ample range of activities that include seminaries, businesses' missions, congerences and artistic and cultural events.
Patricia McKay, a loan consultant with nine years of experience in the mortgage industry, has been hired for the Residential Lending Team at Great Florida Bank. Previously, she was a senior loan officer at Florida Residential Mortgage. Prior to that, she worked at Paramount Pictures for over a decade, where she received numerous awards, including "Employee of the Year'' in 2002. She is a member of the National Association of Mortgage Brokers, the Florida Association of Mortgage Brokers and of Business Network International.
Donald F. Wolfe has been named vice president of Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates (NBWW). He will be responsible for handling additional business development, marketing strategies, further planning and designing NBWW's most advanced projects, and overall project management. Previously, he served as partner and senior associate at NBWW.
MTVNLA also announced the promotion of chief financial offiver Juan Carlos "JC" Acosta to senior vice president and will expand his role to include executive in charge of production. He has built a successful track record in a variety of key roles with major media companies including Disney, MGM and NBCU/Telemundo.
MTVN has also appointed Jose Tillan as general manager/executive vice president of MTV Tr3s. Previously, he was presient of MATT Entertainment, a boutique artist management company.
Allen Pegg has become a partner in Murai Wald Biondo & Moreno, where he specializes in commercial litigation and arbitration. Previously, he was a litigation associate with Hogan & Hartson prior to joining Murai Wald Biondo & Moreno.
The Law Office of Brian D. Buckstein, a law firm that focuses on Employment Law and Commercial Litigation, has opened an office is West Palm Beach. Led by Brian D. Buckstein, the firm is dedicated to providing the highest quality legal service to employees, executives, and small employers in employment disputes as well as individuals and business organizations in complex commercial disputes.
Peter Mundel, professor of medicine and cell biology and anatomy, has been named chief of the newly formed Division of Molecular Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Previously, he was director of the Basic Research Program in the Division of Nephrology and Hyertension. He will also serve as the Department of Medicine's vice chair for research.
Fernando U. Diez has been promoted to vice president of operations for Marin and Sons. He will be responsible for the execution of both political and private campaigns on the local, state and federal level. Previously, he was an associate in the firm.
Calixto Garcia-Velez has been appointed regional executive of FirstBank Florida, a subsidiary of First BanCorp. In addition to his regional responsibilities overseeing the management of all of First BanCorp business compnents in Florida, as well as acting as bank representative in local market activities and government affairs, he will also serve as an executive vice president of First BanCorp.