TotalBank has hired Martin X. Rivas, as vice president and assistant controller of the bank's finance department. Rivas was most recently manager of forensic services at KPMG.
Michael Spritzer, a partner with South Florida accounting firm Berenfeld Spritzer Shechter & Sheer, has been elected vice president of the Americas region of the International Association of Practicing Accountants.
Spritzer is in charge of Berenfeld's tax consulting and compliance practice.
República, a branding, advertising, interactive and communications agency in Miami, has named Milton Lebrón as creative director.
He has previously worked with a number of advertising agencies across the U.S., including Ogilvy & Mather, Euro RSCG and, most recently, López Negrete Communications in Houston.
Interval International, a global provider of vacation services, has promoted Raul Estrada to senior vice president of Global Member Services.
Verizon Wireless promoted Alex Senderoff to floating manager of retail sales in the Miami-South district. He will oversee all retail store operations from Doral to Homestead.
He has been with the company for 10 years.
South Florida chain Lime Fresh Mexican Grill has hired Angela Kenyon as vice president of development to help the Lime chain expand.
She was formerly director of new store development at Starbucks.
Attorney Edward Mullins, a shareholder at the law firm of Astigarraga Davis, has been named co-chair of the International Litigation Committee in the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association.
Brian G. Becker has founded Becker & Associates in Boca Raton, specializing in immigration law.
Julie Braman Kane has been sworn in as president of the Miami-Dade chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers.
An attorney at Coral Gables-based Colson Hicks Eidson, she will serve as president of the organization's Miami-Dade chapter during the 2009-2010 year.
The JW Marriott Hotel Miami has announced the appointment of Florencia Rotemberg as general manager.
Rotemberg has worked for Marriott International for nearly 20 years. Her prior experience includes working as the general manager for the Miami Marriott Dadeland & Courtyard Miami Dadeland.