Jungle Island has appointed Ashley Serrate as public relations manager. In her new position, Serrate will oversee the park's public relations initiatives and media relations. Prior to joining Jungle Island, Serrate worked at South Florida public relations firm, Kreps DeMaria.
The Family Resource Center of South Florida, a provider of child welfare services Miami-Dade County, has appointed Dorit Matthews as its new director of development. Prior to joining the Family Resource Center, Matthews was the development director of Teach for America.
Problem resolution and real estate services firm Douglas Wilson Cos. has opened a Miami office and appointed Terri Echarte as regional managing director. Prior to joining Douglas Wilson, Echarte was a managing director of the Miami office of Holliday Fenoglio Fowler.
Eddie Borrego has been appointed South Florida regional director for Sen. George S. LeMieux (R-FL). He was previsouly external affairs director for Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum.
Kyle D. Grandusky has been inducted as president of the Palm Beach branch of the American Society of Civil Engineering. Grandusky has been an employee at civil engineering firm Engenuity Group for six years.
Manny J. Rodriguez, Miami-Dade regional director for Florida Power & Light Co., has joined Florida International University's engineering management advisory board. The board provides counsel to the university's engineering management master of science program.
Total Bank, headquarted in South Florida, has promoted Lourdes Rey-Wilson to executive vice president. Previously senior vice president for the bank, Rey-Wilson will oversee the bank's human resources operations.
1st United Bank has named Harriet Robkin vice president and branch manager of the bank's North Miami Beach Banking Center. She was previously a senior vice president at Executive National Bank.
Grant Thornton has promoted Noah Leopold to senior associate, corporate tax services. Leopold was previously an associate in corporate tax services with the firm.
Pridelines Youth Services has elected Eddie Serrano and Richard Murry to two-year terms on the the organization's board of directors. Serrano, a higher education and health consultant at Huron Consulting Group, will head the group's grants committee. Murry, founding partner of The Treister Murry Agency, a Miami Beach-based public relations and marketing firm, will head the group's marketing committee.