Greetings Business, Cinnabar Ventures, the Fort Myers-based creators of the Yippy, www.yippy.com, cloud-based applications services, has appointed Linda Starr as chairman of the board. Prior to this appointment Starr was corporate vice president and chief sales strategist for Advanced Micro Devices.
The Cornerstone Group, a fully-integrated residential real estate firm, providing development, construction and property management services for rental communities throughout South Florida, has hired Donald L. Sanders as vice president of marketing and training. Most recently, he served as the national vice president of marketing, training and design for The Laramar Group.
Dade Community Foundation has appointed seven new members to its board of governors: Marta Anido, a CPA with Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra; Mitchell Bierman, partner with law firm of Weiss, Serota, Helfman, Pastoriza, Cole & Bonsike; Ana Lopez-Blazquez, chief strategic officer for Baptist Health South Florida and chief executive officer of Baptist Health Enterprises; Michael A. Marquez, managing director and senior resident officer for Bessemer Trust; Juan Martinez, vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; David Samson, president of the Florida Marlins; and John Schaufelberger, senior vice president of global product marketing for Burger King Corp.
Irela Bague has been reelected chair of the board of directors for Girl Scout Council of Tropical Florida for a second three year term. She previously served three years as chair and four years as a member-at-large on the board of directors and was chair of the governmental relations task group. Bague is president of Bague Group, a public relations and governmental affairs firm in Coral Gables.
Fish Consulting, a full-service communications firm specializing in franchise marketing and public relations, has recently named Chad Cohen as vice president, and has hired Stephanie Goldman as an account director, and Amanda Rich as an account manager.
Preferred Care Partners has named Guido Gonzalez as vice president of social services. Gonzalez will oversee the social services department at Preferred Care Partners, which offers eligible seniors assistance at no additional cost in applying for state and federal benefits. Gonzalez was previously the director of social services, government programs at Vista Health Plan.
Arnold Shevin has joined Zumpano Patricios & Winker as partner and chair of the alternative dispute resolution practice. Shevin joins ZP&W after nearly nine years as a shareholder at Berger Singerman, where he served on the firm's transaction team and was a former team manager.
Managing partner Lance A. Harke, of the Miami-based commercial litigation and consumer class action law firm of Harke & Clasby, has been appointed treasurer of The Legal Services of Greater Miami.