Dr. Jan Bellows has been elected president of the American Veterinary Dental College. Bellows, a veterinary dentist, owns and operates All Pets Dental in Weston.
Sherry Stein, left, vice president of sales operations with The Ultimate Software Group in Weston, and Barbara Bergevin, local market manager with BankAtlantic, were recently elected to the board of directors for Children’s Harbor in Pembroke Pines.
Richard "Jeff'' Greene has been named chief development officer at Voices For Children Foundation, a nonprofit organization supporting the 11th Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program. Most recently, Greene served as business development executive at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.
Manuel A. Garcia-Linares, managing shareholder of the law firm of Richman Greer, has been elected chairman and president of the Florida Association of Managing Partners, a support group for mid-sized law firms in Florida. Garcia-Linares’ practice focuses on commercial and class action litigation as well as corporate and transactional matters.
Carmen Miller, a manager of account services at Fort Lauderdale-based McKinley Insurance, has been promoted to vice president of client services, She will be responsible for the servicing of the firm’s group benefits division. Prior to joining McKinley, Miller was a senior group benefit representative for HIP Health Plan of Florida.
Josh Yelen has been promoted to vice chairman for administration in the Department of Pathology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He most recently served as director of the Office of Special Programs and Resource Strategy at the Miller School of Medicine.
BankUnited has named Suzanne Ross senior vice president and Bank Secrecy Act officer. She will oversee BankUnited's BSA, anti-money laundering and Office of Foreign Assets Control compliance activities. Ross joins BankUnited from Sabadell United Bank Miami, where she was senior vice president and chief compliance officer.
Marvin Díaz has been named managing director for Mexico by American Airlines. Díaz will be responsible for operations at the 14 destinations American serves in the country. He will also be responsible for the two reservations centers American operates in the country. Most recently, he served as American's managing director of finance for the Mexico, Caribbean and Latin American region.
Mike Valdes-Fauli been named president of The Jeffrey Group, a Latin-focused integrated communications agency. Valdes-Fauli has risen through the firm from account manager to president in six years.
Robert Cannellos has been appointed president of the U.S. Green Building Council South Florida chapter. He was most recently vice president of the organization.