W. Brian Barrett has joined Roda Asset Management, a Miami-based money management firm, as a principal. He will oversee fixed income strategy and co-manage its portfolio models. He is a specialist in bond markets, financial futures, portfolio management and interest rate models. He previously served as the director of research at Mellon Bond Associates and as portfolio manager at Mackenzie Investment Management.
Robert Hohenstein has been named chief operating officer for the Miami-Dade County Fair. He will be responsible for all aspects of finance, human resources, marketing and entertainment at the fair. He was most recently senior director of marketing and sales at PARC Management in Jacksonville, where he managed a portfolio of 25 theme parks, water parks, family entertainment centers and NASCAR SpeedParks.
Glenn M. Cooper has joined Fowler White Boggs as a shareholder in the law firm’s Fort Lauderdale office. His practice focuses on assisting foreign companies and investors with the legal aspects of establishing and maintaining business and investment in the United States, particularly in Florida. His practice also includes corporate, business and contract law.
Robert Furniss-Roe has been named regional president of Latin America at Bacardi Limited. He will work out of the Bacardi Americas headquarters building in Coral Gables and will be responsible for leading all operations in the region for the internationally known portfolio of premium spirits. He was most recently chief of staff and vice president of global sales, corporate communications and corporate responsibility for Bacardi Limited.
Christina Gomez-Pina has been named corporate manager for Hispanic marketing and social media at Baptist Health South Florida. In her new role, she will be responsible for implementing a variety of Hispanic marketing and social media activities. She also will be responsible for overseeing Baptist Health’s presence at special events, fairs, media events and community activities. She was marketing director at the Miami Herald Media Company, where she spent 15 years in various departments.
John Allan has been named hotel manager of Gallery ONE, a Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel, located on the Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale. In his new role, he will oversee the operations and management of the 231-unit hotel. He was assistant general manager and director of sales of the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, where he oversaw the rooms division and sales operation for the hotel.