Dr. Steven D. Wexner, chairman of the department of colorectal surgery, chief academic officer and emeritus chief of staff at Cleveland Clinic Florida, has been elected President of the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery (ABCRS). He has been a member of the board of directors since 2005. He served as president of the Florida Gastroenterologic Society from 2004-2005 and the South Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons from 2000-2004.
Shawn McGee has been named vice-president of sales & marketing at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Before joining the Speedway, he was with Atlanta Beat of Women's Professional Soccer, where he ran the professional soccer franchise as general manager and chief operating officer.
Roymi V. Membiela has been named corporate vice president of marketing and public relations for Baptist Health South Florida. She will lead Baptist Health’s marketing and communications efforts for all of its hospitals and facilities. She previously served six years as assistant vice president of marketing and public relations for Baptist. Before joining Baptist, she was senior vice president for KSR, a Coral Gables-based communications firm.
Martin Landtman has been named senior vice president, marine operations at Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines. He will oversee all aspects of marine operations for the line’s 22-vessel fleet and will be reporting to Ruben Rodriguez, Carnival’s executive vice president of ship operations. Landtman replaces Brendan Corrigan, who is retiring after 33 years with Carnival but will remain with the company during the transition process. Landtman spent two years as president of Aker Yards/STX Finland, Inc., one of the world’s largest shipbuilders, and five years as senior vice president at Teollisuuden Voima Oy (TVO), a privately owned electric company in Finland.
Peter Spillis has been named the new managing partner at the Miami law office of Weinberg, Wheeler, Hudgins, Gunn & Dial. He will oversee the day-to-day management of the office and carry out the office’s strategic goals. He has been a partner with the firm since 2007 and concentrates his trial practice on construction, catastrophic injury claims, healthcare litigation and product liability.
TotalBank has hired Rafael Cabrera as assistant vice president/mortgage loan originator, Lynette Pineiro as senior vice president/lender III and Luis Rodriguez-Molina as senior vice president/lender III.
Pineiro worked at Mercantil/Commercebank as regional real estate manager senior vice president in the Commercial Real Estate Department before joining TotalBank.
Cabrera has more than 25 years of experience in the mortgage business working as an underwriter and account executive for banks including, Vertice, a division of Wachovia Securities, Suntrust and Washington Mutual, now Chase.
Rodriguez-Molina also has more than 25 years of banking experience in branch management, private banking and lending. He was employed by Gibraltar Bank as senior vice president/chief development officer.
Catholic Hospice has named Marcos Rejtman medical director. He has more than 10 years of hospice experience and has an additional seven years of healthcare experience. He completed his family practice residency in Philadelphia and returned to South Florida where he initially specialized in geriatric medicine and eventually sub-specialized in hospice and palliative care.
Bercow Radell & Fernandez has promoted Melissa Tapanes Llahues and Michael “Mickey” Marrero from associates to named partners of the Miami zoning and land use firm.
Tapanes Llahues represents property owners, developers, corporate and institutional clients in federal, state, regional, county and municipal forums on an array of growth management, land use, zoning, subdivision, site planning, permitting, code enforcement, environmental, historic preservation, archaeological, and aviation matters.
Marrero primarily represents clients with development approvals throughout South Florida. He also specializes in historic preservation reviews, code enforcement proceedings and building code appeals. Before joining the firm, Marrero practiced land use, government relations and municipal law at Weiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza Cole & Boniske. He also has served as an Assistant City Attorney for the municipalities of Miami Lakes, Marathon and Islamorada.