Isabel Marin has joined Pacific National Bank (PNB) as senior commercial lender. She has more than 30 years banking experience and will be responsible for loan origination and portfolio management. Before joining PNB, she was senior vice president, commercial lender at Executive National Bank in Miami from 2004 to 2010. She also was in charge of loan origination and portfolio management at Executive National Bank. Before that, she was vice president, commercial lending, at BankUnited.
Joseph Gutman has joined Mount Sinai Medical Center as a specialist in treating patients with diabetes. Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Gutman has been a practicing endocrinologist since 1985. He most recently was director of Diabetes America, Inc., in Chandler, Ariz., which specializes in providing care for patients with diabetes. Before that, he practiced with Elan Medical Associates in Tempe, Ariz. and Santa Monica Bay Physicians in Santa Monica, Calif. He also was a solo practitioner in Diamond Bar, Calif.
Catalina Avalos has been named a member of the board of directors of ChildNet, a nonprofit organization devoted to managing the child welfare system in Broward County. She is a director of the labor and employment practice at the law firm of Tripp Scott in Fort Lauderdale. She has been with the firm since June 2009.
Larry Latson named director of pediatric interventional cardiology at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Larry Latson has joined the pediatric cardiac program at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood as director of pediatric interventional cardiology. He has more than 30 years experience in interventional cardiology for congenital heart disease, including techniques for treatment in patients of all ages. He joins Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital after 18 years at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio, where he was the first chairman of pediatric cardiology and medical director of the cardiac catheterization lab at the Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Diseases.
Peter Andolina has been named executive director of M1 Land Sales and Development Sites Group, a division of Metro 1 Properties, Inc., in Miami. He served as deputy director and was an attorney for the Miami Downtown Development Authority for 13 years before moving into real estate brokerage. In 1990, he partnered with commercial real estate specialist Edie Laquer to broker land sales in the Coconut Grove, Brickell and downtown Miami areas. In 1994, he founded Andolina Real Estate, concentrating on properties in the Biscayne corridor north of downtown.
Steve Wilson has been promoted to chief executive officer of The Service Companies (TSC), a hospitality, casino and vacation ownership outsourcing company in Miami Lakes. He joined TSC in 2008 as the senior vice president of operations and general manager. He was named president in December, 2010. Before joining TSC, he spent 20 years with Global Hyatt Corporation in operations and financial management.
Mary Harris has been named senior vice president, director of marketing at BankUnited. She will oversee the bank’s corporate communications, public relations, advertising and community relations. Before joining BankUnited, she was president of Mary Harris, Inc. where she created and delivered business development workshops and seminars to corporate clients, including Fortune 500 companies, and provided marketing and branding coaching to executives. Before that, she was public relations manager of Neiman Marcus, Fort Lauderdale.
Howard Borsa has been named vice president of sales for Vutec Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of projection screens and audio/visual (AV) accessories in Coral Springs. He will be responsible for leading the implementation of projection screen products and accessories for residential and commercial AV markets nationwide and in Canada. He was national sales manager for Mitsubishi and has 30 years of executive experience in Pro A/V and Home Theater.
Martin S. Simkovic has joined the firm of Lyons & Lurvey, P.A. in Miami as a shareholder. He specializes in complex commercial litigation at the trial and appellate levels in state and federal court and will lead the civil litigation practice for the firm. Before joining Lyons & Lurvey, he was a shareholder in the litigation department at Stearns Weaver P.A. in Miami. He also was an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law for four years, teaching legal research and writing.