Antonio Dias has been named director of operations at United HomeCare (UHC), a South Florida nonprofit home health agency. He will be responsible for the business operations of the 37-year old nonprofit agency and for maintaining and enhancing United HomeCare's mission of offering home health and community care solutions for the elderly. He also will oversee the day-to-day operations of the agency and will seek to improve processes and outcomes. Before joining UHC, he was the regional executive director of a geriatric care management firm and licensed home healthcare company, overseeing three branch offices in South Florida. Before that, he held leadership positions with several New York-based home care companies, including Priority Homecare, Inc., and Unlimited Care, Inc. UHC cares for more than 5,000 frail elderly and disabled adults across Miami-Dade County.
Roger A. Slade has been named partner at the recently opened Miami office of Boyd & Jenrette. He will handle matters involving banking litigation, commercial collection matters, business fraud, privacy litigation, class actions, real estate, partnership disputes, employment and matrimonial litigation. He has more than 23 years of business litigation experience. He joins Boyd & Jenerette from the Miami firm of Pathman Lewis, where he was chairman of the firm's litigation department since 1999. He spent the previous 16 years of his career at Pathman Lewis.
Daniel F. Hires has been named regional vice president in commercial banking for Palm Beach County at TD Bank. He will be responsible for leading the bank in this market, including overseeing commercial banking, small business banking and related products and services at the 22 locations throughout Palm Beach County. Before joining TD Bank, he was a senior vice president/senior credit manager at First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. of North Carolina, and a senior vice president/senior lending officer at Sun American Bank, both in Boca Raton.
Michael V. Lopez has been promoted to senior vice president in charge of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance department at Coral Gables-based Marquis Bank. He will be responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of the bank's BSA and AML programs. He also serves as the bank's chief information officer. He Joined the community bank in April 2009. Before joining Marquis Bank, he served in similar capacities at Transatlantic Bank in Miami and at Ocean Bank in Miami.
Cheryl Jacobs, a Miami corporate communications official with more than 20 years in architecture who also has had leadership roles in association and nonprofit organizations, has been named executive director of the American Institute of Architects Miami Chapter. She will be responsible for executing the organization's strategic plan, developing the annual budget and helping the board identify key emerging issues and establish future direction. She has been the marketing and community relations director for Zyscovich Architects in Miami for the past 19 years, with responsibility for client and government relations, and business development. She was director of community relations from 2007 to 2011, director of marketing from 1992 to 2007 and joined the firm as an associate in 2003. She is currently vice chair of programs for the Urban Land Institute Southeast Florida/Caribbean District Council Advisory Committee and a member of the Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association Sustainability Council. She chaired several committees for the Greater Miami Chamber, including the Workforce Housing Committee and the Go Green Task Force.
Gerard Yetming has joined The Federated Companies, a real estate investment and development firm in Miami Beach, as vice president of capital markets. He will be responsible for managing the company’s acquisition, disposition, and financing activities. He has more than 11 years of experience in commercial real estate. Before joining Federated, he advised on commercial real estate transactions during his tenure as first vice president of investment properties for CB Richard Ellis’ multihousing group. He also served as president for several companies, including Advance Building Maintenance and Realcap Corporation.
Fred J. Menachem has been named development director at Children's Home Society in Miami. He is a former finance and political director to former Miami-Dade County Mayor Alex Penelas. He has been involved in local, statewide and national politics as a campaign strategist and political fundraiser for federal, state and municipal elections. He also has been actively involved in fundraising and public relations for nonprofit organizations. He was president of FJM Consulting Group, a public and private affairs firm. Most recently, he was director of development and alumni affairs at Johnson & Wales University.
Maribel Viteri has been named regional marketing director for Latin America for Molson Coors Brewing Co. She will be based in Miami. Before joining Molson Coors, she was international marketing manager for Flor de Caña Rum, where she led a successful social media initiative. Before that, she was marketing director for ESPN Deportes and multicultural marketing manager for DIAGEO.
Ruth Ann Marshall, former president, the Americas, for MasterCard International, Inc., has been named to the board of directors of Regions Financial Corporation. As president, the Americas, for MasterCard International, she was responsible for all major banking and retail relationships, governance, business development, global acceptance, product management, finance, planning, and human resources. Before joining MasterCard, she also held executive leadership positions within the payments card industry including her service with Concord, EFS; Electronic Payment Services, Inc.; and BUYPASS. In 2004 and 2005, she was named as one of Forbes' 100 Most Powerful Women, ans was named to Fortune's Top 100 Business Women in 2003. Marshall, a South Florida resident, also serves on the boards of ConAgra Foods, Inc., Global Payments, Inc. and Pella Corporation.
Joseph Guerra has been named president and chief executive officer of Home Federal Bank of Hollywood. Guy Lazzeri will remain as chairman of the board. Guerra had been president and CEO of MaxBank in Aventura since 2008. Before that, he was president of Turnberry Bank in Aventura. He also served as president and CEO of UniBank in Miami from 1993 to 2006. He is a director of the Spanish Cultural Center in Miami and was a bank examiner for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation from 1975 to 1985.