Jill Finkelstein has been named president of the Florida Health Information Management Association (FHIMA). She will oversee activities focused on preparing the health information management workforce for industry and governmental changes, and lead the advancement of health technology. She is Broward Health Coral Springs Medical Center's Health Information Manager.
Sheri F. Schultz has been named to the board of governors of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA). She is director of business valuation at Fiske & Company, a Fort Lauderdale CPA firm. She frequently consults with businesses and attorneys in matters including mergers and acquisitions, litigation and ownership disputes; estate, gift and income tax matters, marital dissolution and business valuation. She is a past chair of the valuation/litigation section of the FICPA.
Francisco Borges, Susan Kronick named to the board of trustees of John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Francisco L. Borges and Susan D. Kronick have been named to the board of trustees of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Borges is chairman and managing partner at Landmark Partners, an alternative investment firm specializing in private equity and real estate. He was treasurer for the state of Connecticut and deputy mayor of the city of Hartford. He also is a former member of the board and treasurer of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
Kronick was a vice chairman of Macy’s, Inc. During her tenure, she was responsible for overseeing 850 Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s department stores, led one of the largest mergers in retail history and was instrumental in creating Macy’s as a national brand. She retired in 2010, and continues her community service work.
Carlos Torres de Navarra promoted to vice president, commercial port operations, at Carnival Cruise Lines
Carlos Torres de Navarra has been promoted to vice president, commercial port operations, at Carnival Cruise Lines. In this newly-created position, he will oversee homeport and port-of-call operations for the cruise line’s 23-ship fleet. He also will oversse port-related strategic planning, agreements and relationships. He was senior director of port destination and development for Carnival Corporation & plc, the parent company of Carnival Cruise Lines. Before this, he spent seven years with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., most recently as assistant treasurer.
Patricia H. Thompson will serve a three-year term as a private sector member of the board of directors of the Beacon Council, a Miami-Dade economic development organization. She also is a member of the Beacon Council’s Executive Committee and a past treasurer and secretary of the organization. She is a shareholder with the Miami law office of Carlton Fields, serving as member of the firm’s labor and employment, construction, and insurance litigation practice groups. She concentrates her practice in employment, construction, surety, fidelity and other commercial insurance coverage, and commercial litigation.
Fred Hames has been promoted to general manager and executive vice president for Florida, and John Cammack has been promoted to Southeast Regional operations manager of Skanska USA's building unit.
Cammack has been a general manager for 10 years. His new role will focus on operational excellence throughout the southeastern United States. Some of his responsibilities will include helping facilitate communication between offices and promoting innovation and best practices.
Crowe Horwath, LLP, a public accounting and consulting firm, has promoted the following people in its Fort Lauderdale office. In the Audit and Financial Advisory group, Glen Beanland has been named senior manager. Additionally, Valerie Alaniz, Michael Barton, Leo Gonzalez and Ivette Rivadeneira have been promoted to senior staff. In the Risk Consulting group, Gerard Boucaud has been named manager and Joyce Meyer has been named senior manager. Additionally, Steven Kocaj and Brendan McKitrick have been promote to senior staff. In the Tax group, Robert Ortiz and Brittney Wing have been named managers.
Miami attorney Robert Schatzman named to mediation panel of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware
Robert A. Schatzman, an attorney in the Miami office of GrayRobinson, P.A., has joined the mediation panel of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. In this role, he and the panel will handle all appeals from the bankruptcy court. He has practiced Business Bankruptcy Chapter 11 and out-of-court workout and restructuring law for more than 30 years and has represented debtors, court appointed committees, secured creditors and various special interests in high-profile and public cases. Additionally, he has represented both debtors and creditors committees in sophisticated out-of-court workouts. He also is a member and past president of the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida.
Irela Bagué has been named regional director of public relations and corporate affairs at Canadian-based Just Energy, a natural gas and electricity retailer. She will be based in Miami and will be responsible for marketing the firm's Just Clean Lifestyle program in Florida and throughout the United States. Before joining Just Energy, she was president of Bagué Group, a business development and public relations firm. Before that, she served on the governing board of the South Florida Water Management District after an appointment by former Gov. Jeb Bush.