Rafael “Ralph” Hernandez. Jr. has been named president of Navarro Security Group, a Broward-based firm that provides armed and unarmed security officers to residential and commercial facilities in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. He was chief of police in North Miami Beach, was elected 2011 president of the Miami Dade County Association of Chiefs of Police, and currently serves on several national committees for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). He also has been a consultant for the U.S. Department of Justice/Civil Rights Division; and served as Undersecretary of the Executive Office of Public Safety for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Barbara Miller has been named chairman of the Florida Public Housing Authority Self Insurance Fund. She is vice president of human resources/risk management at Broward County Housing Authority. The Florida Public Housing Authority Self Insurance Fund was founded by the Florida Association of Housing and Redevelopment to meet the risk and insurance needs facing the state and federally regulated public housing authorities. The Broward County Housing Authority provides quality affordable and low income housing in the county.
Joseph Roig has been named vice president of construction at Atlantic | Pacific Development, the development subsidiary of South Florida-based A | P. Roig will be responsible for the oversight of construction of Doral Grande, a new rental community in Doral. The Class A, multifamily project will consist of 360 rental units across a 30-acre site. He also will be responsible for construction oversight on future developments for A | P. Before joining the firm, he was vice president of construction at Taubco and also served as director of construction for Lennar.
Jordana L. Goldstein has been named president of the Broward County Bar Association. She will focus on expanding membership and member involvement, and will aim to increase the number of professional opportunities for attorneys and firms. She is a construction litigation attorney and a partner with Ferencik Libanoff Brandt Bustamante and Williams, P.A., a construction litigation firm.
Dana Beth Hagendorf has been named vice president and chief marketing officer at Fontainebleau Miami Beach. She will be responsible for providing executive leadership and management of marketing, advertising, public relations and social media activities worldwide. She is founder and principal of Gallant Media Group, a brand-consulting firm.
Edward Allen has been named vice president, beverage operations for Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines. He will oversee the operation of all bars, lounges and nightclubs across Carnival’s 23-ship fleet, including overall management, training, staffing and beverage menu development. He will start Nov. 14. Before joining Carnival, he was director of beverage operations for the Tao Management Group, which operates several restaurants and nightclubs in Las Vegas. He also spent four years as beverage director/sommelier at the Compass Restaurant in New York. He also served in a similar capacity with the Starr Restaurant Group in New York.
Robert W. Koar has been promoted to president, Eastern region, for U.S. business and commercial banking group at Citibank. He will be responsible for implementing Citibank's service and sales strategy for all commercial banking markets from Boston to Miami. He joined Citibank in 2006 and most recently was manager of Citibank's Atlantic division for business and commercial banking since 2009. Before joining Citibank, he spent more than 25 years at Wachovia and its predecessor First Fidelity, managing its commercial and corporate banking businesses in New Jersey.
Erin D. Knight has been promoted to Miami market president at Stonegate Bank. In her new role, she will oversee the opening of the bank's new location in Doral and continue to manage the Coral Gables office. She will also be responsible for identifying opportunities for additional growth while leading day-to-day operations, including commercial lending, financial planning, investment and insurance services, cash management and depository services to an array of business enterprises and high-net-worth individuals. Before joining Stonegate in 2010 as senior vice president, private banking manager, she held a similar position at Regions Bank. She began her banking career at SunTrust Bank, where she served as a private banker and commercial lender.
Nick Madigan has been named executive director of communications at The University of Miami School of Law. He will be responsible for leading his department's outreach strategy for the law school, managing contacts with the news media and helping to deliver the institution’s vision and message through print and online publications, marketing and social media. He is a former New York Times correspondent and an award-winning reporter with three decades of experience in daily journalism. He most recently covered criminal justice for The Baltimore Sun.
Thomas Hogan has been named vice president of finance/shipboard operations, for Carnival Cruise Lines. He will be responsible for accounting functions, financial and operational analysis, shipboard payroll, and financial technology for Carnival’s 23-ship fleet. Before joining Carnival, he was executive vice president and chief financial officer for Talisker Mountain, Inc., which operates hotels, ski resorts, golf courses, restaurants, retail outlets and real estate holdings. Before that, he also spent 10 years at Marriott International, where he held several executive positions, including vice president of corporate finance. He also was senior vice president and chief financial officer for CSX Hotels, Inc.