Howard S. Weinberg has been named director of business development for Association Law Group (ALG), a homeowner association and condo representation firm. Before joining ALG, he directed business development at a national residential property management company. He also served for several years as general counsel for an architectural firm that specialized in designing luxury condominiums and planned communities. He also served two terms as vice mayor/commissioner in the Town of Surfside.
Dana Fernety has been named executive director of the Doral Business Council (DBC), a business development organization in Doral. He will be responsible for the overall management and operations of the DBC. Before joining the DBC, he was the vice president and special assistant to the president and chief executive officer of the Beacon Council, where he led the council’s advocacy program, managed day-to-day operations of the president/CEO’s office, and developed an in-house marketing and communications department.
Alysa George has been named director of marketing and Rene Lopez has been named human resources manager at Continental Real Estate Companies (CREC), a commercial real estate services firm.
George will head the firm's statewide marketing initiatives and promotions and events for CREC's client base. Before joining CREC, she served as marketing manager for RSR Group, Inc., a sporting goods merchandise company based in Central Florida.
Jose M. Hernandez has been named managing partner at Plasencia, Hernandez & Company, an insurance and financial services firm in Miami. He will consult in the areas of life insurance, health, disability, long term care, employee benefits and retirement planning. He was financial consultant at New England Financial from 2002-2008. Before that, he was engine parts coordinator at AeroThrust Corporation.
Denaye Hinds named Miami-Dade Branch Programs Chair for the U.S. Green Building Council, South Florida Chapter
Denaye Hinds has been named the Miami-Dade Branch Programs Chair for the U.S. Green Building Council South Florida Chapter. She is director of sustainability with OBM International, an international architectural and planning firm. As chair of the USGBC, she will oversee the creation of sustainability programs to assist in educating USGBC and community members about green building requirements, new technologies and trends in the marketplace. At OBMI, she leads the company’s international design and planning sustainability practice, focusing on engaging the development community, and federal and local governments, to promote sustainability objectives for OBMI’s clients.
Robert Festinger has been promoted to chief operating officer at the Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort in Sunny Isles Beach. He will oversee the day to day operations of the Newport Group; Kitchen 305, Seven Seas Aveda Spa & Salon, Newport Marketing, Newport Hospitality and Newport Vacation Club. He was vice president of sales and marketing before the promotion and was responsible for the branding, marketing, selling and management of the Newport's hospitality properties.