Erika Fisher has joined the law firm of Weil, Gotshal and Manges as an associate in the firm's Miami office. She began working at the firm in January and will focus her practice on complex commercial litigation.
Laura Marks has been named president of Women Executive Leadership, Inc. (WEL). She was the executive director for WEL, which advocates, educates and connects accomplished women. Before that, she was vice president, human resource practice at The Doug Williams Group, and manager, talent acquisition & development at Noven Pharmaceuticals.
Eric Dosal has been promoted to president and chief executive officer of Compuquip Technologies Inc., an IT services provider in South Florida. He succeeds Alberto Dosal, who will now serve as chairman of the family-owned and operated company. Since 2010, Eric Dosal has served as Compuquip's chief operating officer. During this time, he co-founded the subsidiary BrightGauge Software, a cloud-based application for managed services providers. Before that, he served as director of services and before that, he was director of managed services. Early in his career, he was an associate with the investment banking group at Blaylock & Partners in New York City.
Maylen Montoto has been promoted to director of community development at Catholic Hospice. She will be responsible for directing functions associated with the planning, organization and implementation of various public relations activities designed to increase public awareness and understanding of hospice programs, services and policies, and to promote citizen participation and volunteerism for the organization. She has been with Catholic Hospice since 2001. She also will act as a public information officer, representing Catholic Hospice at various functions, developing informational materials, and responding to citizens' requests for information.
Andrea Allen has been named first vice president, director of client services group at City National Bank of Florida. She will be headquartered at the bank's Brickell office. Before joining City National, she was part of senior management at BankAtlantic for more than 19 years. She also held branch management roles at SunTrust and TD Bank.
William Gallagher has been named senior vice president and real estate banking relationship manager at City National Bank of Florida. He will be headquartered at the bank's Brickell office. Before joining City National, he was senior vice president at Mellon United National Bank and Sabadell United Bank.
Elizabeth Amore promoted to executive director of media relations at UM's Division of University Communications
Elizabeth Amore has been promoted to executive director of media relations in the University of Miami's Division of University Communications. In her new post, she will oversee daily activities of the university’s central media relations staff. She has worked three years with UM's University Communications. She joined UM more than eight years ago, working at the medical campus with UM-Humana’s Health Services Research Center and the Diabetes Research Institute, where she helped to coordinate research studies. Before that, she worked at the Lowe Art Museum where she handled media communication, marketing and advertising.
Eric M. Sodhi has been promoted to shareholder at Richman Greer, P.A. in Miami. He was an associate at the law firm and focuses his practice on commercial litigation, products liability litigation, and administrative/regulatory law. His regulatory practice involves the representation of individuals and entities in administrative proceedings and court actions involving administrative decisions and other regulatory issues.
Craig A. Suid has been promoted to principal at Mallah Furman. He will work primarily from the firm's Miami office, and has nearly 30 years experience in audit, accounting, financial reporting, tax planning, federal and multi-state tax reporting. Before joining the firm in 1994, he worked at local CPA firms Daday, Suid & Company, and Laventhol & Horwath.
Kevin Freudenthal named Americas region director and president/chief executive officer at Commonwealth - Altadis, Inc.
Imperial Tobacco Group PLC, a United Kingdom-based international tobacco company, has named Kevin Freudenthal region director - Americas and president and chief executive officer of Commonwealth - Altadis, Inc., headquartered in Fort Lauderdale. Before joining Imperial, he was vice president for category management for Altria Group and had a long sales and marketing career in executive positions at U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. from 1986 to 2008.