Great Florida Bank has named Elma Quijano as assistant vice president and senior relationship manager. She has more than 18 years of experience in banking. Before joining Great Florida Bank, she was the assistant vice president and business relationship manager at HSBC Bank in Coral Gables. Quijano has also worked at Banco Popular, First Union National Bank of Florida and FEC Federal Credit Union.
Name: Bryan Kornegay
New position: President
Past Experience: Joined BioNitrogen in 2012 as CFO. More than 17 years of experience in accounting, finance and private equity. Founded the B Group, a private equity and advisory group that focuses on food, energy, mining and infrastructure in the Americas.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?: “I have always believed that to lead by example is the pathway to success and greatness. As Andrew Carnegie said, ‘No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.’”
ARC Broward has named Natalie Horowitz as director of marketing and communications. Most recently, she was manager of public relations at the United Way of Broward County. She has also served as communications and marketing manager for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County. She has more than six years of experience in marketing, advertising and public relations.
Rafael Cruz-Alvarez has joined Hughes Hubbard’s litigation department as a partner in its Miami office. Before joining the firm, he was a partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP. He has experience as a product liability defense lawyer and has served as the lead counsel for Lorillard Tobacco Company and Philip Morris USA.
Timothy Ravich has been named chairman of the 11th Judicial Circuit Historical Society. He is also of counsel with Weiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza Cole & Boniske. He received his J.D. from the University of Miami and was admitted to the Florida Bar. He also teaches aviation and space law as an adjunct professor at the UM School of Law and FIU’s College of Law.