Christopher Garcia-Halenar has been named director of human resources at Home Financing Center. He was previously the vice president of operations of BrightSky in Fort Lauderdale. He has experience in process improvement, cost reduction, client/customer service relations, human resources, and training and development.
Also at Home Financing Center, Maria Perez-Arche has been named director of operations. She has served as operations officer for Ocean Bank’s residential lending department. She has worked at Home Financing Center before as vice president of operations from 2002 to 2010 and accounting manager from 2001 to 2002.
TD Bank has named Grace Voso-Fleischman as vice president and commercial lending officer. She has more than 20 years of experience in banking and commercial lending. Before joining the bank, she served as vice president and relationship manager at BankAtlantic.
Cliff Courtney has been named chief marketing officer at Zimmerman Advertising. He was previously the chief strategy officer for the company, where he spent the last eight years helping clients position themselves for maximum ROMI (return on marketing investment).
Name: Steve Tucker
Company: All Leisure Group, North America
New position: President
Past experience: Served as vice president of field sales for Silversea Cruises. Has also worked in sales for Holland America, Orient Lines and Norwegian Cruise Line.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?: “Always protect your reputation, because when you move from one job to the next you can’t take files or equipment, but you will always take your reputation.”
Sharon Griemsman has been named vice president of financial development and chief development officer at the YMCA of Greater Miami. She previously served as senior director of major and planned giving at the United Way of Palm Beach County. Griemsman has more than 20 years of experience in major donor, foundation and corporate fundraising.
HistoryMiami’s Board of Trustees has named Ramiro Ortiz as president and chief executive officer. Before joining HistoryMiami, he was the president and COO of BankUnited and SunTrust Bank Miami. He has more than 40 years of banking experience and civic involvement in South Florida.
Also at HistoryMiami, Stuart Chase was named museum director and chief operating officer. He has served as chief executive officer at 1Berkshire, Inc., and its affiliates. He has also served as executive director of the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Mass.
United Way of Miami-Dade has announced that Alicia Cervera Lamadrid and Mike Farra will co-chair its Tocqueville Society Cabinet. Cervera Lamadrid is also the managing partner of Cervera Real Estate. She is also a member of the board at Hogar Clincia San Juan de Dios in Peru. Farra also serves as partner at Morrison Brown Argiz & Farra LLP. He is also a member of the Camillus House Board of Directors and serves as chairman of the Miami Dade College Foundation.