Tamir Kobrin has been appointed managing director of Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach in Miami Beach. Before, he was general manager at The Leela Palace in New Delhi, India. Kobrin has a diploma in hotel management from Les Roches International School for Hotel Management in Switzerland.
Ana Martinez and Barbara K. Norland have been named directors of philanthropy for The Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade. Martinez will also oversee creative strate gies; Norland will oversee community development. Martinez was most recently the director of corporate partnerships, events and marketing for Hispanic Unity of Florida. She has a bachelor’s in Spanish and communications from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s from Florida International University. Norland previously was the director of the Junior Orange Bowl. Norland earned her master’s from Nova Southeastern University and her bachelor’s from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.
Juan Carlos Sosa has been appointed executive vice president of operations of Venevision Studios at Cisneros Media, which incorporates all of the company’s production units. Sosa joined the Cisneros in April of 1994, as part of the telecommunications company Americatel Sistemas de Comunicación. He has a bachelor’s in business administration from the Universidad Santa María in Caracas.
Brian H. Bieber and Joel Hirschhorn, formerly the principals of Hirschhorn & Bieber, have joined GrayRobinson as shareholders, where they will continue practicing criminal and white-collar defense. Bieber received his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law; Hirschhorn received his from the University of Wisconsin.
Carlos Blanco-Sposito has been named vice president and general manager for Florida at AT&T. Previously, he was vice president and general manager for AT&T’s South Florida Mobility & Consumer Markets. Before joining AT&T in 2009, Blanco-Sposito was president of Centennial de Puerto Rico. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Universidad Metropolitana in Caracas, Venezuela, and a master’s of business administration from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Stanley Wilson has been named dean of Nova Southeastern University’s College of Healthcare Sciences. He previously was associate dean for academic affairs, associate dean for rehabilitation services and chair of the physical therapy department. Also previously, he was associate professor and chair of the physical therapy department at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and assistant professor in the physical therapy department at Florida International University. He received his bachelor’s of science in physical therapy from Howard University, his master’s in healthcare management from St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens, and his doctorate in adult education and human resource development from FIU.
The best advice he ever received: ‘As a leader, grasp every opportunity to learn from others by embracing an attitude of dogged curiosity. Be humble enough to stoop low and courageous enough to reach high.’