Jason Lewis Walton, Ph.D., has been named executive director of donor relations at Nova Southeastern University. He joins NSU from Lynn University in Boca Raton, where he was chief of staff and staff liaison to the board of trustees. He was co-chair of the debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in 2012. He received his doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies from Vanderbilt University.
TotalBank has named Janessa Cabo, left, vice president and managing director, and Rebecca Chi as assistant vice president and sales director, as the new management team for its Doral Plaza Banking Center. Cabo previously was with BankUnited, where she most recently held the position of branch manager/hub manager, responsible for three locations. She has a bachelor’s in business administration from Florida International University with a major in finance. Chi was also previously with BankUnited, where she was assistant branch manager. She has an associate degree from Miami-Dade College.
Melanie Jolles has been named president and private banker at Bank United overseeing the bank’s yacht lending program. In this new position, Jolles will be responsible for further developing BankUnited’s yacht lending program as an extension of its private banking services. She will work out of the downtown Fort Lauderdale branch. She has spent the past 12 years focused on luxury yacht financing. She most recently served as national sales manager for Scott Financial Services in Fort Lauderdale, a subsidiary of Société Générale. She is a frequent presenter for the Florida Yacht Broker Association, educating the yacht industry on changes in marine lending. She attended Florida Institute of Technology and has an associate's degree from the University of Maryland, College Park.