Enrique M. “Rick” Suarez has been selected as Postmaster, Miami. Suarez, who began his postal career as a city letter carrier in Miami, had been serving as officer-in-charge in Miami since February 2013. As Postmaster, he oversees administrative and operational activity for approximately 2,218 employees, working in 29 stations and branches, 10 finance units, three carrier annexes, and seven Postal Stores. With an operating budget of approximately $205 million, Miami and its suburbs have 741,459 possible city deliveries and 22,589 possible rural deliveries. He is a graduate of Barry University where he earned a bachelor’s in business and public administration.
Roberto Castro has been promoted to director of marketing and innovations for Marky’s Group, Inc., a Miami-based gourmet food conglomerate. Before, he was e-commerce marketing/SEO manager at the company. Castro received an undergraduate marketing degree and an MBA in international business from the University of Miami.
Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod has elevated three of its attorneys to partners.
Bryan Hawks focuses on commercial real estate transactions. He has a bachelor of science from Virginia Commonwealth University and a law degree from the University of Miami.
Joshua A. Kaplan responsibilities include tax planning. He has a bachelor’s and master’s from the University of Florida; a master of law from New York University School of Law; and a doctor of law from American University College of Law.
Jeffrey I. Snyder focuses on bankruptcies and commercial loan transactions. He has a bachelor’s in economics from The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and a law degree from the University of Texas.
Shaniqua “Shay” Smith has recently been named director of human resources at Miami Jewish Health Systems. Before, she was senior manager of employment and benefits services at the company. She received her bachelor of science in business administration and management at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, and her MBA and Ph.D at the University of Phoenix.
Rodrigo “Roddy” Melendez has been named managing partner of KPMG LLP’s Miami office. Before, he was an audit partner at the firm. He is a graduate of the University of Florida.