Fred A. Roger is the new executive director of The Veterans Trust, a grant-making foundation dedicated to supporting transitioning veterans. Before, he was CEO of the HELO Foundation, which establishes veteran resource centers on university campuses. Previously he was director of training and product development with Dr. G’s Franchising Companies, where he trained new franchisees and established a training center and curriculum. He is the managing director of Roger Consulting. From 2002-2007 he served in the United States Marine Corps.
Genaro “Chip” Iglesias has joined Ballard Partners as a partner and will be Chair of Local Government Practice. He was deputy mayor of Miami-Dade County since 2011. Before, he was the Key Biscayne village manager. He received his bachelor’s degree in public administration from Barry University and an MBA from Florida International University.
Akerman has named three new partners:
David Gellen, a corporate lawyer, will be in the Boca Raton office. Before he was at FriendFiner Networks Inc. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and a law degree from Temple University.
Michelle Gonzalez, at right, a real estate lawyer, will be in Miami. She has moved from Liebler, Gonzalez & Portuondo. She has two undergraduate degrees from the University of Florida and a law degree from the University of Miami.
Stacey Ibarra, at left, a litigator, in West Palm Beach. She moved from Gunster. A former assistant state attorney and an assistant statewide prosecutor under the Office of the Attorney General, she has a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida and a law degree from the University of Florida.
Scott D. Kravetz, left, and Alvin Lodish have joined Duane Morris as partners in the firm’s Trial Practice Group. They were both previously at Daniels Kashtan. Lodish has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and history, and a master’s in public administration, from the University of Pittsburgh, and a law degree from Antioch School of Law. Kravetz has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and communications from the University of Florida and a law degree from the University of Miami.
Mirta Ojito has been named director, news standards, at Telemundo and will be based in Miami. Her responsibilities will include: reviewing scripts and reports for accuracy and fairness, supporting news management on review processes and ethics training, and providing guidance to Telemundo journalists about news standards. She will also be responsible for training new hires and ensuring that all Telemundo employees are continually educated on NBC News standards and practices, including the use of social media. Before, she was an assistant professor in the Colombia University Graduate School of Journalism. Previous to that, she was at the New York Times, where she was a member of the reporting team that won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. She has also held various positions at The Miami Herald Publishing Company. Ojito, whose books include Finding Mañana: A Memoir of a Cuban Exodus, has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University and a master’s from Columbia in journalism.