Seminole Casino Hollywood has named Robert E. Victoria as marketing director. He has more than 20 years of experience in executive marketing and operations for multi-property casino, entertainment and resort destinations. Before joining Seminole Casino Hollywood, he worked at Victoria WW LLC, an operations and marketing consulting firm.
Jennifer Gibbs has recently joined the Miami Science Museum as senior vice president of development. She will be responsible for leading the Capital Campaign project to build the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, which broke ground in Downtown Miami earlier this year. Before joining the museum, she was vice president of development for public television station WPBT2 in Miami, where she directed major gift fundraising, on-air fundraising, corporate underwriting and membership services.
Stacey de la Grana has joined Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade as chief development officer. She has served as the interim director at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University and most recently as the major gifts Officer at the ACLU of Florida. She also served as director of special projects at The Education Fund. She sits on the board of directors of the Curtiss Mansion and is the chair of the Curtiss Mansion education committee.
Bass Museum of Art chief curator Silvia Cubiñá named to Knight Foundation's National Arts Advisory Committee
Silvia Karman Cubiñá has been named to the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation's National Arts Advisory Committee. She is the executive director and chief curator of the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach. Before that, she was director and independent curator of The Moore Space in Miami. She also lectured extensively and participated in numerous grant panels and award selection committees.
Felix Lopez has been promoted to vice president of SBS Miami Radio/TV-Consolidated Sales for Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. He will oversee all advertising sales and operations for MegaTV, Romance 106.7FM, Clasica 92.3FM, El Zol 95.7FM, Cima 106.3FM and www.lamusica.com. He also will be responsible for overseeing and increasing revenue in all of the company's divisions for the Miami market. He will be based in Miami. He has been with SBS since 1993, serving as local sales manager for WXDJ- El Zol 95.7FM, WRMA-Romance 106.7FM, WCMQ-Clasica 92.3FM and WRAZ-Cima 106.3FM in Miami.
John Safranek has been named chief financial officer of the Miami Art Museum. With more than 15 years experience in financial management and accounting, he will oversee finance, operations, human resources and IT. Before joining the museum, he was vice president and chief financial officer of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, where he provided overall financial leadership, managing investment activities, financial policies/controls, budget and accounting. Before that, he was director of finance and human resources for the Miami City Ballet, where he supervised financial management, prepared the annual budget and implemented asset control policies.
Silvia Barisione has been named curator of The Wolfsonian–Florida International University. She comes to the museum from the Wolfsoniana in Genoa, Italy, where she was a curator and registrar since 1991. The Wolfsoniana was founded in the late 1980s as a study center and repository to oversee the Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection. The institution is now part of the Nervi parks and museum district and includes more than 18,000 objects and works of art, most of Italian origin, dating from 1880 through 1945. For several years, she taught the Design and Italian Culture course for Florida International University’s Genoa Architecture program, part of FIU’s study abroad program.
Jo Ann Arnowitz has been promoted to executive director of the Jewish Museum of Florida (JMOF), following the retirement of founding executive director, Marcia Jo Zerivitz, who retains that title for the life of the museum. Arnowitz joined JMOF in 1998 as membership and development associate and in 2002, was named associate director. For 13 years, she and Zerivitz haveworked together as a team, collaborating on all aspects of the museum's operations and programs. Arnowitz has more than 30 years of museum experience, including 14 years at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem and the American Friends of theIsrael Museum, followed by the Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse, N.Y.