Name: Ronald Colas
Company: Parsons Brinckerhoff
New position: Vice president, senior area manager in the Miami office.
Past experience: Has 25 years of transportation industry experience. Managed and completed civil engineering projects for clients such as Miami Dade Aviation Department and Virgin Islands Port Authority.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?: “Focused teamwork and proper planning always yield high-quality products that result in clients’ satisfaction and appreciation.”
Name: Martin Mendez
New Position: President of the South America Region.
Past Experience: Worked with the company since 2000 in several roles, including leader of Neoris’ operations in Argentina, president of the Southern Cone Region, and president of the Latin America Cluster.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?: “Wisdom lies in the simple pleasures in life. The best advice I have ever received was actually when I was watching a movie with my kids: ‘Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.’ — Kung Fu Panda.”
Name: James E. Ayres II
Company: The Angler’s Boutique Resort in South Beach
New position: General manager of the boutique.
Past Experience: Ran several boutiques in Florida and Georgia for Coral Hospitality. Worked at Ritz Carlton in Naples and the Don Cesar Beach Resort & Spa in St. Pete Beach. Helped Don Cesar Beach Resort & Spa prepare for its role as VIP Host Hotel during Super Bowl XXXV.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?: “The secret to sleeping well at night from a professional standpoint is teaching everyone under you to handle any situation the same way that you would.”
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Wescott Financial Advisory Group names Joseph P. Nader as managing director, senior financial advisor
Wealth management firm Wescott Financial Advisory Group has named Joseph P. Nader as managing director and senior financial advisor at the firm’s Coral Gables office. Before joining Wescott, he was chief investment officer and co-operating head for Coral Gables Trust.
Name: John Congemi
Category: Contact Centers
New position: Joined the company as director of corporate development.
Past experience: College football analyst for ESPN since 2001. Covered the Miami Hurricanes from 1996 to 2000. Played professional football for eight years, mostly in the Canadian Football League.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?: "The best advice I ever got was from my father and it was to work extremely hard at everything that you do, and always be proud of who you are. It doesn’t matter if the subject is your family, job, or friends, your name is all you have at the end of the day, so make sure your decisions never tarnish the respect that you’ve built your beliefs on.”