Kathy Walkerow-Ivanov has been promoted to senior vice president of administration at Fleet Advantage, a truck fleet business analytics and equipment financing company based in Fort Lauderdale. She will be responsible for overseeing all Fleet Advantage transactions from initial award to final equipment in-servicing. Before joining the company, she worked in the titling and registration division of First Fleet Corporation. She also worked in the firm's lease documentation department.
Matt Bourdeau has been promoted to regional vice president, overseeing Robert Half Technology and The Creative Group in the Coral Gables, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa offices. Robert Half Technology is a provider of information technology professionals. The Creative Group specializes in placing interactive, design and marketing professionals. Both are divisions of Robert Half International, a specialized staffing firm. Bourdeau has over six years of experience in technology staffing and consulting services. Before joining Robert Half International, he held managererial positions at American Power Conversion in Kingston, RI.
Lisa M. Gunther has joined Right Management Florida/Caribbean as vice president-talent management. She will be based in Fort Lauderdale and will be responsible for guiding clients in South Florida and the Caribbean in aligning organization and people development strategies with business goals. She was senior director, organization development for WellCare Health Plans and Florida International University and was operating vice president with The Home Shopping Network (HSN). She also was an internal organization development consultant for Walt Disney World. Most recently, she headed her own consulting firm, The Facilitation Doctor, Inc.
Preston Jones has been named interim dean of the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University (NSU). He was executive associate dean of academic affairs for the Huizenga Business School, a post he has held for seven years. Since joining NSU 20 years ago, he has also served as associate dean, director of graduate programs and director of the Center for Entrepreneurship. He also is a professor, with expertise in teaching adults and creating customized curricula. His predecessor, Dean D. Michael Fields, will leave NSU to attend to family matters.
Dale Adamson has been promoted to assistant vice president of supply chain operations for Baptist Health South Florida, a nonprofit healthcare organization. He will be responsible for standardizing and optimizing products and services, and overseeing management for purchasing, mail services, print shop and supply chain. He began his career with Baptist Health in 1987. He most recently was corporate director of supply chain management.
Jane Bussey has joined FTI Consulting Inc., a global business advisory firm, as a managing director in the Miami forensic and litigation consulting practice. She will be overseeing matters ranging from competitive intelligence assignments to internal investigations, financial fraud, asset searches, and anti-corruption engagements. For more than 30 years, she has worked as an investigative business journalist in Miami, Latin America and the Caribbean. Before joining FTI, she worked as the editorial director at the Latin Trade Group, where, besides directing Latin Trade magazine, she oversaw the conception and the execution of the program and participants for the company’s trademark event, the Latin Trade Symposium & BRAVO Business Awards. Before that, she was a staff reporter for The Miami Herald, traveling to nearly all the countries in Latin America and reporting on the regional economic and political landscape. She also worked as a special correspondent and editor, based in Mexico City, for nearly 10 years. She wrote for The Miami Herald, The Houston Post, U.S. News & World Report, The Guardian, and as a correspondent and acting news director at United Press International.
Nikole Sanchez-Rubiera has been promoted to vice president of transformation at Miami Children’s Hospital. She will oversee the project management office, architecture and design, and facilities operations departments. She has been with Miami Children’s Hospital for 12 years and has held various positions, most recently directing the project management office.
Kevin Freudenthal named Americas region director and president/chief executive officer at Commonwealth - Altadis, Inc.
Imperial Tobacco Group PLC, a United Kingdom-based international tobacco company, has named Kevin Freudenthal region director - Americas and president and chief executive officer of Commonwealth - Altadis, Inc., headquartered in Fort Lauderdale. Before joining Imperial, he was vice president for category management for Altria Group and had a long sales and marketing career in executive positions at U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. from 1986 to 2008.
Dana Fernety has been named executive director of the Doral Business Council (DBC), a business development organization in Doral. He will be responsible for the overall management and operations of the DBC. Before joining the DBC, he was the vice president and special assistant to the president and chief executive officer of the Beacon Council, where he led the council’s advocacy program, managed day-to-day operations of the president/CEO’s office, and developed an in-house marketing and communications department.
Francisco Borges, Susan Kronick named to the board of trustees of John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Francisco L. Borges and Susan D. Kronick have been named to the board of trustees of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Borges is chairman and managing partner at Landmark Partners, an alternative investment firm specializing in private equity and real estate. He was treasurer for the state of Connecticut and deputy mayor of the city of Hartford. He also is a former member of the board and treasurer of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
Kronick was a vice chairman of Macy’s, Inc. During her tenure, she was responsible for overseeing 850 Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s department stores, led one of the largest mergers in retail history and was instrumental in creating Macy’s as a national brand. She retired in 2010, and continues her community service work.