Noelia E. Moreno, president of the Latin Builders Association (LBA), has joined the law firm of Infante Zumpano as Of Counsel. In her new role, she will serve as a legal advisor to business owners in a wide variety of industries, with a special emphasis on construction. Her practice areas include commercial insurance, risk management, vendor and contractor relations, assisting business owners in adopting growth strategies, the legal complexities associated with such a process, and the winding down of a business.Before joining Infante Zumpano, she was vice president of sales and administration and co-owner of Moralmar Kitchen Cabinets, Inc. Moreno also is a certified professional life coach. She sits on the executive board of the LBA and served for the past two years as the publisher of Proyecto Magazine, the official magazine of the LBA. She was elected in 2009 as the first female president of the LBA.
Steve Pouk has joined Miami-based Coastal Construction as vice president. In his new role, he will oversee the design, development and construction of hospitality projects in South Florida and in the Caribbean. He most recently was senior vice president for Starwood Hotels and Resorts, where he oversaw operations in the company’s design and construction department in the Bahamas, Mexico and U.S. Virgin Islands plus pre-development work in Aruba and Antigua. He also was project director of the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort and Residences, leading the design, development and construction team.
Nancy Stoner has been promoted to partner of the civil litigation law firm Daniels Kashtan Downs Robertson & McGirney in Coral Gables. She will represent owners, developers, contractors and design professionals in the practice of construction law. She also focuses on residential and commercial real estate transactions for individual and corporate clients. She was an Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade County under former Attorney General Janet Reno.
MacAdam Glinn has been rehired at Skanska USA as vice president for business development. He will be based in the company’s Dania Beach office. He held a similar role with the company before leaving to finish a law degree. He also served as senior manager for business development with Parsons, where he focused mainly on aviation.
Douglas Ede has joined Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel as a partner in the law firm's Miami office. He was a partner at Yoss, LLP. He will continue his practice in complex commercial litigation, labor, administrative and municipal actions, first party insurance claims, admiralty and maritime, personal injury defense, construction litigation, and complex commercial transactions.
Kimberly P. Riehn has been promoted to chief financial officer of Miller Construction Company. She joined the Fort Lauderdale-based company as controller in 2010. She has more than 20 years experience in corporate accounting and financial management and in commercial real estate. Before joining the company, she was manager of corporate accounting and was an area controller with Republic Services, Inc., in Fort Lauderdale.
John F. Bennett has been named vice president of business development at Miami-based Coastal Construction Group. In his new role, he will further expand Coastal’s business development opportunities in the commercial, retail, hospitality, multi-family, educational, and government-related facilities within key U.S. and Caribbean markets. Before joining Coastal, he was vice president of business development for Baker Concrete Construction; general manager, sales-South Florida for Rinker for 12 years; and president for the Executives Association of South Florida, the Construction Executives Association of South Florida, and the Construction Association of South Florida.
Scott Kravetz has joined Daniels, Kashtan, Downs, Robertson, and McGirney as a partner in the law firm’s Coral Gables office. He was a partner at Bilzin Sumberg for 15 years and is well known for handling complex commercial, real estate and construction cases. He has represented major developers, builders, corporations and partnerships in large scale real estate and construction disputes.
Miami-based Coastal Construction Group has named Erin Murphy vice president of Coastal Environmental Services, the newly formed affiliate specializing in disaster relief and clean-up efforts.
In his new role, Murphy will oversee the launch, development, and operations of Coastal Environmental Services, from management of its fleet of vessels and equipment to supervising specific relief efforts. He will also seek to expand the company’s business development opportunities in the U.S. and Caribbean.
Prior to joining Coastal, Murphy, a Certified Public Accountant, was an external audit senior for Deloitte & Touche, in Miami, specializing in audit and enterprise risk services for public and private companies including Lennar, Lennar Financial Services, Baptist Healthcare and the Miami Dolphins.