Joan K. Goodrich has been named city/economic development director for the City of Delray Beach. Before, she was an independent contractor with the Washington Economics Group. Her experience includes having been executive director at March of Dimes in Fort Lauderdale. She attended Stetson University.
Rosa Madruga has been named director of operations for the Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition. She will oversee all operations, maintenance, preventive maintenance, repair, warehousing and capital projects for The Youth Fair and Expo Center events. Most recently, she was the facilities coordinator. Madruga is a graduate of Miami Senior High School.
Best advice she ever received: “The best advice I have received is to have a positive outlook on every aspect of life. When I’m faced with a challenge, I always see a solution and I try to learn from it. Having a positive attitude also helps people around you have confidence in themselves and makes the team feel stronger.”
Enrique M. “Rick” Suarez has been selected as Postmaster, Miami. Suarez, who began his postal career as a city letter carrier in Miami, had been serving as officer-in-charge in Miami since February 2013. As Postmaster, he oversees administrative and operational activity for approximately 2,218 employees, working in 29 stations and branches, 10 finance units, three carrier annexes, and seven Postal Stores. With an operating budget of approximately $205 million, Miami and its suburbs have 741,459 possible city deliveries and 22,589 possible rural deliveries. He is a graduate of Barry University where he earned a bachelor’s in business and public administration.
The Clerk & Comptroller, Palm Beach County, names Srikanth Karra, Scott Schoenen to senior positions:
The Clerk & Comptroller, Palm Beach County has named two senior officers:
Srikanth “Sri” Karra is chief information officer. Before he was CIO and interim chief operations officer at Jefferson Health Systems in Birmingham, Ala. He has a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering from Bangalore University in India and an MBA from Auburn University in Alabama.
Scott Schoenen is chief communications officer. Before, he was at Discover Palm Beach County, where he oversaw special projects, human resources and internal communications. Scott holds an MBA from New York University and a bachelor’s in social sciences and business from the University of California, Irvine.
Jose R. Gutierrez has been named chairman of the board of directors at Intercredit Bank in Miami. In addition, Manny Diaz, a senior partner with the law firm of Lydecker Diaz, and the former mayor of the City of Miami, has been named to the board of directors of Intercredit Bank.
Gutierrez, who has more than 30 years of banking experience, has served on the bank’s board as a director since 2009. His past positions include: president and COO of Gulf Bank; president and CEO of BAC Bank of Florida; president and CEO of Unibank; and executive vice president and board secretary of Mercantil Commercebank, N.A.
Diaz is chair of Lydecker Diaz’s business and corporate department. and represents numerous corporate, real estate and financial institutions. He was elected mayor of Miami in 2001 and served two terms.
Andres G. Mendoza, Melissa C. Pallett-Vasquez, William W. Riley and David T. Schubauer, attorneys at Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP, have been promoted to partners of the law firm.
Riley will serve in the land use and government relations group and will focus his practice on representing developers and construction lenders seeking development and approvals during the comprehensive planning, zoning, subdivision and permitting process. He joined the firm in 2002.
Mendoza will serve in the firm's corporate and securities group and will focus his practice in mergers and acquisitions, private investment funds, joint ventures, securities and corporate governance. He joined the firm in 2007.
Schubauer also will serve in the firm's corporate and securities group and will concentrate his practice in securities law, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate law. He joined the firm in 2006.
Thomas W. Olliff has been named senior vice president for administration at Broward College. He will oversee the overall planning, operation and evaluation of the college's non-academic programs and services and also for providing senior leadership for all administrative areas, including finance and budget, operations, facilities, procurement, human resources, information technology and economic development. He also will represent the college in various civic, community and professional organizations at the local, state, and national level. Before joining the college, he was deputy executive director of the South Florida Water Management District, acting as the agency's chief operating officer. Before that, he worked with Collier County Government for 19 years, concluding with his service as the county administrator.
Javier O. Torres has been promoted to principal, shareholder and owner of M.C. Harry and Associates. He has worked with the firm for 12 years and was a project manager before the promotion. He has more than 14 years professional experience in the planning, programming, design, and construction administration of numerous facilities for municipalities, government agencies and public institutions. He joins James W. Piersol and Thomas M. Carlson as shareholder and owner.