October 06, 2014

Brett Orlando, David Casey, James Wark named as execs at Thompson Miami Beach

Thompson Hotels has named the following to the management to Thompson Miami Beach, which will debut in late October:

Brett Orlando will be area managing director. Before he was general manager for the EPIC Miami. 

David Casey will be area director of sales and marketing. Before he was executive director of marketing and sales at The Setai in Miami Beach.

James Wark will be director of catering and events. Before he was at Gilt City.



Thomas McGrath named CEO of UHealth-UM Health System

Thomas A. McGrath was named chief operationg officer of 1039UHealth-University of Miami Health System. He was director of finance and administration for Stanford University's Department of Medicine. He has a bachelor's degree, and an MBA, from the University of Illinois. 

Dana Kulvin named a VP at Miami Jewish Health Systems

Dana Kulvin has been promoted to vice president/legal and compliance at DanaKulvinHeadshot14Miami Jewish Health Systems. Before joining the organization as a director, she was an adjunct professor at St. Thomas University School of Law. She has a bachelor's from Barnard and a law degree and a master's in public health from Boston University.

John Planz named VP of Miami operations at Suffolk Construction.

John Planz has been promoted to vice president of Miami operations at Suffolk Construction. Before he a project executive for the company. He has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Gannon University.

David P. Rosenbaum joins Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra

David P. Rosenbaum joins Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra as a principal in the tax and accounting department. Rosenbaum, a CPA, received a bachelor's from the University of Florida.

Irma Becerra-Fernandez named provost at St. Thomas University

Dr. Irma Becerra-Fernandez (1)Irma Becerra-Fernandez has been named provost at St. Thomas University. Most recently, she was the vice president, Office of Engagement at Florida International University. She has a master's degree in electrical engineering from the Univeristy of Miami and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Florida International University.

Best advice she ever received: To seek out different opinions and listen carefully to them. See a problem from different points of views. And always be very respectful of different views.

September 08, 2014

Helen Jurado named senior director of sales and business development at Cisneors Media Distribution

HelenJurado-Sept.2,14-RRHelen Jurado has been named senior director of sales and business development at Cisneros Media Distribution. Before, she was vice president of sales & distribution, Latin America and U.S. Hispanic, for BBC Worldwide. She has a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts.

Ralph Aliseo joins MSC Cruises USA

Ralph Aliseo has joined MSC Cruises USA as associated director of national and strategic accounts. Most recently, he was with Azamara Club Cruises as a strategic business development manager. Aliseo studied political science at Florida Atlantic University.  Download (4)

Patrick H.F. Roberts named Head of School at Palmer Trinity

Patrick H.F. Roberts is the new Head of School at Palmer Trinity in Palmetto Bay. He most recently was Associate Head of School and Head of Advancement for Battle Ground Academy in Nashville. Roberts has a bachelor’s in English from the University of Richmond, and a master’s in education from Lipscomb University in Tennessee.  Patrick Roberts

Andrew Marcus named shareholder at GrayRobinson

Andrew P. Marcus has been named a shareholder in GrayRobinson’s Fort Lauderdale office. Before, he was a senior associate. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a law degree from the University of Miami.