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.

Aymeric Genty named CEO at Alterna’TV

Aymeric Genty has been named chief executive officer of Aymeric Genty_Philippe Couette_EutelsatAlterna’TV, a subsidiary of Eutelsat Americas based in Miami. Before, he was VP Sales for France and French-speaking markets at Eutelsat in Paris. Genty graduated from ESCP Europe business school.

Col. Leland Liebe, U.S.A. (Retired) named VP of SmartWater CSI

Col. Leland Liebe, U.S.A. (Retired) has been named vice president of SmartWater CSI, headquartered in Fort Lauderdale.  He most recently was director of intelligence (J2) at Special Operations Command-South. Liebe has three master’s degrees, including a master’s in strategic intelligence from the National Intelligence University at the Defense Intelligence Agency in Washington, D.C. 

 Best advice he ever received:Leland Liebe Headshot Great organizations make routine matters routine. The establishment of processes to accomplish “routine activity” allows the organization to ingest complexity to accomplish goals seldom achieved by those organizations who can't accomplish the “normal.” This advice was provided by Brig. Gen. (then Lieut. Col.) James T. Hirai, who was “the best commander and mentor I ever served with during nearly 25 years of active duty service. He was my battalion commander when I was leading a rifle platoon (as a second lieutenant) in the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii in 1992.”

Shannon McCoy named publisher of Yachts International

Shannon McCoy has been named publisher of Yachts International magazine in Fort Lauderdale. Before, she led business development and strategic partnerships at the Palm Beach-based yacht brokerage and charter firm Worth Avenue Yachts.