March 24, 2014

Jody Glassman named director of undergrad admissions at FIU

Jody Glassman has been named director of undergraduate admissions at Florida International University. There she will oversee student recruitment operations and develop strategic plans for undergraduate enrollment. Before, she was associate director of admissions and enrollment programs at The College Board.  She has a bachelor’s in English literature from the University of South Florida and a master’s in education, enrollment management, from Capella University. FIU_JodyGlassman[1]

Best advice: “The best piece of advice I ever received is to surround yourself with people better than you. And that’s something I do. Build a great team who want to do big things. Those who are willing to fail, get back up and keep moving towards success.”

David G. Barbeito joins De La Hoz & Associates

David G. Barbeito  has joined De La Hoz & Associates as a director. He will manage the audit practice. Before, he was at Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, where he was the principal-in-charge of the audit department. Barbeito has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in accounting from Florida International University



Igor Reyes named partner at Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates

Igor Reyes was named partner at the Coral Gables architecture and planning firm Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates. Before, he was a senior associate and lead designer. He has a bachelor’s of architecture from Florida A&M UIgor-390-490niversity.

Liudmila Esquerdo named vice president, SBA operations administrator at TotalBank

Esquerdo LiudmilaLiudmila Esquerdo was recently named vice president and SBA operations administrator for TotalBank’s small business lending department. She most recently was vice president and SBA department manager at Terrabank. She brings 15 years of banking experience, including credit underwriting, special assets and commercial lending, in addition to small business administration. Esquerdo has a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from Barry University.

Jeff Smedsrud joins as chief executive officer

Jeff Smedsrud  has joined as chief executive officer. He was most recently senior vice president and chief marketing officer for The IHC Group, and he served as president at insurance holding company American Independence Corp. He has a bachelor’s in American studies, journalism and history from Minnesota State University. Jeffs2

Andrew Sperber joins Koch Parafinczuk & Wolf

Andrew Sperber  has joined Koch Parafinczuk & Wolf as partner resident in its Fort Lauderdale office. Before, he was the senior litigation manager with People’s Trust Insurance Company. He has his bachelor’s from Michigan State University and his J.D. from Detroit College of Law.  Sperber

Marty Elfenbein, Nicole Smith named partners at Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell

Marty Fulgueira Elfenbein, left,  and Nicole Sieb Smith were elected partners at  Elfenbein SmithRumberger, Kirk & Caldwell. Elfenbein, who practices in the areas of aviation law, automotive product liability and casualty defense, received her bachelor’s and J.D. at the University of Florida. Smith, who focuses on commercial and tort litigation and employment defense, is a graduate of Smith College and the University of Miami’s law school.

Lucy Nuñez named VP and senior private client banker at BankUnited

Lucy Nuñez has been named vice president and senior private client banker for BankUnited’s newly formed Private Client Services Group, based in Miami. Before joining BankUnited, she served most recently as vice president and business services officer for the commercial lending department of BB&T in Miami. Nuñez has a bachelor’s degree in finance f Lucy Nunozrom Michigan State University.

Dolores L. Calicchio named VP-shipboard human resources at Carnival

DCallicchio1 (high res)Dolores L. Calicchio  has been named vice president-shipboard human resources at Carnival Cruise Lines. Most recently she was chief people officer at BAYADA Home Health Care, an $850 million, privately held home health care company with 22,000 employees. Calicchio has a bachelor’s in biology from Kean College in New Jersey and a master’s of business in human resources leadership, education and technology from New York University.

Eugene Pollingue named partner in WPB office of Arnstein & Lehr

Eugene Pollingue  was named partner in the West Palm Beach office of Arnstein & Lehr. Before, he was an attorney with the Wagner Law Group. Pollingue, a tax attorney and CPA, received his J.D. and MBA from Tulane University, and his LL.M. in taxation from the New York Pollinge headshot University law school.