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.

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.

Mary Jane Damavandi named director of nursing at Miami Jewish Health Systems

Mary Jane “MJ” Damavandi  has been promoted to director of nursing at Miami Jewish Health Systems. Damavandi was first brought into Miami Jewish Health Systems as a consultant in 2013 and was soon asked to join the organization’s staff full time. She has a bachelor’s in nursing from Florida State University and a Mary Jane Damavandi Headshot master’s in health service administration from Barry University.

Sami Teittinen named CEO, Silver Airways

Sami T. Teittinen has been appointed chief executive officer at Silver Airways. He was chief financial officer. Teittinen has has a bachelor’s in finance and an MBA from the University of Central Florida. He is also a graduate of the Finnish Defense Forces Reconnaissance School and Finnish Business College in Helsinki.