August 18, 2014

Julio C. Barrionuevo named senior VP of operations at FedEx Express Latin American and Caribbean Division

Julio Barrionuevo (2)Julio C. Barrionuevo is senior vice president of operations, Mexico, Central America and Caribbean for the FedEx Express Latin America and Caribbean Division, headquartered in Miami. Before, he was senior vice president and chief financial officer at FedEx Express International, based in Memphis, Tennessee. Barrionuevo has a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Miami and an MBA from Florida International University.

Brijesh P. Mehta named medical director of stroke and neurocritical care, Memorial Neuroscience Institute

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Brijesh P. Mehta has joined the Memorial Neuroscience Institute at Memorial Healthcare System as medical director of stroke and neurocritical care. Also, he is employed with the Memorial Physician Group. Before, he was at Massachusetts General Hospital. Mehta’s education includes a bachelor’s degree in biology from Emory; a medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and specialty training at Harvard Medical School programs in Boston. 

Eugene Marini named COO at Victoria Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

Eugene MariniEugene Marini  has been named chief operating officer at Victoria Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Miami. Before he was chief executive officer of Metropolitan Hospital of Miami. Marini has a bachelor’s degree in health administration and a master’s degree in public health from Florida International University.

Shawn Gracey named area managing director, Eden Roc Miami Beach

Image001Shawn Gracey has been named area managing director of Eden Roc Miami Beach. Before, he was with Destination Hotels & Resorts, most recently in Houston, where he was general manager at Hotel Derek. Gracey has a bachelor’s degree in hotel and restaurant management from the University of Missouri.

Jeffrey Tenen, Israel Sanchez named shareholders at Greenberg Traurig

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Jeffrey S. Tenen,
left, and Israel I. Sanchez, below, have been named shareholders at Greenberg Traurig. Tenen and Sanchez were most recently partner and of counsel, respectively, at the Miami office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed. Both men were also previously shareholders at Greenberg Traurig. Tenen has a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Tufts and a law degree from The Catholic University of America. Sanchez has a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth and a law Sanchez, Israel_jpgdegree from the University of Pennsylvania. 

August 11, 2014

Fred A. Roger named executive director, The Veterans Trust

 Fred A. Roger is the new executive director of The Veterans Trust, a grant-making foundation dedicated to supporting transitioning veterans. Before, he was CEO of the HELO Foundation, which establishes veteran resource centers on university campuses. Previously he was director of training and product development with Dr. G’s Franchising Companies, where he trained new franchisees and established a training center and curriculum. He is the managing director of Roger Consulting. From 2002-2007 he served in the United States Marine Corps.

Roger Fred TVTRoger has a bachelor’s degree in business administration, and a master’s degree in entrepreneurship, from Nova Southeastern University. ​
Best advice he ever received: Opportunities are everywhere. You have to learn how to spot them and prepare yourself to have the ability to act. A relentless, boundary-less mindset goes a long way. Align yourself with likeminded people that have passion, energy, and an edge in the area of interest. Follow your gut and dreams. 

Giovanni Caloretti named director of international sales, Douglas Elliman

Giovanni M. CalorettiGiovanni M. Caloretti  has been named director of international sales for the Florida team of Douglas Elliman. Before, he was at Miami-based Cervera Real Estate.

Alvin Lodish, Scott Kravetz at Duane Morris

Scott KravetzScott D. Kravetz, left, and Alvin Lodish have joined Duane Morris as partners in the Alvin Lodish firm’s Trial Practice Group. They were both previously at Daniels Kashtan. Lodish has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and history, and a master’s in public administration, from the University of Pittsburgh, and a law degree from Antioch School of Law. Kravetz has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and communications from the University of Florida and a law degree from the University of Miami.

Mirta Ojito named director, news standards, at Telemundo

Mirta Ojito has been named director, news standards, at Telemundo and will be based in Miami. Her responsibilities will include: reviewing scripts and reports for accuracy and fairness, supporting news IMG_mirta_ojito.jpg_2_1_FP2DMPKO_L58470731management on review processes and ethics training, and providing guidance to Telemundo journalists about news standards. She will also be responsible for training new hires and ensuring that all Telemundo employees are continually educated on NBC News standards and practices, including the use of social media. Before, she was an assistant professor in the Colombia University  Graduate School of Journalism. Previous to that, she was at the New York Times, where she was a member of the reporting team that won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. She has also held various positions at The Miami Herald Publishing Company. Ojito, whose books include Finding Mañana: A Memoir of a Cuban Exodus, has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University and a master’s from Columbia in journalism.

Ivan Ramirez named sales director of Sereno in Bay Harbor Islands

Ivan RamirezIvan Ramirez
 has been named sales director of Sereno, a bayfront property in Bay Harbor Islands. He previously directed sales and marketing for Cerberus Private Equity and Momentis Property Group. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Barry University.