Robert J. Downing has joined Greenberg Traurig as a shareholder in its Latin American and Iberian Practice Group and Global Energy and Infrastructure Practice Group. He will split his time between the firm’s Miami and Houston office. Before, Downing worked as Associate General Counsel at Duke Energy International, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, the largest electric utility in the United States. His experience also includes having been senior attorney at the Cisneros Group and senior vice president of business and legal affairs at Telemundo Network Group. He has a bachelor’s in political science, a J.D. and an MBA from Columbia University, and a master of laws from the University of Houston.
June 30, 2014
Dr. Ted Greer was recently appointed CEO of The Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County. Before, he was president and CEO of Fresh Start Family Services Inc. in Miami-Dade County. He has a D.Min, in ministry from Christian Bible College, Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
Robert Gauci has been appointed vice president and general manager for the Miami market of tw telecom. Before, he was a senior manager for the company’s Charlotte market. He has a degree in business/commerce from Southeastern Louisiana University.
Joan K. Goodrich has been named city/economic development director for the City of Delray Beach. Before, she was an independent contractor with the Washington Economics Group. Her experience includes having been executive director at March of Dimes in Fort Lauderdale. She attended Stetson University.
Melissa Sullivan was recently named director of advancement for the Palm Beach County Food Bank in Lantana. Before, she was an advancement and communications specialist for the Historical Society of Palm Beach County. Sullivan has a bachelor of arts degree in humanities from Washington College, Chesterton, Md.
June 23, 2014
Michael “Mike” Hornreich has joined Weinberg, Wheeler, Hudgins, Gunn & Dial as a partner and will practice in the firm’s Miami office. Before, he was a shareholder and co-chair of the construction law practice at Greenberg Traurig‘s Orlando office. He received both his bachelor’s in environmental engineering and his J.D. from the University of Florida. A graduate of Hollywood Hills High School, he was All-State tackle on the school’s state championship football team in 1973.
Best advice he ever received: The only thing you should ever hope someone will give you is an opportunity to help other people.