March 17, 2014

Glenda Weiss-Rodriguez is director of development at Miami Jewish Health Systems Foundation.

Glenda Weiss-Rodriguez has been named director of development at Miami Jewish Health Systems Foundation. Before, she worked for the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine as director of medical alumni and parent development. She has a degree from New York School of Interior Design and medical assistant certification from the College of Allied Health in HemGlenda_W_Rodriguez 031314pstead, N.Y.

Eladio Gil named VP-CAC Operations at CAC-Florida Medical Centers

Eladio Gil 

Eladio Gil has been appointed vice president-CAC Operations at CAC-Florida Medical Centers. Most recently, he was director of finance at CarePlus Health Plans, also owned by Humana. Gil earned a bachelor’s of business administration at Florida International University.

Ryan D. Bailine at Greenberg Traurig

Ryan D. Bailine has been hired as a shareholder in the land development practice in the Miami office of Greenberg Traurig. Bailine_Ryan (1)Before, he was a shareholder at Shutts & Bowen. Bailine has a bachelor’s from Rutgers and a law degree and an MBA from the University of Miami.

Mario Garcia-Serra joins Gunster

Garcia-Serra_Mario_320x480Mario Garcia-Serra joins Gunster as a shareholder. Garcia-Serra comes to the firm from Greenberg Traurig in Miami, where he co-chaired the Miami Land Development & Zoning practice. Garcia-Serra received his bachelor’s in government and political science from Harvard and his law degree from the University of Miami.

David Baghdassarian, Rebecca Kibbe named at K&L Gates

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David Baghdassarian and Rebecca Kibbe were named partners in the Miami office of K&L Gates. Baghdassarian received his bachelor’s from New York University and his law degree from Hofstra University. Kibbe received her bachelor’s from Spring Hill College and her law degree from the University of Miami.

Donna DiMaggio Berger rejoins Becker & Poliakoff

Donna DiMaggio Berger has rejoined Becker & Poliakoff’s community association practice as a shareholder in Fort Lauderdale. In 2007, she joined Katzman & Korr and became a name partner in 2010. She attended Northwestern University and has a law degree from the University of Miami.

Santiago D. Echemendia joins Shutts & Bowen


Santiago D. Echemendia has joined Shutts & Bowen as a partner. Echemendia, who focuses his practice on municipal law, will join the firm’s zoning and local government law group. Before, he was at Tew Cardenas. He received his bachelor’s and J.D. from Georgetown and his LL.M from the University of Miami in real property, land developSantiago D. Echemendia-RGB-smallment and finance.

Sami Teittinen named CFO at Silver Airways.

Sami Teittenen

Sami Teittinen has been named chief financial officer at Silver Airways. Before, he was with BBA Aviation PLC as a CFO for aviation flight support. Teittinen 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. 

Reina Ponce named CFO and VP, finance at Miami Herald Media Co.

Reina Ponce has been named chief financial officer and vice president of finance at the Miami Herald Media Company. Before, she was director of finance at the company. Ponce, a CPA, has a bachelor’s in accounting and a master’s in taxation from Florida International University. ​ NEW REINA Ponce 0315 EKM (1)

March 13, 2014

Juan Luis Toro named managing director at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Manaagement

Juan Luis Toro has been named managing director at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management. He is a private client advisor at the bank, which he joined in 2004. He has a bachelor's degree in economics frJuan Toro Headshot (1) (1)om Boston University.