July 21, 2014

Bobby Gusman to be managing broker at Howard Ecker & Co.

Bobby Gusman will be managing broker at the new Miami office of Howard Ecker & Company, a tenant representation firm based in Chicago. Before he was director of leasing at  American Ventures Realty. Gusman attended Florida State University.​

William Yahr is hotel manager at Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove

William Yahr has been named hotel manager at the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove. Before, he was at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, where he was room executive. Yahr has a degree in hotel, restaurant and institutional management at Penn State University. William Yahr HeadShot (1)

Christopher Marlowe, Todd Michaels named partners at The Haggard Law Firm

Christopher Marlowe and Todd Michaels have been promoted to partners at The Haggard Law Firm. Marlowe, who has been with the firm since 2008, has a bachelor’s degree from Rhodes College and a law degree from the University of Miami. Michaels, who joined the firm in 2009, has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a law degree from the University of Miami.

David Monter hired as VP, controller, at Professional Bank

David_MonterDavid Monter has been hired as vice president, controller, at Professional Bank based in Miami. Before, he was vice president and assistant controller at Great Florida Bank. Monter received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Florida International University and a master’s degree in accounting from Nova Southeastern University.

July 14, 2014

Shed Born named chief executive director, Camillus Health

Shed Boren has been named chief executive director of Camillus Health. Before, he was chief executive officer of Sister Emmanuel Hospital in Miami. He also was executive director of Special ImmunShed_Borenology Services for Mercy Hospital in Miami, where he designed and implemented Miami-Dade County’s largest vertically integrated service delivery network providing medical and social services to persons living with HIV/AIDS. He is a social worker who received a Ph.D. in sociology, and an MBA, from the University of Miami, and he has a graduate certificate in Catholic healthcare ethics from Saint Louis University.

Best advice he ever received: It is better to err on the side of charity and compassion rather than righteousness. This advice was given to me by Sister Edith Gonzalez, a nun that I worked with for years. She died last year. She was my friend and colleague, and a mentor. 

Patricia Siles named tax director at Goldstein Schechter Koch

Patricia Siles  has been promoted to tax director from senior manager at Goldstein Schechter Koch. Siles has a bachelor’s, and a master’s of accounting, from Florida International University. 

Janet Chase, Yadira Hiraldo, Todd Kesterson in new posts at Kaufman Rossin

Recent hires and promotions at Kaufman Rossin in its Miami office include: 

Jchase --Janet Chase, left, who has been named director of business valuation. Before, she was senior manager at Ernst & Young. She has a bachelor’s in mathematics and an MBA from the University of Rochester.

--Yadira Hiraldo, right,
who has been named associate principal in the firm’s tax department in the Miami Hiraldo Yadiraoffice. Before she was a director. She received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Puerto Rico and a master’s degree in taxation from the University of Hartford. 

--Todd Kesterson, below, who has been named director of Family Office Services. Before, he was a director of Family Office Services at Rothstein Kass in Dallas. He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from the University of North Texas.

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Billy Hayes named VP, sales operations, at Southeast Toyota Distributors

Billy HayesBilly Hayes has joined Southeast Toyota Distributors as vice president of sales operations. For the past two years, Hayes has been based in Japan where he been Nissan’s vice president of Global Zero Emissions Vehicles. Hayes, who served in the U.S. Army Reserves as a medic, has a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and management and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Bates College.

Ann McCowan starts A.C. McCowan CPA PLLC

Ann McCowan has started A.C. McCowan CPA PLLC, a full-service tax & accounting firm. Before she was tax director at Price Waterhouse Coopers. She has degrees in business, economics and accounting from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has served on the Board of Directors of the YWCA of greater Miami-Dade for the last five years as the Treasure and curr Image001 (3)ently serves as the Board President. 

Emilio J. Alvarez-Farré named a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig

Emilio J. Alvarez-Farré has been named a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig in its Latin American and Iberian Practice Group and Miami Corporate and Securities Practice Group. Before, he was a partner at the Miami office of White & Case. Alvarez-Farré, who has a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, has a law degree and an MBA from The University of Chicago. Alvarez_Emilio_J