June 23, 2014

Mery Lewis named creative director at Wragg & Casas

2964366Mery Lewis has been named creative director at Wragg & Casas. She previously worked at The Ideea, a business she started. She has a bachelor’s in graphic design and a bachelor’s in web design and interactive media from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. 

Darren Heitner forming Heitner Legal

Image002 (1)Darren Heitner is forming Heitner Legal, which will have an emphasis on sports and entertainment law. Before, he was a partner at Wolfe Law Miami. Heitner has a bachelor’s degree and a law degree from the University of Florida.

Salomon Wancier named director of marketing at TouchSuite

​Salomon Wancier has been named director of marketing at TouchSuiteSWancier. Before, he had his own marketing agency, SolutionsIQ, which he sold to Illuminati Studios early this year. Wancier has an MBA from the University of Miami.

Ben Moss to manager sports and entertainment division of ONE Sotheby's International Realty

Ben Moss will be managing director of the newly created sports and entertainment division of ONE Sotheby’s  Ben MossInternational Realty. Before, he was co-founder and managing broker with The Campins Co. He has a bachelor’s degree in international finance and marketing from the University of Miami.​

Richard D'Souza named president at Cirle

Photo (1)Richard W. D’Souza was named president at Cirle Inc., a Miami-based medical technology incubator. Before, he was head of R&D (eye care and oral care), regulatory and quality,   for Valeant Pharmaceuticals. D’Souza has a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Karachi in Pakistan and a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Houston.

Heidi Dennis named GM at Atlantic Hotel & Spa

Heidi Dennis has been promoted to general manager from director of operations at the Atlantic Hotel & Spa in Fort Lauderdale.

June 17, 2014

Roy E. Weiss named chairman of Department of Medicine at UM


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has been named chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Before, he was at The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Weiss was the Rabbi Morris I. Esformes Endowed Professor of Medicine, professor of pediatrics, chief of the Section of Adult and Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, executive vice chairman of the Department of Medicine, and deputy provost for research for the university. Weiss spent 29 years at the University of Chicago. A native of Long Island, New York, Weiss has a bachelor’s degree in zoology from Duke University and a Ph.D. in cellular biology from the University of South Carolina. His medical degree is from the Sackler Medical School in Tel Aviv. He returned to the United States in 1985 for an internship at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics, where he completed his residency and fellowship, and joined the university faculty.

Best advice he ever received: “Appreciate the intrinsic goodness of every individual.” And, “Try not to become a man of success, but rather a man of value,” from Einstein.

Erika Abbott named director of marketing at Nu World Title


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has been named director of marketing at Nu World Title. Before, she was account executive at Universal Land Title. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Miami Dade College.

Jeffrey Berman opens The Berman Law Firm


DSC_0176 copyJeffrey Berman 
 opened The Berman Law Firm, PA,
 practicing in personal injury, wrongful death, class actions and complex litigation.                 He was previously with Katz Barron Squitero Faust. Berman has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and a law degree from Florida State University. 

Jorge Zamanillo, Michael Knoll promoted at HistoryMiami


Jorge Zamanillo HeadshotAt HistoryMiamiJorge Zamanillo, left, was promoted from vice president of expansion to Michael Knoll Headshot museum deputy director, and Michael Knoll was promoted from folklorist to vice president of curatorial affairs. Zamanillo received his bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Florida State University and a master’s in museum studies. Knoll studied history and anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has a master’s degree in folklore at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.