September 03, 2014

Brent Burns, Jorge Gonzalez, Kim Magner promoted at JM Family Enterprises

JM Family Enterprises in Deerfield Beach has announced three executive-level promotions: 

--Brent Burns has been promoted to chief operating officer. He most recently was chief financial officer and executive vice president. Burns, a certified public accountant, has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Florida Atlantic University.

--Jorge Gonzalez assumes the role of chief financial officer. He has been a vice president of corporate taxes at the firm. Gonzalez, a CPA, has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration, and a master’s degree in taxation, from Pace University.

--Kim Magner has been promoted to vice president of corporate taxes. She has held several management positions at the company. Magner, a CPA, has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Canisius College and a master’s degree of accounting in taxation from Nova Southeastern University. 

Douglas Kramer joins Shutts & Bowen as partner

DKramerDouglas Mark Kramer, a civil litigator, has joined Shutts & Bowen as a partner in its Miami office. He most recently was founding partner of the Law Offices of Douglas Mark Kramer in North Miami. Kramer has a bachelor’s degree from Emory University and a law degree from the University of Miami.

Andrea Darlow named Florida Chapter Director, Israel Cancer Research Fund

22a3ee2Andrea Darlow  has been named Florida Chapter Director of the Israel Cancer Research Fund. Before, she worked with Jewish nonprofit organizations, including serving as the executive director of the National Council of Jewish Women (Greater Miami Section) for two years. She has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from The George Washington University and an MBA from the University of Miami. 

Ramón Usategui named senior VP, manager at Ocean Bank

RamonUsategui_Final_2530Ramón Usategui has been named senior vice president and manager of the Brickell wealth management office of Ocean Bank. Before, he was senior vice president and market executive for the Coral Gables private banking office of Gibraltar Private Bank. Usategui received his bachelor’s degree in finance from Villanova University, and his MBA from the Instituto Centroamericano de Administración 
de Empresas in Managua, Nicaragua.

August 24, 2014

Rich Andrews named vice president-commercial for North America at Bacardi U.S.A.

Rich Andrews has been named vice president-commercial for North America at Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. He will lead commercial Rich_Andrews_Bacardi_USA and customer marketing activities across the United States and Canada and will begin his new role in September. For the past two years, he was business unit managing director for the Bacardi business in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Andrews has been with Bacardi for more than 10 years in country, regional and global roles. He began his career with the company as vice president of sales for Canada and was later promoted to president of Bacardi Canada. He returned to the commercial side as Bacardi’s interim regional president of Latin America at the company. He has a bachelor’s degree from Bishop’s University in Quebec, Canada, with a major in social science.

Best advice he ever received: Always treat people with respect. 

Alexander Jimenez, Miguel Mesa named to executive posts at Apollo Bank

Alexander JimenezAlexander Jimenez, left, will be vice president and branch managMiguel Mesaer at the Coral Gables location of Apollo Bank, and Miguel Mesa will be vice president and commercial lending officer at the bank. Jimenez was most recently vice president and branch manager at Coconut Grove Bank. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Florida International University. Before joining Apollo Bank, Mesa was vice president and
a commercial credit officer at Florida Community Bank. He has a bachelor’s degree in finance from FIU. 

Jeff Rugg named director of sales, special events at Live Nation, The Fillmore Miami Beach

DownloadJeff Rugg joins Live Nation as director of sales, special events, with The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater. Before, he was sales manager with the Miami Beach Convention Center, Global Spectrum. He has a bachelor’s degree in sports management and business management from Temple University.

Nancy Thies named VP, development and marketing, Holy Cross Hospital

Thies, NancyNancy Thies has been named vice president of development and marketing at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale. Before, she was vice president of major gifts and legacy gifts at the United Way of Broward County. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Francisco Arteaga named division director at Biomed, Albion Staffing Solutions

​ Francisco J. Arteaga  joins the BioMed division of Albion Staffing Solutions as division director. Before, he was vice president at InGente and was based in Puerto Rico. 

Donte Johnson, Alex Batista in new roles at Kimpton's Surfcomber Miami, South Beach

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Donte Johnson,
 far left, has been named general manager and Alex Batista director of sales and marketing at Kimpton’s Surfcomber Miami, South Beach. Johnson, who was most recently general manager of Topaz Hotel in Washington, D.C., is a graduate of St. Peter’s University in New Jersey. and was on The Washington Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40” list. Before his new Image007 (1)position, Batista was the director of sales at the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from Florida International University.