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Week of September 27

Real Estate

GreenPointe Holdings, Jacksonville

Finance Director Blake Weatherly supports GreenPointe's Development Division with financial analytics, underwriting and market intelligence for land acquisitions, capital markets and asset management. He evaluates investment in future projects, playing a key role in assisting executive leadership in diversifying the company's development portfolio into new business lines.


HBK CPAs & Consultants, West Palm Beach

Anthony J. Giacalone, CPA, has been promoted to the HBK CPAs & Consultants West Palm Beach, Florida office as an Equity Principal. He has over twelve years of experience in business and individual tax consulting and compliance, generational wealth transfers, business operations support functions, outsourcing accounting and finance, and transaction consulting.

HBK CPAs & Consultants, West Palm Beach

Alissa Dhawan, CPA, MBA, has been promoted to HBK CPAs & Consultants West Palm Beach, Florida office as a Principal. She has over 14 years of experience. Alissa has specialized in performing both transactional due diligence and auditing private companies, not-for-profit entities and employee benefit plans including multi-employer plans.

Business Services

RSA Consulting, Tampa

Tampa-bay based lobbying firm RSA Consulting has added Melody Arnold as Director of Government and Community Affairs. With over ten years of experience in the legislative process, Melody will help lead state-level health care advocacy at RSA and previously served as Associate Director of Government Relations at the Florida Health Care Association.

Week of September 20


Fifth Third Bank, Tampa

Fifth Third Bank appointed Mike Smith to head of business banking for the region, leading a team of business bankers in the Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville markets. He has more than 28 years of experience serving in leadership roles within the financial services industry, including his previous role as business banking market manager for Fifth Third's Cincinnati region.

Amerant Bancorp Inc., Miami

Amerant Bancorp Inc. announces Kristy Amaro has been named Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, a new C-suite position at Amerant. Amaro, who most recently served as People and Organizational Development Manager, will lead the organization's efforts to further a culture that recognizes and creates opportunities for diverse representation throughout the enterprise.

Transportation / Logistics / Distribution

Amerijet International Inc., Miami

Tim Strauss, who previously announced his intention to resign, has agreed to stay with Amerijet as its CEO. Vic Karjian, Amerijet's Executive Chairman, will continue in that role. Vic was Amerijet's CEO from 2016 until Tim joined Amerijet in August 2020, and they have overseen a period of robust growth for the Company, including its receipt of ETOPS certification in March 2020.

Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services

Primavera Health, Coconut Grove

Primavera Health proudly announced that Nicholas X. Duran would be taking the reins, and leading an aggressive expansion of the company and its markets throughout the U.S., as President and CEO. Duran's experience leading large organizations, and extensive professional relationships in the health and health tech sectors, will help guide Primavera to continued success.

Week of September 13

Financial Services / Investments

Accuro Solutions, Sarasota

B. J. Dougherty has joined Accuro Solutions as Chief Operating Officer. Responsible for driving Accuro Solutions' day-to-day business operations, Dougherty brings more than 20 years’ experience to execute the company’s strategy and vision to become the leading provider of medical bill review and payment services in the property and casualty insurance industry.

Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services

Catholic Health Services, Lauderdale Lakes

The board of directors together with The Most Reverend Thomas Wenski, Archbishop of Miami, have announced the promotion and appointment of Aristides Pallin as the new President and CEO of Catholic Health Services. A ministry of the Archdiocese of Miami, Catholic Health Services is the largest post-acute health care and social services continuum in the southeast US.

Transportation / Logistics / Distribution

Amerijet International Inc., Miami

Vic Karjian, Amerijet International, Inc.'s Executive Chairman, will become the Interim Chief Executive Officer of Amerijet. Prior to August 2020, Vic served as Amerijet's CEO and oversaw a period of robust growth for the Company, including its receipt of ETOPS certification in March 2020 and significant expansion into ACMI and CMI charter operations.

Professional Services

Massey Services, Orlando

Massey Services, the fifth largest pest management company in the industry and largest family-owned company in the business, announced that it has promoted Tony Massey to President & CEO. Massey has been President of Massey Services since 2006 and joined Massey Services in 1989, after graduating from the University of Alabama.

Week of September 6


Geographic Solutions, Palm Harbor

Geographic Solutions, the nation's leading provider of software solutions for workforce development, unemployment insurance, and labor market information, is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Megan Aderele as Education Sales Support Specialist.


Fifth Third Bank, Tampa

Mike Stanchina has been promoted to SVP and commercial team leader in Tampa Bay. He will lead a team of relationship managers that advise and assist clients structure financing, efficiently manage capital and navigate variable market conditions. He has 17 years of commercial and investment banking experience and is a former nuclear submarine officer for the U.S. Navy.

Financial Services / Investments

FIS, Jacksonville

Financial technology leader FIS® announces the appointment of former FIS and Worldpay executive Stephanie Ferris to its executive leadership team. Stephanie has joined FIS as Chief Administrative Officer. In this newly created position, Ferris will work in partnership with FIS business and corporate leaders on strategy, mergers and acquisitions and key strategic initiatives.

Architecture / Design / Engineering

American Institute of Architects, Tallahassee

Becky Magdaleno, CAE, Chief Operations Officer of the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Florida), is the new Executive Vice President and CEO of the association. Magdaleno has been with AIA Florida since 2011. During her time with the association, she has served in transformational executive roles at the local, state and national level. 

Week of August 30

Hospitality / Travel / Leisure / Recreation

CGI Merchant Group, Miami

CGI Merchant Group is pleased to welcome Robert Festinger as VP of Hospitality Asset Management. With three decades of experience, Festinger will oversee CGI's hotel operations and play an active role in the firm's $650 million Hospitality Opportunity Fund, which looks to acquire 20 hotels throughout North America and the Caribbean over the next three years.


PCL Construction Services Inc., Orlando

Adam Butcher heads PCL's Special Projects division in Florida. He leads a team of construction professionals to deliver custom solutions on projects under $15 million. Adam forges relationships with clients across a range of markets, delivering projects with a responsive team leveraging the innovative solutions and purchasing power of a large construction organization.

Financial Services / Investments

Insigneo, Miami

Insigneo, the Miami-based Independent Broker-Dealer and Registered Investment Advisory firm, has incorporated new top talent as a leading financial advisor has joined the firm's independent network based in Miami. Roberto R. Pena will join the well-established team Tenet Global Advisors as Senior Financial Consultant and Vice President, bringing 25 years of industry experience.


Global Risk Solutions, Miami

Global Risk Solutions Group, Inc., a leading provider of a diverse range of P&C claims adjusting, complex/large loss and environmental risk management solutions, has named James F. Hughes III as a Senior Strategic Advisor in GRS' Environmental Risk Management Solutions (ERMS) business unit. He will advise GRS and its clients on environmental risk and claim issues.

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