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Week of April 25

Media / Publishing

Playmaker, Fort Lauderdale

With exponential audience growth reaching over 39 million, leading sports media and talent management brand, Playmaker, is pleased to welcome entertainment media veteran, Donald Alexander, as the new EVP of Content to continue their audience expansion. Formerly, Mr. Alexander was the Executive Director of Audience Development and Social Media & Content Creation at TMZ.

Information Technology

Adastra Corp., Miami

Hector Osuna has been named Executive Director, Southeast U.S. at Adastra Corp., which does business throughout North America, Europe and Asia. The company's core competencies are data processing, analysis and warehousing. Data remains at the cornerstone of its work, which has expanded to include IoT, big data, AI, cloud and data governance services.

Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services

MaxHealth, Tampa

MaxHealth, an organization focused on providing patient-centered healthcare primarily to Medicare-eligible patients, announces the appointment of Prakash Patel, M.D., as Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Patel has 25 years of healthcare leadership experience and a proven track record of driving strategy and operations to deliver growth across a broad spectrum of healthcare services.

Technology

Sidus Space, Cape Canaveral

Sidus Space, Inc., a Space-as-a-Service satellite company focused on commercial satellite design, manufacture, launch, and data collection is pleased to announce that John Curry has been appointed Chief Mission Operations Officer. Curry brings over 35 years of technical leadership and program management experience in human spaceflight and spacecraft design, development, test, and operations.

Week of April 18

Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services

USF Tampa General Physicians, Tampa

The board of directors for the USF Tampa General Physicians has named Mark G. Moseley, MD, MHA, FACEP, the first President of the newly formed academic medical group. In his new role, Moseley will lead the approximately 1,400 USF Tampa General team members, providing practice infrastructure, clinical management, and related operational and administrative support services.

Transportation / Logistics / Distribution

Transflo, Tampa

Transflo, a leading mobile and cloud-based platform that automates and simplifies the supply chain process for more than 65,000 North American trucking companies and thousands of brokers and shippers, has named Renee Krug as its new Chief Executive Officer. Krug has a diverse background in the transportation industry, having recently served as CEO of GlobalTranz.

Hospitality / Travel / Leisure / Recreation

LBA Hospitality, New Smyrna Beach

LBA Hospitality has announced the appointment of Fiona O'Connor as Director of Sales for the Hampton Inn New Smyrna Beach hotel. The 112-room property is owned by Key International and managed by LBA Hospitality. O'Connor brings over 20 years of hospitality experience to her new role where she will be in charge of the overall sales and revenue for the property.

Agribusiness

Florida's Natural Growers, Lake Wales

Florida's Natural Growers is pleased to announce Mr. Christopher Groom has been selected as the company's new Chief Executive Officer. In this role, Groom will work closely with the Florida's Natural management staff and Board of Directors to uphold the cooperative's long-standing legacy in Florida citrus. Groom has been instrumental to Florida's Natural success since 2011.

Week of April 11

Banking

U.S. Century Bank, Miami

USCB Financial Holdings, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: USCB) and its wholly owned subsidiary, U.S. Century Bank (the "Bank"), announced the appointment of Robert ("Bob") E. Kafafian as an independent director of both the Company and the Bank. He will also serve on the Bank's Asset and Liability Committee.

U.S. Century Bank, Miami

USCB Financial Holdings, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: USCB) and its wholly owned subsidiary, U.S. Century Bank (the "Bank"), announced the appointment of Maria C. Alonso as an independent director of both the Company and the Bank.

Ms. Alonso is a highly respected business executive with 25+ years across banking, marketing, social responsibility & community engagement.

Climate First Bank, Orlando

Climate First Bank promotes Chris Cucci, Senior VP, to Chief of Staff. In his role, he assists executive leadership with strategic initiatives, new product development, and commercial banking business development. With nearly 20 years in Central Florida banking, Cucci's goal is growing business from Tampa to Orlando as Climate First Bank expands throughout the region.

Energy / Utilities

Duke Energy, Winter Garden

Joel Gunter is now Manager, Industry Recruitment for Duke Energy Florida in portions of Central and North Central Florida, comprised of Lake, Sumter, Marion, Gilchrist, Columbia, Hamilton, Suwannee and Madison counties. Joel will be responsible for lead generation, project management and assisting economic development partners in winning industrial and commercial projects.

Professional Services

Shumaker Advisors Florida LLC, Tampa

Gino Casanova has joined Shumaker Advisors Florida, LLC as Chief of Staff and will work out of the Tampa office. Prior to joining Shumaker, Gino was the former head of government affairs with the West Florida Division of AdventHealth and most recently served as Vice President of Business Development at Copypress.

Week of April 4

Real Estate

GreenPointe Developers, Jacksonville

GreenPointe Developers announces the promotion of Austin Burr to Regional President. Burr manages the company's operations in South Florida with a focus on GreenPointe's growth and expansion through new acquisitions and development. Burr has been successful in developing GreenPointe's footprint within the communities of Veranda and Wylder in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Codina Partners, Coral Gables

Codina Partners, a real estate development, investment, and property management firm, announced it hired Lee Casey as Vice President of Marketing.

Casey will be responsible for overseeing the execution of Codina Partners' local, regional and national marketing strategy.

Nonprofit / Philanthropy

Trust for Public Land, Tallahassee

Trust for Public Land welcomes Charles Hines, Esq. as the Florida Gulf Coast Trail Program Director. After serving 8 years on the Sarasota County Commission, Hines is passionate about building healthier, more equitable communities. He will help fulfill the vision for the Gulf Coast Trail, transforming communities and the quality of life for people in southwest Florida.

Hospitality / Travel / Leisure / Recreation

Kolter Hospitality, Delray Beach

Kolter Hospitality hires Cindy Flanagan as Vice President of Accounting and Finance. Flanagan will oversee the corporate financial and accounting team which comprises accounting, tax, treasury, investment and financial reporting. Flanagan brings over 25 plus years of experience within the hospitality finance industry in senior roles.

Week of March 28

Law

Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith PLLC, West Palm Beach

Former Assistant State Attorney Danielle Sherriff has joined Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith. She served as Chief, Traffic Homicide Unit for Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office and has successfully litigated more than 100 trials. She was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2008; U.S. Supreme Court Bar in 2012; and U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, in 2022.

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC, Boca Raton

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara Partner Gene M. Carlino has been elected as a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, the most prestigious organization in the U.S. for estate planning and trust counsel. Fellows are peer-elected and chosen by the ACTEC Board for their professionalism, exceptional skill and contributions to the estate planning field.

Banking

Climate First Bank, Orlando

Climate First Bank welcomes Brock McClane to the board of directors. The 34-year veteran attorney is rejoining Climate First Bank CEO and Founder Ken LaRoe after previously serving as vice chairman of the board of First Green Bancorp, Inc. He currently serves as counsel attorney for Fisher Rushmer, P.A. and has been honored by Florida Trend's Legal Elite among others.

Climate First Bank, Orlando

Climate First Bank welcomes Edye Haddock to the board of directors. Mrs. Haddock is experienced in both residential and commercial real estate with a focus on the hospitality market. She moved to Winter Park, Fl in 1994 where she established Murphy Properties. She is an active volunteer and community leader in Central Florida.

 

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