Week of August 15
Nonprofit / Philanthropy
United Way of Broward County announced the appointment of Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President & CEO of Celebrity Cruises, as its new Chairperson. Lisa is a dynamic business leader with great vision. She has been a dedicated advocate of United Way of Broward County for several years and was the recipient of the 2019 Women of Inspiration Award at the Magnolia Luncheon.
First American Title National Commercial Services is excited to welcome Eddie Paredes, who joins our Miami team as National Account Manager.
As National Accounts Manager, Eddie works closely with commercial real estate investors, developers and related professionals to underwrite and close commercial transactions of all sizes, scopes and geographies. With nearly 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, Eddie provides insight and solutions to get deals done.
Eddie holds a bachelor's degree in legal studies and a master's degree in Psychology from Nova Southeastern University.
First American Title National Commercial Services
703 Waterford Way, Suite 500 Miami, FL 33126
Phone: (786) 910-6165 Direct
First American Title National Commercial Services is excited to welcome Carolina Calvo, who joins our Miami team as Vice President and Counsel - National Account Manager.
As Vice President, Counsel and National Account Manager, Carolina works closely with commercial real estate investors, developers and related professionals to underwrite and close commercial transactions of all sizes, scopes, and geographies. With extensive experience in the insurance industry, Carolina provides insight and solutions to get deals done.
Carolina holds a BA in Criminology and Law and a BA in French and Francophone Studies from the University of Florida and a JD degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.
First American Title National Commercial Services
703 Waterford Way, Suite 500 Miami, FL 33126
Phone: (305) 619-2675 Direct
Indelible, one of the nation's fastest-growing management consulting firms, builds its public affairs leadership team by appointing Jasmyne Henderson to serve as its Vice President of Legislative Affairs. With a Juris Doctor degree and more than a decade of experience, she will help lead the company's government affairs, while serving as in-house legal counsel.
Mike Hendricks, Ed.D., has been named vice president for strategic enrollment planning at The University of Tampa. Hendricks will oversee UT's enrollment management activities, including financial aid, registrar and strategic outreach efforts for undergraduate and graduate enrollment. Hendricks brings 25 years of higher ed experience to continue UT's enrollment goals.
Week of August 8
Architecture / Design / Engineering
CHW welcomes Randall Olney PE, MBA, Director of Engineering, leading the Land Development department. Randy has 18+ years of engineering experience. His knowledge of land development and entitlement processes will enable him to lead our clients, projects, and staff, while providing strategic direction to significantly focus CHW's growth for the land development team.
RSM US welcomes Hussain Hasan, risk consulting principal, to our Orlando office from Chicago. Hasan has served as RSM's national technology risk consulting leader. He was elected and served a four year term on the RSM Board of Directors in 2012. Hasan specializes in enterprise risk management, cyber security, strategic planning and board governance.
RSM US welcomes Craig Coffaro, transaction advisory services principal, to our Tampa Bay office from Chicago. Coffaro brings 20 years of experience in operations and strategy to lead the Tampa Bay IT due diligence practice. He supports private equity and strategic buyers involved in acquisitions and divestitures and has extensive experience performing IT DD transactions.
RSM US announces Danny Jackson will lead the overall Tampa Bay area team, comprised of the RSM offices in both Tampa and St. Petersburg. Jackson will work closely with our owners and employees to accelerate our growth and industry go-to-market strategies in these two important client locations for RSM.
RSM US welcomes Graeme Mellet, audit partner, to the RSM Orlando office. Mellet has 16 years of experience in public accounting, US GAAP, IFRS and SEC. He serves both onshore and international engagements and in his new role, Mellet will help grow the SEC hospitality, restaurant and retail industries.
RSM US names Carlos Hernandez the Miami Office Leader and he will oversee relocation from Brickell to Coral Gables later this year. Hernandez is also RSM's national healthcare industry leader and serves as the ¡HOLA! employee network group national leader where he leads the firm's efforts to attract, retain and empower RSM Hispanic/Latino employees to grow their careers.
RSM US welcomes Ben Berger to our Fort Lauderdale office from Baltimore. Berger is RSM's national family office tax leader. He will focus on expanding our private client services and family office practices with his experience in working with high net-worth families' needs around multi-generational wealth transfer, technology, and estate/charitable planning strategies.
RSM US names Jennifer Murtha the Melbourne Office Leader. Murtha has been critical to the success of North Florida's risk consulting growth, including creating an onshore delivery model leading to local jobs. She also serves on RSM's consulting women's advisory council and is RSM's national Public Sector industry consulting leader.
RSM US names Tansy Jefferies Office Leader for two south Florida locations in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. She will lead the local teams in delivering the power of being understood to our middle market clients. Jefferies is a principal in RSM's international tax group, RSM's UK country practice and is RSM's national transfer pricing leader.
Energy / Utilities
Ben Friedman is now in the role of Researcher for Duke Energy Florida's Economic Development Team. He oversees economic development data analytics and market trend research. Ben works closely with Florida communities to provide key data along with strategic guidance that will enhance industry recruitment efforts for Duke Energy's service territory.
Christos Costandinides joins The Beacon Council as VP, Research & Strategic Planning. His deep understanding of insights, market trends and economic indicators informs our economic development efforts and long-term strategic planning for Miami's economic future. A thought leader and creative storyteller, Christos will help us elevate Miami as a global innovation hub.
Indelible, one of the nation's fastest-growing management consulting firms, has appointed Greg Herman as its Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this role, Greg will report directly to CEO and co-founder Joshua Hay and manage the expansion of the firm, ensuring each new opportunity for growth aligns with the firm's strategy and vision.
Week of August 1
Government / Military
The St. Johns County Property Appraiser's Office, under the leadership of Property Appraiser Eddie Creamer, has achieved a Certificate of Excellence in Assessment Administration from the International Association of Assessing Officers-the highest professional honor an assessment jurisdiction can obtain. Creamer has served as St. Johns County Property Appraiser since 2016.
Ella Shenhav, a partner in Shutts & Bowen LLP's Tampa office, recently earned her Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP)/U.S. Credential, a certification widely known as the global industry standard for privacy and data protection practitioners.
DGIM Law adds bankruptcy attorney and community leader Monique Hayes as partner. Hayes' expertise and innovative mindset have earned her a reputation for handling the most complex bankruptcy matters. A staunch community supporter, she's Founding Director and Board Chair of aire Ventures, a member of many philanthropic and professional organizations and holds notable awards.
Nicholas D. Horner has joined Shumaker's Tampa office as a Partner in the Corporate, Tax and Transactions Service Line. Nick focuses his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities law compliance, fund formation, and taxation. Nick holds a Master of Laws in Taxation from Georgetown University and an MBA from Florida State University.
Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Polk State College President Dr. Angela Garcia Falconetti to the Education Commission of the States alongside Florida Department of Education Senior Chancellor Dr. Henry Mack. Falconetti and Mack will represent Governor DeSantis and Florida Department of Education Commissioner Manny Diaz as an extension of the state's education policy team.
The Central Florida Development Council, Polk County's Economic Development Partnership, is pleased to announce the promotion of Alex Price to Business Development Manager. Alex facilitates business recruitment and expansion activities as companies find success in Polk. He holds a Bachelors in Public Administration and a JobsEQ FIT certification.
The Central Florida Development Council is pleased to announce Javier Marin's promotion to Vice President of Business Development. Javier leads CFDC's business development efforts, promoting Polk as Florida's Best Place for Business. He holds an MBA and credentials as a Certified Business Analyst, Certified Economic Developer and Certified Global Business Professional.