Week of October 24
The Florida Peninsula Insurance family of companies announces the retirement of their Vice President of Underwriting, Michael Koscielny, CPCU CIC. Joe Fagan replaces Koscielny as the new Vice President of Underwriting for Florida Peninsula and its wholly owned subsidiary Edison Insurance Company.
Miller Construction welcomes Jesse Newton as Director of Business Development in the firm's Central Florida office. Newton will be vital to the firm's growth in the area as he has an extensive background in the construction and hospitality industries. As part of his responsibilities, he will manage sales and marketing, as well as the end-to-end preconstruction process.
Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services
Health Network One, a leading provider of specialty benefit management services for health insurers, recently appointed Beatriz Assapimonwait to serve on its Board of Directors. Health Network One operates several specialty networks for leading managed care organizations. She also serves as an independent director on the board of CareMax (CMAX) and MSP Recoveries (MSPR).
Indelible, one of the nation's fastest-growing management consulting firms, has appointed Alan Moore as its Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). With more than 30 years of experience providing professional services to corporations, higher education institutions, and government clients, Moore brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in his new role.
Week of October 17
Louis M. Ferreira, chairman, president and CEO of Eastern National Bank in Miami, was appointed to the Florida Bankers Association Board of Directors. The trade association, founded in 1888, advocates on behalf of Florida's financial community to serve member banks and customers. Eastern National Bank is a 53-year-old full-service financial institution.
Nonprofit / Philanthropy
Roney Gutierrez has joined North Florida Land Trust as its chief operating officer. He will oversee operations and administrative functions, lead the strategic financial planning and monitor processes to maximize effectiveness and organizational stability. Gutierrez is a graduate of Cornell University and earned his master's degree from North Carolina State University.
Energy / Utilities
Lisa Rain is now the marketing manager for Duke Energy Florida's Economic Development team. Lisa works closely with both internal and external partners to promote Duke Energy and the programs driving economic development in Florida. Her responsibilities include oversight of the strategic marketing plan and promoting the counties in the Duke Energy service territory.
Financial Services / Investments
FIS®, a global leader in financial services technology, has announced the appointment of Stephanie L. Ferris as President and Chief Executive Officer. A 28-year industry veteran with expertise in payments, technology platform businesses and driving digital transformation, Ferris has been integral to FIS’ global growth. Ferris was also appointed to the FIS Board of Directors.
Week of October 10
Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services
Genuine Health Group welcomes Franz Victoria as Vice President of Data Analytics. Mr. Victoria will work towards improving physician interactions, identifying new opportunities for analytics, and leveraging opportunities to continue the company's growth.
RSM welcomes Manny Ordonez, tax partner, to our Tampa Bay offices. Ordonez offers over 21 years of tax experience. He will work with our teams to grow our private client services practice serving privately held, private-equity backed, family owned and inbound clients, as well as their owners and investors.
RSM US welcomes Tina Hodges to the Tampa Bay office as National Leader of RSM's Health Care Revenue Integrity Practice. Hodges will seek to drive improved margins and corporate compliance effectiveness by advising on leading revenue integrity organizational structure, coding, documentation and charge capture improvement strategies, and technology for healthcare systems.
Andrew J. Mayts, Jr., Partner in the Tampa office, has been selected to serve as Chair of Shumaker's growing Public Sector Practice. Andy focuses his practice on banking and finance and construction related litigation, as well as cybersecurity prevention and response.
Patrick J. Duggan, Partner in the Sarasota office, has been selected to serve as Co-Chair of the firm's growing Public Sector Practice. Patrick has an extensive background representing a variety of governmental entities and public sector employees in Florida, including in law enforcement, fire and rescue, and education.
Douglas A. Cherry, Partner in the Sarasota office, has been selected to Chair the firm's Technology Business Sector to help technology and innovation-focused companies navigate the concerns involved in creating, acquiring, licensing, distributing, and utilizing evolving technology. Doug is Board Certified in Intellectual Property (IP) Law.
Week of October 3
Cindy Kindl joins the Climate First Bank Team as a Universal Banker III at the St. Petersburg location. She has over 5 years of banking experience as a teller, relationship banker and lender. Kindl brings more than 20 years of customer service experience to her new role as a frontline point of contact for our clients in the west Florida market and beyond.
Hedrick Brothers Construction has named Burk Hedrick to President of Development. Based in Orlando, Burk will focus on multifamily, office and industrial development as an owner/developer. Burk has 15 years' experience in real estate development projects with over 7,000 units in Florida. He held prior roles with The Aventon Companies and Bainbridge Companies.
Ami Brannon has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Neuvana LLC, a WPB-based neurotechnology company and leader in consumer electroceuticals. A co-founder of Neuvana, Brannon has been an integral part of the company since its startup phase and continues to be a member of the Board of Managers. Brannon has more than 20 years of background in the healthcare industry.
Jimmy Bielling of Bielling Site Prep and Reforestation, Inc., in Lake Butler has been named president of the Florida Forestry Association. Bielling, a 45-year veteran of forestry, will lead the group's efforts to advocate for all facets of Florida forestry, support the sustainable use of forest resources, and promote the economic and environmental benefits they provide.