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Week of December 26

Architecture / Design / Engineering

CHW Professional Consultants, Alachua

CHW Professional Consultants announces the addition of a new Ecological Services Department. Andy Woodruff joins CHW as Vice President + Sr. Ecologist, bringing 30+ years of ecological and environmental expertise to manage the department and staff, help drive business opportunities, and manage multiple ecological and environmental contracts with public and private clients.

Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg

Justin Olsen, J.D., M.H.A., F.A.C.H.E., has joined Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital as vice president and chief operating officer. He has more than two decades of healthcare operations experience. He previously served as vice president and chief operating officer at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

Watercrest Senior Living Group, Vero Beach

The community was abuzz with excitement this month when residents and associates learned the talented Jennifer Butler would be leading their community as Executive Director of Watercrest Buena Vista Senior Living in the Villages. Butler's reputation precedes her as a dedicated servant leader, talented mentor and skilled operator in the senior living sector.

Financial Services / Investments

UBS Financial Services Inc, Tampa

UBS Wealth Management USA has announced Financial Advisor Marcus van der Meulen has joined the firm's Tampa office. Marcus focuses on providing financial planning and investing services for ultra-high-net-worth individuals and families. Before joining UBS, van der Meulen built a financial services career over the last decade that has included positions at J.P. Morgan Private Bank.

Week of December 19


Hamilton Miller & Birthisel, Miami

Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP, is pleased to announce Karmen Groeling's promotion to partner. As a much sought-after litigator with 18 years experience, Karmen began her career as an Assistant State Attorney, trying over 60 jury and bench trials to verdict in a 3-year period. She also managed her criminal defense law practice before transitioning into civil litigation.


Miller Construction Company, Fort Lauderdale

Miller Construction announces the addition of Nicole Flier as Vice President of Business Development in the firm's headquarters in Fort Lauderdale. Flier will be tasked with the pursuit of new private clients throughout Florida in sectors that include automotive, aviation and hospitality. Flier has a Bachelor of Arts from University of Southern California.


Kaufman Rossin, Miami

Top 100 CPA and advisory firm Kaufman Rossin recently expanded its leadership team with the promotion of Marc Feigelson, CPA, to Chief Financial Officer. With nearly 25 years of experience, Feigelson focuses on the financial and operational components of the firm's strategic plans, and risk management.

Kaufman Rossin, Miami

Florida's largest independent accounting firm, Kaufman Rossin, has promoted Richard Salinas to Chief Operating Officer to further enhance the firm's operational capabilities. Salinas is focused on evaluating, implementing and optimizing processes and technology, while leveraging data to drive efficient operations that enhance the employee and client experience.

Week of December 12


Fifth Third Bank, Tampa

Fifth Third Bank has appointed Kaela Lerner to senior vice president, Treasury Management area manager to lead a team of Treasury Management professionals in Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville with a focus on growth. A FAU graduate, Kaela has 36 years of financial services experience including 17 years in Treasury Management in management, sales, operations and marketing.

Fifth Third Bank, Tampa

Fifth Third Bank has appointed Hao Kien to vice president, middle market relationship manager. In this role, Hao will apply his more than 15 years of banking experience to advise and assist middle market companies with their capital and banking needs. He earned a MIS degree from the University of South Florida and enjoys golfing and traveling with his wife.


Hedrick Brothers Construction, Melbourne

Hedrick Brothers Construction has announced that Melody "Mel" Thomas has joined their Space Coast team as Client Engagement Executive. Mel has over 20 years in the hospitality industry, with the last three years as VP of Business Development for the Melbourne Regional Chamber. In her new role, Thomas will build business relationships, client alliances and corporate growth.



Carlos Hernandez was elected by his fellow partners and principals to a four-year term on the RSM US LLP Board of Directors. Carlos is an audit partner, the Miami office leader, the national healthcare leader, and the national leader for HOLA! (the firm's Hispanic employee network group). Carlos has over 25 years of public accounting and financial management experience.

Week of December 5

Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg

Kathy Gillette, M.H.A., has joined Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital as vice president of government affairs and chief of staff. Gillette, a former market president and CEO for Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, brings more than 30 years of leadership experience in health care organizations in Tampa Bay and central Florida.



Jamie Burgess was elected by her fellow partners and principals to a four-year term on the RSM US LLP Board of Directors. Jamie is the national leader of risk consulting strategic implementation and operations, a member of the risk consulting executive leadership team, the Florida consulting leader and member of the Florida market leadership team. Jamie is based in the Tampa, Florida, area and is a CPA. She holds a Master of Science degree in accounting and taxation from Florida Gulf Coast University and Bachelor of Science degrees in accounting and finance from Florida State University. She is a founding member of the Consulting Women's Advisory Council and serves on many other strategic committees and task forces across the firm.


Helios Education Foundation, Tampa

Helios Education Foundation hired Travis Reindl as Senior Vice President for Communications. Reindl brings to the role 25 years of experience communicating about postsecondary education to a range of audiences as well as expertise leading high-impact communications efforts with leading national and international organizations, including Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


Terran Orbital, Boca Raton

Terran Orbital Corporation, a global leader in satellite-based solutions, has announced the promotion of Santina Michel to Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. In her new role, Ms. Michel will continue operational responsibilities while developing and executing an HR strategy to propel Terran Orbital as it becomes a top producer of defense industry satellites.

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