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Week of April 24


Proforma, Tampa

Proforma, the $600 million technology and business success leader, celebrates the recognition of its CEO, Vera Muzzillo, as the Tampa Bay Technology Business Woman of the Year by Tampa Bay Business & Wealth Magazine. “As a trailblazer, she has inspired others to follow in her footsteps and pursue their own dreams, personally and professionally," said Doug Kordel, President of Proforma.

Advertising & Public Relations

Taylor College, Belleview

Beverly Brown, Director of Career and Student Services at Taylor College, received accreditation in the field of public relations. With a passion for public relations, Brown became a member of the Ocala chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association in 2018. In 2021, she served as membership director and currently is board treasurer. She has also authored a book, “God Speaks”.


Shutts & Bowen, Orlando

Shutts & Bowen is pleased to announce the reappointment of Daniel O'Keefe, Co-Managing Partner of the firm's Orlando office, to the University of Florida Board of Trustees. Daniel, who was appointed by the Florida Board of Governors, will serve another five-year term on the Board.


Climate First Bank, Tampa

Jarred Fayson joins the Climate First Bank team as one of the Board of Directors. A graduate of University of Illinois, Fayson and is now the CEO of Sadler Fayson Fulfillment and resides in the St.Pete/Tampa area. Fayson will use his knowledge and experience to help Climate First Bank expand its perspective and ability to create positive change.

Week of April 17

Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services

AdventHealth East Orlando, Orlando

AdventHealth has named Chase Tikker CEO of AdventHealth East Orlando. Tikker joined AdventHealth Orlando in 2020 as executive director of support services and later AdventHealth East Orlando as COO where he oversees planning, operations and growing hospital services. “I am honored to continue the incredible growth that AdventHealth East Orlando has seen in recent years.”

Advertising & Public Relations

Collier County Public Utilities, Naples

Evelyn Longa, APR, CPRC of the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association, recently earned professional certification in public relations and received the designation of Certified Public Relations Counselor (CPRC). As public information officer at Collier County Public Utilities, Longa leads the communications program to strengthen relationships.

Hospitality / Travel / Leisure / Recreation

JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa, Aventura

JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa welcomed Kelbert Fleming as Director of Catering & Events at Aventura’s iconic tropical oasis. With nearly 30 years of experience, Fleming brings leadership talents, convention and meetings expertise and culinary and hospitality industry knowledge to the talented, growing JW Marriott Miami Turnberry leadership team.

Nonprofit / Philanthropy

North Florida Land Trust, Jacksonville

North Florida Land Trust welcomes new Land Management Specialist Aaryn Tarver to its Stewardship Department. Tarver will work alongside the Director of Land Stewardship and the Land Manager, as well as independently, to manage the more than 16,000 acres in NFLT’s portfolio. A graduate of the University of Tennessee, she earned her degree in wildlife and fisheries management.

Week of April 10

Arts / Entertainment

The Hermitage Artist Retreat, Englewood

The Hermitage Artist Retreat welcomed Stacia Lee as its first Managing Director. Lee joins the Hermitage team after serving as publisher for Sarasota Magazine and overseeing the Florida/Texas operations for SagaCity Media. In her new role, Lee will oversee management/daily operations and work with the team to broaden the reach and impact of this leading national arts incubator. 


Shutts & Bowen, West Palm Beach

Shutts & Bowen is pleased to announce that Brian D. Kennedy has joined its West Palm Beach office as a partner in the Private Client Services Practice Group. Kennedy represents corporate and individual fiduciaries in the administration of estates and trusts of high-net-worth individuals, modification of trusts and creating Florida domicile for clients moving to Florida.

Nonprofit / Philanthropy

Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida, Tallahassee

Since its founding, the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida has raised and donated more than $60 million for conservation and outdoor recreation in the state. We are thrilled to welcome Valerie Boyd of Naples (left) and Keenan Baldwin of Tampa (right) to our Board. Valerie is a community and political leader, holding appointments from three governors, including chairing the South Florida Water Management District. She has also chaired and served on many state and national environmental sustainability commissions. Keenan is a fifth-generation Tampa native with a diverse range of experience in investment management, real estate, hospitality, and technology. He is also the owner of a 11,441-acre working ranch in south-central Florida.

Architecture / Design / Engineering

CHW Professional Consultants, Alachua / Greater Gainesville Area

CHW Professional Consultants, a leading planning, ecological, surveying, engineering, landscape architecture, and construction firm, announces James Condon, PSM, as Director of Surveying + Mapping at our Southwest Florida office. With 33+ years' experience, James will lead the Ft. Myers office, enhancing our diverse service offerings in the region. Learn more:

Week of April 3


Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys, West Palm Beach

Alexander Shunnarah Trial Attorneys, P.C. is proud to announce that Jeanmarie Whalen, Managing Attorney of the West Palm Beach office, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Armory Art Center. Whalen is an award-winning attorney with 30+ years of legal experience and has chaired many complex trials and obtained over 35 multi-million-dollar verdicts for her clients.

DGIM Law PLLC, Aventura

DGIM Law adds Veronica Barthelemy as Director of Client Relations, overseeing all aspects of administration. She brings an invaluable perspective to cultivating relationships with attention and care. She has more than 20 years of experience in legal administration with expertise in financial and administrative management, human relations, legal resources, and leadership.

DGIM Law PLLC, Aventura

DGIM Law adds Jonathan Groth as Partner focused on complex business and commercial litigation, receivership and securities litigation, bankruptcy and creditors' rights, investor and consumer fraud litigation, and cryptocurrency insolvency litigation. As devoted to his community as he is to law, Groth serves as Commissioner and Mayor of the Village of Biscayne Park.

Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services

Zyscovich LLC, Lutz

ZYSCOVICH, an award-winning, internationally recognized, architecture, planning and interior design firm with offices throughout the East Coast announces the hiring of Roberto Smith, AIA, a highly regarded industry leader with more than four decades of experience designing and managing healthcare, commercial and institutional projects throughout the state of Florida. Smith will serve as Director of Healthcare Design leading Zyscovich’s expansion into the Healthcare market. Smith's impressive portfolio of design experience includes the Miami Cancer Center, Baptist Health South Florida and Season’s Hospice & Palliative Care Center. Smith is a registered architect in Florida, a member of the AIA and the National Council of Architectural Boards.

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