Week of December 25
Financial Services / Investments
UBS Private Wealth Management announces Andrea Freiman, CFP®, has joined the firm as a Financial Advisor in South Florida and will be located in the Coral Gables office. Prior to joining UBS, Andrea was a senior banker at J.P. Morgan Private Bank, where she advised ultra high net worth families in the U.S. and Latin America for over a decade.
Stephen Lindeman, a senior operations and strategic governance expert with more than 35 years of broad technology and enterprise software experience, has been appointed COO at ClassWallet – a new position for the rapidly growing company. He joins ClassWallet at an exciting inflection point for the company as it focuses on continuing its growth and expanding into new market segments.
Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services
BayCare, the leading health care system in West Central Florida, announces it has named Kristy Croom Tucker as Vice President, Marketing. In her new role, Croom Tucker oversees the development and execution of marketing strategies to support BayCare's objectives. She also develops strategic marketing and growth initiatives to build brand awareness, preference and loyalty.
Trulieve Cannabis Corp., a leading and top-performing cannabis company in the U.S., has announced the appointment of Wes Getman as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Getman has over 25 years' experience in accounting and finance in both corporate and advisory roles for private and public companies including Blue Bird Corporation, Grant Thornton, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Week of December 18
Gunster strengthens its real property practice with the addition of two seasoned attorneys in the firm's Tampa office. Stephen L. Kussner, joins as a shareholder, while Glen Kussner joins as an associate, collectively contributing nearly five decades of expertise to the firm.
Shutts & Bowen welcomes Vincent F. Alexander as a Partner in the Fort Lauderdale office where he is a member of the Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy Practice Group. He focuses his practice on bankruptcy, creditors' rights, out-of-court restructurings, distressed asset sales, and insolvency related matters.
Shutts & Bowen welcomes Denise M. Harle as a Partner in the Tallahassee office where she is a member of the Appellate Practice Group. She focuses her practice on administrative, commercial, constitutional, and appellate litigation.
Shutts & Bowen welcomes Douglass E. Myers III as a Partner in the Jacksonville office where he is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group. His practice is focused on commercial and corporate real estate, land use, and sustainability.
Shutts & Bowen welcomes Jenny B. Gribbin as a Partner in the Tampa office where she is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group. Gribbin has experience representing clients in matters involving the acquisition, development, leasing, and disposition of real estate; title and survey; commercial contracts, and other transactional matters involving real property.
Shutts & Bowen welcomes Sarah J. Harnden as a partner in the Sarasota office where she is a member of the Private Client Services Practice Group. Harnden focuses her practice on trusts and estates, with an emphasis on analytical estate planning and administration
Doug Olesen joins the Suncoast Credit Union Commercial Lending team as a Business Relationship Manager serving members in the Orlando and Kissimmee area. With over 15 years of lending and finance experience, Doug has an in-depth understanding of commercial loans, including commercial real estate loans, business acquisitions, partner buyouts and revolving lines of credit.
Week of December 11
Nonprofit / Philanthropy
New Beginnings of Central Florida welcomes Jeremy Elliott as Community Relations Manager. Elliott has a background in non-profit organizational management, marketing, and sales. New Beginnings of Central Florida is dedicated to helping the homeless and less fortunate in Central Florida to transform their lives through counseling, life and computer skills and job training.
Brandon Johnson joins Florida Nonprofit Alliance as their new Public Policy and Government Affairs manager. Having worked at both the congressional and state level, he has leveraged his relationships to champion meaningful legislation for the benefit of Floridians. Brandon grew up in Gainesville and holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Florida A&M.
Health Care / Medicine / Medical Services
Broward Health appointed a seasoned healthcare executive, Kristen Z. Bowman, MBA, as the new Chief Executive Officer of Broward Health Coral Springs. Bowman previously served as interim CEO of WellStar Cobb Medical Center in Atlanta and held leadership roles including COO and Assistant Vice President of Operations. She is also a member of the American College of Health Care Executives.
Stacey Brandt, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Tampa General Hospital, has been named one of 65 Health System Chief Strategy Officers (CSOs) to Know in 2023 by Becker’s Hospital Review, and is one of only two CSOs in Florida to earn this recognition. Brandt has a proven track record of success in marketing, business development, and service line strategies.
Week of December 4
Arts / Entertainment
The Downtown Arts District (DAD) has announced the election of Kyle Sturley as Officer: Chairman. Sturley is among four new officers and ten new board members recently elected for the new fiscal year. Sturley is the Senior Director of Marketing, Communications & Special Events with the Greater Orlando Sports Commission. "I am honored and delighted to serve as chairman," says Sturley.
Advetec has further developed its US branch with a new office and senior key hire, Scott Owen. Owen steps into the role of Director of Business Development for the US, where he has been overseeing Advetec’s brand-new office in Davie. With a background in construction and project management, Scott brings a wealth of experience and plays a leading role in growing Advetec's diverse client portfolio.
B&I Contractors is proud to announce the promotion of Karen Dugas to Director of Marketing. In her newly appointed role, Karen will be responsible for oversight and implementation of B&I Contractors’ overall strategic marketing initiatives including employee, customer, and community engagement opportunities in all geographic regions. Karen has been employed at B&I Contractors since 2019.
Skanska has named Tracy Hunt, a 26-year company leader, as executive vice president and general manager overseeing its building and construction operations for the state of Florida. Hunt has 28 years of experience in the construction industry, most recently serving as Senior Vice President and Account Manager for Skanska in Florida, a role he has held since 2018.