Patrick Dunigan was hired as senior vice president and Kyle Feldman as vice president of First Southern Bank in Orlando.
Alex Martins, president of the Orlando Magic, was appointed chair of the Economic Development Commission board of directors. David Pace, president of New Broad Street Cos., who will serve as immediate past chairman; Lars Houmann, president of Florida Hospital, is vice chairman and Scott Faris, founder of Planar Energy Devices, was elected secretary-treasurer. Additions board are Brian Butler, JCB Construction, Inc.; Jim Etscorn, Baker & Hostetler ; Nan McCormick, CB Richard Ellis; Ramon Ojeda, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando; Larisa Perry, Wells Fargo; Ken Potrock, Walt Disney World Resort; and Tae Shin, Asian American Chamber of Commerce.
David J. Smith, vice president of R.C. Stevens Construction, was installed as the unit operating board chair for the Brevard County unit of the American Cancer Society.
The Salvation Army Orlando Area advisory board officers are Brian Colley, director of park services at Universal Orlando Resort as chairman; Bert Ortiz, vice president and circulation director of the Orlando Sentinel as vice chairman; and advisory board members, Jeff Johnston, owner/operator of Chick-fil-A; Debi Jones, senior production manager of SeaWorld Discovery Cove/Aquatica; Sandra Kensil, philanthropist; and Tracy Richardson, producer/community involvement committee chair of- WKMG, channel 6.
Thomas Chatmon, executive director of the Orlando Downtown Development Board, was appointed chair-elect of the International Downtown Association board of directors.
Sean DeMartino was promoted to president of the Florida division of Balfour Beatty Construction with offices in Orlando and Plantation.
Doris Arroyo was hired as registered support assistant for Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. advisory practice of Brodsky, Paynter & Associates in Orlando.
Vicki Henry was hired as senior vice president at CresaPartners' Orlando office.
Melba I. Ovalle was appointed international luxury home specialists at Stirling Sotheby's International Realty in Orlando.
Nicholas L. Nesta was hired as director of aviation for the southeast region of Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. in Orlando.
Richard Bobletz was hired at Lochrane Transportation in Orlando as senior highway and drainage engineer.
Jennifer Rankin was hired as marketing director for Evershore Financial Group in Orlando.
Bruce Van Allen was hired as director of marketing for StarPort, a subsidiary of Cambata Aviation International at Orlando Sanford International Airport.
Geraldine Matos was hired as business development manager for the Orlando office of Modis, the IT Staffing division of Adecco Group.
Neil Levine was appointed executive director of the Brevard Cultural Alliance.
Mark and Brenda VanAntwerp, husband-and-wife owners of the Two Men and a Truck franchise in Melbourne, were recognized by the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce as a 2011 Business Champion of the Year.
Valentino Falcone of Orlando, president of the public relations firm Falcone Sport Engagement Inc., was inducted into the Morehead State University Hall of Fame as part of the 1970 National Batting Champion team.
Orlando-resident Nathan Cross of NWC Construction was honored as the 2011 Remodeler of the Year by the Florida Home Builders Association.