Jeffrey Agid was promoted to store manager at Dolphin Carpet & Tile in Southwest Ranches.
Jeanine Dronsick joined Maya Swimwear as sales director in Miami. Dronsick began her career as vice president of production and director of sales for her family's $10 million-per-year textile converting business, Todd Knitting. She was a sales specialist for Ferragamo women's shoes, a top producer in client sales for The Men's Store and later promoted to sales team leader, all at Bloomingdale's. In addition, Dronsick branched out into the arts as managing editor of AroundTown Magazine, the calendar of the arts magazine for South Florida.
Billy Hayes has joined Southeast Toyota Distributors, a JM Family Enterprises Inc. subsidiary, in the newly created position of vice president of sales operations. For the past two years, Hayes has been based in Japan, where he was Nissan's vice president of global zero emissions vehicles.
Kendra Bartling has joined Carefree Boat Club, headquartered in Pompano Beach with locations in Fort Lauderdale, Aventura and Coconut Grove, as director of marketing.
MonarchCare, a Fort Lauderdale not-for-profit social service agency offering direct client services, information and resources for the care and support of the frail, elderly, disabled or at-risk populations of South Florida, announced its board of directors for 2014-2015. Chair: Bonnie Mackey, Levin, Silvey, Zelko & Mackey; Vice Chair: Florence Kalma, RN at Plantation General Hospital; Treasurer: Kirphton Frey, owner, Dr. Buggs; Secretary: Steven Cole, small business and personal banker, Citi National Bank of Florida. Directors are: Ric Testani, event coordinator, Exquisite Catering by Robert; Carline Applys, PharmD. pharmacy manager, Florida Atlantic University; Michael Brodie, owner, Michael Brodie Senior Placement Services and Dan McCurdy, president, TTC Computers Inc.
Kim Bentley, assistant vice president of corporate philanthropy for JM Family Enterprises Inc., recently joined the board of directors for Women In Distress of Broward County Inc.., along with: Tami Clemenza-Wilson, a principal at accounting firm Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC.; Michael H. Farver, director and trustee of the Farver Foundation; Howard C. Forman, Broward County clerk of the courts; and Pauling Grant, chief executive officer of Broward Health North.
Douglas Hornsby received the Florida Radiological Society's Gold Medal Award during its 2014 FRS & FRBMA Annual Meeting held in Orlando recently, for his achievements and dedication to the science and art of diagnostic and therapeutic radiology on both the state and national level. In the past, Hornsby founded and was president of Helping Hands Nursing Inc., with 16 offices in 6 states throughout the mid-south.
Carolina Valdes has joined Holy Cross Hospital's Holy Cross Medical Group, specializing in epilepsy, in addition to other neurological disorders.
Jacqueline Lovell-Santos was named catering director at the The Palm Beach County Convention Center. Other appointments include: Tom Carey as public safety manager; Lorena Williams as marketing manager; James Cordeiro as director of operations and Alexandra Mearman as event manager.
Venevision Productions, a Cisneros Media production company and independent producer of Spanish-language programing in the United States, announced the signing of a multiyear contract with Enrique Santos to host a new television show for the Univision Communications Inc., UniMas network, in Miami. Santo, a volunteer reserve police officer for the Miami Police Department, hosts The Enrique Santos Show, broadcast live on Univision Radio's Miami affiliate.
Eli Math joined the Fort Lauderdale office of Keller Williams Realty Professionals as a Realtor with a focus in the tri-county area.
Edward Lyons has joined Colliers International South Florida as senior adviser in its newly expanded West Palm Beach office. Previously, Lyons founded AnBro Associates in 2002, and also held executive management positions in the U.S. and the United Kingdom at TrammellCrow Company, The Koll Company and CBRE.
Broward County Attorney Joni Armstrong Coffey recently received the 2014 Justice Harry Lee Anstead Award for The Florida Bar Board Certified Lawyer of the Year, highlighting her 30-year career, "exemplifying The Florida Bar Creed of professionalism's call to further the profession's devotion to public service and public good."
Karen Lungarelli has joined Young, Berman, Karpf & Gonzalez, P.A. as an associate and will be practicing family law in the Weston office.
Nikeisha Williams has joined Broad and Cassel's Fort Lauderdale office as an associate in the commercial litigation practice group. Also joining: partner John Haley and associate Kristina Maranges, in Miami; associate Nichole Geary in West Palm Beach and associate Shawn Hussain in Boca Raton.
Ana Hernandez-Ochoa has been promoted from vice president of marketing to chief marketing officer of the Orange Bowl, by the Orange Bowl Committee. Jarrett Nasca was promoted from vice president, partnerships to chief operating officer. The Orange Bowl is a 360-member, primarily-volunteer non-profit sports organization that promotes and serves the South Florida community. Also promoted: Dawson Hughes, from vice president ticket sales and services, to vice president, business development; Mitch Morrall, from vice president events and operations, to vice president operations and special projects; To directors: Christina Ramos of marketing; John Mas of partnerships; and Armando Ramirez of ticket sales and services. Two ticket sales and services account executives were also promoted to managers. Joe Mandele, of ticket sales; and Jessica Porter, ticket services.
Teana McDonald, founder and president of 3E Connections Inc., a social media and public relations boutique agency, has been nominated for the third annual Golden Mouse Awards, by Women in Ecommerce, South Florida, that honors local women in South Florida who are highly respected in their communities both locally and online, at an event that will be held Sept. 19 at the Tower Club in Fort Lauderdale.
Sonya Deros joined the recently rebranded Boca Chamber as program manager for its Golden Bell Education Foundation and Young Entrepreneurs Academy, YEA!. Previously, Deros worked at The Hanover Inn Dartmouth, as a sales and events manager in Hanover, N.H., before relocating to South Florida where she began her career with the Boca Chamber as a volunteer.
Jeff King, an entrepreneur in the residential real estate and construction industries in Palm Beach Gardens, has joined the Angel Forum of Florida, a nonprofit that facilitates interaction between angel investors and Florida entrepreneurs. The organization, formerly known as the Angel Investment Forum of Florida, was established in 2005.
J. Preston Jones, dean of Nova Southeastern University's H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, recently received the 100 Black Men of America Inc., 2014 Chairman's Award for Economic Empowerment. The award was presented during the 28th annual 100 Black Men of America Inc. Conference held at the Westin Diplomat, June 12-15. In addition, NSU's H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship honored Professor Frank J. Cavico as the 2014-2015 Professor of the Year in recognition of his significant contributions to research and scholarship, and exceptional instruction. Cavico has been a member of the faculty at the Huizenga Business School for 26 years, principally teaching courses in business law and ethics.
James E. Tisdale has joined the public accounting firm Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC. as a client relationship specialist in Boca Raton. Previously, Tisdale worked in the mergers and acquisition and real estate industry and he is the former chairman of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science Advisory Board at Florida Atlantic University, as well as past chairman of the advisory board's legislative committee.
The Governing Board of the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority elected Miami-Dade County Commissioner Bruno Barreiro as chair and Broward County businessman James A. Cummings as vice chair.
Paul Vivona has joined J.M. Field Marketing in Fort Lauderdale as a video producer at JMF Studios.
William Yahr was appointed hotel manager of The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, where he will lead and oversee the operation of the 115-room boutique hotel.Copyright © 2015, CT Now