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. 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.
Jeremy Hanlon has joined New York entrepreneur Lee Lipton as a partner at Benny's on the Beach, in Lake Worth. Chef Hanlon was most recently the international director of culinary and menu development for Carlson Restaurants.
Sonya Deros joined the recently rebranded Boca Chamber as program manager for its Golden Bell Education Foundation and Young Entrepreneurs Academy, YEA! Deros worked at The Hanover Inn Dartmouth, in Hanover, N.H., as a sales and events manager before relocating to South Florida, where she began her career with the Boca Chamber as a volunteer.
David B. Rosemberg, Miami partner of the law firm Broad and Cassel, was elected president of the Inter-American Chapter of the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce for a two-year term.
Mark Blomeke was appointed by the Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency as marina facilities operation manager, in Riviera Beach. Blomeke joins Riviera Beach from The Breakers Palm Beach, where he worked for 13 years as conference services manager and head of the audio-visual production department.
Tamara Joy has joined The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens as chief curator, in Delray Beach. Previously, Joy was executive director of the Brown County Art Guild, an organization established in 1927 that has since become one of the most important art colonies in the U.S. She also has worked with the Japan Society Gallery in New York City, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and as curator of Asian and Middle East collections at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, N.M.
Jeff King, an entrepreneur in the residential real estate and construction industries in Palm Beach Gardens, has joined board of directors of 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.
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.
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.