Planner post filled at PBAU
Connie Cooper Shepherd has been appointed to the newly created post of executive vice president for strategy and planning at Palm Beach Atlantic University. She will represent President William M.B. Fleming Jr. on select committees, and lead initiatives to elevate the university.
Shepherd most recently served as president of Cooper Consulting in Seattle and as executive director for Special Olympics Washington.
Top firm — Larmoyeux & Bone has been named a 2018 Ten Best Personal Injury Law Firm in Florida for Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys. Christopher Larmoyeux and Bill Bone have an office at 550 S. Quadrille Blvd. in West Palm Beach.
■ Flagler Rotary Club — Kimberly Lea, Keiser University’s West Palm Beach campus president, will speak on “Keiser University: Career and Community Focused” at 8 a.m. Tuesday at The Chesterfield. The breakfast cost is $23. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wealth manager — Evercore Wealth Management, a subsidiary of Evercore, announces it is opening an office serving the island. The temporary office is at 777 S. Flagler Drive, Suite 800. Aldo Palles has been named managing director and portfolio manager, with Ross Saia assuming the role of co-managing director and wealth and fiduciary advisor.
Lawyer recognition — Joseph S. Karp, a certified elder law specialist, was named a Florida Super Lawyer for the 12th consecutive year. A division of Thomson Reuters, Super Lawyers recognizes lawyers with outstanding peer reviews.
The Karp Law firm has offices in Boynton Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and Port St. Lucie . ... Larry Alexander, chairman of Jones Foster law firm, and Scott Hawkins, vice-chairman, have received the Lawyer of the Year designation from 2019 Best Lawyers in America for real estate law and environmental litigation, respectively.