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The Boca Ra­ton Pub­lic Li­brary an­nounced that Ellen Ran­dolph has been pro­moted to man­ager of li­brary ser­vices. Pre­vi­ously, Ran­dolph was the li­brary’s pub­lic ser­vices li­brar­ian and was re­spon­si­ble for Ran­dolph manag­ing over 50 staff mem­bers in three li­brary de­part­ments in both the Down­town and Span­ish River Li­brary lo­ca­tions.


Costa Hol­ly­wood an­nounced that Rafael Linares is its new ex­ec­u­tive chef. Linares will over­see all food and bev­er­age op­er­a­tions at the venue which cur­rently fea­tures Cielo rooftop restau­rant and Sky Bar. Linares pre­vi­ously worked as ex­ec­u­tive chef for New York City-based The One Group, with a col­lec­tion of din­ing res­tau­rants op­er­at­ing un­der the in­ter­na­tional STK brand, in lo­ca­tions that in­clude Chicago, Los An­ge­les, Mi­ami Beach and New York.


The Mi­ami HEAT re­cently hired former PGA Tour Ex­ec­u­tive, Chris Mar­ciani , as vice pres­i­dent of cor­po­rate part­ner­ship and ac­ti­va­tion. In this role, Mar­ciani will over­see the cor­po­rate part­ner­ships de­part­ment within the sales di­vi­sion.


Imalac, a Mi­ami med­i­cal tech­nol­ogy com­pany and cre­ator of Nur­ture, a breast mas­sage sys­tem for nurs­ing moth­ers has ap­pointed Maria Ric­cobono as vice pres­i­dent of sales and mar­ket­ing. Ric­cobono was most re­cently di­rec­tor of busi­ness devel­op­ment & brand part­ner­ships at Te­spo, a com­pany that cre­ated a high-tech vi­ta­min dis­penser for trans­form­ing pow­dered nu­tri­ents. Ric­cobono

Mo­bile park­ing pay­ments smart de­vice app com­pany, PayByPhone, an­nounced that Roamy Valera has been named chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer, US and Canada. Valera is chair of the In­ter­na­tional Park­ing and Mo­bil­ity In­sti­tute’s board of di­rec­tors. Valera be­gan his ca­reer as an en­force­ment of­fi­cer for the Mi­ami Park­ing Au­thor­ity. He joins PayByPhone from New­Town Ad­vi­sors, a park­ing and mo­bil­ity con­sult­ing firm where he was chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer.

Cus­tomer com­mu­ni­ca­tions man­age­ment and pay­ment tech­nol­ogy so­lu­tions com­pany, Nordis Tech­nolo­gies, has named Ni­cole Miller vice pres­i­dent of client ser­vices, in Coral Springs. In the past, Miller was vice pres­i­dent for prod­uct man­age­ment at CarePay­ment Inc. She also was di­rec­tor of prod­uct com­mer­cial­iza­tion and prod­uct man­age­ment for Ex­pe­rian Health­care. Valera

As the youngest share­holder and a work­ing wife and mother, I bring a new per­spec­tive to the Firm’s lead­er­ship. Ac­count­ing is an amaz­ing pro­fes­sion and work to pro­mote it both in­ter­nally, and ex­ter­nally, with clients, the com­mu­nity and young peo­ple in­ter­ested in this ca­reer path.


Ex­pe­ri­ence: I started my ca­reer with one of the Big Four ac­count­ing firms in West Palm Beach. After that, I worked for an es­tate plan­ning at­tor­ney, do­ing tax com­pli­ance work. This made me in­ter­ested in spe­cial­iz­ing in tax­a­tion of trusts and es­tates. After sev­eral years, I de­cided it was time to get back to work­ing in a CPA firm, where I could really grow my ca­reer and be­come a well­rounded pro­fes­sional.

Ed­u­ca­tion: Univer­sity of Flor­ida, Master of Ac­count­ing 2005, con­cur­rent with Bach­e­lor’s de­gree.

On the job

What I do: I pro­vide tax com­pli­ance and plan­ning ser­vices to closely held com­pa­nies, trusts and es­tates, and high net worth in­di­vid­u­als.

Per­sonal pro­fes­sional goal :To de­velop our younger team mem­bers and help them to ad­vance in their ac­count­ing ca­reers.

In­dus­try wis­dom: Ac­count­ing is Russo, as vice pres­i­dent of mar­ket­ing. Russo was most re­cently a mar­ket­ing ex­ec­u­tive for Young Liv­ing Es­sen­tial Oils.

Real es­tate

Il­lus­trated Prop­er­ties has added water­front spe­cial­ist Brew­ster Kump to its Jupiter West of­fice. A Jupiter na­tive, Kump was most re­cently with Jupiter-based Water­front Prop­er­ties and Club Com­mu­ni­ties. Ad­di­tion­ally, Real es­tate mar­ket­ing spe­cial­ist Cindy Spee joined Kump in the move to Il­lus­trated.

NAIOP South Flor­ida, a Com­mer­cial Real Es­tate Devel­op­ment Or­ga­ni­za­tion, has an­nounced the fol­low­ing of­fi­cers and ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee for its 2019 board of di­rec­tors: Pres­i­dent: Dar­cie Lunsford, ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent and di­rec­tor of of­fice leas­ing for But­ters Re­alty & Man­age­ment; Pres­i­dent-Elect: Stephanie Rodriguez, vice pres­i­dent at Duke Re­alty; Sec­re­tary: Pa­tri­cia Bed­ley, se­nior vice pres­i­dent of com­mer­cial lend­ing for Legacy Bank of Flor­ida, and Trea­surer: Marc Kopel­man, fi­nan­cial ad­vi­sor at Ray­mond James.


Lo­cal Boy Scouts of Amer­ica Scout­ing Ex­ec­u­tive Board Mem­ber, Ge­orge El­more, of the Gulf Stream Coun­cil, and founder of the con­struc­tion com­pany, Hard­drives Inc., re­cently re­ceived the 2018 Free­dom En­ter­prise Laura Clark was re­cently named a tax share­holder at Caler, Don­ten, Levine, Co­hen, Porter & Veil, P.A., Cer­ti­fied Pub­lic Ac­coun­tants in West Palm Beach, from her pre­vi­ous po­si­tion of se­nior tax man­ager.

very peo­ple-fo­cused. Hav­ing trust and good re­la­tion­ships are es­sen­tial.


Find good men­tors: I’ve learned a tremen­dous amount by tak­ing their ad­vice to heart.

Don’t shy away from chal­lenges: This is a way to gain ex­pe­ri­ence in new ar­eas.

Fo­cus on client ser­vice: Our clients are what drive our prac­tice.

Lead by ex­am­ple: You can’t ex­pect your team mem­bers to work hard and be com­mit­ted if you don’t demon­strate those same traits.

Con­tinue to de­velop pro­fes­sion­ally: I ob­tained my Cer­ti­fied Spe­cial­ist in Es­tate Plan­ning cer­ti­fi­ca­tion. I’m also on the board of the Palm Beach Tax In­sti­tute, which has been a great way to meet other pro­fes­sion­als.

Give back: Vol­un­teer, fi­nan­cially sup­port, or get on Boards of char­i­ties that you are pas­sion­ate about. Medal from Palm Beach At­lantic Univer­sity. This award is pre­sented to ser­vant lead­ers who cel­e­brate and pro­tect our na­tion's free en­ter­prise sys­tem and who stand as role mod­els in char­ac­ter, vi­sion, com­mu­nity ser­vice, and phi­lan­thropy.

Jean­nette DeOrchis, a wealth man­ager with Mor­gan Stan­ley Wealth Man­age­ment, was re­cently rec­og­nized as, Woman Vol­un­teer Of The Year 2018, by the Ju­nior League of Boca Ra­ton, at their an­nual awards lun­cheon, for her work for, Aid to Vic­tims of Do­mes­tic Abuse, of which DeOrchis is vice chair. The Del­ray Beach-based or­ga­ni­za­tion op­er­ates a 24-hour cri­sis hot­line, a 150-bed emer­gency shel­ter and pro­vides tran­si­tional hous­ing. Women were nom­i­nated and guests of the an­nual event which also rec­og­nized Joan Wei­den­feld with its Life­time Achieve­ment Award for her ad­vo­cat­ing for peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties.


The Beer In­dus­try of Flor­ida (BIF) has hired Justin Hollis as pres­i­dent to lead the trade as­so­ci­a­tion of Flor­ida’s beer dis­trib­u­tors in ad­vanc­ing its pol­icy pri­or­i­ties. Former BIF pres­i­dent Dr. Eric Criss will re­turn to pri­vate prac­tice. In the past, Hollis has been a long­time strate­gist for Flor­ida Com­mis­sioner of Agri­cul­ture Adam Put­nam in­clud­ing as cam­paign man­ager for Adam Put­nam’s 2014 re­elec­tion cam­paign and bid for gov­er­nor. Prior to that, he was deputy di­rec­tor of leg­isla­tive af­fairs in Com­mis­sioner Put­nam’s Capi­tol of­fice.


Con­struc­tion law firm Smith, Cur­rie and Han­cock LLP an­nounced that Lau­ren R. Van Buren has joined the firm in Fort Laud­erdale, fo­cus­ing her prac­tice on all as­pects of con­struc­tion law, in­clud­ing the rep­re­sen­ta­tion of own­ers, gen­eral con­trac­tors, Van Buren sub­con­trac­tors, ar­chi­tects, and en­gi­neers. Prior to join­ing the firm, Van Buren worked as a law clerk at MasTec, Inc. in Coral Gables.

West Palm Beach-based board cer­ti­fied civil trial at­tor­ney Hamp­ton Keen an­nounced the for­ma­tion of Keen Law Group, a le­gal prac­tice fo­cused on per­sonal in­jury, wrong­ful death, and prod­uct li­a­bil­ity cases.

Carl­ton Fields an­nounced that Lee Sta­ple­ton has joined the firm as a share­holder in the busi­ness lit­i­ga­tion sec­tion of the na­tional trial prac­tice group. Sta­ple­ton will also prac­tice in the firm’s white col­lar crime and gov­ern­ment in­ves­ti­ga­tions prac­tice group.


Max Piet, pres­i­dent and chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of TooJay’s Deli, has joined the board of di­rec­tors of Feed­ing South Flor­ida, a Feed­ing Amer­ica food bank serv­ing Palm Beach, Broward, Mi­ami-Dade, and Mon­roe Coun­ties for a term, 2018-2020.

The YMCA of The Palm Beaches has an­nounced that Ret. Army Colonel Dick Baumer has joined its board of di­rec­tors. Ad­di­tion­ally, Baumer is first vice pres­i­dent of the Mil­i­tary Work­ing Dog Team Sup­port As­so­ci­a­tion and is an ad­vi­sory board mem­ber of GEOS Foun­da­tion, a non-profit that sup­ports wildlife Counter Poach­ing Op­er­a­tions in South­ern Africa.

United States Holo­caust Me­mo­rial Mu­seum an­nounced that Shel­ley Menin and Marla Garchik will serve as chair and vice-chair of the 2019 “What You Do Mat­ters,” South Flor­ida Din­ner along­side their hus­bands, Craig Menin and Steve Garchik. The up­com­ing event, sched­uled for Jan. 29, 2019, will honor Holo­caust sur­vivors from South Flor­ida with the Elie Wiesel Award, a dis­tinc­tion rec­og­niz­ing their in­di­vid­ual con­tri­bu­tions to Holo­caust mem­ory and ed­u­ca­tion. It is the high­est honor given by the Mu­seum.

Melissa Rap­kin joined Pom­pano Beach­based Monar­chCare as the com­mu­nity and care man­age­ment spe­cial­ist. Monar­chCare is a non-profit so­cial ser­vice agency that of­fers pro­fes­sional care man­age­ment, per­son­al­ized fi­nan­cial ser­vices, trust and guardian­ship ser­vices to vul­ner­a­ble in­di­vid­u­als rang­ing in age from 1-100. In the past, Rap­kin has worked in jour­nal­ism, real es­tate, en­trepreneur­ship, and has been in se­nior care in Broward and Palm Beach Coun­ties since 2009. She serves on a num­ber of com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tion boards in­clud­ing El­der Ser­vices Re­source Net­work, Part­ner­ship for Ag­ing and Palm Beach County Guardian­ship As­so­ci­a­tion. Rap­kin has been a mem­ber of Ag­ing Life Care As­so­ci­a­tion since 2009 and is a vol­un­teer for both Alzheimer’s Com­mu­nity Care and the Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion. Piet Rap­kin

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