July 21, 2008

The Palm Beach Post, Fla., Business People Column

By The Palm Beach Post, Fla.

Jul. 21--BANKING: Lisa Jensen was hired at First Southern Bank in Boca Raton as vice president/market manager for the bank's West Boca, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach areas. She will be responsible for business development and expansion of customer relationships. Jensen, who joins from City National Bank, has 23 years of private banking experience.

EDUCATION: Norma Richards was named equity officer for Palm Beach Community College in suburban Lake Worth. Richards, who was senior human resources analyst for the city of Tamarac, will be responsible for employee recruitment and the college's equity and diversity programs.

--David J. Gury, principal of Gury Consulting LLC, was elected chairman of the FAU Foundation Board in Boca Raton. The new officers of the foundation's executive committee are Michael Kaufman, vice chairman; Bruce Allen, treasurer; and Cecelia James, secretary. Committee chairs are: Barry Berg, investments; Michael Davis, real estate; Randy Justice, audit; Peter LoBello, development; and Virginia Miller, nominating.

ENGINEERING: Miguel Delgado joined the West Palm Beach office of SCS Engineers as a project manager in the firm's solid waste practice. Delgado has more than 25 years of experience in environmental and construction engineering, both domestically and internationally.

--Max Bosso joined Creech Engineers Inc., a civil engineering and survey firm in Jupiter, as land development director. Bosso, who has worked in site development design and project management for 14 years, joins from the Lauth Property Group.

LEGAL: Janet B. Teebagy joined Schwarzberg Spector Duke & Rogers in West Palm Beach as counsel. Teebagy, who was assistant general counsel for Rinker Materials Corp. and general counsel for New Line Transport, focuses on construction litigation and disputes, complex commercial litigation and employment matters.

--Rutherford Mulhall P.A. announced that Samuel R. Troy was elected chairman of the Young Lawyers Committee for the South Palm Beach County Bar Association. Caroline Ganin and Diana Hileman were elected to the board of the South Palm Beach County Florida Association for Women Lawyers as newsletter editor and treasurer, respectively. Ganin also was appointed secretary of the family support committee of the Florida Bar.

--Nicole Carruso Seropian, Marco D. Commisso and Stephanie Barr Partlow joined Sachs & Sax in Boca Raton as associates. Seropian received her degree from Nova Southeastern University and practices in marital and family law. Commisso, who joins from Cole, Scott & Kissane P.A., practices community association and country club law and commercial litigation. Partlow, who joins from Cole, Scott & Kissane P.A., practices community association law and foreclosures.

--Alan Greer, Gerald Richman and John Brumbaugh, partners in Richman Greer P.A. in West Palm Beach, were ranked among the top four in the general commercial litigation practice area of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.

--Scott J. Wortman joined the law offices of Ward, Damon & Posner P.A. in West Palm Beach as a partner. He will practice in real estate law, business and corporate law, and institutional banking. Wortman joins from Pineiro, Wortman & Byrd P.A., where he was a partner.

--Michael J. Posner, a shareholder of Ward, Damon & Posner P.A. in West Palm Beach, was included in Super Lawyers South Florida 2008 published by Law & Politics for the third consecutive year.

--Terry Lewis, a shareholder of Lewis, Longman & Walker P.A. in West Palm Beach, was included in Florida Trend magazine's Florida Legal Elite 2008 in environmental and land use law.

--Christine D. Hanley, of Christine D. Hanley & Associates P.A. in West Palm Beach, was recognized as a 2008 Florida Super Lawyer.

--L. Louis Mrachek, Stephen C. Page, Roy E. Fitzgerald and Alan B. Rose, shareholders in the law firm of Page, Mrachek, Fitzgerald & Rose P.A. in West Palm Beach, were named 2008 Florida Super Lawyers in business litigation. Mrachek was listed as one of the top 100 vote-getters in Florida.

--Sidney A. Stubbs of Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs P.A. received the most point totals in the 2008 Florida Super Lawyers nomination.

MEDICAL: Edward Anim-Addo, an internist and primary care physician, joined the staff of Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach. Anim-Addo received his degree from the School of Medical Services, University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana, and joins from the River Region Health and Medical Center in Vicksburg, Miss.

MISCELLANEOUS: Greg Lewis was named executive vice president and Jim Spors was named construction vice president for Hill York, an air-conditioning contracting company. Lewis, who has worked for the company since 1999, will oversee all construction operations and will be based in West Palm Beach. Spors, who has worked for the company since 2003, will oversee the project managers for new construction and retrofit projects.

--Ronald Bunch was recertified by the International Economic Development Council as a certified economic developer. Bunch is executive director of the Business Development Board of Martin County.

--Jim Devine was hired as national sales manager at America Light Inc., a manufacturer of commercial lighting fixtures in Riviera Beach. Devine has 25 years of marketing experience and worked for Casual Living Contract in Jupiter.

--David Mezzapelle, founder and marketing director at GoliathJobs, was appointed to the board of The WorkPlace, a workforce development council in Jupiter.

NONPROFITS: William L. Hughes was appointed to the board of directors for Molly's House, a residence for the families of patients receiving health care at a Treasure Coast medical facility. Hughes is administrator for Women's Health Specialists in Jensen Beach.

The following are new board members and officers of the United Way of St. Lucie County Roger Thomas of FPL/IBEW was elected chairman; Terri Sloan-Bartz from Seacoast National Bank, vice chair; Linnes Finney of Gary, Williams, Finney, Lewis, Watson & Sperando P.L., secretary; Laura Maloney of Stikelether & Associates P.A., treasurer; and Sharon Kelly-Brown of Sharon J. Kelly Realty Inc., immediate past chair. New members of the board are: Linda Cox of St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce; Brad Guffin of Martin Memorial Health Systems; George Johnson of Lynch, Johnson & Long LLC; Cara C. Perry of Florida Atlantic University; and Roland Yee of Yee Farms Inc.

REAL ESTATE: Karen M. Scott was hired as executive vice president of development operations for the Core Commercial Group, the development division of Core Communities in Port St. Lucie. Scott has 28 years of experience in commercial development and construction, as an owner representative and as a consultant for a variety of retail projects, including urban mixed-use, regional malls, speciality centers and neighborhood centers.

--Jacqueline Basile was promoted by Toll Brothers to sales manager at Wellington View, a gated, residential community in West Palm Beach. Basile has worked for the company since 2004 and has worked at Mizner Country Club, Frenchman's Reserve and Jupiter Country Club, all Toll Brothers' communities.

--Real estate agent Debra Duvall and managing broker Dave Derrenbacker will open a Water Pointe Realty Group office in Sewall's Point. Derrenbacker will continue as the managing broker for the Stuart office.


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