JM Family Enterprises has named two senior-level executives:
▪ Lisbeth Heggerick is the vice president of human resources. Previously she was assistant vice president of Product Development for JM&A Group, one of the company’s subsidiaries. Heggerick has a bachelor’s in environmental policy from the University of Miami.
▪ Myra Adams is vice president of marketing for Southeast Toyota. She was most recently assistant vice president of market representation at the company. Adams has a bachelor’s in advertising from the University of Florida.
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Derek A. Wassink joins the Fort Lauderdale office of Thornton Tomasetti as a vice president in the structural engineering practice. Previously he was president of the structural engineering group at TRC Worldwide Engineering in Fort Lauderdale. Wassink has a BSE in architecture and engineering from Princeton and an MCE, structural engineering, from Villanova.
Carolyn Pierce has been named campus president of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She was most recently campus president at Heald College in Fresno, California. Pierce has a bachelor’s in business economics from UCLA and an MBA from the University of Redlands.
James Bonilla has been named managing director at Arven Financial in Miami. Previously, he was district director for Northwestern Mutual of South Florida. Bonilla is a graduate of the University of South Florida, with degrees in biology and international business.
Kelly Johnson has been promoted to assistant chief financial officer from controller at Hialeah Hospital. She has a bachelor’s in accounting and business administration from Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and an MBA with a concentration in healthcare administration from National American University in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Jordan H. Kaiser has been named senior vice president of finance and operations at Healthcare Retroactive Audits, Inc. He previously was director-finance at the University of Miami Tissue Bank. Kaiser has a bachelor’s from Emory and an MBA from Columbia.
Lisette Hoyo has been named senior vice president of client services for Newlink America, based in Miami. She was formerly EVP of client services at República. Hoyo is a graduate of the University of Florida.
Eloy Carmenate has been named executive director of Douglas Elliman and will be based in South Beach. He also has been named as the sales director for Eighty Seven Park, the Terra project in Miai Beach with co-developer partners Bizzi and New Valley. Previously he was executive vice president at ONE Sotheby’s International Realty.
Marc S. Coleman has been named president of development at One Real Estate Investment. He was previously senior vice president of development at Newgard Development Group. Coleman has bachelor’s degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s in real estate development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
This column lists full-time, senior-level promotions and hires at the director level and above. Send items — job title, description of previous jobs and education, jpgs — to movers@MiamiHerald.com.
Name: Vladimir Pérez
New position: Executive producer at Cisneros Studios, the U.S.-based production house of Cisneros Media in Medley. He is executive producer of “La Revista de Zuleyka” (Zulekya’s Magazine), which premiered on UniMás on July 27. He remains vice president of content development for the company.
Before: Previously he has been vice president of content development at the company.
Career: Many of the Spanish-language dramatic series, variety shows, juvenile and teen series, sitcoms, game shows, musicals, talk shows and so on that he has created for TV have been successful. Highlights include the musical series “Somos Tú y Yo” (You and Me), which became a multimedia phenomenon for the Venevision network and was successful globally.
Also: Perez is also a songwriter. His compositions have topped the charts in his homeland, Venezuela, and throughout Latin America. The album “Somos Tú y Yo,” which he produced with Daniel Espinoza, was certified double platinum for sales in Venezuela.
Education: Pérez is a graduate of Universidad Central de Venezuela, where he majored in communications with a minor in statistical science.
Best advice he ever received: The best advice I’ve ever been given, and thankfully it came early in my career, is: A producer must be organized... order must reign when producing a program.” But to this I must add, due to my years of experience in the industry, that order, creativity and discipline are the best formula to produce successful television.
Spotlight choices made from items sent to movers@MiamiHerald.com.