Clifford Gelber has been named a partner in the Boca Raton office of Gerson Preston. He was a partner at Steiner & Gelber. Gelber has a degree in business administration from the University of Hartford.
Adrian Alfonso, CPA, and Glenn Davis, CPA, have been named directors at Kaufman Rossin. Alfonso was tax partner at PAAST, PL. He has a bachelor’s in accounting and executive master’s of science in taxation from Florida International University. Davis was a senior partner with CohnReznick and the national director and practice leader of its governance, risk and compliance practice. He has a bachelor’s of business administration and accounting from CUNY-Baruch College.
Kenneth Elizondo is vice president of sales and marketing for Jungle Island. He was director of sales and marketing and catering operations at the Boca Raton Marriott. Elizondo has a bachelor’s degree in hotel management from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Jessica Brumley has been appointed vice president for facilities at Nova Southeastern University. She was most recently interim vice president for facilities. Brumley has a bachelor’s in architecture from the University of Pittsburgh.
Ken Murray has been named chief marketing officer at BFS Capital, headquartered in Coral Springs. He was head of digital products for Farmers Insurance Group in Wilmington, Delaware, and Los Angeles. Murray has a bachelor’s in English from the University of Delaware and an MBA from the University of Florida.
Michael Jalali has been named executive director of Friends of WLRN. He recently was chief development officer in South Florida for the American Red Cross. Jalali has a degree in economics from Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada.
At Cushman & Wakefield: Jeff Holding has been named executive director. He was managing director of CBRE’s Broward office. Holding has a bachelor’s in marketing and an MBA in finance from the University of Florida. A.J. Belt has been named director. He was at CBRE. Belt has a bachelor’s in business administration from UF.
Brett Haller and David Haller have been named vice president of international sales of Dezer Platinum Realty, the real-estate division of Dezer Development. The Haller brothers were principals of their own real-estate firm, The Haller Group. They each have a bachelor’s degree from Barry University: Brett’s is in public relations, and David’s is in vocal performance.
Lisa Butler has joined MotionPoint as vice president of strategy. She was vice president of enterprise solutions enablement at eBay. Butler has a bachelor’s from the University of Maryland and an MBA from Johns Hopkins.
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Name: Krista DeCastro
New position: Partner in the Miami office of Katz Barron Quitero Faust, in the real-estate department.
From: Partner at the Miami office of New York-based di Santo Law. She primarily handled leasing and other national real-estate matters for Starwood Capital Group.
Also: DeCastro is involved with the Key Biscayne Bar Association, the Urban Land Institute, the United Way of Miami-Dade Young Leaders (Health Impact Council member) and the Key Connection chapter of BNI (a business networking organization), among other organizations.
Education: Bachelor’s of business administration from Emory; J.D. from Northwestern.
Best advice she ever received: The best advice I’ve gotten has come from my parents, who instilled in me from a young age that anything worth doing should be done well. With that in mind, when I undertake to do something, whether it be related to work, caring for my amazing daughters or giving back to my community, I work hard and give it my best.
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