Stephen Graham has been named senior vice president and head of enterprise risk management strategy and regulatory relations at BankUnited in Miami Lakes. He previously was senior vice president and enterprise risk officer at CNLBank in Jacksonville. Graham has a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Illinois.
Angela Hernandez has been promoted to vice president, residential business officer, residential lending at FirstBank Florida in Miami. She previously was residential loan officer.
Odoardo Sbarra has been named chief lending officer at Apollo Bank in Miami. He previously was senior vice president - commercial lending officer at the bank. Sbarra has an MBA from the University of Miami.
Craig Carpentieri has been named chief academic officer at Scheck Hillel Community School in North Miami Beach. Previously, he was director of curriculum and instruction at the school. Carpentieri, a graduate of Tulane, has a master’s in educational leadership.
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▪ David M. Griffore has been named director of athletics. He was associate director of athletics at Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia. Griffore has a master’s in human resources and organizational development from Eastern Michigan University.
▪ Kiona Bolton has been promoted to director of student involvement and leadership, responsible for overseeing student clubs, organizations and Greek life. She previously was assistant director of student involvement and leadership. Bolton has a bachelor’s in kinesiology from Mississippi State University and a master’s in counseling psychology from Alabama A&M University.
Gemma Garcia has been named executive producer of “Noticiero Telemundo” at Telemundo. She was previously chief correspondent at TVE. Garcia has a master’s in journalism from the Universidad de Navarra in Spain.
Sean Flynn has been named CEO of The Miami FC, a professional soccer team. He was previously senior vice president of marketing and event booking with the Miami Marlins. Flynn, who completed his undergraduate work in accounting at St. Mary’s University in Texas, has a master’s in sports administration from St. Thomas University.
This column lists high-level promotions of senior executives at the director level and above who are based in South Florida. These announcements are for full-time, paid positions. Send items, including previous job; educational background; and jpegs of head shots, to email@example.com.
Name: Jeff Kiltie
New job: General manager for Aventura Arts & Cultural Center.
What it is: A 330-seat waterfront complex, which is managed by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and hosts performances from all arts disciplines as well as educational programming.
Previously: He was the venue’s event services manager.
Also: Kiltie has served the theater community for more than 28 years. He has been a production supervisor at Broward Center for the Performing Arts and a regional and touring stage manager (for more than 50 shows), director and producer. He has been a resident stage manager for the Hollywood Playhouse, The Drama Center in Deerfield Beach and The Wilton Playhouse in Wilton Manors. He helped create the partnership between AA&CC and the Carbonell Award-winning Slow Burn Theatre Company; he co-created Aventura’s “Cabaret by the Bay,” now the “Broadway Concert Series,” and he received the Broward Center’s annual Communication Award in 2006. He also was a founding member of the South Florida Cappies, a writing and awards program that trains high school theater and journalism students. Kiltie is a member of Actors’ Equity.
Education: He studied theater at Florida International University.
Best advice he ever received: My father would say to me the most important thing one must do to be successful is to “show up.” It may sound simple but he didn’t mean just to be there, but to show up early, eager, work hard, and do your best. Give your all and you will succeed.
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