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Senior-level hires and promotions for the week of Aug. 20, 2018

Julio Piti has been named director of strategic initiatives at Neighborhood Fuel.
Julio Piti has been named director of strategic initiatives at Neighborhood Fuel.


Deborah Ladron de Guevara has been named a principal in the audit department at MBAF. She was previously a director. Ladron de Guevara, a CPA, has a bachelor’s, and a master’s, in accounting from Florida International University.

Alan Zinkin has been named a director at EisnerAmper and will be responsible for creating strategic growth and maximizing business opportunities throughout Florida. He was a founding partner at Social Venture Partners Miami. Zinkin has a bachelor’s in finance from The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in from The University of Chicago.


AnaMaria Correa has been named senior director of community engagement at Miami City Ballet. She was director of community engagement and inclusion at Avenues: The World School in New York. Correa has a bachelor’s in secondary education and literature from Hunter College and an MFA in acting from Brooklyn College.


Manuel Vecin joins Grove Bank & Trust as vice president and market manager serving the Pinecrest and Palmetto Bay markets. He was previously employed by Popular Community Bank where he was vice president and branch sales manager. Vecin has a bachelor’s of business administration from Florida International University.


Freddie Peterson has been named general manager of the Miami Beach Convention Center, which is operated by Spectra, and will start after Labor Day. He was an executive at the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority for two decades, where he held several positions, including deputy director. He has also been a contract administrator for the MassMutual Center and the Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau and its sports commission for the past 2 1/2 years.


Thomas E. Burke has been named chief executive officer of ABB Optical Group in Coral Springs. He was previously CEO of Medical Specialties Distributors based in Massachusetts. Burke attended Salem State University.


Isaac Marcushamer has been named general counsel and managing director of Kaplan Residential, a residential real estate development company based in Miami and Atlanta. He was previously a partner with Berger Singerman. Marcushamer has a bachelor’s in economics and political science from the University of Toronto and a J.D. from Hofstra.

James D. Silver has joined Kelley Kronenberg as a partner in its Fort Lauderdale office. He previously led the bankruptcy and creditors’ rights practice group at Conrad & Scherer. Silver, a Circuit Court mediator in Florida, has a bachelor’s from Arizona State University and a J.D. from the University of Miami.


Daniel Chardon was recently named chief technology officer for MyPark in Miami. He was formerly IT strategic partner at Banco Popular de Puerto Rico. Chardon has a bachelor’s in computer and information sciences from the Florida Institute of Technology.

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Mover’s spotlight

Name: Julio Piti

New position: Director of strategic initiatives at Neighborhood Fuel. It is a Miami-based app that delivers gas to customers at work and residential complexes.

From: Business service manager of CareerSource South Florida. It is the largest workforce board compromising the southernmost part of the state

Also: Piti spent more than a decade with the Miami-Dade Beacon Council, the official economic development organization for Miami-Dade County. He is on the Downtown Miami Charter School Board and has been appointed to the Miami Dade Economic Advocacy Trust Board. He also was on the boards of Hands On Miami, The 100 Black Men of South Florida and the Miami Dade County School Board Bond Advisory Committee, and was a member of the eMerge America’s steering committee.

Education: He has an associate’s degree in business from Miami Dade College, and a bachelor’s in international relations from Florida International University.

Best advice: Work hard. And stay humble.

See past senior-level hires and promotions in South Florida for 2017-2018: Jan. 2, 2017Jan. 9, 2017Jan. 16, 2017Jan. 23, 2017Jan. 30, 2017 Feb. 6, 2017Feb. 13, 2017Feb. 20, 2017Feb. 27, 2017 March 6, 2017 March 13, 2017 March 20, 2017 March 27, 2017 April 3, 2017 April 10, 2017 April 17, 2017April 24, 2017 May 1, 2017 May 8, 2017May 15, 2017May 22, 2017May 29, 2017June 5, 2017 June 12, 2017 June 19, 2017June 26, 2017July 3, 2017July 10, 2017July 17, 2017July 24, 2017July 31, 2017 Aug. 7, 2017Aug. 14, 2017▪ Aug. 21, 2017▪ Aug. 28, 2017▪ Sept. 4, 2017Sept. 11, 2017(No Movers ran on Sept. 18, 2017)Sept. 25, 2017 Oct. 3, 2017Oct. 9, 2017Oct. 16, 2017Oct. 23, 2017 Oct. 31, 2017Nov. 5, 2017Nov. 13, 2017Nov. 20, 2017(No Movers ran on Nov. 27, 2017)▪ Dec. 4, 2017▪ Dec. 11, 2017Dec. 18, 2017(No Movers ran on Jan. 1, 2018)▪ Jan. 8, 2018Jan. 15, 2018▪ Jan. 22, 2018▪ Jan. 29, 2018▪ Feb. 5, 2018▪ Feb. 12, 2018▪ Feb. 19, 2018▪ Feb. 26, 2018March 5, 2018▪ March 12, 2018▪ March 19, 2018▪ March 26 )(No Movers ran on April 2, 2018)April 9, 2018▪ April 16, 2018▪ April 23, 2018▪ April 30, 2018May 7, 2018 ▪ May 14, 2018 ▪ May 21, 2018 ▪ May 28, 2018 ▪ June 4, 2018 ▪ June 11, 2018▪ June 18, 2018▪ June 25, 2018 (No Movers ran on July 9) ▪ July 16, 2018 ▪ July 23, 2018▪  July 30, 2018 ▪ Aug. 6, 2018▪ Aug. 13, 2018