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Senior-level hires and promotions for the week of Sept. 3, 2018

Pete Tuffo is president and general manager of the Southeast region of Suffolk.
Pete Tuffo is president and general manager of the Southeast region of Suffolk.


Brian A. Schlang has been named a principal in the tax and accounting department at MBAF. He was previously a director. Schlang, a CPA, has a bachelor’s, and a master’s, in accounting from the University of Florida.


Lauren Snelling has been named senior director of alumni programming at The National YoungArts Foundation. She was founding artistic director of OZ Arts in Nashville. Snelling has a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Graeme Kelly has been named senior vice president at Skanska USA, and he will be based in the Fort Lauderdale and Miami offices. He will lead the company’s business operations in southeast Florida. Kelly was previously operations manager for Florida. He has a bachelor’s in building construction technology from Leeds Polytechnic in England.


Jay Goulart has been named vice president for institutional advancement at Gulliver. He was director of development at Tampa Prep.

At NSU University School, a private college prep school for grades JK-12:

▪ Matthew Laliberte has been named Upper School director. He was interim head of the Upper School at Saint Andrew’s School in Boca Raton.

▪ Donna Tobey has been named Lower School director. She was head of the Lower School at Palm Beach Day Academy.


Jaime Cohen Szulc has been named chief executive officer at Bread Partners, a restaurant operator and management company based in Miami. He was previously CEO of International Meal Company.

Philippe Moullet is managing partner of the newly opened Novikov Restaurant & Bar Miami. He was previously COO, F&B of Pragma Group in Dubai.


Diamela del Castillo-Payet has joined Shutts & Bowen in Miami as a partner in the tax and international law practice group. She was previously an attorney at Foley & Lardner. Del Castillo-Payet has a bachelor’s, and a J.D., from the University of Miami.

Laura Ganoza, partner at Foley & Lardner, has been appointed chair of the litigation practice in the firm’s Miami office. Ganoza is regional director for the South Florida chapter of the Fashion Group International, a global nonprofit with members in the fashion industry. She has a bachelor’s from the University of Florida and a J.D. from New York University.

Katina M. Hardee has joined Fowler White Burnett as a shareholder in the firm’s insurance practice group. She was previously an attorney at Callahan & Fusco. Hardee has a J.D. from the Mississippi College School of Law.

This space lists promotions of executives at the director level and above who are based in Broward, Miami-Dade or Monroe counties. Announcements, also at, are for full-time, paid positions — not for board or volunteer positions. Send items, with jpeg of a head shot, to Please use the word ‘Movers’ in the subject field of the email.

Mover’s spotlight

Name: Pete Tuffo

New position: President and general manager of the Southeast region of Suffolk, a national construction management firm. He will oversee offices in Tampa, Estero and West Palm Beach as well as Miami, where he will be based.

From: He joined the company in 2012 as vice president of the company’s southwest Florida operations.

About: Suffolk is a $3 billion national construction management firm that has experienced a steady revenue climb in recent years and projects another 20 percent increase in 2018. The company has added more than 200 employees in the past three years, including 60 professionals along Florida’s Gulf Coast and over 150 on Florida’s East Coast.

Education: Tuffo has a bachelor’s in construction management from Western Michigan University.

Best advice: While technical skills will always be important, you can never underestimate the value of how you communicate and work with the people around you. Relationships are everything.

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 ▪ Aug. 20, 2018 ▪ Aug. 27, 2018