Senior-level hires and promotions in South Florida for the week of July 2, 2018

Erin E. Bohannon has been named partner at Kluger Kaplan Silverman Katzen & Levine.
Erin E. Bohannon has been named partner at Kluger Kaplan Silverman Katzen & Levine.


Jon Cardello has been promoted from senior principal to vice president, U.S. commercial sector leader, at Stantec and will be based in the firm’s downtown Miami office. He has a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island.


Carlos Modia is chief financial officer of Apollo Bank. He was previously senior vice president and chief financial officer at Brickell Bank. Modia, a CPA, has a bachelor’s in business administration and accounting from Florida International University.


Shantelle Maxwell has been hired as the director of communications and marketing at St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School. She was previously the director of recruitment and marketing at Miami Dade College. Maxwell has a bachelor’s in English from Florida International University and a master’s in student affairs administration from Nova Southeastern University.


Sharon Abramson has been named director of public relations and marketing at Robert Allen Law, based in downtown Miami. Abramson previously worked in marketing at Denison Yacht Sales and was the director of marketing and public relations at the Marine Industries Association of South Florida. She is a University of Florida graduate.


Lynne Wines has been hired as the senior director of the Business Council on Homelessness at United Way of Broward County. She previously was president and CEO of First Southern Bank. Wines has a bachelor’s in business administration at Nova Southeastern University.


Ron Alen has been named director of marketing at The Cassis-Burke Collection at Brown Harris Stevens. He was previously at Douglas Elliman. Alen has a degree in marketing from Florida International University.


Dr. Sandra Coiffman has been named director of resident services for Vi at Aventura. She was previously director of clinical services at the Mind Spectrum Institute. Coiffman has a bachelor’s from the University of Miami, a master’s in counseling psychology from Nova Southeastern University, and a Psy.D. in clinical psychology from Albizu University in Miami.

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

▪ Note: This column will not appear on July 9, following the holiday week. It will resume July 16.

Mover’s spotlight

Name: Erin E. Bohannon

New job: Partner at Kluger Kaplan Silverman Katzen & Levine.

From: Associate at the firm.

About: Bohannon focuses her practice primarily on commercial litigation, including real estate litigation, class action litigation, securities disputes, lender liability, general contract, tort issues, and probate and trust disputes.

Education: Bachelor’s and master’s in English from the University of Florida; J.D. from the University of Miami.

Best advice: Be sincere. Always do what you say you are going to do.

Mover’s spotlight

Name: Dr. Allan S. Stewart

New job: Chief of cardiac surgery at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida.

From: Mount Sinai Health System in New York, where he served as director of the Center for Aortic Disease, co-director of the Heart Valve Repair Center and medical director of International Medicine.

Also: Dr. Stewart has over 13 years of experience in transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedures, being the second to ever perform this procedure in the United States, and has completed 1,200 since. In Florida, he is the only surgeon to perform valve sparing aortic root procedures, which can enable patients to live without lifelong anticoagulation therapy. Throughout his career, Dr. Stewart has completed over 5,000 open heart surgeries on adults.

Education: Dr. Stewart has a medical degree at Rutgers University School of Medicine in Newark, N.J. He completed an internship and chief residency in general surgery at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and a research fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Best advice: The most important advice I received was as a child by my grandfather: work tirelessly to turn your biggest weakness into an unrecognized strength. Reinforced by mentor in surgery, Dr. Eric Rose, and recently by my former partner, Dr. Mehmet Oz, this advice has been essential in overcoming obstacles in my life – from being left-handed to ambidextrous (an advantage in teaching other surgeons); from having a substantial fear of public speaking to an international lecturer; and from having a learning disability that affects seeing three dimensions to being a complex valve repair surgeon.

See past senior-level hires and promotions in South Florida for 2017-2018:

Jan. 2, 2017

Jan. 9, 2017

Jan. 16, 2017

Jan. 23, 2017

Jan. 30, 2017

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March 27, 2017

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April 10, 2017

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April 24, 2017

May 1, 2017

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June 5, 2017

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June 26, 2017

July 3, 2017

July 10, 2017

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July 24, 2017

July 31, 2017

Aug. 7, 2017

Aug. 14, 2017

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▪ Aug. 28, 2017

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Sept. 11, 2017

(No Movers ran on Sept. 18, 2017)

Sept. 25, 2017

Oct. 3, 2017

Oct. 9, 2017

Oct. 16, 2017

Oct. 23, 2017

Oct. 31, 2017

Nov. 5, 2017

Nov. 13, 2017

Nov. 20, 2017

(No Movers ran on Nov. 27, 2017)

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Dec. 18, 2017

(No Movers ran on Jan. 1, 2018)

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Jan. 15, 2018

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March 5, 2018

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(No Movers ran on April 2, 2018)

April 9, 2018

▪ April 16, 2018

▪ April 23, 2018

▪ April 30, 2018

May 7, 2018

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▪ May 28, 2018

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▪ June 18, 2018

▪ June 25, 2018

Note: There will be no Movers column on July 9. It will resume on July 16.