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

Jose Tirador has joined City National Bank as vice president and business market leader.
Jose Tirador has joined City National Bank as vice president and business market leader.


Hellois Scheeres has been named director of business development at Development Service Solutions, a Miami-based development services and construction management consulting firm. Previously, she was DSS’ director of pre-construction services.


Aric Chen has been named curatorial director for 2019 at Design Miami/, a global forum for design that occurs alongside the annual Art Basel fairs in Miami and Basel, Switzerland. He will oversee exhibitions, commissions, and collaborations in Basel and Miami Beach. The former lead curator of Hong Kong’s M+ museum joins the fair after the conclusion of Rodman Primack’s tenure as chief creative officer this month.


Shawn Dale Felton has been named chair of the Department of Athletic Training at Florida International University, which will oversee the launch of the Doctor of Athletic Training program in the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Felton most recently was a faculty member in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at Florida Gulf Coast University. Before he joined FGCU, he was the athletic training coordinator for Naples Community Hospital where he supervised athletic training coverage for Collier County Public Schools. Felton, who has a bachelor’s in athletic training from West Virginia University, has a doctor of education degree in higher education administration from the University of Florida.


Mauricio Micolta has joined Tindale Oliver as director of roadway design and will be based in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office. He has been a transportation design engineer for the Florida Department of Transportation. Micolta has a master’s in engineering management and transportation from Florida International University.


Alexandra Elfmont joins Compass Florida as director of operations. She was the former executive vice president of Engel & Völkers Miami. Elfmont has a bachelor’s in cinema-television production from the University of Southern California.

Adolfo “Al” Palacios has been promoted to Vice Presidents Investments at Marcus & Millichap. Palacios, who is in the company’s Miami office, was previously a senior associate and specializes in retail.


Nicole Miller has been named vice president of client services at Nordis Technologies, based in Coral Springs. Her position prior to Nordis was as COO of Detroit-based Six Sents Inc., a position through NMMC, her Portland, Oregon-based startup strategy consulting firm.


Maria Riccobono has been named vice president of sales and marketing at Imalac in Miami. She was previously director of business development and brand partnerships at Tespo, in Michigan. Riccobono has a bachelor’s in sports medicine from Michigan State University.


Mike Fernandez has been named U.S. CEO for Llorente & Cuenca and will be based in Miami and New York. Most recently, he was U.S. CEO of Burson-Marsteller before the firm merged with Cohn & Wolfe. Fernandez, who has a bachelor’s in government and a master’s in accounting from Georgetown, is also a professor of strategic communication at Boston University.

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: Jose Tirador

New position: He has joined City National Bank as vice president and business market leader.

From: He was a branch manager at Bright Star Credit Union.

About: Tirador, who will be based in CNB’s Young Circle banking center in Hollywood, will work with the Broward sales team.

Also: He has been a small-business banking specialist at Wells Fargo.

Best advice: Serve every client passionately with the desire to change peoples' lives for the better. The rest will follow.

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