Senior-level hires and promotions in South Florida for the week of May 29, 2017

DR. MIGUEL MEDINA is director of microsurgery at Miami Cancer Institute. ​
DR. MIGUEL MEDINA is director of microsurgery at Miami Cancer Institute. ​


Margaret Ledford has been named artistic director at City Theatre in Miami. She was previously festival artistic director at City Theatre, and she was theater technical manager in the Department of Performing and Visual Arts at Nova Southeastern University. Ledford has a bachelor’s in theater and speech from the University of Tennessee.


Mary Bender has been named vice president of consumer marketing at Show Management, producers of boat shows including the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and Yachts Miami Beach. She was previously marketing director at U.S. Antique Shows, a division of Emerald Exhibitions. Bender has a bachelor’s in hospitality management from the University of Central Florida.


Maria L. Houle has been named operations manager in the Southeast regional office of Plaza Construction in Miami. Previously she was project executive at Suffolk Construction. Houle served for more than 20 years in the U.S. Air Force.


Jun Hee Lee has been named executive chef of River Yacht Club in Miami. He most recently was at Fontainebleau Miami Beach in various roles. Lee received bachelor’s degrees in advertising and journalism in South Korea and also is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco.


Alison Kallman has been promoted to vice president at Kallman Insurance Agency, based in Weston. The company specializies in commercial property and liability insurance. Kallman has been with the agency for eight years.


Shea Ciriago has been promoted to executive director of the Broward Education Foundation. She previously was director of development.


Peter S. Jannis has been promoted to chief financial officer of The Broward County Housing Authority. Previously, Jannis was controller of the BCHA. Jannis has a bachelor’s from Georgetown, a J.D. from Duquesne University and an MBA from the University of Miami.


Rashid Saker has been named director of operations at rbb Communications for the firm’s Miami and Fort Lauderdale offices. He was previously office manager. Saker has a bachelor’s of architecture from Pratt Institute.


Carey Dougherty has been named vice president of operations for Monument Real Estate Services, based in Miami. She was previously president of property management at Elite Street Capital in Houston and Atlanta.

This column lists high-level promotions of senior executives at the director level and above who are based in South Florida. These announcements, which also are at, are for full-time, paid positions. Send items, including previous job; educational background; and high-res jpegs of head shots, to

Mover’s spotlight

Name: Dr. Miguel A. Medina III

New position: Director of microsurgery at Miami Cancer Institute, a part of Baptist Health South Florida.

Previously: Plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Cleveland Clinic in Weston.

Also: Dr. Medina specializes in the treatment of patients requiring skilled plastic and reconstructive surgery after cancer treatments.

Education: Bachelor’s in molecular biology from Vanderbilt; M.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His academic background also includes two surgery residencies at Harvard and postdoctoral training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Best advice: The best advice I ever received was, never stop reading, never stop learning, and be relentlessly critical of your results.

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