Senior-level hires and promotions for week of April 27


Emery Sheer has opened Sheer & Company, a CPA and business advisory firm in Coconut Grove. He was chief financial officer of Aranon Corporation and was managing partner/South Florida for Cherry Bakaert & Holland, CPAs. He received a B.S. in Music Education at Mansfield University and conducted his graduate studies in accounting and taxation at Florida International University.


Scott P. Strochak has been named senior wealth director at BNY Mellon Wealth Management’s Palm Beach Gardens office. He was a wealth adviser with Morgan Stanley in Boca Raton. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from Emory University and master’s degree in business administration from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania.


Scott E. Ellison has joined Plaza Construction as executive vice president in its Southeast region office in Miami. He has spent 41 years in the construction industry. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business.


2C Creative in Miami has named Luis Martinez as design director. Martinez rejoined 2C from noted motion design house King and Country. A graduate of Miami International University of Art and Design with his BFA in Visual Effects and Motion Graphics, Martinez had previously led 2C’s art department for seven years.


Louise Moffett has been named director of nursing at Miami Jewish Health Systems. Moffett was director of nursing and assistant director of nursing for Miami Jewish Health Systems from 1999 to 2010. In the interim, she worked at the Broward Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and IntegriGuard, LLC. She is a registered nurse, having graduated from Broward Community College, and holds a certificate in Advanced Cardiac Life Support; she is also a member of the Florida Association Directors of Nursing Administration and the Geriatric Nursing Association of Broward County.

Dr. Kfir Ben-David has been named vice chair of the department of surgery and chief of the gastroesophageal division at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami. Before joining Mount Sinai, Dr. Ben-David was a respected member of the faculty at the University of Florida College of Medicine, where he was a tenured associate professor of surgery. He earned his medical degree in 2001 at the University of Florida College of Medicine and completed his general surgery residency in 2006 at the University of Cincinnati’s Department of Surgery, where he was also chief resident. Dr. Ben-David also completed a minimally invasive advanced gastrointestinal surgery fellowship in 2007 at Duke University in North Carolina.


Gus Rubio has been named chief operating officer of the Douglas Elliman company’s Florida brokerage. Before joining the firm, he was chief operating officer at ONE Sotheby’s International Reality. He earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Business Administration from Columbus University.

Melanie Levy joins Atlantic|Pacific Companies (A|P), as director of human resources in Miami. Before joining A|P, she worked in cable and Internet services, LED lighting/manufacturing and medical billing/hospital/healthcare.

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Mover’s spotlight

Name: Corey Lee

New position: Partner at Hunton & Williams in the Miami office. Lee focuses on commercial litigation and internal investigations for healthcare, consumer and retail companies.

From: Associate.

Education: Bachelor’s degree from Yale; law degree from Duke. Following graduation, he held a judicial clerkship with Chief Judge John Lungstrum of the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas.

Best advice he ever received: When I first began practicing, the managing partner told the group of new associates going through orientation to treat everyone in the firm, be they an assistant or member of the cleaning crew, with the same respect as you would treat a senior partner. I have always tried to follow this advice, and having the support of people at all levels has been a huge benefit to my career.