Movers

Senior-level hires and promotions for the week of May 4, 2015

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BANKS

Jessica Nieves has been promoted to assistant vice president, personal banker and lending assistant at Marquis Bank. She is responsible for loan administration, and opening and managing accounts for the bank’s Aventura, North Miami Beach, Golden Beach, and Sunny Isles client base.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Maria Mas Blet has been named managing principal/CEO at GSK Wealth Advisors. Previously, she was managing director at the firm. The prior CEO, Jeffrey B. Koch, will remain president of the wealth management firm as he transitions responsibilities to Blet. Blet also serves in various leadership roles in the United Way of Miami-Dade, United Way Worldwide National Women’s Leadership Council, Miami Book Fair International and the Miami Chapter of the U.S. National Committee of U.N. Women. She has a bachelor’s in professional administration from Barry University.

Alex F. Vicencio, a financial adviser with the Vicencio Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, has been named managing director-investments. He has a BBA in finance from Florida International University.

HEALTHCARE

Dr. Marc Agronin has been named vice president of behavioral health and clinical research at Miami Jewish Health Systems at Douglas Gardens. Previously, he was medical director for mental health and clinical research at Miami Jewish. A graduate of Harvard and Yale Medical School, Agronin also is an affiliate associate professor of psychiatry and neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Theresa A. Mouton has been named enterprise chief financial officer of Florida Medical Center and North Shore Medical Center. Before joining Tenet Healthcare, she was CFO at Wuesthoff Health System in Rockledge, Florida. Mouton has an MBA from Webster University in Missouri and a BBA from Southeast Missouri State University.

HOSPITALITY

Fontainebleau Miami Beach has made the following moves:

▪ Joshua Summers has been named vice president of operations, food and beverage. Previously, he directed the Southeast Region for Stephen Starr Restaurants.

▪ Executive chef Thomas Connell has been promoted to vice president of operations, culinary. He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in New York and the Institute of Culinary Arts in Palm Springs.

▪ Ryan Wilson has been promoted to executive chef. He was executive sous chef of the hotel. Wilson is also a graduate of the CIA in New York.

LEGAL

Mark D. Greenberg and Leonor M. Lagomasino have joined Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP as partners in the Coral Gables (Miami) office, in the firm’s business litigation practice. Previously, they were shareholders at Carlton Fields Jorden Burt in Miami. Greenberg has a bachelor’s from Harvard and J.D. from the University of Florida. Lagomasino has a BBA from Loyola University in New Orleans and a J.D. from UF.

REAL ESTATE

Luisa Rebecca Abella has been named senior vice president and residential lending production manager at TotalBank. She was most recently a mortgage banker and loan officer at City National Bank.

Beatriz “BJ” Martinez-Prillaman has been named managing broker of Broward County at ONE Sotheby’s International Realty. Martinez-Prillaman is a University of Florida graduate.

This column lists high-level promotions of director and above. Send items, including job title, job description, previous positions, educational background and jpegs, to movers@MiamiHerald.com.

Alex F. Vicencio, a financial adviser with the Vicencio Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, has been named managing director-investments. He has a BBA in finance from Florida International University.

HEALTHCARE

Dr. Marc Agronin has been named vice president of behavioral health and clinical research at Miami Jewish Health Systems at Douglas Gardens. Previously, he was medical director for mental health and clinical research at Miami Jewish. A graduate of Harvard and Yale Medical School, Agronin also is an affiliate asociate pofessor of psychiatry and neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

HOSPITALITY

Fontainebleau Miami Beach has made the following moves:

▪ Joshua Summers has been named vice president of operations, food and beverage. Previously, he directed the Southeast Region for Stephen Starr Restaurants.

▪ Executive chef Thomas Connell has been promoted to vice president of operations, culinary. He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in New York and the Institute of Culinary Arts in Palm Springs.

▪ Ryan Wilson has been promoted to executive chef. He was executive sous chef of the hotel. Wilson is also a graduate of the CIA in New York.

LEGAL

Mark D. Greenberg and Leonor M. Lagomasino have joined Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP as partners in the Coral Gables (Miami) office. Previously, they were shareholders at Carlton Fields Jorden Burt in Miami. Greenberg has a bachelor’s from Harvard and J.D. from the University of Florida. Lagomasino has a BBA from Loyola University in New Orleans and a J.D. from UF.

REAL ESTATE

Luisa Rebecca Abella has been named senior vice president and residential lending production manager at TotalBank. She was most recently a mortgage banker and loan officer at City National Bank.

Beatriz “BJ” Martinez-Prillaman has been named managing broker of Broward County at ONE Sotheby’s International Realty. Prior to joining ONE Sotheby’s International Realty in 2013, she owned her own brokerage firm. Martinez-Prillaman is a graduate of the University of Florida.

This column lists high-level promotions of director and above. Send items, including job title, job description, previous positions, educational background and jpegs, to movers@MiamiHerald.com.

Mover’s spotlight

Name: Shani Atapattu

New position: Vice president of Shani Atapattu. Her responsibilities include overseeing production, assuring quality customer service, reaching company benchmarks, monitoring the progress of employees and managing ShipOCI’s Miami office.

Previously: She was director of systems and pricing.

Also: Atapattu participates in community events as a member of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce. She also helped ShipOCI create an herbal tea company brand, ElephanTea. The tea is sourced from Sri Lanka in Southeast Asia and a portion of the proceeds goes to support an elephant orphanage there that protects and cares for orphaned elephants. From Sri Lankan descent, Shani has always had an appreciation for elephants and found a way to connect that love with a business that she is passionate about.

Education: She has a bachelor of international finance and marketing from the University of Miami and also a master’s of arts in international administration with a focus on finance and operations.

Best advice she ever received: The best advice I’ve received is to always be on a quest to continue learning. Never be afraid to learn, unlearn or relearn something, because that is what keeps you growing and looking toward the future.

Choices for Spotlight are made from promotions sent to movers@MiamiHerald.com.

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