Lars Ljoen has been appointed executive vice president of marine operations at Carnival Cruise Line and will be based in Miami. He is currently the executive vice president and managing director of Carnival Maritime, the marine service unit of the Costa Group in Hamburg, Germany.
At Pullman Miami Airport Hotel:
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▪ Dan McDermott has been named general manager. He was previously general manager at Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel & Executive Meeting Center. McDermott has a bachelor’s in hospitality management from Florida International University.
▪ Adam Leon is director of sales and marketing. He was previously director of sales and marketing, task force team, at Davidson Hotel & Resorts, and before that, was director of sales and marketing at the Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables. He has a degree in hospitality management from Johnson & Wales University.
Eve A. Cann is among the new shareholders elected at Baker Donelson. Cann is a member of the firm’s consumer finance litigation and compliance group and is based in Fort Lauderdale. She has a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a J.D. from the University of Miami.
Joseph R. Englander has joined Fowler White Burnett as a shareholder in the intellectual property group. Previously he was a partner at Peretz Chesal & Herrmann. Englander has a J.D.from Fordham.
At Covenant House Florida, a charity that helps homeless children and youth in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando:
▪ Michael S. Long has been named executive director. He was chief development and communications officer for Broward Partnership for the past six years. Broward Partnership operates the Broward County Central Homeless Assistance Center.
▪ James M. Gress, the agency’s current leader, will be capital campaign director. He will lead a statewide initiative to raise $10 million for expanded facilities and programming, and the campaign officially launches later this year.
Tom Farmer has been named a vice president at Colliers International South Florida and will be based in the firm’s Miami office. He previously was director, office and industrial leasing at Franklin Street in Miami. Farmer has a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Miami.
This column lists promotions of senior executives at the director level and above based in Broward, Miami-Dade or Monroe counties. These announcements, which also are at miamiherald.com, are for full-time, paid positions. Send items, with name of formal title; previous position; and educational background, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Write “Movers” in the subject line.
Name: Dan Small
New job: Partner in the Miami office of Holland & Knight.
Previous job: He was in the firm’s Boston office.
About his job: A trial lawyer and expert on witness preparation, Small focuses in the areas of litigation, government and internatal investigations, white collar criminal law and complex civil litigation.
Also: He has written several books on litigation for the American Bar Association, including “Preparing Witnesses” and “Going To Trial.” Prior to joining Holland & Knight, he was a prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice and a lecturer at Harvard Law School. Most recently, Small was part of a team that successfully defended former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell during a high-profile corruption investigation, trial and appeal. After the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision vacating the convictions, the Department of Justice dismissed all charges against the governor.
Education: Bachelor’s, and J.D., from Harvard.
Best advice: Trial lawyers are storytellers, therefore you practice your craft by telling the story of your case to normal people. Their reactions are much more important than those of other lawyers.
See past senior-level hires and promotions in South Florida for 2017:
(No Movers ran on Sept. 18, 2017)
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▪ March 19, 2018
▪ March 26 )
(No Movers ran on April 2, 2018)