Senior-level promotions and hires for the week of June 1, 2015



Nicholas Bustle has joined City National Bank as executive vice president and will head its private client group, which provides banking services to high-net-worth individuals. He most recently was senior executive vice president, commercial banking executive at BankUnited. Bustle received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and his master’s in international business from Florida International University.

Rodolfo “Rudy” Lleonart has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer of Continental National Bank. He most recently was at Sabadell United Bank, where he was regional executive manager of personal and business banking. Lleonart received his undergraduate degree in business management from Barry University.


Right Management, Florida/Caribbean based in Fort Lauderdale has named three executive vice presidents:

▪ Terry Wood will direct the company’s professional talent mangement and career management teams. He previously was senior vice president-talent management and executive coach. He has an MBA from the University of South Florida.

▪ Ryan Shea will lead strategic planning and service delivery for clients. He had been vice president-client services. He has an MBA from Nova Southeastern University.

▪ Lisa Wulf was promoted from senior to executive vice president and continues in her role as CFO of the company. She has a master’s from Florida Atlantic University.


Adolfo Perez has been named vice president of trade sales and marketing at Carnival Cruise Line. He starts June 2. He most recently was the company’s vice president of new markets and new product marketing. Perez has an MBA from Florida International University.


Geoffrey Kirles has been named vice president and treasurer at the University of Miami. He was previously an executive director with J.P. Morgan’s Investment Bank. Kirles has a bachelor’s in finance from Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Lynne R. Schrum has been named dean of the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education at Nova Southeastern University, effective July 15. Previously, she was dean and professor in the College of Education and Human Services at West Virginia University. Schrum has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Southern Illinois University and a master of arts (elementary education) and a Ph.D. (a focus on distance education) from the University of Oregon.


Alfred Sanchez has been named the regional chief executive officer for the South Florida Region of the American Red Cross. For the past year, he was the organization’s executive director for Greater Miami and the Keys, and he will continue that position, as well. Previous to that, he was president and CEO of the YMCA in Miami. He has a master’s in community/clinical psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.


Tracy B. Newmark was recently named partner at Kelley Kronenberg and has helped create the newly formed Family Law Practice Group at the firm. Previously, she managed and operated her own family law and civil litigation firm. Newmark has a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Florida and a J.D. from Nova Southeastern University.


Richard J. Daly has been named interim chief commercial officer at Catalyst Pharmaceuticals. He recently was the president of U.S. Diabetes for the alliance between Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca. He has a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Northwestern University-Kellogg.


Dan Teixeira has been appointed vice president of business development for the Realty Marketing International team at Douglas Elliman Florida. He was most recently director of sales for The Riz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale Residences. Teixeira has a bachelor of arts in finance and business administration from the University of South Florida.

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Mover’s spotlight

Name: Agueda Hernandez, M.D.

New position: Director of the family medicine residency program at West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

Previously: Was associate director of the program, which is 2 years old. Hernandez will continue to be medical director of the Baptist Health Primary Care Family Medicine Center at West Kendall Baptist.

Education: Has a bachelor’s degree in human biology and a medical degree from Brown University. Hernandez completed her residency in family practice at the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center in Lawrence, Massachusetts, where she was chief resident.​

Best advice: I think the best advice I ever got was when I was a senior in high school and deciding between attending Brown or Harvard. My choice was to go to Brown, but I was getting some pressure to choose Harvard. My college counselor at the time encouraged me to make the choice that would allow me to be true to myself. I have come back to this advice in making decisions time and again.

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