Movers

Senior-level hires and promotions for the week of May 20, 2019

Martha Guerra-Kattou has been named executive vice president, director of sales and marketing at U.S. Century Bank.
Martha Guerra-Kattou has been named executive vice president, director of sales and marketing at U.S. Century Bank.

BANKS

David Breitwieser has been named chief investment officer at Grove Bank & Trust. He most recently headed BNY Mellon Wealth Management’s Fort Lauderdale office. Breitwieser, who is a member of the CFA Institute, has a bachelor’s in finance from the University of South Florida.

BOATING

William C. Davies, Jr., has been named CEO at AvYachts, based in Fort Lauderdale. He was previously a corporate banking executive at City National Bank.

LAW

Carlos A. Rodriguez has been named a partner at Rivero Mestre in Coral Gables. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and on international arbitration related to a variety of fields, including business and banking. Rodriguez has a B.B.A., and a J.D., from Florida International University.

Alicia Morales-Fernandez has been named partner at Miami law firm Rennert Vogel Mandler & Rodriguez (RVMR). She was previously at Montello Law. Morales-Fernandez, who focuses on real estate, became president-elect of the commercial real estate organization CREW Miami (Commercial Real Estate Women) this year. She has a bachelor’s from Barnard and a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

Joshua C. Prever, a trial and appellate lawyer, has joined the Fort Lauderdale office of Holland & Knight as a partner in the firm’s South Florida litigation practice. He was formerly with Morgan Lewis in Miami. Prever has a bachelor’s from Florida International University and and a J.D. from the University of Miami.

At Fowler White Burnett, two new shareholders have been elected:

▪ Mason T. Nettleton is a trial lawyer in the commercial litigation, insurance and family law practice groups in the Fort Lauderdale office. He was an associate. Nettleton has a bachelor’s from Saint John’s University and a J.D. from the University of Miami.

▪ Bruno Renda is a civil trial lawyer in the insurance practice group in the Fort Lauderdale and Miami offices. He has a bachelor’s in criminal justice from Florida Atlantic University and a J.D. from Nova University.

PUBLIC RELATIONS | COMMUNICATIONS

Lauren Bernat, who is vice president of account services for the advertising division of rbb, has been named equity partner of the firm. Bernat has a bachelor’s in public relations from the University of Florida.

TOURISM

Debra Lee has been named the director of sales for the Southeast, Southwest, West and Caribbean markets at the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. Most recently, she was the business development officer for the Jamaica Tourist Board. Lee has a bachelor’s in communications from the University of Miami.

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MOVER’S SPOTLIGHT

Name: Martha Guerra-Kattou

New job: Executive vice president, director of sales and marketing at U.S. Century Bank.

From: Senior vice president at the bank.

And: Guerra-Kattou has been with USCB since 2016 and draws from more than 30 years of experience in the banking industry. She is part of the management team that led U.S. Century to gain more than $1 billion in assets last year and to receive its five-star superior rating from BauerFinancial.

Also: For the past seven years, she has participated in fundraising efforts on behalf of the Castaways Against Cancer, a Relay for Life team, in support of the American Cancer Society. She is also a supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Education: She attended Miami-Dade College and completed a credited course curriculum at the University of Central Florida’s College of Business. She is a graduate of the Florida Bankers Association’s Florida School of Banking program.

Best advice: Early in my career, a fellow executive and mother of four once told me, “Martha, wrap-up your day and head home so you can spend time with your girls, and once you put them to bed, you can continue working from home.” Following her advice made a huge difference in my daily interactions with my family and helped me achieve the work-life balance I was striving for.

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This space lists promotions of executives at the director level and above who are based in Broward, Miami-Dade or Monroe counties. Announcements, also at miamiherald.com, are for full-time, paid positions — not for board or volunteer positions. Send items, with jpeg of a head shot, to movers@miamiherald.com. Include the position (company, title) most recently held prior to the new job.

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See past senior-level hires and promotions in South Florida for 2017-2018: Jan. 2, 2017 Jan. 9, 2017 Jan. 16, 2017 Jan. 23, 2017 Jan. 30, 2017 Feb. 6, 2017 Feb. 13, 2017 Feb. 20, 2017 Feb. 27, 2017 March 6, 2017 March 13, 2017 March 20, 2017 March 27, 2017 April 3, 2017 April 10, 2017 April 17, 2017 April 24, 2017 May 1, 2017 May 8, 2017 May 15, 2017 May 22, 2017 May 29, 2017 June 5, 2017 June 12, 2017 June 19, 2017 June 26, 2017 July 3, 2017 July 10, 2017 July 17, 2017 July 24, 2017 July 31, 2017 Aug. 7, 2017 Aug. 14, 2017 ▪ Aug. 21, 2017 ▪ Aug. 28, 2017 ▪ Sept. 4, 2017 Sept. 11, 2017 (No Movers ran on Sept. 18, 2017) Sept. 25, 2017 Oct. 3, 2017 Oct. 9, 2017 Oct. 16, 2017 Oct. 23, 2017 Oct. 31, 2017 Nov. 5, 2017 Nov. 13, 2017 Nov. 20, 2017 (No Movers ran on Nov. 27, 2017) ▪ Dec. 4, 2017 ▪ Dec. 11, 2017 Dec. 18, 2017(No Movers ran on Jan. 1, 2018) ▪ Jan. 8, 2018 Jan. 15, 2018 ▪ Jan. 22, 2018 ▪ Jan. 29, 2018 ▪ Feb. 5, 2018 ▪ Feb. 12, 2018 ▪ Feb. 19, 2018 ▪ Feb. 26, 2018 March 5, 2018 ▪ March 12, 2018 ▪ March 19, 2018 ▪ March 26 ) (No Movers ran on April 2, 2018) April 9, 2018 ▪ April 16, 2018 ▪ April 23, 2018 ▪ April 30, 2018 May 7, 2018 May 14, 2018 May 21, 2018 May 28, 2018 June 4, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 18, 2018 June 25, 2018 (No Movers ran on July 9) July 16, 2018 July 23, 2018 July 30, 2018 Aug. 6, 2018 Aug. 13, 2018 Aug. 20, 2018 Aug. 27, 2018 Sept. 3, 2018 Sept. 10, 2018 Sept. 17, 2018 Sept. 24, 2018 Oct. 1, 2018 Oct. 8, 2018 Oct. 15, 2018 (No Movers ran on Oct. 22, 2018) Oct. 29, 2018 Nov. 5, 2018 Nov. 12, 2018 Nov. 19, 2018 Nov. 26, 2018 Dec. 3, 2018 Dec. 10, 2018 Dec. 17, 2018 Dec. 24, 2018 (No Movers on Dec. 31, 2018) Jan. 7, 2019 Jan. 14, 2019 Jan. 21, 2019 Jan. 28, 2019 Feb. 4, 2019 Feb. 11, 2019 Feb. 18, 2019 Feb. 25, 2019 March 4, 2019 March 11, 2019 March 18, 2019 March 25, 2019 April 1, 2019 April 8, 2019 April 15, 2019 April 22, 2019 April 29, 2019 May 6, 2019 May 13, 2019

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