Movers

Senior-level hires and promotions for the week of May 27, 2019

Dr. Michael J. Zinner has been named professor and chair of the Department of Surgery at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University.
Dr. Michael J. Zinner has been named professor and chair of the Department of Surgery at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University.

AVIATION

Todd Sims has been appointed vice president of information technology for Silver Airways and Seaborne Airlines. He will lead both airlines’ IT and security systems. He previously owned TS Computer Consulting, where he provided IT services for small to mid-size companies. He also has been chief information officer for Ameriflight, where he led IT strategy and execution supporting 18 sites and 600 employees throughout North America, and he has held various leadership roles at ASTAR Air Cargo, including as director of information technology.

Michael J. Fernandez has been named director of the Miami-Dade County Department of Solid Waste Management. He was previously deputy director of operations for DSWM. He is replacing Alina T. Hudak, who will continue to serve in her capacity as Miami-Dade County deputy mayor until her retirement in July. Fernandez has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Florida International University along with a number of certificates in the field. He was named to Waste360’s renowned “40 under 40” in 2018.

ENGINEERING

Sergio T. Ascunce has been hired as manager for the building inspections department (BID) for the Miami branch office for Universal Engineering Sciences. Known as Private Provider Inspections (PPI), the BID operates like a municipal building department providing independent plan reviews and inspections for clients. Before joining UES, Ascunce was director of building, zoning and planning for the Village of Key Biscayne, and before that, was director and building official for the City of Doral. Ascunce has a bachelor’s in civil engineering and architectural engineering from the University of Miami.

HOSPITALITY

Amy Johnson has been appointed general manager of The Confidante Miami Beach, effective immediately. The hotel is part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand. Johnson most recently was general manager of Hyatt Regency Calgary.

LAW

Trelvis D. Randolph has recently joined the law firm of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. as a partner and is based in Miami. He was previously a partner in the Miami office of Cole, Scott and Kissane, P.A. Randolph is also president-elect of the Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association for the 2020-2021 term, and he is general counsel for the Miami-Dade branch of the NAACP. Randolph has a J.D. from the University of Memphis.

NONPROFITS

Kiesha Edge has been named national associate director of professional development and regional support at the Anti-Defamation League, based in Boca Raton. She was previously education director of the organization. Edge has a bachelor’s in political science and government from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and a master’s in health communication from Boston University.

TECHNOLOGY

Juan Albelo joins 8base, a developer acceleration platform company based in Coral Gables, as chief revenue officer. He most recently was at SAP, where he was senior vice president of human capital management strategic software sales. Albelo has a bachelor’s in electrical engineering, a master’s in industrial engineering and an MBA from the University of Miami.

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MOVER’S SPOTLIGHT

Name: Dr. Michael J. Zinner

New position: Professor and chair of the Department of Surgery at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University.

And: He is CEO and executive medical director of the Miami Cancer Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida.

About: Dr. Zinner has been clinical director and surgeon-in-chief at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center in Boston, the Moseley Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, the Crowley Family Distinguished Chair in the Department of Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and founder of Harvard’s Center for Surgery and Public Health. Dr. Zinner, a Miami native, has a medical degree from the University of Florida and performed his surgical residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Also: An expert in pancreatic-hepatobiliary diseases, Dr. Zinner is the editor for “Maingot’s Abdominal Operations,” a textbook and atlas of gastrointestinal surgery used worldwide.

Best advice: Successful leadership means being able to bask in the reflective glory in the success of others.

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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 May 20, 2019

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