Movers

Senior-level hires and promotions in South Florida for the week of Aug. 19, 2019

Dawn White is vice president of government and community relations for Baptist Health South Florida.
Dawn White is vice president of government and community relations for Baptist Health South Florida.

EDUCATION

At the University of Miami School of Law, two professors have been elevated:

▪ Lili Levi has been chosen vice dean for intellectual life. Her current scholarship focuses on journalism, media law, and policy, as well as threats to reporters and press freedom. Before joining the faculty in 1987, Levi worked as a litigation associate with the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and as broadcast counsel with CBS, Inc.

▪ Andrew Dawson have been named vice dean for academic affairs. His research focuses on municipal and corporate bankruptcy, and cross-border insolvency. Dawson joined the faculty in 2011 after he was a Kauffman Legal Fellow at Harvard Law School.

At KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) Miami, part of a national nonprofit network of college preparatory public charter schools serving elementary, middle and high school students:

▪ Brett Kimmel is executive director of KIPP Miami. He was previously senior director of college access and success at America Achieves. Kimmel has a bachelor’s in political science from the University of Michigan and a graduate degree in education administration from New York University.

▪ Ian Bravo is school leader of KIPP Liberty Academy, the network’s first middle school, which launched on Aug. 14 in West Little River. Bravo was an assistant principal fellow for KIPP BOLD Academy in Newark, N.J. He has a bachelor’s from the College of Wooster in Ohio and a master’s from Pace University.

HEALTHCARE

Dr. Marco Ruiz, a hematologist-oncologist and clinical researcher, is joining the Division of Hematologic Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation at Miami Cancer Institute, which is part of Baptist Health South Florida, and he has also been named chief of HIV oncology and HIV stem cell transplantation. Ruiz was previously at an associate member of the Malignant Hematology and Cellular Therapy/Bone Marrow Transplantation Program at Moffitt Cancer Center in Pembroke Pines. Ruiz, an associate professor of clinical medicine at Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, has a medical degree from the University of San Marcos in Lima, Peru, and a master’s in public health from the University of Leeds in the U.K. His training also has included an internship and residency in internal medicine at San Juan City Hospital in Puerto Rico. He completed fellowship trainings in hematology/oncology at Louisiana State University in New Orleans, La. and in bone marrow transplantation at Ochsner Medical Center, also in New Orleans.

Maureen Martin has been named chief financial officer at Broward Health Coral Springs. She most recently was vice president of finance at St. Vincent HealthCare in Jacksonville. Martin has a bachelor’s in business administration from Kent State and an MBA from Capital University.

NONPROFITS

Stephen Shelley has been appointed to CEO of Farm Share, a statewide nonprofit food distribution service that aims to eliminate hunger. He was COO for the past three years. Shelley, who has a bachelor’s in business/economics from the University of Florida and a law degree from Barry University, is also the mayor of Homestead.

REAL ESTATE

At JLL, two managing directors have been named to help grow its agency leasing services in South Florida. Steven Hurwitz and Douglas Okun will both be based out of the firm’s office at the Southeast Financial Center in downtown Miami. They were previously executive managing directors at Colliers International, and Hurwitz had also been director of office services at Colliers.

Andrea “Andi” Lopez has been promoted to managing senior vice president, asset services, at Transwestern Commercial Services. Lopez, who was senior vice president of the organization, is based in Miami. Lopez also is asset manager for the U.S. portfolio of Sumitorno Corp. of Americas, which is a Transwestern client. Sumitomo owns Miami Tower, which is managed and leased by Transwestern.

Daniel Crann has been named director of development services at Colliers International South Florida, based in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office. He previously was director of construction for IPIC Entertainment. Crann has a bachelor’s from the University of Iowa.

TRANSPORTATION

Uhriel Bedoya is general manager for Florida for Lime, a smart mobility and electric scooter provider, and he will be based in Miami. Bedoya was previously at Mastercard, where he was county manager for various markets and lead strategy, business development and operations. He has a master’s in international studies, and an MBA, from the University of Pennsylvania.

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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, 2018) 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 May 27, 2019 June 3, 2019 (No Movers ran on June 17, 2019) June 24, 2019 July 1, 2019 July 8, 2019 July 15, 2019 July 22, 2019 July 29, 2019 (No Movers ran on Aug. 5, 2019) Aug. 12, 2019

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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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Mover’s spotlight

Name: Dawn White

New position: Vice president of government and community relations for Baptist Health South Florida.

From: Director of state and local government affairs at American Airlines. She was responsible for the development, implementation, and management of the company’s governmental priorities and policies in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. During her 23 years at American Airlines, White represented the company as a member of the boards of several organizations including the Beacon Council of Miami-Dade County; the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce; and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau.

About: White will provide strategic and operational leadership for government and community relations across the four counties served by Baptist Health — Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach — as well at the state and federal levels. White will succeed Phillis Oeters who will retire at the end of the year after 30 years of service. White will report to Alex Villoch, CEO for the Baptist Health South Florida Foundation.

Also: Before she worked at American Airlines, White was director of government relations at Jackson Memorial Hospital, director of state intergovernmental affairs at Miami-Dade County, executive director of the Dade County Legislative Delegation, and legislative aide to former State Rep. Mike Abrams.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in political science from Florida State University.

Best advice: Surround yourself by those that are better and smarter than you.

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