Movers

Senior-level hires and promotions for the week of Sept. 30, 2019

Dr. Holly L. Neville has been named to lead the division of pediatric general surgery at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood.
Dr. Holly L. Neville has been named to lead the division of pediatric general surgery at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood.

ACCOUNTING | FINANCIAL SERVICES

Tariro Gatsi joins Anthony Brunson, P.A., in Miramar as a senior audit manager. Gatsi, a CPA, was an audit manager at PwC. Gatso has a bachelor’s in accounting from the University of South Africa.

BIOTECHNOLOGY

At TissueTech, Inc., in Miami, which is moving closer to commercialization of its birth tissue products as biologics:

▪ Jerry Chang has been named vice president of product development. He was most recently executive vice president, R&D, regulatory and clinical affairs at BoneSupport AB in Lund, Sweden. Chang has a bachelor’s in chemistry from Northeast Louisiana University and a Ph.D. in organic and polymer chemistry from the University of Cincinnati.

▪ Sherry Saurini has been named vice president of quality assurance. She was vice president quality for CryoLife, Inc., in Kennesaw, Georgia. Saurini has a bachelor’s in mathematics from Hanover College in Indiana and a master’s in mathematics from Georgia State University.

CONSTRUCTION

Michael Velez has been promoted to project manager at Central Civil Construction in Miami. He was assistant project manager at the firm. Velez has a bachelor’s in civil engineering from the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico.

EDUCATION

David Kopp has been named associate vice provost for extended learning at Barry University. Kopp, who currently serves as professor and associate dean in Barry’s Adrian Dominican School of Education, will assume his new role Oct. 1. He has a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Louisville, an MBA from the University of Orlando, and a doctorate in human resource development from Barry University.

LAW

Harsh Arora has joined the Fort Lauderdale office of Kelley Kronenberg as a partner. He focuses his practice on business litigation. Arora was previously at Spiegel & Utrera. Arora has a J.D. from Florida A&M University College of Law and an LL.M. in taxation from Boston University.

Marie-Pierre Grondin has been named a partner in the aviation practice of K&L Gates, in the firm’s Miami office. She previously was counsel at Reed Smith. She has a bachelor’s from the University of Florida, and a J.D. and LL.M. from the University of Miami.

THE ARTS

Victor Kendall has been named chief advancement officer at Florida Grand Opera and will focus on fundraising initiatives. He was most recently vice president of advancement for LiftFund in Texas, a nonprofit that helps finance new small businesses and startups. He has a bachelor’s in music from John Dickerson College in Pennsylvania and a master’s in ethnomusicology from the University of Washington in Seattle.

PUBLIC RELATIONS | Communications

Todd Templin, executive vice president at BoardroomPR in Plantation, has been elevated to an equity partner at the firm.

Julie Spechler and Marla Oxenhandler are chief communications officers for the newly formed S + O Communicators. They previously worked in public relations and marketing communications for Nova Southeastern University. Spechler has also directed public relations for AT&T’s business and consumer operations in Florida. Oxenhandler has held key communications roles at Memorial Healthcare, Burger King Corp. and Jewish Family Service of Broward, among others.

REAL ESTATE

Stephanie Lane Rakofsky has been named president and CEO of Rakofsky Limited Partnership, based in Coral Gables. She was director of new acquisitions at the firm.

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 Aug. 19, 2019 Aug. 26, 2019 (No Movers ran on on Sept. 2, 2019) Sept. 9, 2019 Sept. 16, 2019 Sept. 23, 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 a high-resolution jpeg of a head shot (lower resolutions reproduce poorly online), to movers@miamiherald.com. Include the position (company, title) most recently held prior to the new job.

Mover’s spotlight

Name: Dr. Holly L. Neville

New position: Chief of pediatric general surgery at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood. The hospital is part of Memorial Healthcare System.

Currently: She is a pediatric general surgeon at the hospital. In her practice, Dr. Neville operates on children with hernias and also focuses on congenital anomalies and neonatal care.

Also: Dr. Neville is also associate program director of the general surgery residency of Memorial Healthcare System’s Graduate Medical Education program and conducts clinical research, often involving the treatment of pediatric tumors.

And: She is president of the Florida Association of Pediatric Surgeons, serves on the programs committee for the American Academy of Pediatrics, and she is on the education committee of the American Pediatric Surgical Association. She’s also active with the Association of Women Surgeons.

Education: Bachelor’s in biology from Emory; medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine. She also had a fellowship at the Childrens Medical Center of Dallas in pediatric surgery.

Best advice: Remember the patients in the hospital are having one of the worst days of their life. So give them the best possible treatment while understanding the stress they and their families are under.

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