Kaufman Rossin Group, based in Miami, recently made several moves, including:
▪ Jason Chorlins, CPA, CFE, CAMS, CITP, is director of regulatory compliance in the firm’s risk advisory services. Previously, he was a manager of the practice. He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accountancy from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
▪ Eileen Martin has been named director of data management. She was previously manager of data management. She has a degree in management information systems from Florida International University.
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▪ Evan Morgan, CPA, has been named director of tax services. He was associate principal of tax services. He has a bachelor’s in accounting from the University of Florida.
▪ Deborah Morrison, CPA, has been named director of estate and trust services. She was associate principal of estate and trust services. Morrison has a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University and a master’s of taxation from Florida International University.
▪ Chad Ribault has been named director of financial services tax. He was manager of financial services tax. Ribault has a bachelor’s in accounting from the University of Texas at Dallas and a master’s in taxation from Fordham.
Kaufman Rossin Fund Services has promoted three directors:
▪ Aaron Bernstein is director of hedge fund administration. Previously he was a manager of hedge fund administration. Bernstein has a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Florida.
▪ Scott Merriam is director of the private equity service group. He was manager of the group. Merriam has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Endicott College.
▪ Joshua Stern is director of hedge fund administration. He was a manager of hedge fund administration. Stern has a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Florida.
Shane Strum has been named a senior vice president at Memorial Healthcare System. Previously, he was vice chancellor of business development for Keiser University. Strum earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Alabama and a master’s degree in business administration from Nova Southeastern University.
Jay Pelham has been named executive vice president and director of the Private Client Group at TotalBank in Miami. Previously, he was executive vice president of private banking at Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust. Pelham graduated magna cum laude from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in economics.
Nicholas Scarnati has been named food & beverage director of the Langford Hotel in downtown Miami. Previously, he was general manager of Yardbird Southern Table & Bar.
Ivon Rodriguez has been named vice president of marketing at HistoryMiami, a Smithsonian affiliate. She was founder and vice president of marketing at The 360 Group, Inc. Rodriguez is a Brown University graduate with a bachelor’s in international relations and Hispanic studies. She also received her executive MBA from IE Business School and Brown University.
This column lists full-time, senior-level promotions and hires at the director level and above. Send items — job title, description of previous jobs and education, jpgs — to movers@MiamiHerald.com.
Name: Larry Rice
New position: President, Johnson & Wales University’s North Miami Campus
From: Interim president. He succeeds Loreen Chant.
Also: He formerly served as campus vice president and dean of academic affairs. He joined the North Miami Campus in 1993 as a faculty member.
Education: After graduating from JWU’s Charleston Campus with an associate degree, Rice received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Florida International University and his doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University.
Best advice: The best advice I ever received was shared by the one high school teacher, Ms. Dillard, who believed in me. She would tell me that I reminded her of a symphony conductor. She said just continue to respect each member of your orchestra’s role and recognize their talent as violinist, saxophonist, etc. By doing so, you will always create beautiful music together.
Spotlight choices made from items sent to movers@MiamiHerald.com.