Hires and promotions for the week of Nov. 17



Jungle Island has named three new managers: Christopher Gould is the new managing director for Jungle Island. Previously, Gould was the general manager of The Atlantic Hotel & Spa in Fort Lauderdale. Eric Eimstad will be vice president & chief marketing officer. He held a similar position at Miami Seaquarium. Eimstad has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Miami. Kevin Henderson is Jungle Island’s new senior operations manager/facilities. He was physical plant manager, project manager and director of site presentation for the 488-acre Minnesota Zoological Garden.


Juan Cañas has joined Benworth Capital Partners, a private equity mortgage firm based in Miami, as vice president. He will be on the firm’s crowdfunding portal strategy team.Cañas was previously in executive positions at Marquis Bank and other local institutions.

TotalBank announces the promotion of Frank Hermosa to vice president and business banking development officer III. Previously, he was assistant vice president and business banking development officer II. He is now responsible for sales, business development and lead generation for the Coral Way, Bird Road, Red Sunset and Coral Gables Banking Centers, as well as the 19th Street Drive-Thru. Hermosa has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Barry University,

BankUnited announced the appointment of Gregory Santín as vice president, relationship manager, specializing in commercial real estate lending in South Florida. He most recently served as vice president, credit risk officer, with BNY Mellon in Miami. Santín has a bachelor’s degree in economics and entrepreneurship from Babson College.


Terrence Brown has joined ODM Performance Solutions Inc., a management consulting firm based in Pembroke Pines, as senior vice president, sales and marketing. He most recently was the senior vice president director of retail banking and chief marketing officer for Great Florida Bank. Brown has a bachelor’s in marketing from Florida State University.

Allison Stinson has joined Right Management, Florida/Caribbean in Fort Lauderdale as vice president-consulting services for the talent and career management consulting firm. She most recently was senior organizational consulting partner for HSN Inc. in Tampa. She has a bachelor’s degree in management and communications from Regis College and a master’s in organizational development and training from the University of Denver.


Miami-Dade County Judge Gladys Pérez is joining Shutts & Bowen as a partner in the Miami office, where she will be part of the firm’s Class Action and Mass Litigation Defense Practice Group. Before becoming a judge, she served in Tallahassee as assistant general counsel to former Govs. Jeb Bush and Charlie Crist; as an assistant attorney general in the Civil Rights Division of the Florida Office of the Attorney General; and as a senior staff attorney for the Fourth District Court of Appeal. She has a bachelor’s degree from Barry University and law degree from Nova Southeastern University.


Holly Davis was recently appointed vice president of advancement at HistoryMiami. Previously, she was the deputy director of development at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach. Davis received a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a law degree from the University of Chicago.


Sue Tremblay has been named vice president of insights/analytics, and Joel Velez has been named director of strategy/creative, at the Miami office of (add)venture. Tremblay was vice president, account director at Nielsen in New York. She has a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University and an MBA from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Previously, Velez was interactive marketing director at MarketLogic. He has a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Puerto Rico and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

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Mover’s spotlight

Name: Jordana Pomeroy

New position: Director of the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University.

Previously at: Louisiana State University’s Museum of Art in Baton Rouge, where she had been executive director since 2012.

Education: Undergraduate degree is from Bryn Mawr College; Ph.D. in art history from Columbia University. Her academic background is in 19th century European art.

Also: She spent more than 15 years at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., rising from curator of painting and sculpture before 1900 to chief curator. .

Best advice: The best advice I ever received was from my father who, when I was very young, told me not to take criticism too personally and to let it roll off my back. This piece of psychological insight has helped me navigate many challenging situations!