Sebastian Solano, founder and CEO of Miami-based paint and music festival Life in Color, was appointed CEO of ID&T North America/Made Event by SFX Entertainment. He will remain CEO of Life in Color while overseeing all North American events in the ID&T and Made portfolios, including TomorrowWorld, Mysteryland USA and Electric Zoo. Solano attended Florida State University.
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Robert Granda has been named director of retail investment sales for the South Florida market at Franklin Street, a commercial real estate company. Previously, he was associate director for Marcus & Millichap’s national retail group. Granda has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Florida Atlantic University and an MBA from Nova Southeastern.
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Carlos Montoya has been named a director in Marcus & Millichap Capital Corp.’s Fort Lauderdale office and will be responsible for securing debt and equity financing for a variety of property types. Previously, he was a vice president with Walker & Dunlop. Montoya has an MBA from the University of Miami.
Trey Abshier has been named chief executive officer at Florida Medical Center, a campus of North Shore. He most recently was the chief operating officer at Delray Medical Center in Delray Beach. Abshier has a bachelor’s in human resource development from Louisiana State University and a master’s in healthcare administration from Trinity University in Texas.
Michael Hooper has been named general manager of Hilton Miami Airport. Most recently, he was hotel manager of Hilton Chicago. Hooper has a diploma in hospitality and tourism management from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Susan Eisenberg and Jennifer Williams have joined the labor and employment practice at Cozen O’Connor as partners in the Miami office. They previously were partners at Akerman. Eisenberg has a bachelor’s from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from the University of Miami. Williams has a bachelor’s from the University of Florida and a law degree from George Washington University.
Rebeca Sánchez-Roig and Bruce W. Solow have formed Sánchez-Roig & Solow, PLLC. The firm, which will represent individuals and businesses globally in U.S. immigration matters, will be at 14 NE First Ave. in Miami. Sánchez-Roig spent 17 years as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; previously, she was with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. She has degrees in lighting design and theater technology from Florida Atlantic University and a J.D. from Syracuse University. Prior to this new move, Solow was the proprietor of the Law Office of Bruce W. Solow. He is also a former U.S. immigration judge who was on the bench for 25 years, principally in Miami. He received his bachelor’s from Rutgers, a J.D. from New York Law School, and a master of law in international law from Georgetown.
This column lists high-level promotions of director and above. Send items, including job title, previous positions, educational background and jpgs, to movers@MiamiHerald.com.
Name: Lania Rittenhouse.
New job: Vice president of inflight experience at Spirit Airlines.
Previously: Before joining the Miramar-based low-cost carrier, Rittenhouse served as president of FleetPro Ocean, an independent passenger ship management company.
Also: Prior to that, she held various roles in the travel and hospitality industry, including serving as vice president of product development at Carnival Cruise Line and vice president of hotel operations at Norwegian Cruise Line.
Education: Rittenhouse has a master’s degree in international management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona and a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Florida.
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