South Florida senior-level hires and promotions for the week of April 4, 2016



Jean M. McIntyre has been named vice president, business banking relationship manager for the Southeast Florida market of IBERIABANK. She joined the company in 2009 and most recently served as vice president, branch manager for the Fort Lauderdale branch on South Andrews Avenue. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Barry University.


Albert Permuy has been named construction manager for Yoo at Metropica in Sunrise by project developer The Trillist Companies. He has a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and construction management from the University of Puerto Rico and a Masters of Science from Georgia Tech. From 1970 to 1975, he was on the Puerto Rico Olympic Team for water polo.

Mauricio Rodriguez has been named special project manager of the State Road 836 Reconstruction Special Project based out of the Miami office of Professional Service Industries. The company is based in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. Rodriguez previously was project/quality control manager at the company. He has a bachelor’s in engineering from Daytona State College.

Plaza Construction has named Peter Supple vice president and operations manager in the southeast regional office of Plaza Construction in Miami. Previously he was a project executive with Kast Construction, West Palm Beach. Supple has a bachelor of building construction from the University of Florida.


Sara Howley Callari has been named vice president of marketing at HCA East Florida in Fort Lauderdale. She previously was senior vice president/chief communications and marketing officer at Broward Health. Callari has a bachelor’s degree in communications from John Carroll University.


Mitchell W. Mandler has been named partner at SMGQ Law based in Coral Gables and will concentrate his practice in complex commercial litigation. Previously, he was a shareholder at Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., where he was vice chair of the firm’s litigation practice group. Mandler has an undergraduate degree from Boston University and a law degree from South Texas College of Law.


At Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, the following moves have been made: Ian Simpkins promoted to deputy director for horticulture and urban agriculture; Wendy Wolf promoted to deputy director for learning and visitor experience; and Martha Akins hired as deputy director for facilities for the estate. Simpkins holds a bachelor's degree in horticulture from North Carolina State University. Wolf holds a master's degree in museum education from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor's degree in art history from Connecticut College. Akins holds a master's degree in historic preservation from Middle Tennessee State University and a bachelor's degree in interior design from Auburn University. Prior to joining Vizcaya, she held the position of Historic Sites Program Director for the Tennessee Historical Commission, a state of Tennessee agency


rbb Communications has made the following moves:

▪ Sandra Fine has been named senior vice president. She previously was vice president. She also carries the title of director of results management. Fine has a bachelor’s in public relations/image management from the University of Florida.

▪ Shawn Warmstein has been promoted to vice president from account director. He has a bachelor’s in marketing from the University of Florida.

This column lists high-level promotions of director and above of executives based in South Florida. It does not include appointments to boards or positions that are not full-time or unpaid. Send items, including job immediately previous to the new one; educational background; and jpegs of head shots, to

Mover’s spotlight

Name: Minerva Jaimes

New position: Appointed director of Nova Southeastern University’s Miami-Kendall Campus.

From: Assistant director for student recruitment and enrollment management at the Miami-Kendall campus.

Experience: Jaimes joined NSU in 2005, and in that role, she has predominantly focused on the university’s involvement with the South Dade Community. She has initiated community service projects to benefit migrant farm worker families and their children. She has also served on WeCare of South Dade’s Mental Health Action Team committee, as well as the Homestead/Florida City Chamber of Commerce’s Minority Business Council. She is a board member of enFamilia and the Mexican American Council.

Also: Jaimes chairs the NSU Regional Campus strategic recruitment planning team for the College of Psychology. She and her family live in Homestead.

Education: Doctoral degree in education with a concentration in organizational leadership, and a master’s of science in mental health counseling, from NSU.

Best advice she ever received: My fourth-grade elementary teacher, Mrs. Garcia, advised me to “learn the English language, earn a scholarship, and go to college.” Her advice deeply inspired my decision to continue my educational journey, which today has led to my recent accomplishments — earning my Doctor of Education from Nova Southeastern University and now the Campus Director of NSU’s Miami Campus.

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