Business Monday

Hires and promotions for the week of Dec. 29



Kevin Adderley has been named audit director at The Sharpton Group. Adderley, a CPA, has been at the firm for more than 20 years. He is a graduate of Florida A&M University.

Alfredo Reynoso has been promoted to audit manager from assurance manager at Goldstein Schechter Koch. Reynoso, a CPA, has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s in taxation from Florida International University.


BankUnited recently made the following moves:

▪ Patricia Diniz has been named vice president of private client services in Boca Raton. Previously, she was at the New York Life Insurance Co. in Fort Lauderdale. She completed her undergraduate studies in business and education at the Autarquia Catholic University of Pocos de Caldas, Brazil, and the Secret Heart of Jesus, Brazil, respectively.

▪  Dena Kennedy has been named senior vice president of corporate banking in West Palm Beach. She previously held the same position at Palm Beach office of Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

▪ Jack Conrad has been named vice president and branch manager for the Alton Road branch in Miami Beach. Previously, he was the branch manager at C1 Bank in the Wynwood section of Miami. He has an MBA from the University of North Florida.


Karina Mestre has been named marketing director of the Bayfront Park Management Trust. (The Trust, created by the Miami City Commission in 1987, receives no government support.) She graduated with honors from Florida International University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in communication with specialization in public relations.


Nabil El Sanadi, M.D., has been named president/CEO of the North Broward Hospital District, which operates under the Broward Health name. Previously, he was a practicing emergency medicine physician at Broward Health Medical Center and the chief of emergency medicine for Broward Health. He is the current chairman of the Florida Board of Medicine. Sanadi’s educational background includes a degree in medicine and public health from Ohio State University and a medical residency and one-year research fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio. He also has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Case Western Reserve University and has an MBA at the Weatherhead School of Management.


Robert Festinger named general manager at Yve Hotel Miami in downtown Miami. Before, he was vice president and managing director at the Newport Beachside Hotel and Resort.


Jeff Mayzurk has been named senior vice president, operations and technology, for Telemundo and mun2. He will be based in Miami. Mayzurk was formerly senior vice president, studio operations of NBCUniversal’s operations and technical services division. He was also the general manager, West Coast Technical Operations for NBCUniversal TV Operations in Burbank, California. Mayzurk has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Texas at Austin.


Mindy Eilender has been named director of Joshua’s Path, a program from the Goodman JFS and the Jewish Federation of Broward County designed to assist families in planning for their adult children with disabilities. Before, she was a geriatric social worker at the Daniel Cantor Senior Center.

Mover’s spotlight

Name: Jeannette Acevedo-Isenberg

New position: She has been named Head of School of the Downtown Doral Charter Elementary School. The school, part of the 120-acre master-planned Codina Partners project to create an urban center in Doral, is privately controlled and financed but managed by Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

Previous job: Acevedo-Isenberg was the assistant principal at Lillie C. Evans K-8 Center in Miami. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of Miami, and received her master’s in elementary education and educational specialist degree in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University.

Also: She has also received several awards, including Region III 2011 Francisco R. Walker Teacher of the Year for Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Sallie Mae Teacher of the Year Award 1995.

Best advice she ever received: Children First. Always. The reason for the existence of a school is the delivery of effective instruction. Educators must always keep children as the first priority in any and every decision that is made in a learning institution. Being passionate about the children is the key to creating a better future.