Steve Picha (MST ’95) has joined professional services firm RSM McGladrey as a tax director. Picha has more than twenty years’ experience in providing tax and consulting services to clients in the real estate industry.
Ocariz, Gitlin & Zomerfeld LLP Certified Public Accountants of Coral Gables has added Pilar L. Escandon (BBA ’96) as tax manager. Escandon previously was a tax manager in the Miami office of CBIZ Inc. and held tax and accounting positions with Forshee & Lockwood P.A.; Ryder System, Inc.; and Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra.
Ramon A. Usategui (BBA ’01) has been named senior vice president and controller at the Bank of Coral Gables. He was most recently a finance officer and loan-operations officer for Coconut Grove Bank.
Alumni Circle member Tony Lopez (MS ’05) has been elected to serve on the National Recreation and Parks Association’s (NRPA) National Forum for parks and recreation for a three-year term. The Forum provides grassroots leadership opportunities, brings state and regional issues to a national focus group, and handles programmatic issues of NRPA.