Alumni Notes: October-November 2014

Janely Garcia (BBA ’09) has been named as a banking officer for TotalBank, where she also serves as lender and relationship manager. Most recently, she was senior credit analyst for Ocean Bank.

Michelle Sanchez (BBA ‘13) was promoted to vice president at TotalBank. She was previously an assistant vice president.

Orlando Oliva (BBA ’14) was promoted to assistant VP at TotalBank.

Berkowitz Pollack Brant has promoted Robert C. Aldir (BAcc ’01) to associate director.

The Miami Lighthouse has hired Richard Fernandez (BAcc ’94) as chief financial officer. He will supervise the annual operating budget as well as all reporting and compliance. Previously, he was vice president of finance and senior corporate accountant for Banyan Health Systems.

Brian Matijevic (BBA ’08) has been named assistant vice president and treasury officer at U.S. Century Bank. He was previously an officer of treasury sales for Wells Fargo.

Maria F. Byrd (BAcc ’95) was recognized as one of 10 Hispanic women philanthropists at the first Mujeres Giving Back recognition luncheon.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch hired George H. Bermudez (BBA ’03) as business banking market executive for Miami-Dade County. He previously worked in corporate and commercial lending at U.S. Century Bank.

Marcelino Pendas (MAcc ’08) has been named senior director and team leader for international wealth management at BNY Mellon Wealth Management. He will working with the international private client business with a view towards Latin American opportunities.

Patrick J. Khoury (BBA ’09) has been promoted by the commercial lending division at First National Bank of South Miami to vice president. His previous position was assistant vice president.

Amparo Bared (BBA ’82) has joined the board of directors of The Commonwealth Institute as the vice president of the Executive Committee. Her responsibilities include supervising the board, monitoring financial planning, and mediating board actions.

Appelrouth, Farah & Co., P.A. has added William Cuervo (B.Acc ’95) to their team as a tax manager. He will be training and developing accounting staff and conducting tax planning and research.

Ivan Garces (BAcc ’95), a risk advisory services principal at Kauffman Rossin Group, is now on the board of directors for Florida International Bankers. His specialties are international banking, finance and commerce, and anti-money laundering compliance.

FICPA Board of Governors named Ed Duarte (BBA ’98), an audit senior manager at Mallah Furman, to their board of directors.

Milayda Urena (BBA ’03) has joined Esslinger.Wooten.Maxwell (EWM) Realty International’s Key Biscayne Branch as a broker associate.

David Monter (BBA ’04) has joined Professional Bank as vice president, controller. He will manage the accounting department, oversee regulatory reporting, and assist the CFO in financial reporting as well as asset management.

Peter A. Smith (BBA ’05) has been promoted to manager of Business Valuation Services at The Kaufman Rossin Group.

The Kauffman Rossin Group has promoted Adriana Corrales (BBA ’07) from supervisor to manager of Kauffman Rossin Fund Services LLC. She will be leading the Audit Liaison and Fund Dissolution departments.

Bruno Cevallos (BBA ’12) has been promoted to the Southeast Business Management Team at J.P. Morgan. He was previously a finance analyst in the Central Consumer Banking Planning & Analysis team.

Julio C. Barrionuevo (MBA ’85) is now senior vice president at FedEx Express for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.

EWM Realty International’s Brickell branch has hired Alejandra Libonatti (BBA ’91) as a broker associate. She previously worked at The Ritz-Carlton as the director of finance.

Apollo Bank has added Miguel Mesa (BBA’92) to their team as vice president and commercial lending officer. He will be supervising the commercial lending department.

Grant Thornton LLP promoted Denise Clark (BAcc ’01) from experienced manager to director. Her responsibilities include overseeing client engagements in various industries.

Berkowitz Pollack Brant has promoted Robert C. Adlir (B.Acc ’01) from senior manager to associate director.

Jessica Bodie (BAcc ’03) was promoted from experienced manager to director by Grant Thornton LLP. She will be overseeing client engagements in a range of industries.

Apollo Bank welcomed Alexander Jimenez (BBA ’03) as vice president and branch manager. He will be managing the Coral Gables office and supervising bank activities.

Andrew S. Fierman (MBA ’04) was promoted by Alberni Caballero & Fierman LLP from partner to named partner.

Hunt Mortgage Group added Marc Suarez (BBA ’04) as senior vice president.

Daniel Jacobson (BBA ’06), a partner at Akerman LLP, was named to the list of Best Lawyers in America 2015 in the Mergers & Acquisitions Law and Venture Capital law category.

Ballard Partners has added Genaro “Chip” Iglesias (MBA ’07) as a chair.

Onetti Sosa-Ceballos (B.Acc ’12) was promoted by The Kaufman Rossin Group to administrative manager. She was previously an assistant controller.

Central Parc welcomes Emy Soza (B.Acc ’12) as a sales coordinator. She will be organizing presentations to realtors, brokers, and prospects as wells as assisting with all sales.

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