Newsmakers: People in Palm Beach County business, non-profits


AVIATION

Erik Treudt has been hired by Witham Field as manager of operations. His experience includes capital programs administrator at Tallahassee International Airport, aviation system manager with the Florida Department of Transportation, airport operations supervisor at Chicago O’Hare International Airport for United Airlines, a general manager with Jet Stream Ground Services in Jupiter, Florida and airport manager with the Sebring Regional Airport in Sebring, Florida. Treudt received his master’s degree in business administration from George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology at Webster University and his bachelor’s degree in aviation business administration from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

BANKING

Daryl Lyon has joined Flagler Bank as the company’s vice president. In his new role, Lyon will serve as a commercial lending officer. With over two decades of community banking experience in the Palm Beach County area, Lyon has most recently served as vice president and commercial lender with Grand Bank & Trust of Florida and Regent Bank. He is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Lyon has also completed studies at the Florida Bankers Association School of Banking.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Cary Stamp has been elected board president of the West Jupiter Community Center. He is president of Cary Stamp & Company, an investment management company in Tequesta. In addition to his volunteering at the center for the past five years, he serves on the board the of American Cancer Society for Northern Palm Beach County, is an Ambassador for the Honda Classic Golf Tournament and is a member of the 100 Friends of the First Tee of the Palm Beaches.

Nat Nason has been appointed to Palm Healthcare Foundation’s board of trustees. He is a shareholder in the Nason, Yeager, Gerson, White and Lioce law firm. Nason will oversee the charitable missions of the foundation, including asset management, grant-making and fund development.

Greg Huber has been installed as president-elect of the Palm Beach County Bar Association for the 2017-2018 term. Huber is a partner at Zele Huber Trial Attorneys. Huber founded the firm with Greg Zele in 2009 with a vision to provide professional legal service and compassion to injured people and the families of those who have been killed due to the negligence of others. He has handled complex personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout the state of Florida and the United States against major corporations and every major insurance company. Huber has been recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer and Legal Elite. He is a Florida native and grew up on the Treasure Coast. Huber received his J.D. from Stetson College of Law and his B.S. in business administration from the University of Florida.

Brinkley Morgan has announced two attorneys will serve on legal boards. Quentin E. Morgan was re-elected to the board of directors for the T.J. Reddick Bar Association. Morgan was recently named one of “South Florida’s Most Powerful and Influential Black Leaders” by Legacy Magazine. He focuses his practice on governmental affairs, land development and local government law, as well as estate and financial transactions.

Julia Wyda was reappointed to the board of directors of the Palm Beach County Bar Association. Wyda is an active member of the Family Law section of the Florida Bar, the Broward County Matrimonial Lawyers, the Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, the South Palm Beach County Bar Association and the South Palm Beach County Collaborative Law Group. She concentrates her practice in all areas of marital and family law.

CULINARY ARTS

Brian Feeney has joined Hoffman’s Chocolates in Greenacres as its marketing and merchandise manager. Feeney joins Hoffman’s Chocolates after a 10 year career at Macy’s where he progressed through various planning, buying, merchandising, marketing and digital marketing roles. Feeney was most recently the director of digital merchandising for kitchen electrics and personal care items at Macy’s. Feeney graduated from Villanova University.

EDUCATION

Palm Beach Atlantic University announced E. Randolph Richards is the new provost. Richards joined PBA in 2006 as dean and professor of biblical studies in the school of ministry. Under his leadership, the school soared in enrollment, faculty achievements and fundraising. Richards additionally has served as director of the David and Leighan Rinker Center for Experiential Learning. Prior to his arrival at PBA, Richards served as chair of the department of Christian missions at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Previously he taught at Williams Baptist College where he served as the chair of the department of Religion and Philosophy. He has been recognized with numerous honors and awards, including serving as a mentor for the Scholars Initiative with the Museum of the Bible, Ancient Manuscripts Project at Oxford University and as chairman of the Greco-Roman Backgrounds Consultation for the Evangelical Theological Society, among others.

FASHION

USPA Global Licensing Inc. has hired J. Michael Prince as the company’s COO. Prince comes to USPA Global Licensing after serving as President and COO of global fashion brand Cole Haan. Prince has held senior leadership positions with iconic global lifestyle brands Cole Haan, Converse, Guess and while at Nike helped manage a multi-billion dollar portfolio of brands. As president, COO and board member of Cole Haan, he substantially expanded its global retail and digital footprint through his executive leadership for the company’s global retail stores, digital commerce, international and licensing businesses. Prince has worked closely with Wall Street and the private equity communities, directing and executing major transactions from capital market events to international development deals. Prince earned his undergraduate degree from East Central University and MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, where he currently serves on the board.

HEALTH

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center has appointed Dianne Goldenberg as the hospital’s new CEO. Goldenberg will be responsible for all hospital operations, executive planning and medical services. Goldenberg’s career as a healthcare executive spans over 35 years, and she has been in a CEO role for more than a decade. While she was most recently the CEO of a hospital in Miami-Dade County with a Level II trauma center, among other CEO positions, she was also the CEO of one of the former Tenet hospitals in Broward County. Her experience throughout her career has been widely focused on new program development and growth, and she has been recognized for achievements in quality and service. Prior to shifting to operations, Goldenberg utilized her expansive clinical background as a chief nursing officer. She was responsible for overseeing joint commission surveys and implementing programs to raise satisfactions scores. Goldenberg earned her Bachelors of Science degree in nursing from Texas Women’s University. She obtained her master’s degree in nursing from Barry University, before earning her MBA from Nova Southeastern University.

LEGAL

Gunster Law Firm has added Greg Black to its government affairs law and lobbying practice. Black has extensive experience advocating for a wide range of clients in the financial services, insurance, health care, biomedical research, pharmaceutical and technology industries. He has previously advised the Florida Bankers Association on financial institutions of all sizes. Black’s experience also includes procurement matters at the state and local levels. A co-founder of Florida State University College of Law’s Volunteer Student Law Project, and a chair of the university’s alumni board and development committee, Black is dedicated to developing the next generation of legal practitioners. He also serves on the board for Take Stock In Children, Inc., a nonprofit providing opportunities for a post-secondary education to low-income students throughout all of Florida’s 67 counties. Prior to joining Gunster, Black worked for a firm that specializes in legislative and governmental affairs.

MINING

Stewart Materials has added Alan Miller as the company’s director of sales and marketing. Prior to joining Stewart Materials, Alan was the sales and marketing director for E.R. Jahna Industries. He brings extensive knowledge of product applications and specifications, price structure and market analysis, and product development for shoreline restoration and renourishment, concrete design, and golf course material supply. Alan is an active member of several associations, including the Florida Independent Concrete Association, Florida Shore and Beach Preservation Association, Florida Concrete and Products Association, Florida Transportation Builders’ Association and the American Concrete Institute.

NONPROFIT

Children’s Home Society of Florida has hired Timothy Glynn as chief innovation and investment officer. He will be responsible for the development of business partnerships and investments, such as securing venture capital and other funding streams, to advance strategic innovations within CHS at the state and local levels. Glynn has more than three decades of experience in finance. His most recent endeavor is founding member and board of advisors for GoGo Cup International, LLC, a wine and spirits producer, packaging and branding company that is creating social good by building an economic engine to provide “water provisioning” to underdeveloped countries throughout the world. Glynn resides in Jupiter.

PUBLIC RELATIONS

StevenDouglas has hired Carol Stewart as director of client services. Stewart has been in client service roles throughout her career and prior to joining the firm she focused on new business development for a publicly-held, multinational consulting firm. Throughout her career, Stewart has held senior business development positions within the financial services industry as well as with a Big Four public accounting firm.

RECOGNITION

Krystle Morosey of Take 5 Media Group was the recipient of a Silver Award at the 34th Healthcare Advertising Awards in the digital marketing program category. Morosey joined Take 5 in 2015 to develop new strategies tailored to each of Take 5’s clients. She focuses on the overall campaign objectives and e-mail promotions to aid in selling specific products and services.

The Florida Association of Counties has given Senator Bobby Powell the 2017 County Champion Award. Powell just completed his first term in the Florida Senate as well as his year-long tenure as chair of the Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation. Before joining the senate, Powell served two terms in the state House of Representatives. He works as a planner and project manager with Urban Design Kilday Studios in West Palm Beach.

Ward Damon announced attorneys I. Jeffrey Pheterson, Michael J. Posner and Sally Still have been named Super Lawyers for 2017. Associate Dane Leitner has been named a 2017 Rising Star.

Mrachek, Fitzgerald, Rose, Konopka, Thomas & Weiss announced attorneys Roy E. Fitzgerald, III, Louis Mrachek, Alan B. Rose, Gregory S. Weiss, Daniel A. Thomas and Donna L. Eng have been named Super Lawyers for 2017. Attorney Rich Cartlidge has been named a 2017 Rising Star.

Goldberg Segalla’s West Palm Beach firm announced partner Michael W. Switzer has been named a Super Lawyer for 2017.

Joel M. Weissman has been named to the 10 Best Attorneys list by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.

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