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Brenda Star, president of StarGroup International, is pleased to announce two additions to her team of communications specialists. Tracy Carvalho has been brought on as a project coordinator specializing in media relations and project management. Carvalho brings over 20 years of experience in domestic and international marketing, media relations, and account management to the company. Some of Carvalho’s diverse roles include the promotion and marketing of U.S. celebrity music artists abroad, account management for Caribbean real estate resorts, and event planning and media relations for a high-end Palm Beach boutique jewelry company.

Gaby De Vega has also been brought on as a project coordinator, and brings over 20 years of experience in graphic design, visual communications, marketing and public relations to the company, specifically in the entertainment, publishing, and travel industries. She is an active participant and board member of the Gold Coast PR Council.


West Boca Medical Center appoints Rosie Inguanzo-Martin, president and CEO of Allegiance Home Health, as one of the hospital’s new governing board members. The board is responsible for monitoring, evaluating and continually improving quality and safety of care. In her current position, Inguanzo-Martin overseas patient care, operations, marketing, finance, human resources, safety regulations, compliance and public relations. She founded Allegiance Home Health after her mother was in need of home health services.Prior to becoming president and CEO of Allegiance in 2005, she was the administrator at Martin Physical Therapy. She oversaw development, planning and operations, and headed the sales department. During her tenure, she helped distinguish Martin Physical Therapy as one of the preeminent rehab facilities in Palm Beach County. Inguanzo-Martin graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a bachelor’s degree in specific learning disabilities with a minor in elementary education. She is involved in charities such as the American Association of Care Giving Youth where she serves on the board of directors. She is also on the trustee board of the YMCA of the Palm Beaches. She is an active member of Junior League and Impact 100, and is a board member of Downtown Boca Raton Rotary and the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce as a trustee.


Scott Barber & Associates has joined the Palm Beach Gardens office of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Their office is located at 11300 U.S. 1, suite 600 and 501, Palm Beach Gardens. Scott Barber & Associates is a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Collectively, the team has worked in the industry for over fifty years and services clients who have busy schedules, a desire to protect and grow their hard earned wealth, and the need for a professional team to develop a plan and keep them on track.


Klein Law Group, the leading South Florida law firm specializing in divorce law, bankruptcy and real estate law, continues to expand with the addition of a new associate of counsel, family law specialist Doreen Turner Inkeles, Inkeles is a board certified specialist in marital and family law in Florida with more than 24 years of experience as a litigator. Inkeles is a recognized family law specialist with the National Board of Trial Advocacy. An alum of St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Inkeles was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1992 and the Virginia Bar in 2007, and is a member of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of the Florida Bar. Inkeles holds a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating, is the recipient of six American Jurisprudence awards and is a recognized specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. She is recognized as a lawyer of distinction by The Expert Network. Inkeles is a member of South County Bar Association, Florida Association for Women Lawyers, and the Family Law and Trial Lawyers sections of the Florida Bar Association. She focuses exclusively on family law, handling divorce, child custody, property distribution, alimony, child support, parental relocation, paternity, prenuptial agreements and appeals.


Take 5 Media Group has announced that Logan Freedman joined the company as director of content marketing. Freedman will create data-driven marketing content for Take 5’s internal and external needs. His content has been featured in national publications such as USA Today, People Magazine, Newsweek and Rolling Stone. Freedman has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers.


Global Jet Capital, a provider of financing solutions for private jets, has announced that its chief operating officer, Dave Labrozzi, has been appointed to the board of the National Aircraft Finance Association. NAFA was founded over 46 years ago as a nonprofit corporation dedicated to supporting individuals and organizations providing aircraft financing and to improving the industry’s service to the public. NAFA draws on expertise from across the industry with the aim of benefiting the entire sector, and Dave Labrozzi will be able to provide insight from over three decades of experience in the finance industry, including previous positions on the boards of industry organizations. Prior to joining Global Jet Capital in 2015, Labrozzi spent nearly 35 years with GE, including 15 years leading GE’s financing activity in the business aviation sector as president of GE Capital, corporate aircraft. He has also served on the NBAA Associate Member Advisory Council.

Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County announces the appointment of two new members to its board of directors. Sharon Daley is vice president and private client relationship manager with TD Wealth Management. She has over 20 years of community volunteerism. Daley brings both financial acumen and an energetic volunteer spirit to the board.

Gary Walk, partner at Ciklin Lubitz & O’Connell, has more than 40 years of experience practicing real estate, business, and banking law. Walk is a former chairman of the Palm Beach County Bar Association and has served the community in numerous roles from bank boards and nonprofits, to homeowner associations. He is a graduate and former board member of Leadership Palm Beach County.

Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast is proud to announce the addition of Welsonne Renoir to its board of directors. Renoir, the assistant director of housekeeping for The Breakers Palm Beach, is excited to volunteer with JA’s middle and high school students to assist with event planning, and will lend his background in hospitality management and service to the board. Active in the community, Renoir is a mentor for the Millennials in Motion program at The Breakers, and an alumni volunteer for JA. Renoir’s career includes studying abroad at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and interning at Kafuu Resort Fuchaku Condo Hotel in Okinawa, Japan, as well as overseeing housekeeping at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. He also interned with Visit Orlando’s travel industry sales and marketing department and completed an internship with Destination DC. He began his career in high school at The Breakers as a houseman and runner, working his way up in the guest services department before being promoted to his current role in August 2016. As an assistant director, Renoir leads a multicultural department of more than 200 team members. A graduate of the University of Central Florida, Renoir has a bachelor of science in hospitality management and also serves on the board of the National Society of Minorities in hospitality.


UBS Financial Services announced that Kurt Sylvia, managing director and senior portfolio manager of wealth management, with UBS Private Wealth Management in Palm Beach, has been named by Financial Times as one of the top 400 financial adviser’s in the country. These highly distinctive awards acknowledge Sylvia’s dedication to his clients’ long-term success and commitment to excellence. Sylvia has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and is considered a top advisor to families of significant means nationally: top 1,200 financial advisor’s in the U.S. by Barron’s magazine (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017); Financial Times top 400 financial advisor’s in the country (2014, 2016, 2017); top 100 financial advisers in the U.S. by Barron’s winner’s circle (2006, 2008); NABCAP South Florida premier advisor (2012); top 1,000 financial advisers in the U.S. by Barron’s (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013); and NABCAP premier advisor (2011). Sylvia is a graduate of Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in finance. He is active in the Place of Hope, Habitat for Humanity, the Nantucket Cottage Hospital and inSight for Education.

Three managing directors with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management were recently recognized on Barron’s America’s top 1,200 advisors: state-by-state list. Erick J. Ellsweig, based out of Merrill Lynch’s West Palm Beach office, receives the recognition for the fourth year in a row. In addition, The Financial Times also named Ellsweig among the 400 top financial advisors in 2015 and 2016. Ellsweig offers wealth management strategies that serve as a compass for wealthy families and individuals, helping them to pursue their long-term financial goals.

Daryn Pingleton, also based out of Merrill Lynch’s West Palm Beach office, assists clients in developing long-term financial strategies, often guiding high net worth individuals and families through complex situations, such as major life transitions and liquidity events.

Mark Miller, based out of the Boca Raton office, receives the recognition for the fourth year in a row. In addition Miller was named to On Wall Street’s top 40 advisers under 40 list earlier this year. Miller’s clients consist of high net worth individuals, families, foundations, endowments, businesses and leading executives from the global business community.

Roger Duncan was the recipient of the 2017 Hero of the Year award from the Palm Beach County Medical Society Services. Duncan, a board certified anesthesiologist who is the chief of anesthesia at Palms West Hospital, has served the community for nearly 26 years. He has mentored, directed and showcased thousands of young people and steered them into health care careers. A member of the PBC Medical Society board, Duncan is a strong advocate for youth and dedicated physician who motivates and gives his time, knowledge and talent to develop the next generation of great health care providers, researchers and leaders.

Palm Beach Habilitation Center, Inc. is selected as one of the best nonprofit organizations to work for 2017 by The NonProfit Times and Best Companies Group. This nationwide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in the nonprofit industry, benefiting the industry’s economy, its workforce and businesses. The best nonprofit organizations to work for 2017 list is comprised of 50 organizations.

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