David Brown and Barrett Ross Ginsberg of Eye Centers of Florida have been offered appointments to the University of South Florida College of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology as Affiliate Assistant Faculty.
Shantha Fountain has been named project manager of instructional design and technology at Southwest Florida College. She is a graduate of the school’s Information Technology Program and has worked as a receptionist for the Registrar’s Department.
Tim Hancock has been named rental-event coordinator for Naples Botanical Garden. He will be responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing all rentals, group tours, luncheons and speaking engagements. His professional experience includes four years as food and beverage manager for the Ritz-Carlton.
Catherine Howden has been named shelter manager for the Gulf Coast Humane Society, a nonprofit animal welfare organization. In her new position, Howden will manage and supervise shelter operations and staff.
Michele Klinowski has been promoted to senior vice president of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. She is responsible for the oversight of all Chamber public policy initiatives. In addition, Klinowski serves as the Chamber liaison to the area’s hospitality industry, and oversees the Visitor’s Information Center and the Downtown Information Center.
Frank Pezzuti has joined Premier Properties of Southwest Florida as a Sales Associate and will work out of company’s Vanderbilt Beach office. Pezzuti brings an extensive background in real estate sales and marketing, project management, investments, finance and new construction.
Frank Przestrzelski has joined RSM McGladrey as risk management manager for financial institutions. Przestrzelski brings with him more than 20 years of accounting and financial industry service experience. RSM McGladrey is a leading professional services firm providing accounting, tax and business consulting.
Mike Ringo has joined Landing Mortgage as a licensed mortgage broker. Ringo is a long-time Naples resident with more than five years of mortgage experience. He will assist clients with new home mortgage financing and refinancing.
Linda Burke,of Linda Burke Interiors of Naples, has received her Green Leader Accredited Professional designation. This training was developed in conjunction with the Sustainable Furnishings Council and approved by the Rainforest Alliance, World Wildlife Fund and one of the two co-founders of U.S. Green Building Council.
Nina Campbell-Dixon has been named operations manager at Ardent Manor. She previously taught at The Lorenzo Walker Technical College’s dental assistant program and worked as a medical evacuator for the U.S. Army. Campbell-Dixon has more than 40 years of experience in the medical and dental profession.
Brian McKenzie, estimator and project manager for DeAngelis Diamond Construction, has earned professional accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council. As a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional, McKenzie has demonstrated the skills to support and encourage integrated design.
James Nulman, a certified circuit civil mediator and state qualified arbitrator, has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America in alternative dispute resolution. Nulman has more than 15 years experience providing mediation and arbitration services and more than 25 years experience in civil litigation.
Sunmaster of Naples was recognized with two 2009 International Achievement Awards from the Fabrics Association International for its exceptional specialty fabrics projects. Sunmaster received an Award of Excellence for its Port Royal Tennis Club Retractable Awning installation and an Outstanding Achievement Award for a curved building entry canopy project at The Mercato.
ON THE BOARD
Children’s Home Society, Southwest Division announced their new board members: Jacqueline Chang, owner of the Chang Group, Fort Myers; Donna Frank, a community volunteer and professional makeup artist, Naples; Dr. Erin Taylor, Pediatric Dentistry of Bonita Springs; Jill Lowe, a family law attorney of Long, Murphy, & Long P.A, Naples; and Jake Stephens, senior vice president of business banking, American Momentum Bank, Naples.
Linda Gipson, vice president and system chief nursing officer for NCH Healthcare System, has accepted a position on the volunteer Avow Hospice board of directors. Avow is a nonprofit organization that provides multidisciplinary health care services and family support for people in Collier County with life-threatening illnesses.
Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida announced its new board of directors for 2009-10: Connie Jones, School District of Lee County; Howard Finch, Florida Gulf Coast University; David Hall, First Community Bank of Southwest Florida; Gerry Poppe, Waterman Broadcasting; Craig Sherman, Bank of Florida Corp.
Art-Faux Designs will open at Bonita Commons 25987 U.S. 41, No. 99, in Bonita Springs. This new studio and school will offer a decorative arts studio and a school with internationally renowned artists to teach faux finishing. (239) 417-1888, www.art-faux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Aiste Sodeika opened Axis HR, a new human resources consulting firm that provides solutions for workforce-related needs for small to mid-sized companies. www.axis-hr.com, 272-2529
A Naples entrepreneur has launched Re-Nu Your Beauty, an at home beauty event company and natural skin care line. 405-8082 or email@example.com
Lifestyle Interiors’ design studio relocated to the Westlinks Business Park within the Gateway Community at 12771 Westlinks Drive Unit 3 in Fort Myers. (239) 433-0800, www.lifestyleinteriorsfl.com