People on the move 01/15

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View the photo gallery for details of each individuals career move.

Accounting

Alex Brinister was appointed as a shareholder in the Orlando office of MSL CPAs and Advisors.

Joel Knopp was appointed as a shareholder in the Orlando office of MSL CPAs and Advisors.

Architecture

Margaret Chaffin was hired as higher education business development leader at DLR Group, Orlando.

Mark Kirby was hired as senior mechanical engineer at DLR Group, Orlando.

Boards of directors

The Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association appointed the following to its 2018 Executive Committee: Chairperson, Fred Sawyers, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort; 1st Vice Chairperson, Brian Comes, Hyatt Regency Orlando; 2nd Vice Chairperson, Keith Wolling; Secretary, Marylouise Fitzgibbon, Walt Disney World Resorts; Treasurer, Jesse Martinez, The Alfond Inn at Rollins; Assistant Treasurer, Sonja Giselbrecht, Sheraton Suites Orlando Airport; Historian, Peter Kacheris, Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek/Waldorf Astoria Orlando; and Immediate Past Chairperson, David Bartek, Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando.

Jessica Eckelbarger, senior marketing director for Rue & Ziffra, was elected to the board of the Futures Foundation for Volusia County Schools.

Hospitality

Samantha H. Padgett was hired as general counsel at the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association.

Law

Ronald A. Brisé was hired as a government affairs consultant in the government affairs practice of Gunster. He will be based in the firm’s Tallahassee and Orlando offices.

CAPTION

Consumers complaining about violations of the National Do Not Call Registry were the top complaint for the second year in a row, getting nearly ten times as many complaints as landlord disputes, which ranked second.

Consumers complaining about violations of the National Do Not Call Registry were the top complaint for the second year in a row, getting nearly ten times as many complaints as landlord disputes, which ranked second.

CAPTION

Consumers complaining about violations of the National Do Not Call Registry were the top complaint for the second year in a row, getting nearly ten times as many complaints as landlord disputes, which ranked second.

Consumers complaining about violations of the National Do Not Call Registry were the top complaint for the second year in a row, getting nearly ten times as many complaints as landlord disputes, which ranked second.

CAPTION

The Fern Park location is among dozens of Sam‘s Clubs that are closing.

The Fern Park location is among dozens of Sam‘s Clubs that are closing.

CAPTION

Spike‘s Tactical, an Apopka-based gunmaker, is facing criticism over an ad it posted to Facebook with the message “Not today Antifa”.

Spike‘s Tactical, an Apopka-based gunmaker, is facing criticism over an ad it posted to Facebook with the message “Not today Antifa”.

CAPTION

Puerto Rican businesspeople are pushing back against perception by some Americans that Puerto Ricans are only arriving on welfare dole. And Gov. Rossello is campaigning to have Floridians push for more aid to Puerto Rico in the pending infrastructure package.

Puerto Rican businesspeople are pushing back against perception by some Americans that Puerto Ricans are only arriving on welfare dole. And Gov. Rossello is campaigning to have Floridians push for more aid to Puerto Rico in the pending infrastructure package.

CAPTION

James Petrakis, co-owner and chef of The Ravenous Pig, talks about success and Central Florida becoming a food destination.

James Petrakis, co-owner and chef of The Ravenous Pig, talks about success and Central Florida becoming a food destination.

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