People on the Move for the week of March 24 Orlando Business Journal (Florida), March 21, 2017 Tuesday, Staff

Orlando Business Journal (Florida)

March 21, 2017 Tuesday
ROP Edition

People on the Move for the week of March 24


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In The Spotlight

Sam Stark joins Rollins College on April 5 as chief community relations officer, a new role created by Rollins President Grant Cornwell. He will be the primary liaison with governments, businesses and other entities that help fulfill the college’s mission of global citizenship and responsible leadership.

Where is your favorite vacation spot? Any beach with my family

Your most interesting deal or project: Rebranding Massey Communications to Moxé

Your greatest extravagance: The Big Green Egg

Which of your personal attributes has made you most successful in your career? Relationship building and personal loyalty

What’s one question you always ask a potential employee? Can you take a joke?

What’s your favorite Central Florida restaurant? Hannibal’s on the Square, because of the unique and fresh menu, and the owners

Your worst habit as a leader: Agreeing to take on too much in and out of the office

One thing you’d teach someone in your industry: Relationships matter, so treat people well.

Best lesson from a mentor: If better is even possible, good is not enough.

What you’re struggling with now: Leaving a group of people I admire and respect to work in a role that never existed

Favorite book: “The Pythagorean Solution” by Joseph Badal

Your worst subject: Art. I can hardly draw a stick figure.


Alauna Friskics joined the Orlando Fringe as executive director.

Rodolfo Martucci joined ITEC Entertainment as architectural designer.

Higher Education

Barry Butler joined Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as the sixth president and CEO.

Kurt Esser joined Seminole State College of Florida as director of athletics.

Media & Marketing

Heather McPherson joined Rockaway PR as director of new business and development for Central Florida.

Cody Conroy joined Findsome & Winmore as Web developer.


Mary-Beth Valley joined Burr & Forman LLP as counsel.

Jennifer R. Dixon was promoted to partner at Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed PA.

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