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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Florida International University News

Tiffanny King (Left), Jeannie Stewart (Right) (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Promotes King and Stewart

positions of increasing responsibility. She is a 2015 recipient of the Thomas Crowley Award, the highest honor for company employees. Stewart earned her bachelor’s degree in history from Missouri State University and her master’s degree in hospitality management from Florida International University. Stewart has held various leadership positions within the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and has earned GBTA’s Global Leadership Professional® (GLP) designation. Stewart has also earned the Certificate of Professional Development in Leadership from the Wharton School

Kenneth Graham (Photo: NOAA)

NOAA Taps Graham to Lead National Hurricane Center

and analyses of hazardous tropical weather and by increasing understanding of these hazards, enabling communities to be safe from tropical weather threats. The National Hurricane Center is co-located with the National Weather Service Miami-South Florida forecast office on the campus of Florida International University

Daniel Vargas (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Names Vargas VP, Business Development

direct sales at Maersk and its subsidiary Safmarine (Maersk Group) from 1995 to 2007. Vargas previously served as vice president of sales and marketing at SeaFreight Agencies, successfully launching ocean cargo service offerings in the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America. He is a graduate of Florida International University with a bachelor’s degree in international business and marketing.    De la Combe, who reports to Crowley Vice President Ken Black in Miami, has more than 20 years of experience in the Caribbean trade lane, working in diverse aspects of the industry. He previously served

Yasmin Fortuny (Photo: Viega)

Viega Names Fortuny Technical Manager

several awards for her achievement in sales growth and performance. Fortuny also worked as a spare parts product manager and aftersales and service support manager for Scanship Americas, Inc.   Fortuny earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial and systems engineering from Florida International University

Photo courtesy of The Great Lakes Towing Company

Great Lakes Shipyard Hires Skeeter as GM

seven years working at shipyards in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and previously worked for Newport News Shipbuilding and NORSHIPCO (Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock Corporation), a subsidiary of BAE Systems Ship Repair. Skeeter holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Florida International University and a Master of Science in Electromechanical Engineering Technology from University of Miami.   The addition of Skeeter takes place as the Shipyard continues work on the construction of the new 3,400 H.P. tugboat for Regimen de Pensiones y Jubilaciones del Personal de la Empresa

Jennifer Stewart (Photo: Seafarers’ House)

Seafarers’ House Hires Development Director

. Prior to that, she served as development director for Children’s Harbor in Pembroke Pines, where she grew its donor base by nearly 150 percent. Stewart also served as both development director and grant manager for Women in Distress in Fort Lauderdale. Stewart is a graduate of Florida International University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in hospitality management. She also is a graduate of leadership and training organization Leadership Broward, and was recognized as the 2014 Outstanding Fundraising Executive by the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Broward County

Chris Long

Lumitec Names New VP of Engineering

career has been with Motorola, Inc. in the Paging and Mobile Phone Divisions.  There he led global R&D teams in the design and launch of several industry-changing mobile phone products.  He has a BSE in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University, an MBA from Florida International University (FIU), is a licensed Professional Engineer, and holds 6 US Patents. “Lumitec is a product development company first and foremost.  Chris’ philosophy on innovation and ideas on rapid product development are squarely aligned with the very essence of this company. 

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