NPR’s “Nightly Business Report” recently announced that Gainesville motivational speaker and broadcaster Lou Heckler will join the show to provide weekly commentaries on subjects like Job Context. Heckler will offer business-oriented but lighthearted commentary on the people side of business.
The Florida Museum of Natural History received two awards from the Southeastern Museums Conference—one for the traveling exhibit “Dugout Canoes: Padding through the Americas,” and one for the 2009-10 annual report. “Outside confirmation from the field provides a stamp of approval that other institutions around the country will recognize when the exhibit begins its tour,” said assistant director for exhibits Darcie MacMahon.
Richard Heipp was appointed director of the University of Florida’s School of Art + Art History starting July 1. Heipp has worked for UF for more than 30 years as a painting professor and served as interim director of this program for the past 15 months. “Richard has helped bridge UF’s research mission with the learning objectives of fine arts programs in the Gator Nation,” said Lucinda Lavelli, dean of the College of Fine Arts.
The Alachua County Public Schools Foundation announced Judy Boles as its executive director. Boles has more than 40 years of experience in educational organizations at the local, regional and state level, including former chair and present board member of the Endowment Board at Santa Fe College.
Gator Moving and Storage named John Reger as the new president. Reger has also served on the boards of local organizations and businesses.
BungoBox, an Orlando-based company that rents reusable plastic boxes as an alternative to cardboard boxes, will operate in the greater Gainesville area soon.
Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group was appointed as the exclusive broker to market Infusion Technology Center, a 150,000-square-foot office and the first private development in Innovation Square. Front Street also recently announced Seth Lane as its new director to expand its commercial brokerage operations. Lane has more than eight years of experience in real estate and is the vice chairman of the City of Gainesville Development Review Board and on the Gainesville Development Review Committee. He is also a member of the current Leadership Gainesville class.