Ms. Van Hart earned a B.A., B.Com, M.Com from the University of Canterbury, NZ. With over 25 years of IT and Records Management experience, Ms. Van Hart’s specialties include information systems management, evolving technologies, and process development. She has served as secretary on the Board of the North Central/Gainesville Chapter of Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA) and also served and chaired the Association of Information and Image Management (AIIM) Service Company Executive Forum Committee.
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CRI Partner Harold Monk Appointed as a FASB Member
Harold Monk, a partner in Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI) Gainesville office and a firm-wide governmental industry line leader, has just been named as a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).
The FASB is the authoritative body that establishes financial accounting and reporting standards for entities that follow generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Harold will also serve as the FASB liaison to the Private Company Council, which guides the FASB regarding private company matters.
Harold will be leaving the firm in early December to accept this position. CRI celebrates this honor and wishes him well in this future endeavor!
EDA engineers-surveyors-planners has added Civil engineer Carol Chadwick, P.E. is a Senior Project Engineer with over twenty years of experience throughout the United States. Alejandro (Alex) Perez, PSM brings 10 years of professional surveying experience to his role as a Senior Project Surveyor.
Ms. Chadwick is a registered engineer in 6 states and recently relocated from Wyoming to join the eda team. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Portland State University, as well as a Master of Science in Mining Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno. In her new role, Carol will be responsible for management of engineering projects and will work closely with Principals Sergio Reyes and Clay Sweger to direct the engineering department.
Alex Perez, a University of Florida graduate, comes to eda after operating his own surveying firm in south Florida. He joins the surveying team at a particularly busy time. As the Director of Surveying, Jared Rogers notes, “Once we spoke, I realized that in addition to a strong skill-set in surveying, he has a uniquely positive attitude that will keep projects moving forward. I’m excited to bring Alejandro on board – his experience, abilities, and positivity make him an ideal part of the eda team.”
Alachua County Fire Rescue is proud to announce that Alachua County Emergency Management Program Coordinator Jennifer Horner has received the credential of Florida Professional Emergency Manager from the Florida Emergency Preparedness Association.
Statewide, there are only 209 other emergency management professionals who have received this certification. Ms. Horner has been invited to the 2017 Florida Emergency Preparedness Association’s Annual Meeting in February to be recognized for this achievement.
Pepine Realty is proud to announce Chantelle Smith, David Santiago, Kelly Potter and Taylor Giese joining their residential sales team.
Haven Hospice and Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of the Florida Keys welcomes Anne Hochsprung as chief financial officer. Previously she served for 16 years as CFO for Suncoast Hospice/Empath Health in Clearwater, Florida.
“Anne is a very valuable addition to the Haven and VNA/HFK team,” said Haven and VNA/HFK President Gayle Mattson. “Anne shares our passion for providing Floridians with the very best hospice, palliative care and home health services that we have to offer.”
Hochsprung brings a deep knowledge and wealth of healthcare experience to her role as CFO. A certified public accountant by background, she received her bachelor’s from Bradley University. She is active in national organizations including the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the National Association for Home Care & Hospice Care (NAHC).
Laura P.W. Ranum, Ph.D., has been named a fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, which recognizes those who make distinguished scientific advances.
Ranum is director of the UF Center for NeuroGenetics and the Kitzman Family professor in the UF College of Medicine’s department of molecular genetics and microbiology. She was recognized for distinguished contributions to molecular and translational neuroscience.
Ranum studies genetic mutations that cause neurologic diseases such as ataxia, myotonic dystrophy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Many of these diseases are caused when three or more letters of the genetic code are repeated too many times. Ranum’s lab showed that these expanded stretches of repeat DNA can cause cells to make unexpected and unwanted proteins, which can accumulate in patients’ brains. Her work has changed scientists’ basic understanding of how microsatellite expansion mutations contribute to neurodegenerative diseases.
Chrissi Norvelis recently joined Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors and will specialize in residential sales in the Gainesville/Alachua County Area. Chrissi has been a Customer Service Professional for over 14 years. After nearly a decade in the Banking and Loan Industry, 5 years being with Gateway Bank, she began her career in Real Estate. As a realtor, she utilizes the knowledge, skill, and experience learned from working in the customer service and financial worlds.
Gateway Bank of Central Florida Announces the Addition of Jane Harris to our Commercial Lending Team
Danny Gilliland, Gateway Bank of Central Florida, Alachua County Market President, announces the addition of Jane Harris to the Gateway Bank Commercial Lending Team. She will hold the position of Vice President.
Jane is a Gainesville native that graduated from P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, and obtained her Economics degree from the University of Florida in 1998. After graduation, she taught Earth and Life Science prior to entering the financial world in 2005; obtaining her real estate and mortgage licenses and worked as a realtor and mortgage broker for several years. She has worked in all areas of banking, including the mortgage, retail and commercial banking areas. She has most recently been employed with a regional bank in Gainesville since 2009.
Jane is active in our community, currently serving as an Ambassador for the Builders Association of North Central Florida, Advisory Board Member for the F.W. Buchholz Academies of Finance and Entrepreneurship and an Auxiliary Board Member for Children’s Home Society. She is also a graduate of Leadership Gainesville, Class of 39.
Danny Gilliland commented, “Jane brings a solid background in banking and a proven commitment to go above and beyond to serve her customer. Jane’s longstanding community leadership exemplifies our philosophy of being part of the fabric of the communities in which we live and do business.”