Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts
(SCBR), a hospitality marketing and management organization, has promoted two key departmental leaders. Jiri Vilim has been promoted to director of engineering for all four Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts. Vilim has served in various engineering positions for almost 10 years at ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa. In his new position, Vilim will oversee all properties for SCBR and work to restructure the maintenance departments of all properties. Sergii Melnychenko has been promoted to maintenance manager for ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa. Melnychenko has served in various maintenance positions at the resort since 2012 and will oversee day-to-day operations for ‘Tween Waters, continue to lead the maintenance staff, and help restructure the department as needed.
‘Ding’ Darling hires urban education leader
Melissa Maher took the position of urban education leader last week for the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island. The position, funded by the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge (DDWS), was created to oversee the refuge’s education outreach, including the Wildlife on Wheels
(WoW) mobile classroom, which deploys next month to schools and venues in underserved areas throughout a five-county region. Maher comes to the refuge from Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, with more than 20 years of experience in the development and oversight of student-focused strategies and programs. Within the past 15 years, she has held positions as a teacher, school program manager, and district career coordinator.
Southwest Florida law firm welcomes new attorney
Southwest Florida law firm Woodward, Pires & Lombardo P.A.
welcomes attorney F. Scott Pauzar III to the Naples office in the areas of marital and family law and litigation. A Naples native, Pauzar earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 2004. Pauzar has 16 years of experience as a litigator in complex litigation in both state and federal courts. He began his legal career as an assistant state attorney at the 20th Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office in Fort Myers and currently focuses his practice on matters relating to commercial and civil litigation, marital and family law litigation, mediation, personal injury and trial law. Pauzar is also a military veteran, serving active duty in the U.S. Air Force between 1989 and 1993.
Sanibel Captiva Community Bank names assistant VP
Sanibel Captiva Community Bank
has promoted Jeanette Michaels from senior loan closer to assistant vice president. Michaels is responsible for the assembly, preparation and verification of closing documents as well as coordinating all aspects of the loan closing process. One of the bank’s original employees, she works out of the Downtown Branch, located at 1533 Hendry Street. Founded in 2003, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has two locations on Sanibel Island and six more locations throughout Lee County.
New members join WGCU Public Media Advisory Board
Five new members joined the WGCU
Public Media Advisory Board, at its meeting on Oct. 14. The new members are Michael Hirsh, Linda Penniman, Zulaika Quintero, Richard Solum and Steve Vesce. Members with continuing terms on the WGCU Public Media Advisory Board are Judy M. Bricker, chair; Jim Hale, vice chair; Lydia Black; Mimi Chapin Gregory; Howard Cohen; Rick Johnson, WGCU general manager and ex-officio member; Iqbal Mamdani; Steve O’Brien; Maria Palacio; Kevin Price, ex-officio member; and Charisse Thomas. Muriel Olsen is the board secretary. The Public Media Advisory Board guides the management and staff of WGCU-FM and WGCU-TV. Board members live within the broadcast area of WGCU. They serve two-year terms and can serve up to four consecutive terms. A board member who is termed off is eligible to serve again after one year.