Association has new leadership
The Space Coast Association has installed new leadership for its 1,400-member association.
Realtor Jesse Parrish III of Pruitt Real Estate was installed as the association's 2013 president.
Also installed were: president-elect Mitch Ribak; secretary Melissa Goldman, treasurer Lynn Jones and the following directors: Lisa Durgin, Bill Thomas, Dan Barber, Lynnette Hendricks, Steve Romano, Kaz Cisowski and Bill Kehoe.
The Space Coast Association of Realtors is a professional trade association representing more than 1,400 Realtors and businesses.
New port authority board members announced
Cocoa Beach resident Tom Weinberg will serve as chairman of the Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners for 2013.
The former chief of staff for former Florida Sen. Mel Martinez was elected unanimously to the position during the first meeting of the year for the board.
Also elected were Titusville attorney Jerry Allender as vice chairman and Cocoa citrus grower Frank Sullivan as secretary/treasurer.
Titusville attorney John H. Evans begins his first term on the board.
Also serving will be Merritt Island auto dealership owner Bruce Deardoff, the immediate past chairman of the board.
For more information, visit www.portcanaveral.com.
Financial services representative celebrates 20 years
Nicki Biamonte, financial services representative, financial advisor and investment advisor representative with MetLife, recently celebrated 20 years of service with the company.
Ms. Biamonte focuses on helping individuals and businesses with insurance protection, through life, disability income, and long-term care insurance.
She also concentrates on investment strategies, retirement planning, 401k rollovers and tax saving strategies.
She can be reached at (321) 610-9906 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ms. Biamonte's office is located at 150 Interlachen Road, Melbourne.
Commodity trading advisor attains ranking
Shared Enlightenment Inc., a commodity trading advisor based in Melbourne, has entered the global CTA-managed futures indices and its CopulaMax NetCreditOps I program and has ranked in first place among all tracked CTA options traders worldwide by 12-month rate of return in 2012, according to the managed futures rankings at AutumnGold.com.
The program accomplished a 47.80 percent rate of return after all fees during 2012, according to the CTA.
An 86-page disclosure document specifying the CTA's background, strategies, trade & risk management methodolgies, performance results, risk disclosures and instructions for establishing speculative and retirement commodities investment accounts is available from the firm.
The CTA, registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and National Futures Association, is providing insightful and enlightening consultations free-of-charge to prospective investors.
Steven T. Slatem, resident of Brevard County since 2005, holds a Master of Science in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, is qualified via the Series 3 National Commodity Futures Exam, has lived and worked more than 15 years overseas and is the founder of several world-class entrepreneurial ventures.
Shared Enlightenment Inc. can be reached at email@example.com and (850) 388-8737 or (321) 216-6676.
New vice president of managed care
Jeff Sterling has joined Health First as the vice president of managed care, reporting to Joe Felkner, chief financial officer for Health First.
In this newly created role, Mr. Sterling will direct and oversee the entire managed care function of the four Health First hospitals and the Health First Medical Group.
Mr. Sterling most recently served as Regional Director of Managed Care for Universal Health Services, a national, for-profit hospital system based in Pennsylvania. In that role, he was responsible for the Managed Care strategy for the UHS hospitals, physicians, and ancillaries in the Florida and South Carolina markets.
Mr. Sterling has 20 years of experience in the managed healthcare industry, with his experience equally split between hospital and health plan responsibilities.
He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Central Florida.
Mr. Sterling and his wife, Tamara, have relocated to Brevard from Orlando.
Local financial advisor to go to leaders conference
Ayad B. Saad, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Suntree/Viera, has qualified for the firm's 2013 Financial Advisor Leaders Conference.
This conference recognizes financial advisors who are among the leaders in the financial-services firm.
Mr. Saad was one of only 793 financial advisors who qualified out of the firm's more than 11,000 financial advisors.
The 2013 conference will be held in May at the firm's headquarters in St. Louis, Mo.
Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada.
Every aspect of the firm's business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch offices, is designed to cater to individual investors in the communities in which they live and work.
The firm's 12,000-plus financial advisors work directly with nearly 7 million clients to understand their personal goals - from college savings to retirement - and create long-term investment solutions that emphasize a well-balanced portfolio and a buy-and-hold strategy.
Edward Jones embraces the importance of building long-term, face-to-face relationships with clients, helping them to understand and make sense of the investment options available today.
The Edward Jones website is located at www.edwardjones.com, and its recruiting website is www.careers.edwardjones.com.
TUESDAY, FEB. 12
Viera Suntree Quarterly Social: 5-7 p.m. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce at Duran Golf Club, 7032 Stadium Parkway, Viera. For more information, call (321) 724-5400.
THURSDAY, FEB. 14
Grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony: 4:30-6 p.m. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Viera Discovery Center, 7350 Shoppes Drive, No. 103, Viera. For more information, call (321) 724-5400.
Grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony: 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Viera Discovery Center, 7350 Shoppes Drive, No. 103, Viera. For more information, call (321) 724-5400.