Legacy 2017 Miami: 40 Under 40 Issue - Page 23

Legacy Briefs
MONDAY , OCTOBER 2 , 2017 AN INDEPENDENT SUPPLEMENT BY MIA MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS GROUP TO THE MIAMI HERALD BB23
FMU taps Hobbs as chairman of Humani�es Department
Florida Memorial University recently appointed William Hobbs , Ph . D . to chair its Humani�es
William Hobbs , Ph . D . Department within the School of Arts and Sciences . The department confers undergraduate degrees in literature , communica�ons , languages , religion , and philosophy . A McKnight Fellowship recipient , Hobbs earned a bachelor ’ s degree at Florida A & M University and his master ’ s and doctorate degrees from Florida State University . The new chairman said he aims to , “ promote literature of the Diaspora ,” and help “ make FMU more of an integral part of the highly compe��ve educa�onal landscape in South Florida .” Hobbs is author of North of the Grove , a novel about a young black male and his mentor .
YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade names Kerry-Ann Royes CEO
The Board of Directors of YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade , an organiza�on that focuses on racial
Kerry-Ann Royes jus�ce and civil rights , women ’ s empowerment and security , and women ’ s health issues , concluded an execu�ve search process that resulted in the eleva�on of a familiar leader . Kerry-Ann Royes , a 20-year social sector veteran , rose to the top of the pack and was named chief execu�ve officer . The Florida Atlan�c University MBA alumna served in various senior management roles within YMCA of Broward County and YMCA of South Florida . Royes also founded Arrow Consul�ng . She is a member of the Na�onal Nau�lus Advisory Board Ocean Explora�on Trust .
Black PR Wire ’ s new online church directory promotes ministries
Calling all churches and ministries ! Black PR Wire , one of the na�on ’ s largest Black
news distribu�on wire services , is launching a church directory and wants to include you . An online resource booklet , the church directory will allow churches throughout the na�on to promote their ministries and services . Black PR Wire touts the directory as “ a great opportunity for churches to increase visibility .” It also enables faith-believers to discover a church home online . The directory will be available star�ng October 2017 . All lis�ngs are free of charge . For more informa�on , visit blackprwire . com or call 1-877-BLACKPR .
Cupcake Galleria opens second loca�on in Broward Mall
Cupcake Galleria launched its second eatery inside the food court of Broward Mall located at 8000 W . Broward Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale . A�er a two-year run in its flagship store at 6947 S�rling Road in Davie , owner Chair Flanders said the expansion was prompted by a desire to open doors of opportunity . The new loca�on will offer exclusive flavors such as Strawberry Moscato and cupcake a la mode , as well as gluten free and vegan cupcake op�ons . It will also feature galleria staples like Smores cupcakes , Blue Velvet , Pink Lemonade , Lemon Blackberry , White Chocolate Coconut , Orange Creamsicle , Chocolate Nutella , and Monkey Business ( banana / chocolate ) among others . For more informa�on , log on to www . thecupcakegalleria . com .
Sonshine Communica�ons promotes from within
Erica Brown is the newly appointed associate crea�ve director and senior graphic designer at Sonshine Communica�ons , a leading na�onal public rela�ons firm . In this new role , Brown is responsible for managing crea�ve design , graphic design services , and crea�ve packaging . Sonshine Chief Bernade�e
Morris notes , “ Erica o�en veers away from the norm and strives to develop products that are extremely innova�ve and
Erica Brown out of the box .
She is a valuable asset to our team .” A graduate of the New York Ins�tute of Technology where she earned her master ’ s degree , Brown is a 15-year Sonshine staffer who receive recogni�on from the American Adver�sing Federa�on and the Academy of Interac�ve and Visual Arts .
Palm Beach County Bar Associa�on elects A�orney Baker-Barnes 95th president
The members of the Palm Beach County Bar Associa�on recently elected Rosalyn Sia Baker-Barnes
Rosalyn Sia Baker-Barnes as its 95th president . A�orney Baker-Barnes is the first African-American female to serve in this role . The Florida State University College of Law-trained barrister prac�ces personal injury , medical negligence , and product liability case law as a shareholder of Searcy , Denney , Scarola , Barnhart & Shipley , PA . One of her signature accomplishments was a $ 20 million verdict against R . J . Reynolds Tobacco Company . She served as an intern in Florida governor Lawton Chiles ’ Execu�ve Office of Communica�on and is a recipient of the Na�onal Bar Associa�on ’ s Presiden�al Award .
Kemp appointed Miami-Dade Deputy Mayor as Benford steps down
Former City of Miami Fire Chief Maurice Kemp has been appointed Miami-Dade County Deputy Mayor . He will oversee Public
Chief Maurice Kemp Safety , Public Housing and
Community Development , and Community Ac�on and Human Services departments .
Former City of Miami Fire Chief Maurice Kemp has been appointed Miami-Dade County Deputy Mayor . He will
Russell Benford oversee Public
Safety , Public Housing and Community Development , and Community Ac�on and Human Services departments .
“ Maurice has all the a�ributes that make up a great Deputy Mayor ,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez , who appointed Kemp . “ He is kind , honest , intelligent , and a team player . I had the honor of being one of Maurice ’ s mentors when I was the Fire Chief for the City of Miami and I can personally a�est to his qualifica�ons .”
Kemp joined the Miami Fire Department in 1985 , and in 2009 he was appointed the city ’ s first African-American Chief of Fire-Rescue .
Kemp will assume his new role as Deputy Mayor on October 11 .
The current Deputy Mayor , Russell Benford , has accepted a posi�on as Vice President of Government Rela�ons with Royal Caribbean Cruises . He steps down from his role in October .
“ I couldn ’ t be happier for Russell ,” said Gimenez . “ I have known Russell for years and consider him to be a personal friend . He is an extraordinary public servant and has served Miami-Dade County very well for 6 years .”
To be considered for Legacy Briefs , please email your professional promo�ons , appointments and announcements to Editor-in-Chief Russell Motley at rm @ miamediagrp . com .
MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2017 AN INDEPENDENT SUPPLEMENT BY MIA MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS GROUP TO THE MIAMI HERALD BB23 Legacy Briefs FMU taps Hobbs as chairman of Humani�es Department Florida Memorial University recently appointed William Hobbs, Ph.D. to chair its Humani�es Department William Hobbs, Ph.D. within the School of Arts and Sciences. The department confers undergraduate degrees in literature, communica�ons, languages, religion, and philosophy. A McKnight Fellowship recipient, Hobbs earned a bachelor’s degree at Florida A&M University and his master’s and doctorate degrees from Florida State University. The new chairman said he aims to, “promote literature of the Diaspora,” and help “make FMU more of an integral part of the highly compe��ve educa�onal landscape in South Florida.” Hobbs is author of North of the Grove, a novel about a young black male and his mentor. YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade names Kerry-Ann Royes CEO The Board of Directors of YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade, an organiza�on that focuses on racial jus�ce and Kerry-Ann Royes civil rights, women’s empowerment and security, and women’s health issues, concluded an execu�ve search process that resulted in the eleva�on of a familiar leader. Kerry-Ann Royes, a 20-year social sector veteran, rose to the top of the pack and was named chief execu�ve officer. The Florida Atlan�c University MBA alumna served in various senior management roles within YMCA of Broward County and YMCA of South Florida. Royes also founded Arrow Consul�ng. She is a member of the Na�onal Nau�lus Advisory Board Ocean Explora�on Trust. Black PR Wire’s new online church directory promotes ministries Calling all churches and ministries! Black PR Wire, one of the na�on’s largest Black news distribu�on wire services, is launching a church directory and wants to include you. An online resource booklet, the church directory will allow churches throughout the na�on to promote their ministries and services. Black PR Wire touts the directory as “a great opportunity for churches to increase visibility.” It also enables faith-believers to discover a church home online. The directory will be available star�ng October 2017. All lis�ngs are free of charge. For more informa�on, visit blackprwire.com or call 1-877-BLACKPR. Cupcake Galleria opens second loca�on in Broward Mall Cupcake Galleria launched its second eatery inside the food court of Broward Mall located at 8000 W. Broward Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. A�er a two-year run in its flagship store at 6947 S�rling Road in Davie, owner Chair Flanders said the expansion was prompted by a desire to open doors of opportunity. The new loca�on will offer exclusive flavors such as Strawberry Moscato and cupcake a la mode, as well as gluten free and vegan cupcake op�ons. It will also feature galleria staples like Smores cupcakes, Blue Velvet, Pink Lemonade, Lemon Blackberry, White Chocolate Coconut, Orange Creamsicle, Chocolate Nutella, and Monkey Business (banana/ chocolate) among others. For more informa�on, log on to www.th V7W6VvW&666R6V62&FW0g&vFW&6'&v2FRWvǒFV@766FR7&VfRF&V7F"B6V w&2FW6vW"B66P6V62VFrV&Ɩ0&V2&F2Wr&R'&v0&W76&Rf"vr7&VfRFW6vw&2FW6v6W'f6W2B7&VfP6vr66R6Vb&W&F^P'&2FW2( W&6VfVW'2vg&FR&ЦB7G&fW2FFWfV&GV7G2F@&RWG&VVǐffR@WBbFR&W&6'&v6R2fV&R76WBFW"FV( w&GVFR`FRWr&>GWFRbFV6wvW&P6RV&VBW"7FW.( 2FVw&VR'&v2RזV"66R7FW"v&V6VfP&V6vg&FRW&6GfW.6pfVFW&BFR6FVגbFW&>fPBf7V'G2&V66VG&"766VV7G0&W&W"&&W2WF&W6FV@FPV&W'2`FR&V66VG& 766&V6VFǐVV7FV@&6ǖ6&W"&&W02G2WF&6ǖ6&W"&&W0&W6FVB&W&W"&&W22FR'7@g&6W&6fVRF6W'fRF2&RFRf&F7FFRVfW'6G6VvR`rG&VB&'&7FW"&>6W2W'6W'VF6VvƖvV6RB&GV7@Ɩ&ƗG66Rr26&VFW"b6V&7FVW66&&&'Bb6WPbW"6vGW&R66Ɨ6VG2v2C#֖ƖfW&F7Bv7B"&WG2F&6666R6W'fVB2FW&f&FvfW&"wF6W>( WV7^fR66R`6V6B2&V6VBbFP&"766( 2&W6FVv&BशVFVB֖֒FFRFWWG"2&Vf&B7FW2Fv6VbW&6RVf&W"6Gb֖֒f&P6VbW&6PV2&VVFV@֖֒FFP6VGFWWG"RvfW'6VRV&Ɩ06fWGV&Ɩ0W6r@6VGFWfVVBB6VG>BV6W'f6W2FW'FVG2f&W"6Gb֖֒f&P6VbW&6PV0&VVFV@֖֒FFP6VGFWWG"RvfW'6VRV&Ɩ0'W76V&Vf&@6fWGV&Ɩ0W6rB6VGFWfVVB@6VG>BV6W'f6W0FW'FVG2( W&6R2FR&'WFW2FBPWw&VBFWWG"( 6B֖֒FFP6VG"6&2vVWvFVBV( ĆR2BW7BFVƖvVBBFVW"BFP"b&VrRbW&6^( 2VF'0vVv2FRf&R6Vbf"FR6G`֖֒B6W'6ǒW7BF0Vƞ62( ФVVBFR֖֒f&RFW'FV@RB#Rv2FVBFP6G( 2'7Bg&6W&66Vb`f&R&W67VRशVv77VR2Wr&R2FWWG"7F&W"FR7W'&VBFWWG"'W76V&Vf&B266WFVB62f6P&W6FVBbvfW&VB&V2vF&6&&&V7'V6W2R7FW2Fvg&2&R7F&W"( Ē6VF( B&RW"f"'W76V( 6@vVW( ĒfRv'W76Vf"V'0B66FW"F&RW'6g&VBP2WG&&F'V&Ɩ26W'fBB06W'fVB֖֒FFR6VGfW'vVf"`V'2( ХF&R66FW&VBf Vv7'&Vg2V6PVW"&fW76&2FVG2@V6VVG2FVFF"֖6V`'W76VFW@&֖VFw'6