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Barbara Pimentel: Leads Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association

Barbara Pimentel has been involved in the logistics industry 37 years, starting clearing out old Customs files before eventually becoming one of the first women warehouse managers. She takes pride in being a “glass ceiling breaker”…

Director For 25 Of Florida Grand Operas Near 70 Years Vocal Arts Supporter Bob Heuer Looks Toward The Future

Florida Grand Opera General Director and CEO Bob Heuer has worked for the past three decades transforming the organization into one of South Florida's most prominent performing arts groups and…

Gearing Up For Games This Year In 2014 And Beyond Super Bowl Committee Vet Barreto Ready For Some Football

Rodney Barreto is no stranger to the Super Bowl spotlight, having served on the host committee five times, twice as chair. This year, he leads the committee at a crossroads…

Gus Pego Drives Transportation Projects And Steers The Stimulus As Local Florida Department Of Transportation Secretary

After about three decades moving through the ranks of the Florida Department of Transportation, Gus Pego was appointed secretary of the local district about a year and a half ago…

As New Chairman Of Miamis Overhauled Commission Longtime Grovite Marc Sarnoff Is Watching The Money

Three years after Miami Commissioner Marc Sarnoff took office, a lot has changed at Miami City Hall, with a new mayor and commissioners. This year, Mr. Sarnoff took on the…

Perry Ellis Brands Are Stocking Shelves Across The Globe And George Feldenkreis Oversees It All Here In Miami

Perry Ellis International: 29 brands. Two thousand employees. Offices from Portland, OR, to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. An estimated $760 million-plus in revenues last year. And the buck stops…

Advocate And Matchmaker For Local Minority Businesses Beatrice Louissaint Works To Cultivate Supplier Diversity

Haiti-born, Miami-bred Beatrice Louissaint runs what she calls "matchmaker central" — the Southern Florida Minority Supplier Development Council, an organization that links minority businesses to procurement opportunities, and larger corporations…

Shalley Jones Horn Runs Dade Development Department With Old Gaffes To Fix And New Stimulus Money To Spend

In her first year as director of Miami-Dade County's Department of Housing and Community Development, longtime Miamian Shalley Jones Horn has been cleaning up a mess she didn't make.…

Benjamiacuten Leleoacuten Jr Chairman Leon Medical Centers

Since youth, Benjamín León Jr. has had a knack for business, from washing dishes to programming computers. After climbing the ranks in other jobs, he joined his father to run…

As Floridas Economy Flounders And Revenue Dwindles Miami Rep David Rivera Aims To Cut Fat As Budget Chair

During his last of eight years in the Florida House of Representatives, David Rivera faces what he calls an "awesome challenge." Heading into next fiscal year, the state projects a…

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