Personnel changes and hires at Superior Uniform Group and Florida Design Consultants highlight this week's Tampa Bay business Movers & Shakers

Published March 17 2017
Updated March 17 2017

Business services

Superior Uniform Group, Inc. announced that president Alan Schwartz will retire from the Seminole-based business uniform and apparel company effective March 31.

To ensure orderly succession and continuity of customer service, Schwartz entered into a three-year consulting agreement with the company in which he will be consulting ona further reduced schedule each successive year.

Superior Uniform CEO Michael Benstock said during Schwartz' 42-year association with the company, he "has been instrumental in its direction, success and progress."

Schwartz will remain on the company's board of directors.


Colin Miller, P.E. recently joined Florida Design Consultants, Inc. (FDC) as a senior project manager. Miller has over 17 years of engineering experience, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Florida. He graduated from the University of Missouri at Rolla with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, and from the University of South Florida with a Master of Civil Engineering (Water Resources emphasis).


Andrea Messimer Henley of Tampa has been appointed director, client partnerships, for Wilkins Media. She brings 20-plus years of experience in out-of-home (OOH) advertising sales and will oversee the Tampa-Sarasota market as well as serve the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic areas.

Prior to coming to Wilkins Media, Messimer Henley ran an independent OOH advertising sales company in Tampa and held the position of regional manager for CBS Malls, and account executive for CBS Outdoor, Clear Channel, and Adams + Fairway.

Workforce training

James R. Cardwell, II has joined CareerEdge Funders Collaborative as the senior manager of workforce development to help grow initiatives across Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. He brings over 20 years of experience in executive job coaching, training and teaching, mentoring, job placement and workforce development. He spent the last two years as the Career Manager for United Way Suncoast's Sulphur Springs Resource Center.

Cardwell graduated from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., with a Bachelors of Arts in English and is currently pursuing his MBA.


Jennifer Kaminsky has been named executive director of Suncoast PACE, a member of Empath Health. Kaminsky leads the program of all-inclusive care for the elderly in its mission to help elderly citizens in Pinellas County live independently by providing comprehensive health care and support services. She is also overseeing the upcoming expansion of the program into Hillsborough County and an additional site in Pinellas. Most recently Kaminsky was director of professional relations and community outreach for Empath Health. Suncoast PACE is a nonprofit provider of comprehensive health, adult day care and support services to Pinellas County seniors with chronic health conditions.

Jeff Nowak joined Premier Eye Care as chief solutions officer, where he is focused on addressing short- and long-term business challenges and opportunities with technology solutions. Nowak joins Premier with more than 25 years of experience, including high-level operational roles at MedHOK, Inc., Elsevier and WellCare Health Plans. Premier Eye Care is headquartered in Tampa, with offices in Boca Raton and Honolulu. Premier is recognized as the national leader in providing quality, innovative and affordable solutions for managed medical and routine eye care.

Peerfit, a digital platform designed to help companies create a culture of wellness, has hired Emma Maurer as director of enterprise health. Maurer brings more than 13 years of experience in corporate health promotion and population health management to her role at Peerfit. Most recently, she was director of St. Vincent's HealthWorks, which provides corporate health and wellness programs to employers in Northeast Florida, a Peerfit client. Peerfit gives employees access to a network of premium fitness studios using workplace wellness dollars.


YourMembership (YM), a cloud-based software provider for associations and member-based organizations worldwide, announced that Jessica Cronk has recently been named the 2017 Tampa Bay Woman of the Year (TBWOY) by the Westchase Charitable Foundation (WCF). The award celebrates the raising of charitable funds for WCF to support Tampa Bay community families affected by serious illness or tragedy.