Business newsmakers: BRPH names Campbell as master planning/urban design leader

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BRPH names Campbell as master planning/urban design leader

BRPH, a nationally ranked architecture, engineering and construction firm with offices nationwide, recently hired Timothy Campbell as master planning and urban design leader for its growing hospitality and entertainment business.

Timothy Campbell
Timothy Campbell

Campbell, a certified professional landscape architect, brings to the role more than 40 years of industry experience working with real estate developers, and providing programming, land planning and sustainable design for world-class destination resorts and hotels, themed environments and commercial development.

His work has earned accolades for clients, including Best Overall Resort Community, Top 20 Golf Course, No. 1 Private Clubhouse and an American Society of Landscape Architects Design Award.

As a member of the Ginn Development team, he was part of a group that reviewed more than 60 properties in eight years, leading to the development and entitlement of 15 high-end resort and commercial properties.

Most recently, he served as a principal at SCI Sarasota, a landscape architecture firm that specialized in design for resorts and residential developments, as well as themed/entertainment venues around the globe.

Prior to taking that role, he owned and operated Ecoadvantage Development Services LLC, a land planning company focused on sustainable design for a variety of commercial and residential projects.

Campbell earned dual bachelor’s degrees in environmental science and landscape architecture/planning from Syracuse University, in conjunction with the College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and an associate degree in architecture from Alfred State University.

“Tim’s proven track record and wealth of experience in acquisition, asset management, resort master planning, and detailed design and development are already providing tremendous benefits to our clients,” said Margaret Brock, business unit leader for hospitality at BRPH. “His ability to provide planning guidance from conceptual design, programming and visioning all the way through construction, brings yet another value-added resource in-house, rounding out our full-service suite of offerings.”

Ad Leaf marketing/advertising firm adds three to staff

The Ad Leaf recently announced the appointment of the following executives to its team roster:

Laura Richard
Laura Richard

Laura Richard was named vice president of strategic and enterprise marketing operations. She has more than 20 years of experience. Prior to The Ad Leaf, Richard worked in financial services as a senior executive.

Danielle Bures
Danielle Bures

Danielle Bures was named associate director of internal marketing. She has more than 10 years of graphic and web design experience. She earned her bachelor's in fine arts from the International Academy of Design, and specializes in media development and client communications.

Spencer Monteiro
Spencer Monteiro

Spencer Monteiro was named associate director of Cornerstone Marketing Team Operations. Monteiro has bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Florida Institute of Technology.

The Ad Leaf is a full-service marketing and advertising firm headquartered in Melbourne.

To find out more about the company, go to or call 321-255-0900.

Fernandez named VITAS Healthcare chief financial officer

VITAS Healthcare recently appointed Alexander Fernandez to its leadership team as executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Alexander Fernandez
Alexander Fernandez

VITAS has an inpatient hospice center in Rockledge, as well as three office locations in Barefoot Bay, Melbourne and Titusville. VITAS also operates a home medical equipment warehouse in West Melbourne, where it stores and distributes hospice equipment to patients in their homes.

As chief financial officer for the provider of end-of-life care, Fernandez oversees the company’s finance, accounting and investor relations functions. As executive vice president, he helps drive the executive team’s growth, optimizing financial performance and ensuring financial compliance.

Fernandez brings more than two decades of financial, administrative and leadership experience in the health care industry to his role.

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In addition to leading the full complement of financial operations departments as CFO, Fernandez serves as a strategic partner to the entire organization.

He will support the company’s ongoing growth by improving upon the existing financial infrastructure, deepening operational finance and its ability to deliver insights, and scaling the finance function to support the company’s decentralized operations.

Fernandez comes to VITAS from Broward Health, where he served nine years in executive finance roles, most recently as senior vice president and CFO. He also was CFO for Broward Health Medical Center and Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital.

His prior finance leadership includes chief roles with Tenet Healthcare at Good Samaritan Medical Center and North Shore Medical Center.

He began his career as an accountant for St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach.

“I’m very excited for Alex to join our team and help lead the ongoing transformation of our company to fulfill our mission of providing high-quality care to more members of the communities we serve across the country each and every day,” VITAS President and Chief Executive Officer Nick Westfall said. “He earned his well-known reputation in the South Florida health care community based upon his proven track record of success within each role throughout his career. I look forward to working alongside him as we take VITAS to new heights over the coming years.”

“I am thrilled to be joining VITAS at such a pivotal point in the organization’s history,” Fernandez said. “I look forward to partnering with this team and all its employees, immersing myself in the culture and executing on strategies that ultimately contribute to ensuring VITAS as the premier provider of end-of-life care.”

Fernandez earned his master’s degree in business administration from Florida Atlantic University, and dual bachelor’s degrees in accounting from Florida Atlantic University and finance and multinational business from Florida State University.

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This article originally appeared on Florida Today: Campbell named master planning/urban design leader at BRPH