Gardens Mall appoints new general manager
The Forbes Company has appointed Sarah Kudisch as General Manager of the Gardens Mall at Palm Beach Gardens. She brings over 15 years of experience in the shopping center and property development industries. Ms Kudisch succeeds Jim McCarten, who recently retired after serving as general manager of the Gardens Mall since 1989.
“The Gardens Mall has long been a cornerstone of this community, and we knew it was imperative to identify a new General Manager with the expertise and passion to manage the next generation of this important destination,” Nate Forbes, managing partner of The Forbes Company, said in a statement. “We are delighted to welcome Sarah to the team and look forward to her leadership as we continue to improve the way The Gardens Mall serves its customers and our community.”
The Gardens Mall is a 1.4 million square foot regional shopping center located in Palm Beach County, offering more than 150 stores and restaurants.
Prior to joining The Gardens Mall, Ms. Kudisch was General Manager of New England Development, where she oversaw Palm Beach Outlets, a regional outdoor mall in West Palm Beach. In addition to this role, she focused on operations, leasing, marketing, site acquisition and the development of various other business assets at New England Development. Ms. Kudisch has also held senior positions at REIT, where she oversaw the development and management of nine shopping centers along the East Coast.
Ms. Kudisch is a member and executive vice president of the Junior League of the Palm Beaches. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of North Carolina at Asheville.
Reid CPAs merges with The Fuoco Group
The Fuoco Group continues to grow.
Reid CPAs LLP, formerly based in Boca Raton, merged with Fuoco Group’s new TFG Accounting & Tax division. Client services will be provided by key Reid personnel working alongside Fuoco’s award-winning financial professionals at TFG offices in Palm Beach and Broward counties.
“We are very excited to expand our footprint even further in South Florida this year,” noted Lou Fuoco CPA, CEPA, CVB, Managing Director & CEO of The Fuoco Group & TFG. “Whether individuals or businesses, Reid LLP’s clients will benefit from our personalized 360-degree approach to achieving their financial goals.”
In addition to traditional tax, auditing and accounting services, TFG’s portfolio includes strategic planning, risk management, tax-advantaged investing for estates and retirement, wealth and portfolio management, investment advice, succession planning and business exit needs.
TFG Accounting and Tax, TFG Financial Advisors and TFG Business Advisors make up TFG’s related entities, along with the award-winning Fuoco Group. Offices in New York and South Florida including Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Palm Beaches. Info: www.fuoco.cpa or [email protected]
Julia Murphy joins PBC’s Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County has appointed Julia Murphy as Director of Development.
Ms. Murphy brings over 13 years of experience in nonprofit management, community organizing, advocacy, program development and fundraising in public health and disease-related education. social justice. She received her Bachelor of Social Work from Florida Atlantic University and a Masters of Social Work from Barry University.
Her most recent role was as Director of Development for the Compass LGBTQ+ Community Center, where she shaped the agency’s fund development strategies in the areas of public relations, communications, marketing, donor management, monthly and annual giving, event culture, corporate and foundation giving, major gift planning and bequests.
Stuart Air Show hires director
The Stuart Air Show has appointed Inez van Ravenzwaaij as Executive Director.
Ms. Van Ravenzwaaij is an avid airshow enthusiast and long-time volunteer. She has over 30 years of experience in marketing and events, including managing supercars and air shows, grand openings, galas and more.
Having gained experience with events like Surprise in the Skies for the 20th anniversary of Walt Disney World, the Countdown to the Magic European promotional tour for the opening of Euro Disney and Wings & Wheels in Fort Pierce, she is recipient of numerous awards from the International Council of Airshows and International Festival & Event Association.
Ms. Van Ravenzwaaij was Marketing Manager for Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers/TCPalm, Cleveland Clinic Martin Health and, most recently, Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County.
Plans for the 2022 Stuart Air Show Nov. 11-13 are well advanced, and commitments from several U.S. military jet teams and nationally recognized aerobatic artists have already been received. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.stuartairshow.com. ¦