Steward Health Care recently named Marisela Marrero, M.D., as Steward’s first Regional President for the South Florida Region. Dr. Marrero will oversee the five hospitals Steward acquired from Tenet Healthcare Corporation last month, including North Shore Medical Center, Coral Gables Hospital, Hialeah Hospital, Palmetto General Hospital...

Since taking over as CEO of Delray Beach-based Levenger last year, Margaret Moraskie has done more than just help the specialty retailer, now in its 35th year, survive the unique challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. She’s guided it through a period of strong growth that’s ongoing to this day, thanks to a relentless focus on her customers and the products that enrich their lives. It’s a tradition that extends to the establishment of Levenger in 1987 by Steve and Lori Leveen, and one that’s essential to the success of a company known for its luxury pens, fine stationery, professional notebooks and portfolios. “I read customer feedback every single morning, good, bad, and otherwise, and I reply personally a lot of the time—even though sometimes they don’t believe it’s me,” Moraskie says with a laugh. “Steve Leveen started this honest dialogue with customers long before I got here, because telling the truth is so much easier than coming up with a marketing tagline.” Words to live by. Moraskie shared more of her journey with SFBW. Tell us about your hiring and succession of roles. I took a break that lasted about five months before I got a phone call about Levenger. They were looking for a VP of marketing. I knew the brand. I knew of the Leveens through our former CEO at another company. I was excited to come back to a smaller business with a direct-to-consumer side and I was thrilled to get out of women’s apparel and fashion and the pace of that. I love to read, I love to write, so I said, okay, this will be fun. It will be a big change, but I’ll be able to have a big impact. They made me [chief marketing officer] CMO and last year they asked me to take over the role of CEO, as the current CEO was considering retiring. I’m super proud to be the first female CEO the company has had.

Already recognized as South Florida’s most extensive production studio, BrandStar Studios recently completed renovations to continue providing the newest, most cutting-edge technologies in the world of production. Among the multi-million upgrades, the 43,000-square-foot studio now features a 13-foot-high, over 100-foot-long LED screen with a 1.9M pixel size...