Business newsmakers: Bowden named president at Rockledge Regional Medical Center

Bowden had been serving as the hospital's chief administrative officer and, before that, as its chief operating officer.

Business newsmakers: Bowden named president at Rockledge Regional Medical Center

Support local journalism. Unlock unlimited digital access to floridatoday.com Click here and subscribe todayBowden named president at Rockledge Regional Medical CenterThomas Bowden has been named president of Rockledge Regional Medical Center.Bowden had been serving as the chief administrative officer and, before that, as the hospital's chief operating officer.Bowden brings a breadth of knowledge and experience to his position at Rockledge, Steward executives said.Bowden joined Steward Health Care in 2014 as the director of operations and materials management at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Boston.More:Business newsmakers: Codecraft gets National Science Foundation small-business grantWhen Steward expanded outside of Massachusetts in 2017, he took on progressive leadership roles within the Central Region operations team and then at Sharon Regional Medical Center in Pennsylvania.Steward said, throughout his time with the health system, Bowden demonstrated a commitment for enhancing operational and financial efficiency, and driving improved quality and patient experience outcomes in the communities Steward serves.He will continue his commitment to work with the community and to provide them the latest health care technologies and services.Bowden earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Babson College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.'I am excited by the opportunities this expanded role offers to further collaborate with the physicians and staff at Rockledge Regional to bring the finest health care possible to the Space Coast,' Bowden said.In this area, Steward also operates Melbourne Regional Medical Center and Sebastian River Medical Center.Cook named director at One Senior PlaceOne Senior Place, the Viera marketplace for senior resources, recently named Eden Cook as its new director.In her new role, the former teacher and marketing specialist will provide free 30-minute consultations to aging adults and their family members to help them navigate the maze of senior services and evaluate choices.Cook, a Satellite Beach resident, also will coordinate and host the numerous informational and educational seminars presented monthly at 8085 Spyglass Hill Road in Viera.Cook brings to the job a host of skills in event planning and marketing promotion, as well as a talent for building relationships.She graduated from Flagler College in St.

Augustine with a bachelor's degree.More:Business newsmakers: Transportation Planning Organization elects officers'Eden brings a fresh perspective to the position and an unwavering commitment to helping seniors," said Don Kramer, the chief executive officer and founder of One Senior Place. "Her passion for education and building effective community partnerships will help us improve the lives of aging adults in Brevard County. Our mission at One Senior Place is to improve the aging experience for seniors in our community.

Eden ― and all of our staff ― are committed to making that happen for everyone who walks through our doors."One Senior Place is a marketplace for resources and provider of information, advice, care and on-site services for seniors and their families.To learn more about One Senior Place, The Experts in Aging, go to URL or 321-751-6771.Moisand begins chairmanship of financial standards boardThe Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc., known as the CFP Board, recently announced that Dan Moisand assumed the role of chair of its board of directors.In this leadership role, Moisand takes the reins of the professional body that certifies more than 95,000 financial planning professionals across the United States.Moisand was elected by his board of director peers in 2021 to serve as 2022 board chair-elect, and his term as chair began Jan. 1."It is an honor to lead the CFP Board," Moisand said. "CFP Board is continuously evolving to support the advancement of the financial-planning profession, and I look forward to working with my fellow board members to achieve CFP Board's strategic priorities, as we continue to build awareness of CFP certification and access to CFP professionals — all for the benefit of the public."The financial advice ecosystem widely recognizes CFP certification as the standard for financial planners.With that in mind, Moisand will guide the organization as it launches its first-ever comprehensive review of CFP Board's competency standards with the formation in 2023 of the Competency Standards Commission.During his term as chair, he also will preside over the beginning of a new initiative that will focus on increasing the number of college-bound students choosing financial planning as a degree major and career path."Dan is a longtime advocate for ethical, responsive financial planning, and he's been a strong supporter of our work at CFP Board for over 20 years," CFP Board Chief Executive Officer Kevin R.

Keller said. "This year marks the 50th anniversary of CFP certification, and Dan's leadership will benefit both the financial advice ecosystem and the public as CFP Board looks to the opportunities and challenges in the year ahead."Nationally recognized as one of the most influential professionals in financial planning, Moisand is a principal and financial adviser at Moisand, Fitzgerald, Tamayo LLC, with offices in Orlando, Melbourne and Tampa.He has more than three decades of financial-planning and investment experience, and is a top financial adviser for retirees and near-retirees.Florida Tech's Carvalho elected Fellow of National Academy of InventorsThe scientist and academic leader Marco Carvalho has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.Carvalho is a distinguished computer scientist, and executive vice president, provost and chief operating officer at Florida Tech.He joins a 2022 class of 169 NAI Fellows, featuring renowned academic inventors from top universities and institutions worldwide, including Georgia Tech, MIT, Mayo Clinic and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.The NAI Fellows Program highlights academic inventors who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on the quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.Election to NAI Fellow is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors.The holder of multiple patents, Carvalho's research interests include artificial intelligence and machine learning applied to cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection, tactical and cognitive networks, multiagent systems, and human-agent teamwork.He has conducted research sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, the Air Force Research Laboratory and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.Among his most recent patents is one for a genetic-algorithm powered 'decision engine' that selects and configures the best set of cyber defenses to combat threats against a system. Users can collaborate with search engines through novel interfaces that allow for real-time feedback on the direction and characteristics of the evolved solutions.'At Florida Tech, we strive for research and discovery that can benefit humankind, and this honor from the National Academy of Inventors is a much-valued and appreciated reminder that we are making a difference,' Carvalho said.

'My deepest thanks to NAI leadership and the Fellows Selection Committee for recognizing the impact of our work.'Carvalho earned a doctorate from Tulane University in 2006.He came to Florida Tech in 2012 as an associate professor of computer science.He was a professor of computer science and cybersecurity in 2014 when he was named executive director of the L3Harris Institute for Assured Information and the L3Harris Chair for Assured Information, positions he continues to hold.After serving briefly as acting dean of the School of Computing, Carvalho was named dean of the College of Engineering and Science in 2017, a position he held until 2020.In 2020, Carvalho became executive vice president and provost at Florida Tech.He was named chief operating officer in 2022.If you have a Business Newsmakers item you'd like to publish, please email details to Wayne T. Price at EMAIL or contact him at 321-223-0230.