Biz Briefs: Conexx Names Board

Biz Briefs: Conexx Names Board

Conexx Names Board

Conexx: America Israel Business Connector has selected its 2015-16 officers and board members, led by Chairman Benjamin Fink of Atlanta law firm Berman Fink Van Horn.

Fink, recently chosen by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2016 in the area of labor and employment litigation, has three vice chairmen at Conexx: Tal Cohen, the founding partner of My Seed Tech Fund; Jonathan Zucker, the president of the InterTech Group; and Randall Foster, the CEO of Vumii Imaging. Jonathan Minnen, a partner at law firm Smith, Gambrell & Russell, is the secretary, and Steve Horn, a partner at accounting firm Williams Benator & Libby, is the treasurer.

Benjamin Fink
Benjamin Fink

“I am looking forward to working with our incredible board members and Conexx staff,” said Fink, who replaces two-year Chairman Joel Neuman. “This organization does such extraordinary things, and I’m proud to lead it into the next phase.”

Also selected for the executive committee are Dawn Ely of Palladium Group International, Morris Ellison of Womble Carlyle, Todd Porter of H.T. PROF Executive Search, Adam Feinberg of UPS and Mark Spiegel of UBS.

Guy Tessler remains Conexx’s president and top professional staff member.

New to Conexx’s board are Justin Daniels (Baker Donelson), Renée Rosenheck (Global Growth Advisors), Steven Rosen (Raymond James), Pamela Dubin (CyberUP), Robert Friedman (King & Spalding), Orna Sharon (Mergence Global) and Diane Weiner.

“Our members are our driving force,” Tessler said. “We’re thrilled to have such esteemed members of the business community helping us accomplish our mission.”

Conexx’s upcoming activities include a group Southeastern trip to Israel from Oct. 10 to 15 for the WATEC water conference in Tel Aviv.


Rotenberg Joins HHR

Atlanta family law firm Hedgepeth, Heredia & Rieder has added Jon Rotenberg to the firm in an of counsel capacity.

“Jon Rotenberg is known in his practice of family law for his compassionate, even-keeled approach, which makes him a valuable addition to our team,” managing partner Hannibal Heredia said in an announcement.

Rotenberg has practiced family law for more than a decade. The Congregation Bet Haverim member serves as a guardian ad litem for Fulton County and volunteers with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Association.

Jon Rotenberg
Jon Rotenberg

He earned bachelor’s and law degrees from Emory University and was a partner in family and commercial law at Howick, Westfall & Kaplan.

The Candler Park resident has two children at the Paideia School.

Five Stars for Morgan, Weinberg

Three estate-planning lawyers at Atlanta firm Morgan & DiSalvo have been named 2015 Five Star financial service professionals by Atlanta magazine: Richard Morgan, Loraine DiSalvo and Diane Weinberg.

Morgan, a six-time recipient of the recognition, is a member of Congregation Dor Tamid, and Weinberg is a member of Congregation Beth Shalom. Both have been involved with Jewish Family & Career Services, among other Jewish community activities.

The Five Star selection resulted from rigorous research that included a regulatory and consumer complaint review and an evaluation of objective criteria associated with wealth managers who provide quality client services. The award is presented in more than 45 markets to wealth managers, real estate agents, mortgage professionals, insurance agents and dentists.


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