Modus Operandi promotes Toth to president

Compiled by Wayne T. Price

Modus Operandi appoints president, director of research

Melbourne-based Modus Operandi recently announced the promotion of Andre Toth to the president. Most recently, Toth served as the company’s Chief Operating Officer.

Andre Toth

Toth served in the U.S. Air Force for 31 years, including his last leadership assignment as Commandant of the Air Force Personnel Center, where he ensured commanders around the world received qualified Airmen where and when they needed it to support the Air Force and joint missions.

While a general officer, Toth led operations at Air Combat Command of the U.S. Air Force, where he was responsible for operational planning, training, and command and control functions for air forces. regular and reserve fighters. and as Director General of the U.S. Air Forces Central Command, directing the execution of air operations for 16,000 Airmen deployed to 22 countries in Central and Southwest Asia.

Toth received his master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the US Naval War College; his Masters in Military Operational Art and Science from the US Air Force Air Command and Staff College; and his Bachelor of Science degree from the US Air Force Academy.

The company also announced that Patrick Hester was appointed director of research.

Patrick Hester

Hester joined Modus Operandi in July 2020 and has worked to advance the state of the art in semantic enrichment, course of action, and artificial intelligence/machine learning based decision technologies.

He featured articles on the importance of living intelligence, increasing community interest in the concept.

He also won several Department of Defense contracts that serve to augment human decision-making processes with enabling technologies, and soon took on new program leadership responsibilities.

In Hester’s new role, he will guide the technological advancement of Movia, the company’s key knowledge management and decision support platform.

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Hester recently served as Modus Operandi’s Senior Research Scientist.

Prior to joining Modus Operandi, he was a senior operations research analyst at ManTech International; associate professor of management at the University of North Carolina at Asheville; and associate professor at Old Dominion University.

Parry joins Parrish’s team as an orthopedic surgeon

Parrish Medical Group welcomed board-certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Bryan Parry to the community of North Brevard.

Dr. Bryan Parry

Parry specializes in general orthopedic surgery and acute fracture care, as well as sports medicine.

His office is located at Parrish Healthcare Center in Port St. John, 5005 Port St. John Parkway.

Parry received his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University in Hershey, Pennsylvania. After graduation, he completed an orthopedic residency at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Before moving to Brevard County in 2012, Parry spent 15 years in Atlanta providing medical care in Barrow, Newton and Walton counties.

A resident of the Brevard area for 10 years, Parry has become an involved member of the local community.

An avid distance runner, he enjoys volunteering as the medical director of major local races, such as the Space Coast Marathon.

Parry joins the team at Parrish Medical Group to provide acute orthopedic care to patients in the North Brevard community.

Parrish Medical Group and Parry are now accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment with Parry, call 321-433-2247 or visit

Griffin appoints Curie director of media relations

Griffin Communications Group recently announced strategic hires that will expand the company’s presence in Florida and Huntsville, Alabama.

Mike Curie adds to Griffin’s presence in Florida, while Rena Anderson joined from Huntsville.

Mike Curie

“Being able to support our clients locally is a key part of effective communication,” the agency’s president said. Jeff Carr. “With the space industry spread across the United States, strengthening our teams in key geographies will better position Griffin to meet the needs of an expanding customer base.”

Curie was named director of media relations. He has nearly 37 years of experience in government and corporate communications and public relations in the space industry, including at NASA and the United Space Alliance.

Curie develops and oversees media strategies, relationships, engagement and services for Griffin’s clients.

Curie was selected by the National Space Club Florida committee to receive the 2016 Harry Kolcum News & Communications Award and was a 2013 member of the Leadership Brevard class. He received NASA’s Silver Snoopy Award, as well as numerous NASA individual and collective achievement awards.

“Mike brings an in-depth knowledge of space industry media relations, with 40 years as a NASA contractor and public servant at NASA Headquarters, Johnson Space Center and Kennedy Space Center,” said Carr.

Anderson also joined Griffin as Director of STEM Accounts and Workforce Development.

She has over 20 years of experience developing corporate and community partnerships, creating and connecting resources to client needs.

STEM is science, technology, engineering, and math.

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