MOSI hires Ovations Food Services
The Museum of Science & Industry has selected Tampa-based Ovations Food Services to manage the museum’s day-to-day food and beverage operations.
Brandon Regional’s new Emerging Leaders
Brandon Regional Hospital recently congratulated 24 graduates of its new Emerging Leaders Program, an eight-month leadership education program. The graduates are: Carmen Arnason, supervisor, case management; Natasha Bhagwandin-Boodhoo, RN, cardiology; Heather Blackmon, nuclear medicine supervisor, radiology; Monica Boyd, HR generalist, human resources; Mildred Caraballo, physical therapy supervisor, rehab; Barbara Castillo, RN, nursing; Nicole Cipriano, clinical nurse coordinator, nursing; Olga Clark, radiology technician, radiology; Courtney Fabian, clinical nurse coordinator, nursing; Joel Feitshans, RN, cardiology; Patricia Figura-Delia, RN, employee health; Kimberly Gervais, supervisor, cardiology; Marcella Hewitt, supervisor, day surgery; Yolanda Hiddemen, CT Technician, radiology; Laureen Jacobe, clinical nurse coordinator, cardiology; Rebecca Jensen, clinical nurse coordinator, nursing; Christy Keel, RN, nursing; Carmen Kurceba, clinical nurse coordinator, nursing; Rebecca Martinez, RN, cardiology; Lynn Nelson, supervisor, lab; Christine Overstreet, case manager, case management; Kristi Rothenhush, clinical nurse coordinator, nursing; Fred Stevens, RN, nursing; Christy Wilson, clinical nurse coordinator, nursing.
Smith wins ‘Rockin Chair Award’
Fisher & Sauls PA, St. Petersburg, announced that associate Erica K. Smith was honored as a co-recipient of the “Rockin Chair Award” in recognition of her dedication as the 2013-14 chair of the Young Lawyers Section of the St. Petersburg Bar Association.
Laski named manager at Gulf View Square
Simon Property Group announced that Jeff Laski has been named mall manager at Gulf View Square in Port Richey.
Brand appointed president of HSN Inc.
St. Petersburg-based HSN Inc. named Bill Brand as president. Brand will retain his role as chief marketing officer and will continue to report directly to CEO Mindy Grossman.
Liguori, Bhole open new dental office
Johella Liguori and Sarina Bhole announced the opening of their new dental office, Wiregrass Family Dental Care at 2066 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. in Wesley Chapel.
Carlton Fields makes council appointments
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, Tampa, made the following announcements: Tampa shareholder Sylvia H. Walbolt will serve as president of the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society. health care attorneys Radha Bachman and T.J. Ferrante have been selected to serve on various councils of the American Health Lawyers Association. Bachman will serve on AHLA Women’s Leadership Council for a one-year term. Ferrante will serve on the AHLA Young Professionals Council for a one-year term. He also was selected for the Leadership Development Program of the AHLA’s Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group for a one-year term. Tampa shareholder Gwynne A. Young received the Rosemary Barkett Outstanding Achievement Award from the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Chief Diversity Officer Nancy J. Faggianelli received the Florida Diversity Council LGBT-Allies Leader Award.
Tampa General wins sustainability award
Tampa General Hospital earned the 2014 Partner for Change Award from the Practice Greenhealth organization. The award recognizes health-care facilities throughout the nation that have established sustainability programs.
Foley & Lardner named a Florida Powerhouse
Foley & Lardner LLP, Tampa, has been recognized as a Florida Powerhouse in Law360’s 2014 Regional Powerhouses series.
Leadership Florida honors Buesing
Bob Buesing, shareholder at Trenam Kemker in Tampa, received Leadership Florida’s 2014 Distinguished Member Award. This award honors a member whose activities garner results and leave a lasting impact on Florida.
Moffitt department names Lee as chair
Jae K. Lee has joined Moffitt Cancer Center as chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics.
ConnectWise receives award from ESX
ConnectWise, Tampa, received the 2014 ESX Maximum Impact Award in the category of Accessories & Aids: Dealer Company Software. The Maximum Impact Awards highlight products and services that have the greatest positive impact on security integration and monitoring businesses.
Kartovicky named project manager at PSI
Professional Services Industries Inc. announced the promotion of Keith Kartovicky to project manager in their Tampa office’s Environmental Services Department.
Armer named area’s film commissioner
Visit St. Pete/Clearwater announced the appointment of Tony Armer as the area’s newest film commissioner.
Healey elected to AICP College of Fellows
The American Institute of Certified Planners, the professional institute of the American Planning Association, has announced that David P. “Dave” Healey has been elected to the College of Fellows of AICP.
API Retail Design and Furniture hires 4
API Retail Design and Furniture of Tampa added four employees: Trish Nearhoof as project manager; Peter Cruz and Christopher Vela as project captains; and Sandy Trigger as newest member of the accounting team.
WUSF program wins ‘Best Newscast’ award
WUSF Public Media, Tampa, was honored at the 2014 Public Radio News Directors Inc. Awards. The weekly news program “Morning Edition,” hosted by Carson Cooper, received first place for “Best Newscast” in mid-sized newsrooms.
AHA, ASA appoint 2 in leadership roles
The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association made the following announcements: Michele Money-Carson was appointed new vice president of communications for the Greater Southeast Affiliate. Melanie Lachs was named new foundation relations director for the Greater Southeast Affiliate. Money-Carson and Lachs are based out of St. Petersburg and serve Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee.
McCrink joins American Strategic Insurance
American Strategic Insurance of St. Petersburg announced that Patrick McCrink has joined the company as its vice president of claims.
Tech Data of Clearwater wins for best catalog
Tech Data Corp., Clearwater, announced it has been named a Gold award winner in the 2014 ChannelPro-SMB Readers’ Choice Awards in the categories of Distributors: Best Hardware/Software Catalog.
Ligori listed among 2014 Legal Elite
Christopher Ligori & Associates, Tampa, announced that founding partner Christopher Ligori has been selected for inclusion in Florida Trend magazine’s 2014 Legal Elite in the practice area of civil trial law.
Dewan directs BayCare Behavioral Health
BayCare Health System, Clearwater, has named Naakesh “Nick” Dewan as medical director of BayCare Behavioral Health. Board-certified in psychiatry and addiction medicine, Dewan will be responsible for the oversight, direction and quality of BayCare Behavioral Health’s inpatient and outpatient programs across Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk and Pinellas counties.
Trenam Kemker has 3 ‘Lawyers of the Year’
Best Lawyers named three Trenam Kemker lawyers as “2014 Lawyer of the Year” for their respective practice areas. The lawyers being recognized are: Roberta A. Colton, litigation/bankruptcy, Tampa; Gary I. Teblum, securities/capital markets law, Tampa; and John S. Vento, litigation/construction, Tampa.
Henderson appointed to Swiftmud
Hill Ward Henderson, Tampa, shareholder Ed Armstrong was appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to the Southwest Florida Water Management District. The appointment is for a term ending March 1, 2018, and is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.
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