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John Kuemmel has been named chief technology officer at Triad Retail Media, Tampa. Kuemmel brings two decades of leadership in information technology in marketing and data to Triad. For the past 10 years Kuemmel has served as senior vice president of information technology at Catalina Marketing.

Health care

Dr. Miguel Fana has been named president of the Pinellas County Medical Association or PCMA. Fana has been practicing medicine for the last 11 years in Pinellas County and has served on the PCMA's board of governors for the last three years. PCMA also named Dr. Donald M. Pell as 2013 Physician of the Year. Pell has practiced medicine for more than 30 years.


Marci Britt has been named an associate at Fisher & Phillips LLP, Tampa. Britt worked was an associate in Phelps Dunbar's insurance and reinsurance practice group and earned her juris doctorate from Vanderbilt University Law School.

Jason S. Cetel is the recipient of the 2013 Larry M. Simonsmeier Writing Award for his paper Disease-Branding and Drug-Mongering: Could Pharmaceutical Industry Promotional Practices Result in Tort Liability? The award is given by the American Society for Pharmacy Law (ASPL) and recognizes an outstanding paper relating to the interests of ASPL published during the prior two years. Cetel is an associate at GrayRobinson, Tampa.

John B. Grandoff III has been appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to the governing board of the Tampa Port Authority. Grandoff is a shareholder at Hill Ward Henderson, and is the co-chairman of the firm's land use group and part of the firm's real estate group. His practice involves zoning, comprehensive planning, developments of regional impact, vested rights, platting subdivision control and eminent domain.

Howard P. Ross has been selected as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in commercial litigation by American Lawyers Media and Martindale-Hubble. Ross is a shareholder at Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid PA, St. Petersburg.

Peter L. Tragos has been named an associate at Tragos & Sartes PL, Clearwater. Tragos earned his juris doctorate with honors from the Florida State University College of Law in May. While at Florida State, Tragos was a member of the trial advocacy team where he participated and won the National Championship at the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice National Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition.

David B. Weinstein has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. He will serve a three-year term. Weinstein is managing shareholder at the Tampa office of Greenberg Traurig PA, and is chairman of the national environmental and toxic tort practice.


Jim Andrews has been promoted to director of spiritual care at Suncoast Hospice, Clearwater. Andrews has been a chaplain on Suncoast Hospice patient- and family-care teams for 15 years, most recently at Suncoast Hospice's Care Center at Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg. He serves also as liaison to the diverse faith communities in Pinellas County.

Suncoast Hospice, Clearwater, announces the following appointments. These community leaders have been named to its board of directors: Maria Nieves Edmonds, Stephen R. Mason and Kenneth Welch. Nieves Edmonds is chairwoman of the Hispanic Leadership Council; Mason is president and chief executive at BayCare Health System; and Welch is Pinellas County Commission chairman. Beth O'Malley has been named professional relations liaison in the admissions department. O'Malley has 15 years experience in health care marketing, most recently with Family Home Health Services as a home health sales consultant and with Ivax Laboratories in pharmaceutical sales. Lynne Craver has been named vice president of management information systems. Craver has more than 25 years of experience in information technology management. Most recently she was senior vice president of IT infrastructure and operations for First Citizens Bank and held vice president, director and manager positions for Progress Energy, now known as Duke Energy.

Business announcements and appointments 12/13/13 [Last modified: Friday, December 13, 2013 5:38pm]
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