Appointments at Ogletree Deakins and Brandon Honda highlight this week's Tampa Bay business Movers & Shakers

Published April 7 2017
Updated April 7 2017


Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, announced that Edmund McKenna has been named managing shareholder of the firm's Tampa office. McKenna succeeds Helen Palladeno, who served as the office managing shareholder for the last five years.

McKenna joined Ogletree Deakins' Tampa office in 2010 and has more than 30 years of experience representing and advising employers in labor and employment matters. He is also experienced with union issues, including unfair labor practices and arbitration of collective bargaining grievances. McKenna earned his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati.

Allen Dell announced that Robert L. Olsen has joined the Tampa firm as a shareholder, where he represents clients in commercial litigation and transactions, along with trusts and estates litigation.

Olsen has over 25 years of law practice experience, with extensive arbitration, jury, non-jury, and administrative trial experience. He is admitted to practice in both state and federal courts, and has tried cases in Florida as well as California, Georgia and New York.

Auto dealers

David Farner has been hired as an executive manager at Brandon Honda, a Morgan Auto Group dealership. He was formerly with Toyota of Tampa Bay for 10 years, another Morgan Auto Group store, where he served in a variety of sales, finance and management roles. Farner grew up in New Port Richey and is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a bachelor's degree in marketing.

Real estate

ForeSite Residential Real Estate has added Ann Rogers, Dave Osborn and Tom Marshall to its team. ForeSite's Realtors represent buyers, sellers and condominium developers throughout Pinellas County.

Operating as a small luxury real estate team (Ann Rogers & Associates), Rogers has a strong background in the lending and cash management sectors of the banking businesses. Beginning her real estate career in 1994, she purchased and ran several Pinellas County Keller Williams Realty offices growing to over 400 agents.

Marshall is a longtime resident of St. Petersburg, partnering with Rogers since he moved here almost 20 years ago.

Osborn, who is fairly new to the real estate industry, has 25-plus years of corporate leadership background in the health care and airline sectors.

Public relations

B2 Communications has promoted Tyler Killette and Keeley LaForme from account coordinators to account executives. Both Killette and LaForme work on projects involving media relations, content creation, social media and implementing strategic communication plans for B2's clients.

Killette works with real estate and development clients such as Lennar and Colliers International. LaForme works with such clients as USAmeriBank, SPCA Tampa Bay and Marlow's Tavern.