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Dave Enick has been promoted to managing director at CBIZ Kirkland, Russ, Murphy and Tapp and Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. – KRMT Tampa Bay. Enick will lead the Transaction Advisory Practice, which is focused on middle market mergers and acquisitions activity. Enick joined CBIZ MHM more than four years ago. He previously worked five years in public accounting with Deloitte in Tampa and EY in Atlanta.


Robert Hursh has been named vice president and senior business banker for Synovus Bank's commercial banking team. Hursh, who will be based at the downtown St. Petersburg banking center, brings more than 10 years of banking experience to his new role at Synovus. He most recently served as vice president and business banker at Regions Bank in St. Petersburg.


Sarah Wallis Caramanica has been named an area development coordinator at Holland & Knight, Tampa. Caramanica was a business development coordinator at Morrison & Foerster LLP and Shaw Bransford & Roth PC, both in Washington, D.C. She is a member of the Legal Marketing Association.

Troy Crotts has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for 2014 and has been selected as the 2014 "Lawyer of the Year" in personal injury litigation – defense in Tampa. Crotts is a shareholder at Bush Ross, Tampa.

Brian C. Willis has been selected to join the 2014 class of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the New Leaders Council (NLC). The NLC is a 501(c)(3) that works to recruit, train and promote the progressive political entrepreneurs of tomorrow. NLC trains fellows with the skills necessary to be civic leaders in their communities and workplaces. Willis is an associate and represents individuals and corporations involved in business, contract and real estate disputes. He earned his juris doctorate from George Washington University.


Stuart A. Berger has been named vice president of development and fundraising at Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services. Berger has held positions in not-for-profit organizations since 2005. He most recently held the position of director of development for CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse) in St. Petersburg.

Online education

Andrew Titen has been named chief executive officer and Michael Bisk has been named president at Bisk Education, Tampa. Titen joined Bisk in 1986 and has been president and chief operating officer of Bisk Education since 1992. From 1986 to 1991, he served as Bisk's chief financial officer. Bisk joined the company in 1993 and has served in several leadership positions. He most recently was senior vice president and a member of the executive committee.


The Hillsborough County Hotel & Motel Association (HCHMA) announces its new officers for 2014. Jeff Weinthaler, general manager of the Embassy Suites Hotel Tampa Downtown Convention Center, has been named HCHMA president. Paul Joseph, general manager of the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, is vice president and Pat Ciaccio, general manager of Saddlebrook Resort, is secretary/treasurer. Each officer was elected to a one-year term. The 2014 HCHMA board members are: Ron Alicandro of the Westin Tampa Bay Airport; Pam Avery of the Wyndham Tampa Westshore; Jim Bartholomay of the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel; Greg Brooks of Courtyard by Marriott — Tampa Downtown; Joe Collier of Mainsail Suites Hotel & Conference Center; Santiago Corrada of Visit Tampa Bay; Brian Dickson of Embassy Suites Brandon; Todd Kinney of Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Airport/Westshore; Randy Kuiken of Hilton Tampa Downtown; and Ron McAnaugh of Tampa Marriott Waterside & Marina.

Public relations

Laura Fontanills has been named a senior account executive at B2 Communications, Tampa. Fontanills brings eight years of public relations experience to B2 Communications. She most recently served as an account director at Common Language in St. Petersburg.

Real estate

Jones Lang LaSalle, Tampa, announces the following additions to their firm. Robert Alter has been named senior vice president and Thomas Grandoff has been named associate broker. Alter brings more than 25 years of national commercial real estate experience to JLL. He returns to Tampa after previously serving as vice president at SCG, LLC/FORT Properties Inc. in Atlanta, following successful stints working with Prologis, a worldwide owner and developer of distribution facilities, and Ross Perot Jr.'s Hillwood Properties. Grandoff will focus on providing investment sales and tenant representation services in the Tampa Bay area. Prior to joining JLL, he was a logistics analyst at Gerdau Long Steel North America in Tampa.

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