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John H. Sykes has been elected chairman of NorthStar Bank and the bank holding company, NorthStar Banking Corp. Sykes is founder and chairman of Sykes Enterprises Inc., Tampa.


GLE Associates Inc., Tampa, announces that David Bostain has become a leadership-in-energy-and-environmental-design accredited professional. Bostain is director of MEP engineering services. Also, Deborah DeVars, formerly of Wall Innovators Inc., has been named an administrative clerk.

Health care

Bonnie Tooker has been named clinical resource manager at Oak Hill Hospital, Spring Hill. Tooker was critical care educator at Bayonet Point Hospital, Hudson.

Investigative services

Ted Ferguson has completed identity theft investigative training by the National Association of Investigative Specialists. Ferguson owns Investigative Intelligence Inc. in Spring Hill.


Robert H. "Bob" Buesing has been elected chairman of the board of the Tampa Metropolitan YMCA. Buesing is a shareholder at Treman Kemker and is co-chairman of the commercial litigation practice group.

Patricia M. Dockery has been appointed chairwoman of the St. Petersburg Bar Probate and Guardianship Section. Dockery is an associate at Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & Wein and is director of the guardianships, trusts and estate planning department.

Amy C. Duffey has been named an associate at de la Parte & Gilbert PA, Tampa. Duffey concentrates in administrative law, environmental law and eminent domain law and was assistant general counsel for the Southwest Florida Water Management District.

Melissa A. Register has been named an associate at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP, Tampa. Register concentrates in corporate law, estate and trust planning and administration and tax planning. Register was an associate at Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen, Tampa.

Carlton Fields, Tampa, announces that Colleen M. Fitzgerald has been named an associate in the firm's government law & consulting and real property litigation practice groups; Adam P. Schwartz was appointed to two Florida Bar committees, the 13th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee "B" and has been named chairman of the Second District Paralegal Committee. Fitzgerald was an associate at GrayRobinson, Tampa; Schwartz is a shareholder and is a member of the white collar and government investigations practice group.

Phelps Dunbar LLP, Tampa, announces that Erin L. Malone and Olivia Z. Weisman have been named associates. Malone joins the regional labor and employment practice group and was an associate at Clark, Campbell & Mawhinney PA, Lakeland; Weisman joins the regional commercial litigation practice group and earned her law degree at the University of Florida.

Senior living

Aging Wisely Inc., Clearwater, announces that Melanie Present and Jennifer Roth have been named professional care managers. Present received her master's degree in social work from the University of South Florida and worked as a graduate research assistant for the Florida Mental Health Institute, Department of Aging and Mental Health, USF; Roth completed her master's degree in social work at USF and worked as a social work program developer at BRIDGE Healthcare Clinic and Mental Health Overlay Counselor at Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services, Clearwater.


Lee Tobin has been elected president of the National Association of Container Distributors for a two-year term. Tobin is president of All American Container Inc., Tampa.


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