Make us your home page

Businesspeople on the move


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.


Job news?

Send On the Move submissions to St. Petersburg Times, Business News

Department, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731;

e-mail: dbrosan@; or fax: (727) 893-8939.

You are encouraged to

submit a photo, but not all will be used and they cannot be returned.

Businesspeople on the move 06/28/08 [Last modified: Saturday, June 28, 2008 4:31am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Treasury secretary's wife boasts of travel on government plane, touts high fashion


    U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's wife, Louise Linton, boasted of flying on a government plane with her husband to Kentucky on Monday and then named the numerous fashion brands she wore on the trip in an unusual social media post that only became more bizarre minutes later.

    Steven Mnuchin and his then- financee Louise Linton watch as President Donald Trump speaks during Mnuchin's swearing-in ceremony as  treasury secretary in the Oval Office of the White House on Feb. 13. [Mandel Ngan | AFP via Getty Images]
  2. Ford, Chinese partner look at possible electric car venture


    BEIJING — Ford Motor Co. and a Chinese automaker said Tuesday they are looking into setting up a joint venture to develop and manufacture electric cars in China.

  3. Judge throws out $458,000 condo sale, says Clearwater attorney tricked bidders

    Real Estate

    CLEARWATER — Pinellas County Circuit Judge Jack St. Arnold on Monday threw out the $458,100 sale of a gulf-front condo because of what he called an "unscrupulous" and "conniving" scheme to trick bidders at a foreclosure auction.

    John Houde, left, whose Orlando copany was the high  bidder June 8 at the foreclosure auction of a Redington Beach condo, looks in the direction of Clearwater lawyer and real estate investor Roy C. Skelton, foreground,  during a hearing Monday before Pinellas County Circuit Judge Jack St. Arnold.  [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   Times ]
  4. Pasco EDC names business incubator head in Dade City, will open second site


    Pasco County economic development officials are busy reigniting their business start-up resources following the departure earlier this year of Krista Covey, who ran the Pasco Economic Development Council's SMARTStart business incubator in Dade City.

    Andrew Romaner was promoted this summer to serve as program director of the Dade City SMARTStart Entrepreneur Center, a start-up incubator service of the Pasco Economic Development Council. He succeeds Krista Covey, who relocated to Texas for another startup position. [Courtesy of Pasco EDC]
  5. Proposed Tampa tax increase prompts second thoughts about Riverfront Park spending

    Local Government

    TAMPA — Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park has a $35.5 million price tag with something for everyone, including a rowers' boathouse, a sheltered cove for beginning paddlers, an event lawn, a community center with sweeping views of downtown and all kinds of athletic courts — even pickleball! — when it opens …

    Expect the $35.5 million redevelopment of Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park to be a big part of the discussion when the Tampa City Council discusses Mayor Bob Buckhorn's proposed budget and property tax increase this Thursday. LUIS SANTANA   |   Times