Thursday, July 19, 2018
Business

New appointments at Holland & Knight, Achieva Credit Union and GrayRobinson highlight this week's Tampa Bay businesss Movers & Shakers

Banking/credit unions

Achieva Credit Union announced the appointment of long-time credit union leader Janice Hollar as chief financial officer.

Hollar, who began her post March 1, took over for Dennis Holthaus, who is taking a new position within the credit union. Hollar will oversee all aspects of financial affairs at the organization, including financial reports, audits, mergers, capital markets and regulatory reporting.

Hollar was previously with RP Financial and the Kennedy Space Center Federal Credit Union, among other institutions. Most recently, Hollar served as senior vice president at the Shared Services for Credit Unions organization based in Palm Beach Gardens. She graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma, and received a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Law

Holland & Knight announced that Jameson Rice has transferred from the firm's Washington, D.C. office to the Tampa office. Rice focuses his practice on the transportation industry. He authors the motor carrier regulatory column for the Association of Transportation Law Professionals' bi-monthly Highlights publication. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Florida, J.D. degree from Boston University, and an M.A.T. degree from Johns Hopkins University.

GrayRobinson, P.A. announced that attorneys Daniel Fleming and Philip Mokris have joined the firm's Tampa office.

Veteran trial attorneys Fleming and Mokris join as shareholder and of counsel, respectively. Both previously worked at the Tampa firm of Melkus, Fleming & Gutierrez, PL. Board certified in civil trial law, Fleming has tried more than two dozen trials around the nation on behalf of a variety of clients in cases involving matters as diverse as wrongful death and allegedly defective workplace conditions. Mokris, who has served as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and as staff counsel with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in Washington, D.C., focuses his legal practice on insurance defense and estate planning matters.

Fleming is a graduate of University of Florida College of Law; Mokris is a graduate of University of Dayton School of Law.

Education

Vector Solutions, which provides eLearning and performance support solutions for the architecture, engineering, and construction industries, among other fields, said Victoria Zambito has been promoted to senior vice president of product, content and communication. She was previously vice president of product management and content development.

In her new role, she will be responsible for aligning and rationalizing Vectors' library of over 5,000 courses across its multiple brands.

Health care

Palms of Pasadena Hospital has announced that Brandy Hershberger, DNP, RN, CEN, is the hospital's new chief nursing officer.

Dr. Hershberger was previously at Fawcett Memorial Hospital. She has 13 years of health care leadership experience. Prior to Fawcett, she also served as trauma program director at Osceola Regional Medical Center and as executive clinical director of surgical and emergency services at UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital.

She earned a Doctorate of Nursing Practice with honors from Chatham University, a Master of Science in Nursing Administration from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Bachelor of Science at Mount Aloysius College, graduating cum laude.

Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point announced the promotion of Jessica DeMauro, MHA, to director of wound care. DeMauro was promoted from her position as director of patient experience.

She came to the hospital from Atria Oakridge in Raleigh, N.C., where she served as executive director for Atria Southport Walk-In in Durham. She holds a master's degree in Health Care Administration from Indiana University and a bachelor's degree in Sociology from Purdue University.

Business to business

Zennergy, LLC announced the appointment of Robert "Rob" Kantor as senior vice president for sales & corporate culture. Kantor, a graduate of the University of South Florida, started his career in Tampa Bay selling coffee to area businesses. His company, Suncoast Coffee Service and Vending, expanded to include everything from fresh fruit and healthy snacks to janitorial supplies.

Tampa-based Zennergy sells patented technology designed to reduce water consumption and lower water bills, without impacting business operations.

Aging services

DeeWynn Cox has been elected president of the Florida Chapter of the Aging Life Care Association. She has been a member of the board of directors for the Florida Chapter since 2008 and has been in the Aging Life Care profession for over 25 years.

     
       
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