Sunday, May 27, 2018
Business

People notes: Personnel appointments, promotions and announcements

Legal

Lori Baggett has been chosen to be a member of the 2013 class of Fellows participating in a program created by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity to identify, train and advance the next generation of leaders in the legal profession. Baggett is a shareholder and concentrates in the areas of construction litigation, construction contracts, employment defense, and other commercial litigation matters. She earned her juris doctorate cum laude from Stetson University College of Law.

Anthony and Partners, Tampa, announces that Kristi Neher Davisson has been named a partner and John M. Stratton has joined the firm as an associate. Davisson concentrates in the areas of creditor's rights, product liability, medical malpractice and nursing home defense. She earned her bachelor of science degree in broadcasting from the University of Florida and her juris doctorate with honors from Stetson University College of Law. Stratton earned his bachelor of science degree from Florida State University and his juris doctorate from Stetson University College of Law.

Pharmaceutical services

Jean Feldman has been named vice president of ancillary operations. Feldman brings over 25 years experience in worker's compensation and care management. She previously served as a regional network specialist at Liberty Mutual.

Real estate

Tony Crimi has been promoted to national vice president of sales at Ryland Homes, Tampa. Crimi has been with Ryland Homes since 2006 and recently served as vice president of sales and marketing.

Mark Eilers has been named director of land services at Colliers International Tampa Bay. Eilers has 23 years experience in commercial real estate and most recently served as senior vice president at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank.

Ticket services

Laura "Z" Zehe has been awarded the 2013 Outstanding Ticketing Professional Award from the International Ticketing Association (INTIX). The award recognizes Zehe for setting a standard of excellence for INTIX, a nonprofit membership organization that represents ticket sales, technology, finance and marketing professionals who work in arts, sports and entertainment. Zehe is box office manager at the Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg.

Universities

Daniel Scott has been named the Small Business Advocate of the Year. Scott is the associate director, sustainable entrepreneurship and innovation alliance at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg College of Business.

Venues

Chrissy Hall has been named director of programming at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa. Hall spent the past eight years at Well Fargo Center in Sonoma County, Calif., as entertainment programs manager.

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An American Airlines passenger was refused beer - so he screamed, fought and spit blood, FBI says

An American Airlines passenger was refused beer - so he screamed, fought and spit blood, FBI says

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Is the Lightning’s Jeff Vinik the best owner in professional sports?

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Five members of 69ers motorcycle gang indicted on federal charges

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Published: 05/25/18
With makeover, ZooTampa at Lowry Park takes a page from the theme parks

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Published: 05/25/18
U.S. news outlets block European readers over new privacy rules

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Published: 05/25/18
Tampa Electric appeals OSHA findings for October accident

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Published: 05/25/18
Fiat Chrysler recalls 4.8 million cars, warning owners: Don’t use the cruise control

Fiat Chrysler recalls 4.8 million cars, warning owners: Don’t use the cruise control

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Published: 05/25/18
Federal Reserve chairman warns his agency must be free from political pressure

Federal Reserve chairman warns his agency must be free from political pressure

Associated PressFederal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell warned Friday that the Fed’s independence from political pressure must be respected if it is to succeed in controlling inflation, maximizing employment and regulating the financial system. His re...
Published: 05/25/18
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Published: 05/25/18
St. Petersburg man fined $507,513 in penny stock scheme

St. Petersburg man fined $507,513 in penny stock scheme

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Published: 05/25/18