Jody Barksdale has been named to the project advisory committee for the WateReuse Research Foundation. He was also appointed chairman of the Florida Water Environment Association's Wastewater Process Committee. Barksdale is a senior vice president at Gresham, Smith and Partners, Tampa.
Dr. Jeff Walker has returned to the Tampa Bay area and will be an affiliate of Tampa Bay Orthopaedic Specialists. Walker has more than 30 years of experience and has been a board-certified neurosurgeon since 1988. As an affiliate of Tampa Bay Orthopaedic Specialists, he will specialize in minimally invasive outpatient spine surgery, neck and spine injuries and interventional pain management. Walker received his medical degree from the University of Texas at Houston and completed his residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. He was in private practice in St. Petersburg for more than 20 years and was co-founder of Bayfront Medical Center's Level II trauma center.
Ben Dachepalli has been elected by his peers as the president of Leadership Florida's 31st class. In addition to his new duties, Dachepalli will serve a term on the board of directors of Leadership Florida. Dachepalli is a shareholder in the construction practice group at Hill Ward Henderson, Tampa.
Jaret Fuente has been selected to be a member of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Tampa 2014. This program brings in top-level business, civic and government leaders for panel discussions and Q&A sessions. Topics covered include health care, education, law enforcement, the environment, economic development, government and other important community issues. Fuente is a shareholder at Carlton Fields, Tampa.
Brittany Maxey has been elected president of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL) for 2013-14. Maxey has been a member of FAWL for six years and served as the association's president-elect for the 2012-13 term. She is a patent attorney and founder of Maxey Law Offices, St. Petersburg.
Fowler White Boggs, Tampa, announces that the following attorneys have been named to the 2013 edition of Florida Trend magazine's "legal elite": E. Jackson Boggs, tax; Heather B. Brock, labor and employment; John D. Emmanuel, bankruptcy and workout; Latour "LT" Lafferty, criminal law; Rhea F. Law, environmental and land use; Hala A. Sandridge, appellate; and Scott A. Underwood, bankruptcy and workout. Boggs and Law were also named to the Legal Elite Hall of Fame category. To be considered, an attorney must have been a Legal Elite winner for each of the past five years.
The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay announces these newest board members: Phil Casey, recently retired after serving 16 years as the president, chief executive officer, director and chairman of Gerdau Ameristeel; Gail Eggeman, founder and currently market manager of the St. Petersburg Saturday Morning Market; George Howell, who concentrates in the areas of banking and finance; and Linda Hanna, an estates and trust attorney with a practice in Tampa.
John Bell has been elected as president of the League of Historic American Theatre's board of directors, a position he'll start in January. Bell is president and chief executive officer of the Tampa Theatre.
Lisa Greenawalt has been named client educator/social media expert for the Haines Road Animal Hospital, St. Petersburg. Greenawalt has 16 years of experience in the veterinary technology field.