Monday, December 18, 2017
Business

Philanthropists Kate Tiedemann and Ellen Cotton among this week's Tampa Bay business Movers & Shakers

Philanthropy

Tampa Bay area philanthropists Kate Tiedemann and Ellen Cotton were jointly recognized as Philanthropist of the Year at the Association of Fundraising Professionals Suncoast National Philanthropy Day 2016 luncheon recently.Together, they have given $11 million to the Kate Tiedemann College of Business.

"These two women are the quintessential philanthropists," said USFSP Regional Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska, who nominated the pair. "The depth and breadth of their giving has inspired a philanthropic culture at USFSP. They epitomize the term 'joyful givers,' and they are role models for others to follow."

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs gathered in Palm Springs, Calif., recently to celebrate 30 years of ingenuity in America and announce this year's EY Entrepreneur Of The Year National award recipients. Awards were presented in 11 categories, and Tampa entrepreneur Jeremy (Jerry) Fowden of Cott Corporation won in the Retail and Consumer Products Category.

"Our category winners and finalists represent some of the most unique and transformative companies in their respective industries," said Mike Kacsmar, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Americas Program Director. "The entrepreneurs behind these companies are bringing new ways of thinking to American business and are a hugely positive force for the economy."

Law

The law firm of Keane, Reese, Vesely & Gerdes, P.A. is proud to announce that Nicole M. Ziegler has been named a partner at the firm. Ziegler will continue to focus her practice on civil appeals, business litigation, professional malpractice and personal injury matters.

Ziegler presently serves on the Florida Bar's Appellate Court Rules Committee and previously served on the Student Education and Admissions to the Bar Committee and the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court's Professionalism Committee. Ziegler has been with Keane, Reese, Vesely & Gerdes for the past six years.

Ziegler graduated magna cum laude from Florida Coastal School of Law and served as an intern to Justice Ricky Polston and former Justice Kenneth Bell on the Florida Supreme Court.

Biotechnology

BioFlorida, the life sciences association representing nearly 6,000 establishments and research organizations throughout Florida, has named Valerie Landrio McDevitt chairman of the board. McDevitt, a veteran member of BioFlorida's board, has been instrumental to the state's proven success and continual growth within the life sciences industry.

As the associate vice president for technology transfer and business partnerships at the University of South Florida and a registered U.S. patent attorney, McDevitt heads the university's Technology Transfer Office. Additionally, she leads the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator and Florida High Tech Corridor Council Matching Grants Research Program on behalf of USF.

"During my term I'll strive to keep building momentum for BioFlorida members and life science professionals throughout the state," McDevitt said in a statement.

Medical

Dr. Christine Laronga, surgical oncologist specializing in breast cancer at Moffitt Cancer Center, has been named president of the Association of Women Surgeons. The international organization boasts more than 1,800 members and represents 21 countries.

The association was founded in 1981 and is an educational and professional organization. It is committed to supporting women surgeons at various stages in their career, from medical school through retirement.

At Moffitt, Laronga treats women with all levels of breast disease, from benign cysts to metastatic breast cancer. She is a principal investigator for several groundbreaking procedures.

She is the State Chair for the Commission on Cancer and a Florida Governor of the American College of Surgeons. She also is active in the American Cancer Society serving on the Florida Division Board. She is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network breast risk reduction panel that reviews guidelines for treating women at high risk for breast cancer.

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