Paul Anderson, president and CEO of Port Tampa Bay, has been reappointed as chairman of the Florida Ports Council, a Tallahassee-based organization that oversees the state's 15 public seaports. The council represents Florida's ports at the state and federal levels Prior to leading Port Tampa Bay, Anderson served as CEO of the Jacksonville Port Authority. He is the current chairman of the Florida Ports Financing Commission.
Tampa International Airport CEO Joe Lopano will be one of the 25 inaugural members of a new national advisory committee on travel and tourism infrastructure sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The committee will offer information, advice and recommendations to the U.S. Secretary of Transportation on matters related to transportation and tourism. Lopano will serve a two-year term and joins other members from with experience in private and public sectors. The committee was established by the surface transportation bill that passed last year in order to assist the department in developing new strategies to improve travel mobility.
The American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section honored Tampa lawyer James E. Felman with its Charles R. English Award at the Criminal Justice Section Awards Luncheon on Nov. 4 in Washington, D.C. The Charles R. English Award is for judges, prosecutors, the defense bar, academics, and other attorneys who have distinguished themselves in the field of criminal justice. Over the past two years, Felman devoted hundreds of hours to the Clemency Project 2014, which has submitted more than 2,000 clemency petitions to the Office of the Pardon Attorney. As of early October, President Obama had commuted the sentences of 774 inmates, 356 of which were supported by Clemency Project 2014. Felman has a B.A. from Wake Forest University, M.A. from Duke University and a J.D. from Duke University School of Law. A partner at Kynes, Markman & Felman, P.A., in Tampa, Felman has concentrated his practice of law in the defense of complex criminal matters and related civil litigation for more than 25 years. He represents clients in federal and state matters in every phase of the criminal process.
Labor and employment attorney Lisa McGlynn has joined the Tampa office of Fisher Phillips as an associate. Coming most recently from the law firm's Fort Lauderdale office, McGlynn advises employers on workplace issues including employment discrimination, wage and hour disputes, family and medical leave issues, data security and workplace privacy, sexual harassment, and retaliation and wrongful termination. She earned her juris doctor from the Frederic G. Levin College of Law at the University of Florida and is highly involved with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Teri Sholder is the new senior vice president and chief quality officer for BayCare Health System. She came to BayCare from Kettering Health Network in Ohio, where she was named a manager in the quality department in 2007, was promoted to department director in 2010, and was chief quality officer since 2012. Sholder set the strategic vision and goals for quality and care delivery for Kettering Physician Partners and Kettering Health Network, a system with eight hospitals, 10 emergency departments and 120 outpatient facilities. As chief quality officer for BayCare, Sholder will lead programs to enhance patient safety, clinical quality and patient satisfaction, with the goal of ensuring high-quality care for patients throughout the health care system. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Wright State University in Ohio and her master's degree in health administration from Ohio University.
Ocean Prime has named Kal Harris general manager of its Tampa location. Harris brings more than a decade of restaurant experience to Ocean Prime. He began his career as a bus boy, then quickly grew into a management position by the age of 19. He has held various leadership positions in restaurants and country clubs. Originally from Buffalo, Harris established roots in Tampa 10 years ago, and most recently served as Managing Partner at Roy's Restaurant in Tampa. Ocean Prime is located at 2205 N. West Shore Blvd. in Tampa.
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