Michelle Edwards has been vice president and director at Sabadell United Bank, Tampa. Edwards will be responsible for leading the business development efforts of the office and assisting clients with their private banking, investment and trust servicing needs. Prior to joining Sabadell, Edwards was vice president and relationship manager at TD Bank, Tampa. She also, spent 15 years at SunTrust as a senior vice president and area manager of the retail bank where she managed the performance and development of 15 branches in the Hillsborough county area.
Scott Jacobsen has been appointed president and chief executive officer at NorthStar Bank, Tampa. Jacobsen's banking career spans 30 years and includes many Tampa Bay and Florida financial institutions, including Merrill Lynch, Bank of Tampa, Barnett Bank and AmSouth Bank. Jacobsen earned his bachelor's of arts degree from Dickinson College and is a graduate of the Stonier ABA Graduate School of Banking.
Scott Wilming has been named chief construction estimator for KAST Construction's Tampa office. Wilming has more than 28 years of construction experience and comes to KAST from Clark Construction Group in Tampa where he managed the estimating department for 16 years. Wilming will be responsible for cost estimating activities for all new KAST clients. He earned his bachelor of science degree in construction engineering from Iowa State University
Augustus M. "Gus" Hunter has been named a senior supervising civil engineer at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Tampa. Hunter will serve as chief engineer in the civil-highway group, with responsibility for providing guidance to project managers and performing quality and constructability reviews on projects throughout Florida. His responsibilities include project management, engineering, design, quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) and business development leadership. Hunter has more than 37 years of experience in highway and traffic engineering design, project coordination and management. He has served as the project manager of a wide range of civil-highway projects for Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) districts, local counties and municipalities. Prior to joining WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, he was a vice president and highway design service director for a Florida-based consulting engineering firm. Hunter earned his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Florida.
Kevin Trimble has been named project engineer at Intertek, Tampa. Trimble comes to Intertek after serving as a staff engineer and office manager at Missman Group's American Testing and Engineering LLC in Davenport, Iowa. Trimble earned his bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin.
R. Reid Haney has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Association of Corporate Growth (ACG) Tampa Bay. ACG Tampa Bay, part of ACG Florida, is the premier organization for business leaders, providing high quality networking and information on corporate growth best practices. Haney is a shareholder at Hill Ward Henderson, Tampa, and is a member of the firm's corporate and tax, and health care groups where he focuses on corporate, securities, health care and franchising law.
Lori Vaughan has been elected to the board of directors for the International Women's Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing women in the industry worldwide. Vaughan will serve as a director-at-large for a two-year term. Vaughn is a shareholder at Trenam Law, Tampa, and focuses her practice business reorganizations, trustee representation, bankruptcy litigation, commercial foreclosure and lender liability. She earned her undergraduate degree from Eckerd College and her law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.
April L. Zinober has been an associate at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP, Tampa. Zinober joins the firm's litigation practice group and earned bachelor's of arts degree from Southern Methodist University and her juris doctorate, cum laude from Florida State University College of Law.
Diane Howard has been named vice president of real estate and corporate services at Smith & Associates Real Estate, Tampa. Howard's primary focus will be to assist the company in acquiring sales associates and to attract new corporate business opportunities for the company in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area. Howard brings 27 years of real estate management, sales and relocation industry experience to Smith & Associates, coming from Real Estate One Inc., Southfield, Mich., where she was responsible for the relocation management team, the brokerage services team, and a property management division.
Katharine Eagan has been named the 2016 Business Woman of the Year in the economic development category by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. This annual award recognizes business women within their respective industries who have made a tremendous impact on our community. Eagan is a skilled professional with 19 years experience in operating, strategic planning, and business leadership for transportation systems. She currently serves as chief executive officer of the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority, Tampa.