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Accounting

Dennis Milam has been appointed to the board of directors for the Children's Home. Milam is a senior tax manager at CBIZ Kirkland, Russ, Murphy and Tapp, Clearwater.

Banking

Dean Petitte has been promoted to retail branch manager at HomeBancorp, Tampa. Petitte has been with HomeBanc since 2009 and was an assistant retail branch manager at HomeBancorp's Westchase office.

Construction

Louise Ellrod has been named director of business development at Charles Perry Partners Inc. (CPPI), Tampa. Ellrod brings 20 experience in the construction industry to CPPI, most recently serving as business development manager — education, health and science at RS&H, Tampa.

Engineering

Deborah Snyder has been named senior supervising engineer at Parsons Brinckerhoff, Tampa. Snyder previously served with the Florida Department of Transportation for 18 years and most recently held the position of district materials research engineer.

Hospitality

Matthew Jones has been named director of sales at the Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Downtown and the Residence Inn by Marriott Tampa Downtown for McKibbon Hotel Management Inc., Tampa. Jones was regional director/vice president of sales at GF Management, Philadelphia.

Insurance

Wallace Welch and Willingham, St. Petersburg, announces that Jonathan Hammond has been promoted to senior vice president; Cheryl Gleaton has been promoted to senior vice president; Mike Carrigan Jr. has been named assistant vice president, marine and outdoor recreation; and David Cosper has been named a commercial insurance adviser. In addition to his new responsibilities, Hammond will continue to serve as sales manager, the title he held prior to his promotion. Hammond has been with Wallace Welch & Willingham since 2000 where he started as producer in the commercial lines division. Gleaton has been with Wallace Welch & Willingham since 1988 and started as a customer service representative. Promoted throughout her 27 years of service, Gleaton most recently served as human resource manager, a title she's held since 2007. Carrigan was sales and marketing director for Scout Boats and national sales manager for Stamas Yacht, Century Boat Company, and ProLine Boats. Cosper was an account executive for Stahl & Associates, Oldsmar.

Legal

Judge Lawrence M. Leffler has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by Patrick N. Leduc, commander 154th Trial Defense Service, for his service in the Army Reserve. Leffler holds the rank of captain in the Reserve and presides in a county criminal division.

Gregory C. Yadley has been named lawyer of the year in leveraged buyouts and private equity law by Best Lawyers. Yadley is a partner in the Tampa office of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP.

Linda Zhou has been named an associate at Fowler White Boggs, Tampa. Zhou joins the bankruptcy and financial restructuring practice group. She earned her juris doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School.

Fowler White Boggs announces that Mitchell I. Horowitz was named 2012 Tampa's litigation and controversy tax lawyer of the year; and Richard A. Jacobson has been named Tampa's international trade and finance law lawyer of the year by Best Lawyers. Horowitz and Jacobson are shareholders in the Tampa office.

Marketing

Jamie Egasti has been named chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors at Catalina Marketing Corp., St. Petersburg. Egasti is former chief executive officer at Folgers Coffee Co. and was president of Global Snacks and Coffee at the Proctor and Gamble Co.

Business and professional news and notes 12/17/11 [Last modified: Saturday, December 17, 2011 3:30am]
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