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Business people notes for July 20


Erin Hesbeens has been named vice president and private relationship manager at the Bank of Tampa's office on Franklin Street in Tampa. Hesbeens brings over 12 years of professional banking experience, all of which have been spent in Tampa. Her areas of expertise include private banking relationship management and sales team leadership.

Karen Simpson has been named commercial banking vice president at Hancock Bank. Simpson brings 31 years of banking experience to her new role and most recently was a commercial banker with Wells Fargo. She was also a senior vice president with American Momentum Bank.

Health care

Dr. Brigitta Mueller has been selected by the American Academy of Pediatrics to serve as a member of the executive committee of the Council on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety. As a member of the executive committee, Mueller will provide leadership and help inform the AAP in prioritizing its efforts within the areas of quality improvement and patient safety. Mueller is chief patient safety officer at All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine. Mueller's term will begin in July through at least June 30, 2017.

Cecilia Kwalick has been named director of health services at Suncoast Hospice, which encompasses home care, pediatric services, bereavement counseling, private duty and new lines of business. A registered nurse, Kwalick has worked in home health for 20 years, 10 of which were in the Tampa Bay area. For the past 13 years, she has worked in an administrative capacity in health care


Vincent Turrano has been named vice president of food and beverage at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa. Turrano brings 31 years of experience in all aspects of casino food and beverage management, and he was the director of food and beverage at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, N.J.


Trenam Kemker announced the addition of Michael Maguire and Jody Keeling to the firm. Maguire is an associate in the real estate and lending transactions practice group and practices in the area's real estate lending, real property transactions and investments, asset based lending, eminent domain and property rights litigation. Keeling is an associate in the business transactions practice group and practices in the areas of corporate law, securities, mergers and acquisitions, and taxation. Maguire and Keeling previously practiced at Holland & Knight LLP.

Medical manufacturing

Kim Stebbings has been named president of U.S. operation at DySIS Medical Inc., Tampa. DySIS Medical is a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets cervical imaging systems focusing on noninvasive, early detection of cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions. Before joining DySis Medical, Stebbings served as president at GlycoMark Inc.


Betty Oldanie has been appointed to the 2014 Hospice Association of America Advisory Board. She is vice president of organizational excellence at Suncoast Hospice and is its chief ethics and compliance officer, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act privacy and security officer, and risk manager.

Glenn Waters has joined the board of directors at Eckerd, a national nonprofit helping children and families in both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Waters is president of BayCare's Hospital Division, which oversees the daily operations of 11 hospitals in the greater Tampa Bay area.

Real estate

Bryce Grafton has been named director of industrial investment sales at Franklin Street Real Estate Services in Tampa. Grafton brings over 16 years of experience in the commercial real estate and most previously served as CEO of Catalyst Development.

John Jackson has been named an industrial services broker at Colliers International Tampa Bay. Jackson brings over 10 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, most recently as the CEO and owner of BlueForge LLC, a full-service general contracting, construction management and design/build service provider.

Jeff Lamm has been named director of industrial brokerage services division at Cushman & Wakefield in Tampa. With over 11 years of experience in commercial real estate, Lamm most recently worked at Industrial Property Group Inc.

Business people notes for July 20 07/18/14 [Last modified: Friday, July 18, 2014 5:02pm]
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