Monday, June 18, 2018
Business

Business people notes: Personnel appointments, promotions, announcements

Consulting

Bradley Boyer has been named vice president of sales and marketing at Cody Consulting, Tampa. Boyer brings almost 20 years of experience to Cody Consulting and was previously the regional sales manager for Elemental LED in Emeryville, Calif.

Credit unions

Daniel Gilbert has been named president of Home Loan Alliance, part of GTE Financial's home loan processing operation. Gilbert brings more than 35 years of experience in the finance and mortgage industries to GTE Financial. He previously was president of Prime Alliance Solutions.

Legal

Eric D. Nowak has been appointed to the board of directors of the Florida Justice Association Young Lawyers Section. The FJA is dedicated to upholding and strengthening Florida's civil justice system and protecting the rights of its citizens and consumers. Nowak is an associate and has practiced at the law firm of de la Parte & Gilbert PA, Tampa, since 2009. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science from New College of Florida and earned his juris doctorate, cum laude, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

Buell & Elligett PA, Tampa, announces that Mark Buell, Tom Elligett and Amy Farrior have been recognized in the 2014 Best Lawyers list. Buell was selected in personal injury, bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation and eminent domain; Elligett in appellate practice and eminent domain; and Farrior in appellate practice.

Fowler White Boggs, Tampa, announces Yova A. Borovska and Scott A. Underwood were recognized as 2013 Up and Comers by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Borovska was recognized in the under 30 category and Underwood was recognized in the under 40 category. The Up and Comer award honors rising professionals in the Tampa Bay area who are committed to excellence in both their work and community environments. Borovska is an associate in the immigration practice group and concentrates her practice in the area of immigration. Borovska earned her bachelor of arts degree from Eckerd College and her juris doctorate, cum laude, from Stetson University College of Law. Underwood is a shareholder and leads the firm's statewide business litigation practice group, as well as the bankruptcy and financial restructuring practice. Underwood has experience in bankruptcy, distressed business situations and business workouts, with a focus on Chapter 11 bankruptcies and related litigation. He earned his bachelor of science degree from the University of Florida and his juris doctorate, magna cum laude, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

Real estate

Julia Silva Rettig has been appointed director of Cushman & Wakefield's Davis Industrial Team. Rettig will take over the team's overall Industrial User and Landlord Leasing Practice. Rettig brings more than 20 years of real estate experience to Cushman & Wakefield and most recently managed the Tampa area for Penn Florida Companies, where she oversaw the leasing and management of a $60 million class "A" office portfolio.

     
       
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Private Florida firm buys Rent-A-Center in $1 billion deal

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Hernando Business Digest for June 22

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Updated: 9 hours ago
Pasco Business Digest for June 22

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Updated: 10 hours ago
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Updated: 11 hours ago
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