Monday, November 20, 2017
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Banking

Bay Cities Bank, announces the following appointments. Sean Powers has been named senior vice president of commercial lending and Gwynn Davey has been named market president, Hillsborough County. Powers was a client advisor with Seaside National Bank & Trust, Sarasota. Davey was senior vice president/senior commercial lender at American Momentum Bank.

Scott Fleming has been named executive vice president and managing director of wealth management at the Bank of Tampa. Fleming has 26 years of banking experience and previously was a senior vice president and complex manager with Wells Fargo Advisors in Orlando.

Engineering

WRA, Tampa, announces that John O'Meara has been named autoCADD designer and Mark D. Farrell, a principal at WRA, has been elected president of the Florida Reuse Association. O'Meara held the same position at Stantec, previously Wilson Miller.

Health care

Barbara Daire has been awarded the Lois Hill Potter Community Health Partnership Award by the Florida Association of Community Health Centers. The award recognizes individuals, civic or religious groups who have advanced health services to the underserved by financial, material or voluntary services to a community or migrant health organization and created public awareness and support for private participation in community health care. Daire is president and chief executive officer at Suncoast Center, St. Petersburg.

Ken Petronis has been named chief executive officer at Bon Secours Good Help ACO, St. Petersburg. Petronis brings more than 30 years of industry experience to Bon Secours. He previously was the regional vice president at Universal American/Collaborative Health Systems in Charlotte, N.C.

HealthPoint Medical Group announces that Dr. Sanjiv K. Sahoo has joined medical group as a neurologist. Sahoo has served as an attending neurologist since 2004, and was recently appointed assistant professor of neurology at Virginia Commonwealth University. He specializes in epilepsy, neuromuscular diseases, stroke and general neurology, and has extensive experience in EMG, EEG and clinical neurophysiology. Sahoo is a member of the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, American Academy of Neurology and American Epilepsy Society. Dr. Brian Deignan joins HealthPoint as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. Deignan earned his doctor of medicine degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic surgery internship and residency at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, and completed his training with a fellowship in pediatric orthopedics at A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del. Deignan will be practicing at 3003 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Tampa, and at 10141 Big Bend Road, Suite 101.

Hospitality

Christine Hunter has been named event designer at the Epicurean Hotel, Tampa. Hunter previously was the director of catering at Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles.

Insurance

Dean Mirabella has been named president and general manager at Cigna for the company's Florida and Caribbean markets. In addition to his new responsibilities, Mirabella will continue to serve as Cigna's vice president of sales and account management for Florida, a position he has held since 2000. Mirabella will be based at Cigna's Tampa office.

Law

Cassidy E. Jones has joined Quarles & Brady LLP as an associate in their Tampa office. Jones joins Quarles & Brady's commercial litigation practice group. Prior to joining Quarles & Brady, she was an associate with DLA Piper LLP in Tampa and earned her law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

Rachel Albritton Lunsford has been named a partner at Barnett Bolt Kirkwood Long & McBride Attorneys at Law, Tampa. Lunsford, a Tampa native, concentrates in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration, wills and trusts, and tax planning. She earned her juris doctorate cum laude from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and previously practiced at Trenam Kemker.

     
               
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