Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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Advertising

Heather Sandford has been named digital media manager at Ad Partners Inc., Tampa. Prior to joining Ad Partners, Sandford was director of media buying at Pyper Paul + Kenney, Tampa, where she was lead on Checkers/Rally's Restaurants and the ASPCA.

Banking

Shyam C. Mundra has been named vice president and senior business banker at Synovus Bank, Tampa. Mundra brings more than 20 years experience in the business and financial industries to his role at Synovus and most recently served as vice president of the private client group for NorthStar Bank.

Financial

Paul Auslander has been named director of financial planning at ProVise Management Group LLC, Clearwater. Auslander was the co-founder and chief executive officer of American Financial Advisors Inc.

Legal

Michael E. Boutzoukas has been appointed to serve a four-year term on the Community Development Board of the City of Clearwater. Boutzoukas is a partner in the real estate practice group at Becker & Poliakoff, Clearwater, and focuses his legal practice in the areas of commercial real estate and business transactions, leasing and financing.

James E. Felman has been elected chairman of the Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association. Felman will serve for a one-year term commencing in August. Felman is a laywer at Kynes, Markman & Felman PA, Tampa, and concentrates his practice in the areas of criminal defense and criminal appeals in federal and state courts.

Holland & Knight, Tampa, announces the addition of attorneys Latour "LT" Lafferty and Donald R. Bly as partners in the firm. Lafferty joins the firm's litigation practice and Bly joins the firm's real estate practice. Lafferty was previously a shareholder with Fowler White Boggs and served as practice leader of the firm's white-collar crime, government investigations, and corporate compliance and ethics practices. He is a former federal prosecutor who worked as an assistant U.S. attorney in Tampa for 10 years. Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Bly was a principal with Squire Sanders, Tampa. Bly focuses his practice on commercial real estate and related federal and state tax matters. His experience includes structuring and negotiating real estate joint ventures between Fortune 100 clients and large developers

     
   
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St. Petersburg’s Jabil expands in Israel with new innovation center

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