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People notes: Personnel appointments, promotions and announcements


Melissa Register has been named a vice president and senior wealth planner for the state of Florida at Fifth Third Bank in Tampa. Register was an attorney at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP, where she concentrated in the areas of estate and trust planning, administration and litigation, tax planning, prenuptial agreements and corporate law.

Bay Cities Bank announces that Anthony DiTinno has been named vice president, commercial lender in Pinellas County; and Derek Rancourt has been named a vice president, commercial lender for Hillsborough County. DiTinno was vice president, business banking at Bank United; and Rancourt was vice president, commercial lender at Valrico State Bank.

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Erik Smith has been named cultural competence and inclusion director at Valpak Direct Marketing Systems Inc., Largo. For the past three years Smith has served as president of Carlton Consulting in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, a business advisory firm.

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Dr. Jacqueline Germain has been named chief medical officer for Humana Cares, Humana's St. Petersburg based national complex and chronic care management division. Germain was a medical consultant for Unum, a disability insurance company in Worchester, Mass., concentrating in the areas of disability and rehabilitation.

Dr. David Joseph has been named medical director at Fresenius Medical Care, Brandon. In addition to his new responsibilities, Dr. Joseph will continue to serve as a kidney specialist at Tampa Renal Physicians in Tampa. Dr. Joseph earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University in New Orleans.


Kathy McLeroy has been appointed to the Section Council for the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association and co-chairwoman of the Pro Bono Legal Services Committee of the Florida Bar. McLeroy will serve a four year term. She is a shareholder and practices in the areas of representing mortgage holders, property owners, title insurers and real estate developers in real property disputes and mortgage foreclosures at Carlton Fields, Tampa.

Yolyvee Y. Rivera has been named an associate at Arnstein & Lehr, Tampa. Rivera joins Arnstein & Lehr from office of Richman Greer in Miami. She concentrates in the areas of foreclosure litigation and commercial with an emphasis on business torts, contractual disputes and employment matters. Rivera earned her juris doctorate cum laude from St. Thomas University School of Law.

Kynes, Markman & Felman PA, Tampa, announces that Stuart C. Markman has been included in the 2012 edition of Florida Super Lawyers as one of the top 100 lawyers in Florida. Katherine Earle Yanes has been sworn in as president of the Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers. The mission of the Association is to promote gender quality in the legal profession and under law. And James E. Felman has been awarded the 2012 James H. Kynes "In the Trenches" Award. Given by the Trial Lawyers Section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the award recognizes a local attorney for excellence and integrity in his or her criminal trial practice. Markman is a founding member of the firm. Yanes is a partner and concentrates in the areas of criminal defense, including investigations, trials, sentencing, appeals, and post-conviction relief. And Felman is a partner and concentrates in the areas of criminal defense and criminal appeals in federal and state courts.

Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin, Tampa, announces that Edward F. Gagain III has been named to the 2012 edition of Florida Super Lawyers. And Haley R. Maple has been named Florida Rising Star. Gagain is a shareholder and focuses his practice on the defense of retail liability claims, including premises liability, product liability and negligence security claims. Maple is an associate and concentrates in the areas of professional liability and construction claims, particularly defending claims brought against architects, engineers, surveyors and claims against contractors and subcontractors.

People notes: Personnel appointments, promotions and announcements 08/04/12 [Last modified: Saturday, August 4, 2012 4:30am]
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