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People notes: Personnel appointments, promotions and announcements

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AVI-SPL of Tampa announces the addition of Kelly Derushia and David Lopez to its education team. Derushia is professional development curriculum director, and David Lopez has been named education market manager. Derushia brings more than 10 years of teaching experience to AVI-SPL and attends the University of South Florida, working toward a master's degree in business administration. Lopez began educating teachers and students at Shaw Elementary School in 2006. For the past 2.5 years he has worked in the professional development department as a technology trainer. He is pursuing his master's degree in instructional design with an emphasis in e-learning at the University of Central Florida.


Curtis Stokes has received the President's Volunteer Award. Presented by Ebony Awakening, this national award recognizes volunteer contributions and service to the community and Stokes received a letter from President Barack Obama recognizing his achievements. Stokes is vice president of community affairs at Fifth Third Bank, Tampa Bay.


Keith Brickell has been named director of marketing at RedRock Leadership, Tampa. Brickell was director of marketing for Meeks International LLC in Tampa.

Health care

Dr. Lalana Babugowda has opened her primary care practice at 13235 State Road 52 in Hudson. Babugowda is a board certified family practice physician and graduated from medical school at Government Medical College, Gulbarga University, Bellary, India. She completed her residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago.


Robert J. Nader has been named president of the Hillsborough County Bar Association. Nader has been a solo practitioner for 24 years and earned his law degree from the University of Houston.

Morgan W. Streetman has been included as a 2012 Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star. Streetman was named in the plaintiff's personal claims and business disputes categories. Streetman is a sole practitioner of Streetman Law in Tampa.

Shane T. Muñoz has been elected secretary/treasurer of the Florida Bar's Labor and Employment Law Section. Muñoz earned his juris doctorate, magna cum laude from the University of Connecticut School of Law and is a partner at FordHarrison LLP, a labor and employment law firm in Tampa.

Holland & Knight, Tampa announces that the following attorneys have been named to Florida Trend magazine's 2012 Legal Elite list. Attorneys are: Robert J. Gramming, business law; Richard B. Hadlow, business law; Bradford D. Kimbro, commercial litigation; Robert J. Kline, wills, trusts and estates; Paul A. McDermott, up and comer; and Joseph H. Varner III, commercial litigation, hall of fame.

Real estate

Leslie Haselden has been named VIP Woman of the Year (Real Estate) by the National Association of Professional Women and received certification as a certified property manager from the Institue of Real Estate Management (IREM). She also serves on the Executive Council of IREM's Florida West Coast Chapter No. 44 as chapter secretary. Haselden has more than 25 years of experience in the real estate multifamily industry and is regional property manager for Blue Rock Partners LLC, Tampa.

Krone Weidler has been promoted to associate vice president of investments at Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services, Tampa. Weidler joined Marcus & Millichap in 2005 as a senior housing investment specialist and most recently served as a senior associate.


Jennifer Farmer has been named district manager for retail sales in the Tampa and Lakeland areas at Verizon Wireless, Tampa. Farmer has been with Verizon for 10 years and started in sales operations in Ocala. She most recently served as a retail-to-business manager in the Florida panhandle.

People notes: Personnel appointments, promotions and announcements 08/18/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 12:26pm]
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