Monday, April 23, 2018
Business

People notes: Personnel appointments, promotions and announcements People notes: Personnel appointments, promotions and announcements

Financial

Heather Mariscal has been recognized as one of Business Leader's 2011 Women Extraordinaire Award winners. The award recognizes Mariscal's outstanding professional achievements and her commitment to making a difference in the Tampa Bay business community. Mariscal is president of Priority One Financial Services, St. Petersburg.

Legal

Quinn Henderson has been elected a partner at Adams and Reese, Tampa. Henderson earned his juris doctorate from Florida State University College of Law and joined Adams and Reese in 2010. He is a member of the special services practice group.

Michael V. "Mike" Leeman has been named an associate in the commercial litigation practice group at Fowler White Boggs, Tampa. Leeman earned his juris doctorate, magna cum laude from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and was a student intern at the United States Attorney's Office in Fort Myers.

Julie Sneed has been elected president of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (FBA). Sneed is a shareholder and focuses her practice on complex litigation in state and federal courts at the law firm of Fowler White Boggs, Tampa.

Englander Fischer, St. Petersburg, announces that William Conroy, Jason Ellison, Courtney Fish and William Lazenby have been named partners at the firm. Conroy practices in the areas of business and banking law, real estate and finance law and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania College of Law. Ellison practices in the areas of commercial litigation, mediation and alternative, and dispute resolution services and graduated from Stetson University College of Law. Fish practices in the areas of appellate law and commercial and real litigation earned his juris doctor summa cum laude from Stetson University College of Law. Lazenby practices in the areas of corporate and banking law, commercial litigation and bankruptcy and earned his juris doctor magna cum laude from Florida State University College of Law.

Nonprofit

Irene Guy has been named director of community relations at The Centre (formerly the Centre for Women), Tampa. Guy is a retired GTE/Verizon executive for nearly 40 years and has held leadership positions with various local businesses and nonprofit organizations.

The Tampa Bay History Center, Tampa, announces the following appointments. Lisa Richardson has been named director of advancement; Manny Leto has been promoted to director of marketing; and Beth Grimaldi has been named group sales manager. Richardson was vice president of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay. Leto has been with the museum since 2007 and served as community relations manager; and Grimaldi was group sales manager at the Field Museum in Chicago.

Real estate

Bill Eshenbaugh has been recognized as the 2011 Realtor of the Year by the Florida Gulf Coast Commercial Association of Realtors. Eshenbaugh is president and chief executive officer at Eshenbaugh Land Company, Tampa.

Rehabilitative services

Megan Conway has been promoted to case manager at Life Care Center of New Port Richey. Conway has been with Life Care Center for two years and worked as licensed practical nurse.

Technology

Brian Metz has been promoted to vice president of business development at AgileThought Inc., Tampa. Metz joined AgileThought in 2011 as director of business development.

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