Joseph A. LoCicero has been named vice president and senior business banker at Republic Bank in Palm Harbor. LoCicero brings more than 17 years of banking experience to Republic Bank, having worked in commercial lending, treasury and cash management services as well as wealth and branch and branch management. He most recently worked at Synovus Bank in Pinellas County.
The Health and Wellness Center at Florida Hospital in Wesley Chapel announces these new hires. Diane Colville has been named director of the Health and Wellness Center. Kim Christine has been named manager of membership services and operations. Dominique Wakefield has bee named manager of fitness and programming. Colville has spent the past 13 years as the manager of cardiopulmonary health and rehabilitation services at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill. Christine brings more than 20 years of experience in customer service and sales roles to the Health and Wellness Center. She most recently was vice president of fitness services at Lifestyle Family Fitness, St. Petersburg, where she oversaw the operations and customer service functions in 55 clubs in Florida, Indiana, North Carolina and Ohio. Wakefield has been in the fitness industry for more than 11 years. She is a certified personal trainer and most recently was an assistant chairwoman and program director at Andrews University's Department of Nutrition and Wellness in Michigan.
Raleigh "Lee" Greene has been included in the 2013 edition of the Best Lawyers in America. Greene was recognized in the field of family law and family mediation. He has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1973 and has a practice in St. Petersburg.
Fowler White Boggs, Tampa, announces the addition of Qian "Bonita" Wang and Frank Harrison as associates to the firm. Wang practices in the areas of taxation and corporate and business services. She recently was an associate at Hill Ward Henderson, Tampa, and earned her juris doctorate cum laude from Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law. Harrison concentrates in the areas of commercial litigation matters including class action litigation, business disputes, real estate litigation, construction litigation and banking litigation. He earned his juris doctorate from New York University and his bachelor of arts degree cum laude from the University of South Florida.
Glenn Thistlewaite has been named a senior advisor at Group125 LLC, Tampa, a management consulting firm that specializes in working with privately held middle market companies to overcome operational and financial challenges in their businesses. Thistlewaite has held leadership and executive positions such as vice president and chief information officer and environmental sustainability program manager at SRI/Surgical Express. He also was a technology leadership partner at Tatum LLC and senior vice president and global chief information officer at Blockbuster.
PARC, St. Petersburg, a nonprofit agency serving adults and children with developmental disabilities, announces its executive officers for the 2012-13 board of directors. Frank Farkas, chairman; Paul A. Manfrey, chairman, Marcos E. Hasbun, treasurer and secretary; and Elliott M. Ross, past chairman. Farkas is owner of Farkas Chiropractic, St. Petersburg; Manfrey is first vice president/financial advisor at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Tampa; Hasbun is an attorney at Zuckerman Spaeder LLP, Tampa; and Ross is owner of the Ross Realty Group, Clearwater.
University Area Community Development Corp., Tampa, announces the promotion of Sarah Combs to chief operating officer and the addition of William "Bill" Seiter as director of finance and human resources. Combs was chief program and marketing officer and was appointed interim executive director and chief executive officer in 2011. Seiter is a certified public accountant and recently served as a director of finance with the Bronx Charter School for Children in New York.