CBIZ Kirkland, Russ, Murphy & Tapp, Clearwater announces these appointments. Kimberly First, assurance associate, earned her bachelor's of science degree in accounting from the University of South Florida; Samantha Taylor, assurance senior associate, was an experienced associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Linden Arakawa, assurance associate, earned his bachelor's of arts degree in accounting from Saint Leo University; Matthew Hursey, assurance intern, earned his bachelor's of arts degree in accounting from the University of South Florida; Ruben Cruz, assurance intern, earned a bachelor's of science degree from the University of South Florida; Rolando Lopez, assurance intern, earned his bachelor's of science degree in accounting from the University of Tampa; and Ben Gasparini, Dane White and Corbyn Galloway, are assurance interns, and are currently pursuing a bachelor's of science degrees in accounting from the University of South Florida
Brook K. Sherrard has been promoted to associate principal at SchenkelShultz Architects, Tampa. Sherrard has been with SchenkelShultz for the past five years and is a LEED accredited professional and a registered architect in Florida.
Sabadell United Bank, Tampa, announces that Lisa Milman-Nodal and Valarie Nussbaum-Harris have been named vice presidents of commercial banking. Millman-Nodal is a veteran in the banking industry bringing more than 20 years experience to Sabadell. She most recently served as vice president middle market commercial lending at Synovus Bank, Tampa. Nussbaum-Harris also brings more than 20 years of banking experience to Sabadell. She's held senior lending positions for most of her banking career and most recently was a vice president and loan specialist with HomeBanc, NA.
Eric P. Brust has been promoted to executive vice president at Matthews Benefit Group Inc., St. Petersburg. Brust was vice president, consulting actuary.
Chad Hardwick has been promoted to senior vice president of sales at Financial Information Technologies (Fintech), Tampa. Hardwick has been with Fintech for 12 years and most recently served as vice president of business development.
Christopher Bray has been named director of development and major gifts for the Tampa General Hospital's Foundation. Bray was director of major gifts at the University of Tennessee Medical Center and the university's graduate school of medicine in Knoxville.
Kelly Newton has been named director of human resources at Bouchard Insurance, Clearwater. Newton has eight years of experience in the insurance industry and 14 years experience in human resource. She most previously was director of human resources at Ballast Point Management Services, Tampa.
Robert H. "Bob" Buesing is the recipient of the YMCA's Red Triangle Award. The award recognized Buesing's leadership and dedicated service which has made a lasting impact on the Tampa YMCA. Buesing currently serves on the board of the Florida Alliance of YMCA as its first community volunteer member. Buesing is a shareholder at Trenam Kemker and is co-chairman of the firm's commercial litigation practice group.
Timothy M. Hughes has been named a partner at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP, Tampa. Hughes joins the real estate practice group and brings more than 12 years experience in commercial real estate, land use, development and commercial leasing. Hughes was an associate at Schiff Law Group in Tampa and earned his juris doctorate from St. Thomas University School of Law.
W. Jay Hornbeck III has been named an associate at Gallagher & Associates Law Firm PA, St. Petersburg. Hornbeck is a graduate of the University of South Florida and Stetson University College of Law and most previously served as a law clerk.
Randy Bly has been named sales, marketing and public relations coordinator for the Tampa Area Safety Council (TASC), Tampa. Bly was director of community relations at AAA Auto Club South.