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People notes: Personnel appointments, promotions and announcements


Paradise Advertising and Marketing Inc., St. Petersburg, announces the addition of Ken Jones as a Web developer in the interactive department and the promotion of Lee Goddard to account planner. Jones joins Paradise Advertising and Marketing from eLink Design in Lexington, Ky., where he was the lead Web designer-developer. Goddard joined Paradise Advertising and Marketing in 2011 as an account supervisor.


Denise Young has been named director of business development at Hardin Construction Company, Tampa. Young brings 15 years of experience to Hardin Construction, and most recently was the director of business development for the west coast of Florida for the Williams Co. Active in the community, Young has served as vice president of the Society of American Military Engineers and is chairwoman of Kids Charity of Tampa.

Health care

Dr. Steven Barna has joined Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Tampa, as an interventional pain physician. Barna treats patients in the areas of conservative and nonsurgical minimally invasive spine care. He most recently was an educator at Harvard Medical School and was an assistant clinical professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and an assistant clinical professor of anesthesiology and medical director of the Center for Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, announces that Dr. G. Douglas Letson has been named executive vice president for clinical affairs and physician-in-chief and Dr. Johnathan Lancaster has been named president of the Moffitt Medical Group, which oversees the medical practice of physicians and health care professionals. Letson is an orthopedic surgeon and musculoskeletal tumor specialist and is program leader of Sacroma. Lancaster is a gynecologic oncologist and clinician scientist and is the deputy physician-in-chief and chairman of the Department of Women's Oncology.


Sam E. Toth has been named an associate at Trenam Kemker, Tampa. Toth joins the real estate and lending transactions practice group and concentrates in the areas of acquisition, sale, financing and leasing of real property. Toth previously was an associate at Greenburg, Traurig and Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago and earned his juris doctorate from Duke University School of Law.

Gwynne Alice Young has been named the 64th president of the Florida Bar. A shareholder at Carlton Fields, Young joined the firm in 1977 and concentrates in the areas of representing insurers in insurance coverage matters, real property litigation, probate and trust litigation and other business disputes. Young is a graduate of Duke University and earned her juris doctorate from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law, where she was executive editor of the Florida Law Review.

Foley & Lardner LLP, Tampa, announces that the following attorneys have been included in the 2012 edition of Florida Super Lawyers: Michael D. Annis, tax; Thomas M. Little, Fred S. Ridley and Stephen J. Szabo III, real estate; Martin A. Traber, securities and corporate finance; and Mark J. Wolfson, bankruptcy and creditor-debtor. All are partners at the firm.

Hill Ward Henderson, Tampa, announces the following attorneys have been named 2012 Rising Stars, a distinction recognizing the top up-and-coming attorneys in Florida who are 40 years old or younger and who have been practicing law for 10 years or less. Attorneys are J. Rocco Cafaro, Charles W. Callahan III, Landis V. Curry III, Mark A. Danzi, David L. Luikart III, R. Craig Mayfield, Eric E. Page, Erik P. Raines, Sherilee J. Samuel, Ethen R. Shapiro, J. Scott Slater, Christopher J. Stephens and Joshua C. Webb. Cafaro, Callahan, Curry, Danzi, Mayfield, Slater and Stephens are shareholders. Luikart, Page, Raines, Samuel, Shapiro and Webb are associates.


Kevin Burgoyne has been appointed the executive director of Florida Venture Forum, a not-for-profit statewide business organization for venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. Burgoyne has more than 20 years of corporate and private investment industry experience, having held senior level sales, marketing and corporate communications roles with Walt Disney Co., PanAmSat and Global Crossing. He most recently served as a consultant working with Johnson Capital International, Irvine, Calif., and Madrid and Navidad Holding in Hallandale.

People notes: Personnel appointments, promotions and announcements 06/16/12 [Last modified: Saturday, June 16, 2012 4:31am]
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