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People notes: Personnel appointments, promotions and announcements


Debbie Hediger has been named president of the Tampa Bay Association of Health Underwriters (TBAHU). Hediger is a senior account executive at Lykes Insurance, Tampa.

Jim O'Drobinak has been appointed chief executive officer at Medical Card System Inc. (MCS), Puerto Rico. O'Drobinak has been with the company since the end of last year on a consulting basis and recently signed a two-year contract with the company. He most recently worked in the Tampa Bay area as a consultant for the Gorman Health Group and, before that, worked at companies such as Universal Health Care, as chief operations officer, and Advantec as president. He was a founder of Acclaris. O'Drobinak will be based in Tampa.

JHS Capital Advisors, Tampa, announces that Matthew Lovett has been named chief compliance officer and Katie M. White has been named vice president, financial adviser. Lovett has more than 12 years of experience in comprehensive compliance and most previously served as chief compliance officer for World Equity Group Inc., Chicago. White is a 14-year veteran of the financial services industry and joins JHS from Wells Fargo.


Roberta Colton is the recipient of the Doug P. McClurg Professionalism Award from the Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Association (TBBA). The award recognizes an attorney who has demonstrated outstanding effectiveness in judicial proceedings through preparation, civility and courtesy to counsel and parties and who exemplifies ethical conduct and professionalism at the highest level. Colton is a shareholder at Trenam Kemker, Tampa.

Carin M. Constantine has been named a member of the Military Affairs Standing Committee for the Florida Bar Association for the 2012-14 term. Constantine earned her juris doctorate from George Mason University School of Law and is the sole practitioner of the Law Offices of Carin M. Constantine, St. Petersburg.

Linda D. Hartley has been named to the board of trustees for the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, a trusted administrator of permanent endowment funds whose goal is to better the community through creative philanthropy, vision and leadership. Hartley is a shareholder and serves as practice group leader in the trusts and estates section at Hill Ward Henderson, Tampa.

Glen Rasmussen PA, Tampa, announces that the following attorneys have been included in the 2013 edition of the Best Lawyers in America. Timothy A. Andreu, commercial litigation; Michael B. Colgan, commercial litigation; Sharon D. Danco, banking and finance law, business organizations, corporate governance law, corporate law, securities/capital markets law and securities regulation; Robert B. Glenn, banking and finance law, bankruptcy and creditor/debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law, litigation — bankruptcy; Mark A. Hanley, employment law — management, litigation — labor and employment; Robert C. Rasmussen, corporate governance law, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions law, securities/capital markets law, securities regulation; and Edwin G. Rice, bankrutpcy and creditor/debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law, litigation — bankruptcy.


The University Area Community Development Corp., Tampa, announces the addition of Cesar Hernandez as the new community engagement coordinator and Carla Miller as grant writer. Hernandez and Miller are graduates of the University of South Florida. Hernandez earned a bachelor's degree and is currently pursuing a master's degree in political science. Miller earned her master's degree in public health with a concentration in behavioral health and earned her bachelor's degree in family, youth and community sciences from the University of Florida.

Scott Kuebler has been appointed as citizen representative to the Pinellas County Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council by the Pinellas Board of County Commissioners. Kuebler is vice president of safety, security and risk management at ServiceSource, Clearwater.

People notes: Personnel appointments, promotions and announcements 10/20/12 [Last modified: Saturday, October 20, 2012 4:31am]
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