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People notes: personnel appointments, promotions and announcements


Pam Phayoongsin has been named art director at Ad Partners Inc. Phayoongsin has been a freelance designer who has worked for such accounts as the Melting Pot, and recent projects include logo design, print campaigns and developing props used in television commercials.


The Bank of Tampa announces the appointments of Timothy M. Mann as senior vice president, commercial banking, and Matthew M. Luckey as vice president, commercial banking. Mann has 23 years of banking experience and most recently was vice president and senior relationship manager of commercial banking at Northern Trust, St. Petersburg. Luckey has 15 years of banking experience and was vice president of commercial banking at Synovus Bank.


David J. Linesch has been included in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Linesch was recognized in the labor and employment law category. He has been included in this listing for the past 15 years. Linesch has a practice in Palm Harbor.

Richard Jacobson has been re-elected to the board of directors of TerraLex, a global network of 160 law firms in 100 countries. Jacobson is a shareholder at Fowler White Boggs and concentrates in the areas of pre-residency tax planning, foreign investment in the United States and U.S. companies doing business overseas.

Ben Stechshulte has started a practice focusing on state and federal criminal defense, DUI defense and personal injury. Stechschulte is a former DUI and felony Hillsborough County prosecutor and earned his juris doctorate from the Stetson University College of Law.

Julie Sneed has been named a shareholder at Ackerman Senterfitt, Tampa, in the consumer finance litigation and compliance practice group. Sneed brings 17 years of legal experience to Ackerman Senterfitt and focuses her practice on the representation of mortgage loan originators, servicers and investors in class and individual lawsuits. She previously practiced at Fowler White Boggs, Tampa.


Jeff Benson has been named eastern region manager for alternate care at Sempermed, Clearwater. Benson most recently served as a key account executive and regional manager at LabCorp.

Real estate

Nat Barganier has been named managing director, investment services, at Colliers International Tampa Bay. A 25-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry, Barganier was managing director of investment sales at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank in Tampa Bay and was the top producer for 2010 and 2011.

Lisa Coulter has been named a director for the brokerage team at Cushman & Wakefield, Tampa. Coulter brings 20 years of experience in the accounting and commercial real estate industry to Cushman & Wakefield. She has worked with Studley and with the Trammell Crow Co.


Betsy Bennett has been named chief financial officer at IC Intracom, the parent company of Manhattan and Intellinet Network Solutions, Tampa. Bennett started her career at Ernst & Young in Tampa. In 1993 she was named chief financial officer of PSCU, St. Petersburg, and in 2002 she founded Bennett Consulting Services.


Liana Lopez has been named director of communications at Tampa Bay & Company, Tampa. Lopez brings 16 years experience to Tampa Bay & Company, having owned her own public relations firm. She has also served as director of public affairs for the City of Tampa, and served with city government for more than 10 years.


Laura Cheek has been promoted to publications/marketing coordinator at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport. Cheek joined Stetson in 2011 as communications coordinator and previously worked for the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts and the Tampa Bay Lightning.

People notes: personnel appointments, promotions and announcements 12/08/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 8:21pm]
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