Monday, November 20, 2017
Business

People notes: Personnel appointments, promotions and announcements

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Banking

Julio A. Marquez has been named store manager at TD Bank's Hilldale location in Tampa. Marquez has 15 years of retail banking experience and most previously served as branch manager at First Home Bank, Pinellas County.

Dean Petitte has been promoted to vice president, retail branch manager at HomeBancorp Inc., Tampa. Petitte has more than 20 years of banking experience and has been with HomeBanc since 2009, and was officer, retail branch manager.

Consulting

Karen McKinney has been named public involvement professional at Omni Communications Inc., Tampa. McKinney has more than 25 years of marketing, communications and public relations experience. She recently was director of marketing at Elements Architects and Interior Designers, Tampa.

Legal

Brittany Bustillo has been named an associate at Shutts & Bowen LLP, Tampa. Bustillo joins the trusts and estate practice group and concentrates in the areas of estate planning and trust administration, federal income, estate and gift taxation, private foundations and other tax-exempt organizations, premarital and postmarital agreements and business succession planning. She earned her master of laws degree and juris doctorate from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

Carlton Fields, Tampa, announces that Donald R. Kirk has been named a shareholder. Kirk practices in the firm's bankruptcy and creditor's rights practice group and concentrates in the areas of bankruptcy and creditor's rights law, commercial litigation and contract disputes. Kirk was chairman of the business and appellate litigation practice group at Fowler White Boggs. He earned his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Florida and his juris doctorate from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

Radio

Franco Ripple has been named public affairs director at CBS Radio Tampa Bay. Ripple is a Florida native and served as a White House intern during the Bush administration, was new media director for the Fair Districts Florida campaign, worked on the South Florida staff of President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign and was a White House advance staffer for Vice President Joe Biden. Most recently Ripple was campaign manager and spokesman for State Rep. Dwight Dudley of St. Petersburg.

Revenue cycling management

Michelle White has been named director of coding at Pyramid Healthcare Solutions, Clearwater. White has been in the health information management field for nearly 20 years. She most previously served as implementation project manager at Nuance Communications Inc. in Burlington, Mass.

Venues

Ronald Lee Newman has been named director of operations at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa. Newman was operations manager at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington D.C.

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Eight women say Charlie Rose sexually harassed them - with nudity, groping and lewd calls

Eight women say Charlie Rose sexually harassed them - with nudity, groping and lewd calls

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St. Petersburg council okays restaurant deal for Manhattan Casino

St. Petersburg council okays restaurant deal for Manhattan Casino

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Updated: 1 hour ago
Tampa Electric, contractor fined $43,000 in gas leak

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Updated: 1 hour ago
Forecast: Florida retailers expect strong holiday shopping sales

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Updated: 1 hour ago
Up for sale? Activist investor grabs stake in Tampa’s Bloomin’ Brands

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Glenn Thrush, New York Times reporter, accused of sexual misbehavior

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Updated: 6 hours ago
Most air travelers say taking off your shoes is okay. An etiquette expert disagrees

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Updated: 8 hours ago

Stolen car crashes in St. Pete, leaving passenger, 15, with life threatening injuries

Two boys in a stolen car struck a dip in the roadway and crashed into a tree, leaving the 15-year-old passenger with life-threatening injuries, St. Petersburg police said.The crash occurred about 11:25 a.m. Sunday as the car sped west on 11th Avenue ...
Updated: 9 hours ago

Search suspended for missing Cortez boater who left from Egmont Key

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Parents, children welcome downsized MOSI in Tampa

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