Saturday, May 19, 2018
Business

People notes: Personnel appointments, promotions and announcements

Accounting

CBIZ, Clearwater, announces the following new appointments: Judy Lewis, tax senior associate who was previously employed by Dowell & Perez in Tampa. Joann McCuley, tax senior associate who was previously employed by Deloitte Tax LLP. Alicia Smith, tax associate. Smith earned her bachelor of science degree in accounting from the University of South Florida. Samera Harvey, tax associate. Harvey earned her bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of New Mexico. Alexandra Zambito, Renee Campbell, Heisy Kamsler and Lindsey Mitchell are all tax interns, and they are all pursuing bachelor of science degrees in accounting from the University of South Florida.

Banking

HomeBancorp Inc., Tampa, announces that Thomas D. Welsh has been promoted to vice president, director of finance and Brian A. Sardino has been promoted to senior vice president, chief information officer. Welsh has been with HomeBanc since 2010 and was director of finance. He earned his bachelor's degree from Florida State University and his master's degree from the University of Notre Dame. Sardino has more than 20 years of experience in information technology and most recently served as vice president, chief information office.

Beverage services

Keith Mohler has been named brand marketing manager at Cott Beverages, Tampa. Mohler has more than 20 years of experience in the consumer packaged goods industry, most previously serving as managing director at RPM Connect, Tampa.

Legal

Andrew M. Brown has been inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates. ABOTA membership is by invitation only and requires significant jury trial experience as lead counsel. Brown is a shareholder at Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen.

Timothy A. Miller has been elected president of the St. Petersburg Bar Association for the current year. A third-generation St. Petersburg attorney, Miller earned his bachelor's degree and his juris doctorate from the University of Florida. He is the sole practitioner of Timothy A. Miller, PA and focuses his practice on probate and trust litigation cases.

Glenn Rasmussen PA, Tampa, announces that the following attorneys have been included in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA. Sharon Docherty Danco, corporate, mergers and acquisitions and private equity; Robert B. Glenn, bankruptcy and restructuring; Mark A. Hanley, labor and employment; Matthew D. Pipes, Associates to Watch, corporate and mergers and acquisitions and private equity; Robert C. Ramussen, corporate and mergers and acquisitions; Edwin G. Rice, bankruptcy and restructuring; and Alysa J. Ward, labor and employment.

Hala A. Sandridge has been named statewide practice group leader of the commercial litigation practice group at Fowler White Boggs, Tampa. In addition to her new responsibilities, Sandridge is also the office managing shareholder. She practices in all facets of commercial appeals..

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