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Brooke Hoerner has been named a media coordinator at ChappellRoberts, Tampa. Hoerner was an administrative assistant at Diamond Media Group and is completing her environmental science and policy course work at the University of South Florida.


Thomas "Brad" McMurtrey has been named to the board of directors of the Florida Bankers Association. With more than 30 years of experience in the financial industry, McMurtrey is president and founding director of USAmeriBank, Tampa Bay.


Anne Drake McMullen has been promoted to executive vice president of business development at Doyle Wealth Management, St. Petersburg. Drake McMullen previously was vice president of business development.

Jeb Graham has been named the 2013 "Retirement Plan Advisor of the Year" by PLANSPONSOR. Graham has more than 25 years of experience in the retirement plan industry, providing investment consulting and fiduciary services to retirement plan committees and participants of private sector, nonprofit and higher education institutions. Graham is a partner at CapTrust Advisors LLC, Tampa.

Health care

Suncoast Hospice, Clearwater, has named Stephanie Sessions executive director and Dawn Moran as center manager of its affiliate Suncoast PACE. Sessions has been a nurse for more than 20 years and previously served as a patient family care coordinator at Suncoast Hospice for the emerald patient family care team and as a business development associate for Suncoast Solutions, a software solutions provider affiliated with Suncoast Hospice. Moran has been a nurse for 29 years and most recently was the center manager at Chapters Health PACE in Tampa and at SeniorLIFE York in Pennsylvania.


John Barger has been appointed regional market president for Humana Inc.'s Central Florida Medicare market. Barger has served in a variety of management and leadership roles with Humana over the past 17 years, most recently as president of Metropolitan Health Networks, a Florida medical services organization and Medicare provider that Humana acquired in 2012.


Matthew Belisle has been named an associate at Bush Ross PA, Tampa. Belisle joins the firm's casualty and insurance defense practice group and his practice will focus on civil trial litigation primarily related to aviation matters. He earned his juris doctorate from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2009 and served on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps as a military pilot for more than 10 years. Belisle is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Leisure services

Ashley Spurlock has been named spa director of Spa Evangeline at the Epicurean Hotel, Tampa. Spurlock comes to Spa Evangeline from Spa Botanica at the Embassy Suites in Rogers, Ark., where she served as the spa director for the past five years.

People notes: Personnel appointments, promotions and announcements 01/03/14 [Last modified: Friday, January 3, 2014 4:54pm]
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