Timothy J. Gross has been appointed resident director of Merrill Lynch's St. Petersburg office. Gross has been with Merrill Lynch since 1997 and was wealth management financial adviser.
The law firm of Allen Dell, Tampa, announces that the following attorneys have been named as Best Lawyers in America for 2014: David D. Ferrentino, commercial litigation; Donna L. Longhouse, trusts and estates; Marian P. McCulloch, family law; Cynthia A. Mikos; and Gary Walker, health care law. All are partners.
The Tampa Bay Chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI), announces their officers for the 2013-2014 membership year. Brian Adamski, president; Mike Delp, treasurer; Jack Davis, vice president of membership; Jim Parker, vice president of programs; Julie Johnson, vice president of sponsorship; James Doyle III, vice president of scholarships; and Randall Lay, vice president of philanthropy. Adamski is chief financial officer at American Traditions Insurance Co.; Delp is vice president of finance at Colliers International Tampa Bay; Davis is division controller at FIS Global; Parker is a partner at Vaco; Johnson is director of financial planning and analysis at AVI-SPL; Doyle is managing partner at the Willis Group; and Lay is chief financial officer at Lazydays.
Marcus & Millichap announces the addition of Ari Ravi to its Tampa office. Ravi started his career in the commercial real estate industry in 2008 with Prudential Commercial Real Estate Florida, focusing on sales and leasing for office and retail buildings in the Tampa Bay area. Ravi will specialize in multi-family housing, focusing on seller representation of more than 10 apartment communities located primarily in Tampa Bay markets.
Haley D. Crum has been promoted to president of FrankCrum Staffing, Clearwater. Crum has been working at the family business since college, where she started as a customer service representative. She has worked her way up the ladder having served as vice president of staffing, client care and business affairs.
David Hendry has been named director of police services at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. Hendry brings 30 years of law enforcement experience to his position, having most recently served as chief of police of Tallahassee Community College and spent 28 years with the Tallahassee Police Department.