Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Business

Personnel appointments, promotions and announcements for Jan. 8

Financial

Dennis Zank has been named chief operating officer at Raymond James and Associates, Tampa. Zank has been with Raymond James since 1978, starting in the accounting department. He became controller in 1982 and was promoted to senior vice president in 1986 and executive vice president in 1992. Zank will continue to oversee the firm's global private client group, including responsibilities for Raymond James and Associates, Raymond James Financial Services and the international PCG business.

Hospitality

McKibbon Hotel Management Inc., Tampa, announces these promotions: Jeff Antonaccio to director of operations; Todd Kinney to general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Airport Westshore; Michael Nealon to general manager of the Homewood Suites Tampa Airport-Westshore; Arsen Khodosov to market director of sales for the Tampa Westshore district. Antonaccio was general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Airport Westshore; Kinney was general manager of the Homewood Suites Tampa Airport-Westshore; Nealon was market director of sales for Westshore; and Khodosov was market sales manager.

Legal

Broad and Cassel, Tampa, announces that David M. Brickhouse and Lauren L. Lewis have joined the firm as associates. Brickhouse joins the commercial litigation practice group and Lewis joins the bankruptcy and creditors' rights practice group. Both served as law clerks at Broad and Cassel. Brickhouse served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Edward LaRose, Second District Court of Appeal of Florida, and Lewis was an intern for the Honorable Caryl E. Delano, United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida.

Ronald A. Christaldi has been elected chairman of the Tampa City Council's Citizens Advisory Committee on the Economic Impact of Cultural Assets. Christaldi is a partner and chairman of the health care practice group at Shumaker, Loop and Kendrick LLP, Tampa.

Nonprofit

Irene K. Rickus has been named president and chief executive officer at the Children's Home Inc. (CHI), Tampa. Rickus was executive director of the Harbor Behavioral Health Care Institute, Pasco County.

The Grand Central District Association (GCDA), St. Petersburg, announces its board of directors for 2011-2012: Andrew Hayes, president; Kurt Donley, past president; Bob Jeffrey, vice president; Brian Longstreth, secretary; Mitch Hernandez, treasurer. Also named as new directors were Andro Brkic, David Hollowell and James Laughorn. Hayes is managing principal at Hayes Cumming Architects, St. Petersburg; Donley is owner of St. Pete Media; Jeffrey was fundamental in the formation of the Grand Central District and the GCDA, in which he remains active, along with the Florida Main Street program; Longstreth is owner of Your Neighborhood Realty, Gay St. Pete House and GayStPete.com; Hernandez is a certified public accountant at Mitch Hernandez Accounting and Tax Services Inc., St. Petersburg.

The National Forensic Science Technology Center Inc., Largo, announces the following appointments and promotions: Richard Blacklidge, administration services associate-logistics; Bill Duffin, media design specialist; Tammy Millitzer, administrative services associate; Kim Rickenbrode was promoted to human resources specialist; and Pokey Torres was promoted to human resources senior specialist. Blacklidge was a utility specialist III/backflow technician for Pinellas County Utilities; Duffin was the TV production specialist for the Clearwater Police Department; Millitzer was the administrative assistant for the directors of imaging at BayCare HealthCare at Morton Plant Mease, Clearwater; Rickenbrode was human resources associate; and Torres was human resources specialist.

Transportation

The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority board of directors announces its officers for 2012: St. Petersburg City Council member Jeff Danner is chairman; County Commission Ken Welch is vice chairman; and Clearwater City Council member Bill Jonson is secretary/treasurer.

Comments
Tech Data sending a record 700 employees to march in Pride Parade

Tech Data sending a record 700 employees to march in Pride Parade

Among the marching bands and twirlers at Saturday’s St. Pete Pride Parade, one major sponsor, Tech Data, is sending by far a record number of employees — more than 700 at last count — to march in Florida’s largest gay pride parade.The parade, which d...
Updated: 14 minutes ago
A valet at this South Tampa Publix will park your car as you shop

A valet at this South Tampa Publix will park your car as you shop

TAMPA — Publix shoppers in South Tampa who hate circling the lot for parking can now toss their keys to a valet.The Publix at Dale Mabry and Neptune started testing a free valet service last week that could expand to more stores. Spokesman Brian West...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Sign to report employees not speaking English at doughnut shop creates a stir

Sign to report employees not speaking English at doughnut shop creates a stir

A sign asking customers at a Dunkin’ Donuts store in Baltimore to report employees who were heard not speaking English has set off a controversy.The sign, according tothe Baltimore Sun, would offer coupons to customers who reported workers at a dough...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Florida Bankers Association recognizes Bill Klich with award

Florida Bankers Association recognizes Bill Klich with award

Former Tampa Bay banking executive Bill Klich was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Florida Bankers Association last week at an annual meeting in Palm Coast.Klich, 73, has a strong reputation with more than four decades of commercial ...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Jeff Vinik-backed construction material firm headed to Port Tampa Bay

Jeff Vinik-backed construction material firm headed to Port Tampa Bay

TAMPA — With $3 billion in construction on the boards, Water Street Tampa will need a lot of concrete, so a company whose largest investor is Jeff Vinik is moving to Port Tampa Bay to begin importing fly ash, a component of concrete.Spartan Materials...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Drugs at your doorstep: CVS will deliver prescriptions to your home

Drugs at your doorstep: CVS will deliver prescriptions to your home

CVS Health will make prescription deliveries nationwide to accommodate the heightened expectations of convenience from consumers. The nation’s second-largest drugstore chain says it also will make home deliveries of other items, like allergy medicine...
Updated: 6 hours ago
St. Petersburg residents will see higher water, sanitation bills

St. Petersburg residents will see higher water, sanitation bills

ST. PETERSBURG — Residents can expect their water and sanitation bills to increase between $7 and $11 starting in October.That represents an average of a 7-percent increase. Customers who use an average of 4,000 gallons a month, including reclaimed w...
Published: 06/19/18
Spectrum’s new service will eventually increase the cost for TV

Spectrum’s new service will eventually increase the cost for TV

Spectrum’s new all-digital service is set to bring more high definition, faster internet speeds and expanded on-demand offerings — but it also comes with higher costs for some of its TV customers in Tampa Bay. Each TV that receives service from Spect...
Published: 06/19/18
Medical manufacturer to add 116 jobs in Pasco County expansion

Medical manufacturer to add 116 jobs in Pasco County expansion

NEW PORT RICHEY — TouchPoint Medical, an engineering and manufacturer of high-tech hospital equipment, plans to put its global headquarters into a 125,000-square-foot industrial and corporate office building in Pasco County.Tuesday morning, county co...
Updated: 5 hours ago
Pasco Business Digest for June 22

Pasco Business Digest for June 22

Business digestBrieflyHOSPITALS RECEIVE AWARD: Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and Medical Center of Trinity were recipients of Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award, a designation that recognizes superior performance of hospitals t...
Updated: 9 hours ago