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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.

Personnel appointments, promotions and announcements for Jan. 8 01/07/12 [Last modified: Saturday, January 7, 2012 3:30am]
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