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Personnel appointments, promotions and announcements in the Tampa Bay area

Consulting

Brad S. Bubenzer has been named a civil engineer at Reserve Advisors, Tampa. Bubenzer was a field engineer at Kiewit in Louisiana.

Legal

B. Herbert Boatner Jr. has been named a partner at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP, Tampa. Boatner concentrates in the area of public finance and brings more than 30 years of experience to the firm. He previously was partner in the public finance practice group at Fowler White Boggs in Tampa.

Amy Baruch has been named an associate at Williams Schifino Mangione & Steady PA, Tampa. Baruch joins the firm's business litigation group and earned her juris doctorate cum laude from Stetson University College of Law.

Stephen J. Leahu has been named an associate at Carlton Fields, Tampa. Leahu joins the firm's intellectual property and technology practice group and earned his juris doctorate from the John Marshall School of Law. Leahu was an associate at Greenberg Traurig.

Megan O'Neill has been named an associate at Bush Ross PA, Tampa. O'Neill joins the firm's commercial litigation and dispute resolution practice group and was a 2010 summer intern. O'Neill earned her juris doctorate cum laude from Stetson University College of Law.

Holland and Knight, Tampa, announces that the following attorneys have been named 2012 Lawyers of the Year by Best Lawyers in America. Attorneys are Chester E. Bacheller, mergers and acquisitions law, and Robert J. Gramming, corporate governance law. Bacheller and Gramming are partners at the firm.

Organizations

Goodwill Industries-Suncoast, St. Petersburg, announces that Paul Horowitz and Marty Gladysz have been elected to the all-volunteer board of directors. Horowitz is a partner at Horowitz & Co. CPAs, Tampa. Gladysz is a former board member and is executive vice president and chief financial officer at Raymond James Bank, St. Petersburg.

Real estate

Bryn D. Merrey has been named regional manager of the year at Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services. Merrey is vice president and the regional manager of Marcus & Millichap's Tampa office.

Jim Van Rooy has been named managing director, property management services at Ross Realty Group Inc., Clearwater. Van Rooy has more than 25 years of experience in commercial properties, facilities and construction and was recently responsible for nearly half a million square feet of class "A" commercial real estate properties at Brickman Durham LLC in North Carolina.

Florida Gulfcoast Commercial Association of Realtors announces the election of their following officers. Larry Richey is the organization's president for 2012 and is senior managing director for Central and North Florida at Cushman & Wakefield. Avi Adler is president-elect; and Mark Blanton is secretary-treasurer. New members elected are Jerry Lamb, Paula Clair Smith and Pat Marzulli. Adler is a commercial realtor at Ciminelli Real Estate; Blanton is president of Alliance Exchange Corp.; Lamb is managing director at Coldwell Banker Commercial; Clair Smith is a broker associate at Commercial Asset Partners Realty, Trinity; and Marzulli is director of industrial services at Colliers International Tampa Bay.

The Pinellas Realtor Organization has elected the following members to serve on the Board of Directors for 2012: Leon Sarkisian, chairman; Amy Seeks, chairwoman-elect; Jan Bruzas, past chairwoman; and Jennie McCoun, secretary, and directors are Tom Shelley, Tracey Strube, John Rurkowski, Judy Clark, Debra Gregory, Jo-Ann Sloan and Heather Foderingham. Sarkisian is an agent at Prudential Tropical Realty in Seminole; Seeks is vice president Real Estate Services, Smith & Associates in St. Petersburg; Bruzas is broker-owner of Realty Executive Homes in Florida in St. Petersburg; McCoun is broker-owner of Placido Bayou Realty Inc. in St. Petersburg; Shelley is broker-owner of Sunshine Home Sales in St. Petersburg; Strube is chief executive officer and team leader at Keller Williams Realty South Tampa.; Rurkowski is large broker appointment, broker at Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. in Clearwater; Clark is large broker appointment, broker-manager at Coldwell Banker Residential in St. Petersburg; Gregory is broker-owner of Clearwater Harbor Realty Inc. in Clearwater; Sloan is Coldwell Banker regional director of professional development at Coldwell Banker Residential in Palm Harbor; and Foderingham is broker-manager at Prudential Tropical Realty in Clearwater.

Personnel appointments, promotions and announcements in the Tampa Bay area 12/10/11 [Last modified: Saturday, December 10, 2011 3:31am]
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