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Tampa Bay area personnel appointments, promotions and announcements

Arts

Aaron Zimmerman has been named director of programming at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa. He was director of programming at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami-Dade County.

Financial services

Carmen Carazo has been appointed investment adviser representative of MetLife Securities Inc., Tampa. She was a financial adviser at Edward Jones, Lutz.

Health care

Dr. Enrique Grisoni has joined the HealthPoint Pediatric Surgery group at St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa. He has been professor of pediatric surgery and pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine; professor of pediatric surgery at Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine; and clinical professor of surgery at the University of Arizona's medical school.

Gina Vittetoe has been named a staff prosthetist-orthotist at St. Petersburg Limb & Brace. She was a staff prosthetist-orthotist at Superior Medical Equipment, Largo.

Legal

James E. Felman has been named Tampa "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyer. Felman was recognized in the white-collar criminal defense category. He is a partner and concentrates in the area of criminal defense at Kynes, Markman & Felman PA. Tampa.

Richard A. Jacobson has been re-elected to the board of directors at TerraLex, an international network of 160 law firms serving clients whose requirements transcend their state, provincial or national boarders. He is a shareholder and member of the international practice group at Fowler White Boggs, Tampa.

Fisher & Sauls PA, St. Petersburg, announces that the following have been named Tampa Bay Top Lawyers by Tampa Bay magazine: Louie N. Adcock Jr. and Marilyn M. Polson, trusts and estates; and Richard T. Earle III and Kenneth E. Thornton, real estate.

Holland & Knight, Tampa, announces that these attorneys have been named Best Lawyers in America for 2011: Rod Anderson, bankruptcy and creditor/debtor rights; Chester E. Bacheller, corporate governance and compliance law, corporate law, international trade and finance law, mergers and acquisitions law, and securities law; Anderson L. Baldy III, corporate law, and mergers and acquisitions; Bernard A. Barton Jr., tax law; Stacy D. Blank, antitrust law and commercial litigation; Noel R. Boeke, bankruptcy and creditor/debtor rights law; Michael L. Chapman, commercial litigation; William B. deMeza Jr., labor and employment law; William S. Dufoe, alternative dispute resolution, bet-the-company litigation and commercial litigation; Richard D. Eckhard, real estate law; William Keith Fendrick, bankruptcy and creditor/debtor rights law; Leonard H. Gilbert, bankruptcy and creditor/debtor rights law, commercial litigation and equipment finance law; Fred Grady, commercial litigation; Robert J. Gramming, corporate governance and compliance law, corporate law, international trade and finance law, leveraged buyouts and private equity law, and securities law; Richard B. Hadlow, corporate governance and compliance law, corporate law and securities law; John Arthur Jones, trusts and estates; Bradford D. Kimbro, bet-the-company litigation and commercial litigation; Robert James Klein, trusts and estates; Edward F. Koren Jr., trusts and estates; William R. Lane Jr., trusts and estates; Jack A. Levine, tax law; and Frederick M. Rothenberg, employee benefits law.

Tampa Bay area personnel appointments, promotions and announcements

11/07/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 5:43pm]
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  1. Last steel beam marks construction milestone for Tom and Mary James' museum

    Growth

    ST. PETERSBURG — Tom and Mary James on Wednesday signed their names to the last steel beam framing the 105-ton stone mesa that will be built at the entrance of the museum that bears their name: the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art.

    The topping-out ceremony of the James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art was held Wednesday morning in downtown St. Petersburg. Mary James (from left), husband Tom and Mayor Rick Kriseman signed the final beam before it was put into place. When finished, the $55 million museum at 100 Central Ave. will hold up to 500 pieces of the couple's 3,000-piece art collection. [Courtesy of James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art]
  2. Heights Public Market to host two Tampa Bay food trucks

    Business

    TAMPA — The Heights Public Market announced the first two food trucks for its "rotating stall," which will feature new restaurants every four months. Surf and Turf and Empamamas will be rolled out first.

    Heights Public Market is opening this summer inside the Tampa Armature Works building.
[SKIP O'ROURKE   |   Times file photo]

  3. Author Randy Wayne White could open St. Pete's biggest restaurant on the pier

    Food & Dining

    ST. PETERSBURG — The story begins with Yucatan shrimp.

    St. Petersburg Deputy Mayor Kanika Tomalin, pilot Mark Futch, Boca Grande, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman, and author and businessman Randy Wayne White,  Sanibel, exit a Maule Super Rocket seaplane after taking a fight around Tampa Bay off the St. Petersburg waterfront, 6/28/17.  White and his business partners are in negotiations with the City of St. Petersburg to build a fourth Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille on the approach to the St. Petersburg Pier with a second event space on the pier according to White. The group met near Spa Beach after a ground breaking ceremony for the new pier. "We want to have our business open by the time the pier opens," said White. Other Dr. Ford restaurants are located on Sanibel, Captiva and Ft. Myers Beach. SCOTT KEELER   |   Times
  4. Guilty plea for WellCare Health Plans former counsel Thaddeus Bereday

    Business

    Former WellCare Health Plans general counsel Thaddeus M.S. Bereday pleaded guilty to one count of making a false statement to the Florida Medicaid program, and faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set, acting U.S. Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow of the Middle District …

    WellCare Health Plans former general counsel Thaddeus M.S. Bereday, pleaded guilty to one count of making a false statement to the Florida Medicaid program, and faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set, acting U.S. Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow of the Middle District of Florida stated Wednesday. [LinkedIn handout]
  5. DOT shows alternatives to former Tampa Bay Express toll lanes

    Transportation

    TAMPA — State transportation officials are evaluating at least a half-dozen alternatives to the controversial Tampa Bay interstate plan that they will workshop with the community over the next 18 months.

    Florida Department of Transportation consultant Brad Flom explains potential alternatives to adding toll lanes to Interstate 275 during a meeting Wednesday at the DOT’s Tampa office. Flom presented seven diagrams, all of which swapped toll lanes for transit, such as light rail or express bus, in the I-275 corridor from downtown Tampa to Bearss Avenue.