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Tampa Bay area personnel appointments, promotions and announcements


Lex Smith has been appointed secretary/treasurer for Pasco Economic Development Council's board of directors. Smith is a senior vice president at SunTrust Bank and currently works in the Tampa region wealth and investment management line of business.


Dirk Heller has been named a project manager at the Williams Co., Tampa. Heller brings more than 21 years of experience to the Williams Co., most recently having served as a preconstruction manager at Cutler Associates Inc.


Seminole Financial Services LLC, Belleair Bluffs, announces the appointment of Mike Henderson as a senior investment officer and Scott Macdonald has been named vice president, asset management and underwriting. Henderson's experience includes being a partner and founder of Newman Mortgage Securities where he served as executive vice president. Macdonald most recently worked for Bank of America, Tampa, where he was part of the commercial real estate workout group, working on distressed development loans.


Dave Pilkington rejoins Wallace Welch & Willingham (WWW), St. Petersburg, as senior vice president of the nonprofit practice division. Pilkington previously worked at WWW from 1982 to 1984 before setting off to form his own company Pilkington Insurance Agency which he sold to a public insurance agency in 2002.


Stann W. Givens has been included in the 2012 edition of Florida Super Lawyers. Givens was recognized in the area of family law and is founder of Givens Law Group, Tampa.

David Jennis has been included in the 2012 edition of Florida Super Lawyers. Jennis is a partner at Jennis & Bowen PL, Tampa, and practices in the areas of complex corporate bankruptcy, workouts, restructuring and commercial litigation.

Chris Knopik has been named as one of the Top 100 lawyers in Florida in the 2012 edition of Florida Super Lawyers. Knopik is a founding member of Knopik Deskins Law Group, Tampa.

Fisher & Phillips LLP, Tampa, announces that Theresa Gallion and Steven Bernstein, both partners at the firm, have been included in the 2012 edition of Florida Super Lawyers. Gallion has 30 years experience as a labor and employment attorney who concentrates in the areas of hospitality, health care and education. Bernstein has 20 years experience as a labor and employment attorney and concentrates in representing employers in unfair labor practices charges, corporate campaigns, collective bargaining and economic work stoppages.

Hill Ward Henderson, Tampa, announces that the following attorneys have been named to the 2012 edition of Florida Super Lawyers: Marie A. Borland, Gregory P. Brown, Michael P. Brundage, John C. Connery Jr., Mark J. Criser, B. Ben Dachepalli, David S. Felman, Timothy C. Ford, S. Katherine Frazier, Troy A. Fuhrman, John B. Grandoff III, William C. Guerrant Jr., Linda D. Hartley, Thomas N. Henderson III, Benjamin H. Hill III, Benjamin H. Hill IV, John L. Holcomb, Stephen M. Hudoba, Timothy A. Hunt, C. Howard Hunter, Jonathan P. Jennewein, Robert "E.V." Kelley Jr., David T. Knight, Brett J. Preston, R. James Robbins Jr., W. Lawrence Smith, Brian C. Sparks, Lara J. Tibbals, Dennis P. Waggoner and Alton C. Ward.


Chris Rudisill has been named director of the LGBT programming with Metro Wellness & Community Centers. Rudisill currently serves as the executive director of St. Pete Pride and joins Metro Wellness and Community Centers on Aug. 1.


Craig Rollins has been named vice president of ancillary and business development at myMatrixx, Tampa. Rollins has over 20 years experience in the areas of managed care, pharmacy and ancillary medical services, and he most recently served as vice president of Align Networks.

Tampa Bay area personnel appointments, promotions and announcements 06/09/12 [Last modified: Saturday, June 9, 2012 4:30am]
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