Sunday, May 20, 2018
Business

Tampa Bay area personnel appointments, promotions and announcements

Banking

Synovus Bank announces that Ty L. Lindsey has been promoted to senior vice president and regional retail manager for Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas market areas. Irene G. M. Ferguson has joined the bank's commercial team as senior vice president and commercial banker. And J. Kurt Petersen joins the bank's Pinellas County commercial team as senior vice president and commercial banker. Lindsey joined Synovus Bank in 2010 as vice president and branch manager of the bank's West Shore office and previously served as retail team lead in Hillsborough County. Ferguson has been a commercial banker in the Hillsborough County market for over 25 years and most recently held the position of senior vice president of commercial banking at M&I Bank in Tampa. Petersen brings experience in bank consulting, direct financing, corporate lending, commercial real estate financing and commercial banking to Synovus and most recently held the position of president and chief executive officer of Keystone Capital Resources LLC in St. Petersburg.

Consulting

Tonya Teschendorf has been named director of compliance at Cody Consutling, Tampa. Teschendorf was senior manager of corporate compliance at WellCare Health Plans.

Financial

Doyle Wealth Management, St. Petersburg, announces that Bob Doyle, president and chief investment officer, has been appointed by Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater as a member of the treasury investment committee for the Florida Division of Treasury. Christian Clem and Cassandra Smalley have joined the firm as portfolio analysts. Clem was a security analyst at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Tampa, and Smalley was a financial representative at Fidelity Investments, Tampa. And Candace Frankland has been added as a support staffer to the operations team. Frankland was a financial administrative assistant at the Alzheimer's Association.

Health care

Craig Drablos has been named president of Humana Cares, Humana's St. Petersburg-based national complex and chronic care management division. Drablos joined Humana in 1989 and held various leadership positions, most recently serving as chief executive officer of Humana's Southeast Region Employer Group operations. He also oversaw Humana's Medicare and commercial health plans in Nevada, Kentucky and West Florida. Drablos earned his bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Illinois and master's in business administration from the University of Minnesota.

Access Healthcare Physician LLC, Spring Hill, announces that Dr. Syed Wajahat Ali and Dr. Seema Nishat have both joined the staff from Brooksville Primary Care. Ali is board certified in internal medicine and certified as a medical review officer. Nishat is board certified in internal medicine. Both earned their bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery degrees from Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad, India, and both completed their residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago.

Legal

Robert D. Hall Jr., has been included in the 2012 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Hall is a partner at FordHarrison, a labor and employment law firm in their Tampa office.

Gunn Law Group, Tampa, announces that Lee D. Gunn IV has been named to Florida Super Lawyer magazine and Scott A. Arthur has been named as a Rising Star. Gunn was named in the insurance coverage category and has nearly 30 years experience in the legal industry. Arthur is 2005 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and concentrates in the areas of civil litigation.

Senior living

Monique Spruill has been promoted to assistant director of sales and leasing at Senior Management Advisors. Spruill was a regional manager.

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