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Heidi Kempf has been named business development manager at CBIZ Kirkland, Russ, Murphy & Tapp, Clearwater. Kempf has worked in Tampa for the past nine years, with a focus on media, marketing and business development with such organizations as the American Marketing Association, University Club, Centre Club, Association for Corporate Growth, Tampa Bay Technology Forum, Commercial Real Estate Women and Real Estate Investment Council.


Bryan Harper has been promoted to business banking relationship manager at Fifth Third Bank, Tampa Bay. Harper was a retail lending coach, financial center manager and investment representative. Before joining Fifth Third, he was a store manager for Wells Fargo in Seminole.


Dave Buzza has been promoted to chief development officer of AlphaGraphics in Tampa. Buzza has been with AlphaGraphics since 2008, most recently serving as the vice president of global development.


De la Parte & Gilbert, P.A., Tampa, announces that David Caldevilla has been appointed to serve as secretary of the Florida Bar's Appellate Court Rules Committee. The committee is responsible for proposing new rules of appellate procedure and amendments to existing rules for consideration and adoption by the Florida Supreme Court. Also, Eric D. Nowak has been appointed to the Wheels of Success board of directors. Wheels of Success is Tampa Bay's only 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing personal transportation solutions by partnering with the Tampa Bay community in a circle of support to keep people working and sustain their independence. Caldevilla is a shareholder and a board certified appellate lawyer, and Nowak is an associate and concentrates in the area of general civil litigation.

Louis T. M. ("Lou") Conti has been presented with the Florida Bar Business Law Section Outstanding Member of the Year Award. Conti was selected in "recognition of his exceptional contributions of time and talent to the mission of the section and the continuous improvement of the business laws of Florida." Conti is a partner at Holland & Knight and is the leader of the firm's technology, venture capital and emerging companies team.

Tampa Bay business appointments, promotions and announcements 08/16/13 [Last modified: Friday, August 16, 2013 5:52pm]
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