Roberts Communications, Tampa, announces the promotion of Katy Parsons to account executive and the addition of Rebekah Wilkins as art director. Parsons was an associate account executive and Wilkins was a designer for Alarie Design Associates in Winter Garden.
Fifth Third Bank, Tampa Bay, announces these appointments and promotions. Promotions are: I.B. Alexander to chief financial officer; Tim Coop to affiliate head of commercial banking and senior lender. New appointments: Paul Frameli has been named assistant vice president and business banking relationship manager; Tahisia Scantling has been named business banking relationship manager; and David Diehl has been named mortgage loan originator. Alexander is vice president and most recently served as retail chief financial officer for Fifth Third Bank, Western Michigan affiliate in Grand Rapids; Coop is a senior vice president and was affiliate head of middle market bank; Frameli was business banking client manager at Bank of America, Tampa; Scantling was a licensed financial specialist at Wachovia Bank, St. Petersburg; and Diehl was a senior loan consultant at Countrywide Home Loans, Spring Hill.
John Bucher has been named manager of risk analytics at PSCU Financial Services, St. Petersburg. Bucher was manager at Card Risk Management Group at the Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union.
Phelps Dunbar, Tampa, announces that Karl J. Brandes is the recipient of the 2008 Pro Bono Service Award from the Hillsborough County Bar Association and the 13th Judicial Circuit's pro bono program HAVE A Heart, in recognition of the numerous pro bono cases he has handled over the years on referrals from Bay Areal Legal Services; and Kamilah L. Perry is the recipient of the Volunteer Leadership Award from the Tampa Bay Academy of Hope Inc. This award recognizes individuals and companies who have made a difference in the lives of children and families throughout Tampa through contributions, civic efforts and direct involvement in the community. Perry has also been elected president for 2008 for the George Edgecomb Bar Association, Tampa's largest predominantly African-American voluntary bar association, which is dedicated to the promotion and recognition of African-Americans within the legal profession and the judiciary. Brandes is a partner in the firm's regional commercial litigation practice group and Perry is an associate in the firm's regional insurance and reinsurance group.
Mindi M. Richter has been appointed to the Florida Bar Media Communications Law Committee. Her one-year term begins July 1. Richter is an associate at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP, Tampa.
Rachel Saul has been named senior account executive at Red Frog Marketing, Largo. Saul was director of marketing at Doctors Recall Scheduling, Palm Harbor.
The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Florida Chapter announces that Nancy Baily has been named director of operations and Kamden Kuhn has been named public relations coordinator. Baily was former president of Travelers of Florida, Tampa, and Kuhn was a television reporter at WCYB/FOX Tri-cities in Tennessee and Virginia.
Marc Fratello has been appointed chairman of the board at Growth Technologies International Inc., Tampa. Fratello is chief executive officer, president and founder of SOE Software Corp., Tampa.
Kevin Hourigan has been named the Tampa Bay Business Journal's Ultimate CEO of a small business. The award recognizes distinguished executives in the Tampa area. Hourigan is chief executive officer at Bayshore Solutions, Tampa.
Barry Shevlin has been named the 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year by Gulf Coast Business Review. Shevlin is founder and chief executive officer of Network Liquidators, Tampa.
IT Authorities, Tampa, announces the appointment of Eric Ihlenfeldt to account executive; and Doug Garrett has been named service desk manager. Ihlenfeldt was city vice president at Allegiance Telecom; and Garrett was an independent contractor in the Tampa Bay area.