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Todd Newton has been named senior vice president and commercial banker for Hillsborough County at Synovus Bank. Newton brings more than 18 years of experience in the financial services industry to his role at Synovus. He most recently served as vice president and senior relationship manager at Wells Fargo Bank, Tampa.


Jim Golden has named as first in-house architect at P.J. Callaghan Construction, St. Petersburg. Golden was an architect at Robinson Green Beretta, Tampa, working predominantly on commercial projects such as corporate offices and service facilities – which aligns well with the commercial construction projects at P.J. Callaghan.


Marc Spencer has been named chief volunteer officer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay. Spencer will serve as the primary volunteer spokesperson for the club, and will promote community and interagency relations, and interpret and oversee the club's philosophy, goals, policies and scope. Spencer is a senior vice president and private client adviser with U.S. Trust in Tampa Bay.

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Natalie Potochney has been named director of operations at After Hours Pediatrics Urgent Care, Tampa. Potochney will provide day-to-day oversight and direction for the pediatric urgent care provider's six locations in Tampa Bay and South Florida, and help develop and implement the company's business plan. Potochney has served as administrative director for COMBI (Comprehensive Occupational Medicine for Business & Industry) and Medical Toxicology Consultants (MTC) since 1989, both subsidiaries of After Hours Pediatrics' parent company, TeamHealth. Also, she will represent After Hours Pediatrics, COMBI and MTC with the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and Manatee Chamber of Commerce.


Dominic Provenzano has been named general manager of the Tampa Airport Marriott Hotel located at Tampa International Airport. Provenzano has been with Marriott for 21 years and was the assistant general manager of the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel. Before joining the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, Provenzano held director of food and beverage and director of operations positions in Seattle, Dearborn, Mich., Cleveland and Chicago.


Maria Johnston has been named director of advancement at the Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg. Johnston has held top development roles with the American Heart Association, the YWCA and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas County. Before joining the nonprofit world, she was vice president of product marketing and software at Tech Data Corp., Clearwater.


Stephen J. Bagge has been an associate at Carlton Fields Jorden Burt as an associate in Tampa. He practices in the firm's National Trial Practice, Business Litigation Section. Bagge concentrates his litigation practice in the areas of business litigation, products liability, and professional liability and negligence. He joins the firm from Banker Lopez Gassler, P.A. He is a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, The Florida Bar, the Defense Research Institute, and the Florida Defense Lawyers Association. He received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law, and his B.S. from the University of Florida, Warrington College of Business. In law school, Bagge served as the Articles Editor of the Florida Law Review.

Amelia M. Campbell has been named a shareholder at Hill Ward Henderson, Tampa. Campbell joins the firm's trust and estates groups and brings more than 25 years of legal experience to firm. She concentrates in the areas of federal taxation, preservation of wealth, family limited partnerships, insurance planning, charitable planning and estate planning considerations that affect closely-held businesses. Campbell was a shareholder at Fowler White Boggs.

Ellen de Haan has joined the firm of Wetherington Hamilton PA, Tampa. de Haan was a partner at Becker & Pliakoff for twenty-eight years and practices in the area of home owner's associations and condo law.

Julie Sneed is the recipient of the 2014 George C. Carr Memorial Award, the highest award by the Tampa Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. The award recognizes excellence in federal practice and distinguished service to the Federal Bar Association. It is presented annually to a lawyer who exemplifies Judge Carr's characteristics of common sense, integrity, and service, as well as a lawyer who has made significant contributions to the Federal Bar Association. Sneed is a partner at Akerman LLP, Tampa and is a member of the firm's consumer finance litigation and compliance practice group.

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