Make us your home page

Workplace appointments, promotions and announcements in the Tampa Bay area


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.

Health care

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.

Workplace appointments, promotions and announcements in the Tampa Bay area 05/16/14 [Last modified: Friday, May 16, 2014 5:30pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. To catch a poacher: Florida wildlife officers set up undercover gator farm sting


    To catch a ring of poachers who targeted Florida's million-dollar alligator farming industry, state wildlife officers created the ultimate undercover operation.

    To catch a ring of poachers who targeted Florida's million-dollar alligator farming industry, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission set up an undercover operation. They created their own alligator farm, complete with plenty of real, live alligators, watched over by real, live undercover wildlife officers. It also had hidden video cameras to record everything that happened. That was two years ago, and on Wednesday wildlife officers announced that they arrested nine people on  44 felony charges alleging they broke wildlife laws governing alligator harvesting, transporting eggs and hatchlings across state lines, dealing in stolen property, falsifying records, racketeering and conspiracy. The wildlife commission released these photos of alligators, eggs and hatchlings taken during the undercover operation. [Courtesy of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission]
  2. CBO analysis: 23 million would lose health coverage under House-passed bill


    WASHINGTON — The Republican health care bill that passed the House earlier this month would nearly double the number of Americans without health insurance over the next decade, according to a new analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

    Demonstrators protests the passage of a House Republican health care bill, outside the the Capitol in Washington, on May 4. The House took the unusual step of voting on the American Health Care Act before the Congressional Budget Office could assess it. That analysis was released Thursday and it showed the bill would cause 23 million fewer people to have health insurance by 2026. Many additional consumers would see skimpier health coverage and higher deductibles, the budget office projected.
  3. Florida Specialty Insurance acquires Pinellas Park's Mount Beacon Insurance


    Tens of thousands of homeowners who were pushed out of Citizens Property Insurance for a private carrier since 2014 are finding themselves changing insurance companies yet again.

  4. Marijuana extract Epidiolex helps some kids with epilepsy, study shows


    A medicine made from marijuana, without the stuff that gives a high, cut seizures in kids with a severe form of epilepsy in a study that strengthens the case for more research into pot's possible health benefits.

    An employee checks a plant at LeafLine Labs, a medical marijuana production facility in Cottage Grove, Minn. [Associated Press (2015)]
  5. St. Pete Economic Development Corporation lures marketing firm MXTR to town

    Economic Development

    St. Petersburg Economic Development Corporation has lured its first big catch to St. Petersburg — MXTR Automation. The digital marketing company announced Wednesday that it will fill 20 "high-wage" creative positions within the next 18 months, as well as open an office in downtown St. Petersburg this year.