LARGO — New Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri announced a number of promotions and appointments at a ceremony Friday.
Gualtieri, who previously served as chief deputy and was sworn in as sheriff on Nov. 9, named Maj. Daniel G. Simovich Jr. as his new chief deputy.
The following changes also were announced at the ceremony:
Associate General Counsel Beth Lastinger will be promoted to general counsel. Capts. Sean D. Jowell and Timothy A. Slaughter will be promoted to the rank of major. Lts. Adrian B. Arnold, Lora M. McFee and Michael Ring will be promoted to the rank of captain.
Sgts. George Brotchi, Sheila J. Christian, Robert R. D'Andrea, Annette Perez-Ford and Joseph P. Gerretz will be promoted to the rank of lieutenant.
Cpls. Serena E. Bennett, David A. Dane, Adam M. Kinzel, Nicholas P. Lazaris, Gavin J. Mac Cubbin, Tamara L. Richardson and Michael B. Sherman will be promoted to the rank of sergeant.
Intake specialist Kendra Ford will be promoted to inmate records shift supervisor, and Marc Cognetti, a classification specialist, will be promoted to assistant classification supervisor.