Reynold J. Jennings has been promoted from executive director of Palms of Pasadena Hospital, St. Petersburg, to vice president of operations for National Medical Enterprises in Tampa. Jennings will be working with the regional corporate area responsibilities for Palms of Pasadena Hospital; RHD Memorial Medical Center and Doctors Hospital, in Dallas; and Trinity Medical Center in Carrollton, Texas. Jennings has received appointments to the board of governors of the Florida League of Hospitals and the American Federation of Health Care Systems. He will serve as the 1990-91 president of the Bay Area Hospital Council. He is a fellow in the American College of Health-care Executives and has received the Circle of Excellence Award from the National Medical Enterprises for two consecutive years.INDUSTRY
David L. Miller has been elected senior vice president of administrative services for Florida Power Corp. He previously was vice president of the Suncoast divisions. Miller has been with Florida Power for 23 years. Before being named vice president in 1988, he advanced through several positions in public affairs, personnel, energy conservation and marketing. In his new position, Miller will be responsible for human resources, corporate communications, strategic planning, Bayboro Consulting Group, fleet services and the corporate flight department.
Janice B. Case has been appointed vice president of Florida Power Corp. for the Suncoast divisions, which includes Pinellas and Pasco counties. She will oversee district operations, customer service, energy services and engineering and line departments throughout the area. Case has been with the company for 14 years in a variety of customer service and marketing management positions. She most recently was director of customer service and marketing.
Sarah K. Snyder, executive director of the Pinellas Private Industry Council Inc., has been named Job Training Professional of the Year by the National Alliance of Business in Washington, D.C. The criteria for selection include exemplary leadership at the national, state or local levels and a prominent role in bringing together the public and private sectors in support of employment and training. This is the only award given nationally to job-training professionals.
Craig W. Gage has been named medical director of PARTNERS Health Plan of Florida, a health maintenance organization affiliated with Aetna Life Insurance Co. As medical director, Gage will be responsible for the HMO's utilization management and quality assurance programs. Gage's experience in managed care includes working as medical director for Fontana/Rialto Medical Group, a mixed fee-for-service and HMO multispecialty group in California. He served as a medical director for Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland, Vermont and for Beacon Health in Greenland, N.H. He also maintained a medical practice as a family physician in Pittsford, Conn.
Cheryl Marks, WTOG-TV public affairs director, was recently elected vice president, television caucus, of the National Broadcast Association for Community Affairs (NBACA), a national organization of electronic media professionals designed to promote interest and excellence in community broadcasting. A member of NBACA since 1985, Marks was formerly a two-term vice president of NBACA's eight-state southern region. Marks is also co-chair of NBACA's 1991 convention, to be held in New Orleans.
David L. Robbins, a partner of Robbins, Gaynor and Bronstein, P.A., has been selected as the president-elect of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce. Robbins will serve as president-elect for one year starting in September 1990 and will be president of the Chamber for a one year-term beginning in September 1991. He served as chairman of the board of trustees of Bayfront Medical Center and currently serves as chairman of Bayfront Life Services, the parent corporation of Bayfront Medical Center.
Lynne Yurosko, corporate accessories buyer for Robb and Stucky Ltd. furniture retailer, has received the 1990 Clive Lubner Leadership Award, the highest honor given to an employee of the firm. Yurosko joined the firm in 1987. She is responsible for the purchasing and merchandising of all accessory and wicker products in the company's six-store chain.
Robert B. Cockayne has been promoted to chief operating officer at Robb and Stucky. Cockayne has served as president and chief executive officer of three retail operating companies over the past 16 years, including May Company Ohio, Cleveland; May Company Florida, Jacksonville; and Silverwoods Fine Men's Specialty Stores, Los Angeles. Prior to that, he was employed at Burdines in Miami for 13 years, where he started as a trainee and rose to become senior vice president and general merchandise manager for home furnishings and menswear.
Cameron Ker has joined Ken Marks Ford as general sales manager. Ker will oversee new- and used-car operations. Prior to the appointment, he was with Carlisle Lincoln-Mercury for six years.
George W. Ellis has been named the new director of telecommunications at the University of South Florida. Ellis, currently the director of management and information services and telecommunications for Universal Studios Florida, will begin working at USF on Oct. 22. Currently, the university is replacing its telecommunications equipment with new, technologically advanced materials. According to the specifications for the director's position, Ellis will be responsible for managing and upgrading the telecommunications, computer and video systems.
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