James Braun has joined FKQ Advertising in Clearwater as senior art director. Before the appointment, Braun was a senior art director at Paradigm Communications in Tampa.
Majel F. Reed has been named vice president/branch administrator at Village Bank of Florida. She has worked in commercial banking for 21 years.
Judy Sherwood has been promoted to vice president of branch administration for Fort Brooke Bank in Tampa. Before the appointment, Sherwood was vice president of administration. She has been with the bank for nine years.
Michael Gibaldi has been named vice president of construction for Gary M. Catenac Corp. of Clearwater. Gibaldi will oversee operations and construction of luxury and waterfront homes for the company.
Kathy Elena Jurado has been named director of government relations at the University of South Florida. She has served as interim director since January 1992.
Victor M. Iraheta has been named project manager for Walker Parking Consultants/Engineers Inc. in Tampa. Iraheta has been with Walker since 1986.
Meg Jacobson has opened the Jacobson Group, a national marketing communications and public relations consulting firm at 2825 La Concha Drive, Clearwater. Jacobson served as vice president of marketing communications for Tech Data Corp., in Clearwater before opening her new business.
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