Gabe Diaz has been named traffic coordinator at Peak Barr Petralia Biety Inc. in Tampa. Diaz was donor ticketing coordinator at Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center.
Tracey Pecci has been named a media buyer at Ellis & Diaz Inc. in Tampa. Pecci was an assistant planner/buyer at Chenoweth & Faulkner Inc. in Tampa.
Craig M. Hunter has been named managing director and leader of public finance business development efforts at First Union Capital Markets Corp. in St. Petersburg. Hunter was manager of public finance at William R. Hough & Co.
Northern Trust Bank of Pinellas County has announced that Robert J. Kline and Malinda Ottinger have been named vice presidents and business officers. Kline was a senior vice president at SunTrust and Ottinger was an estate planning, probate and guardianship administration lawyer.
Hardin Construction Group Inc. in Tampa has announced the following appointments: Charles Dorr has been named director of business development, and Page W. McKee, general manager. Dorr was a regional manager at Baker Mellon Stuart Construction Inc. in Orlando. McKee was construction manager at Hardin's Atlanta office.
David A. Wiley has been promoted to senior associate at Leggette Brashears & Graham Inc. in Tampa. Wiley was an associate.
Affirmative Mortgage Loans Inc. in Pinellas Park has announced the following appointments: Joseph Billera Jr. has been named vice president, and Dino Prashad, manager of the company's main office in Pinellas County. Billera was a North Pinellas/Pasco district manager at AAA Mortgage. Prashad was an independent insurance broker.
Richard Montalbano has been named department manager of the public finance department at William R. Hough & Co. in St. Petersburg. Montalbano was a financial adviser and senior manager in the firm's Miami office.
Paul Ayres has been named sales manager at Hyatt Regency Tampa. Ayres was group sales manager at the Florida Aquarium.
Ruth Fitzgerald has been named national sales manager at TradeWinds Resort on St. Pete Beach. Fitzgerald was sales manager at St. Petersburg/Clearwater Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Dr. Thomas H. Greiwe has joined HealthPoint Medical Group in Tampa. Greiwe had a private practice as a pediatric physician.
Chadd Thomas has been named marketing director at the Eye Institute of West Florida in Largo. Thomas was a creative consultant at T&O/O'Neill Advertising in Clearwater.
Jon C. Trezona has been named president of Premier Medical Consultants Inc. in Largo. Trezona was chief executive officer of Columbia Largo Medical Center and Columbia Clearwater Community Hospital.
Tom Miles has been named general manager of West Shore Plaza. Miles was general manager of Somerset Collection in Detroit.
Charles Alexander Buford, a partner in the law firm of Harper, Kynes, Geller, Watson & Buford in Clearwater, has been named a certified civil court mediator by the Florida Bar Association.
The law firm of Trenam, Kemker, Scharf, Barkin, Frye, O'Neill & Mullis in Tampa has announced the following appointments: Edward LaRose, a shareholder in the firm, has been named a trustee of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Petersburg Inc., and Richard McIntyre, an attorney at the firm, has been named chairman of the International Existing Enterprises Program of the Tampa Chamber's Committee of 100.
Duayne Furgason has been named vice president of field technical services at Prudential Florida Realty in Clearwater. Furgason was director of applications development at the Technology Team Inc.
Echelon International in St. Petersburg has announced the following appointments: Susan Glatthorn Johnson has been named vice president of administration; Michael S. Talmadge, vice president of sales and leasing; Timothy S. Tinsley, vice president of multifamily development; and Michael P. Wonderly, director of property and asset management. Glatthorn was director of strategic management at Florida Progress Corp.; Talmadge was president at TRS Commercial Real Estate Services Inc.; Tinsley, vice president of development at ZOM Development Inc. in Winter Park; and Wonderly, vice president and director of property management operations at CB Commercial in Sacramento, Calif.
Peter Monroe has formed the Monroe Co., a real estate development company, in St. Petersburg. Monroe was president of Resolution Trust Corp.'s Oversight Board in Washington, D.C., and president of the Sembler Co.'s specialty development division.
C. Alan Bentley has been named chief financial officer at Proven Edge Inc. in St. Petersburg. Bentley was lead financial officer at Krystal Co.
Timothy J. Curran has been named senior vice president of sales at Tech Data Corp. in Clearwater. Curran was vice president of Panasonic Computer Peripheral Co. in Secaucus, N.J.
Information Management Resources Inc. in Clearwater has announced the following appointments: Michael J. Dean has been named vice president of finance; John R. Hindman, chief financial officer; Douglas L. Meny, controller; and Kasi V. Sridharan, executive vice president. Dean was chief financial officer of IMR; Hindman, chief operating officer of Precision Systems Inc.; Meny, controller of Triangle Software International; and Sridharan, vice president of finance at IMR.
Thomas W. Lovelock, president and chief executive officer of Group Technologies Corp. in Tampa, has been elected to the company's board of directors. James Cocke Sr. has been named vice president of federal systems for the company. Cocke was services divisions manager at Bell Technologies.
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