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BANKING

Freedom Bank of America, St. Petersburg, announces these appointments:Richard Gonlin, senior vice president/senior deposit officer and business development; Cathy Austin, vice president/loan administration/commercial lending; and Hollie Bachmann,vice president/office manager at Freedom's Koger office in St. Petersburg. Gonlin was vice president/commercial lending; Austin was assistant vice president/loan administration/commercial lending; and Bachmann was financial center manager at Wachovia Bank, St. Petersburg.

FINANCIAL

CNBS Financial Group Inc., Tampa, announces these appointments:Marci Richardson, vice president and branch manager of CNBS' Bromley mortgage office; Jerilyn Grunbaum, director of communications; and David Zimroth, vice president of recruitment. Richardson was a loan officer and Grunbaum was communications manager at Market Street Mortgage, Clearwater; and Zimroth was regional recruiting manager at HomeBanc Mortgage Corp., Tampa.

HEALTHCARE

Clarence "Bob" Foster has been named director of the emergency department at Oak Hill Hospital, Spring Hill. Foster was a registered nurse with Cross Country Traveling Nurses.

LEGAL

Ron Christaldi has been reappointed board treasurer for the Tampa Club. Christaldi is chairman of the health care practice group at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP, Tampa.

David Krouk has been named a partner at Butler Pappas Weih-muller Katz Craig LLP, Tampa, Krouk concentrates in the areas of third-party liability and third-party extracontractual claims.

Hill Ward Henderson, Tampa, announces that R. Craig Mayfieldand Patrick J. Rischhave been elected shareholders. Mayfield is a member of the firm's litigation group and concentrates in the areas of product liability and complex tort claims; and Risch is a member of the firm's real property litigation group and concentrates in the areas of will and trust disputes, and claims involving noncompetition and nonsolicitation covenants.

NONPROFIT

The Gulf Coast Museum of Art announces these appointments:Carolyn Klova, curator of education; Stephanie Meyer Heydt, curator of collections and exhibitions; and Jeff O'Kelley, marketing/communications coordinator. Klova was assistant curator of education at the Arts Center, St. Petersburg; Heydt earned her bachelor's degree in art history from Cornell University and her master's degree in art history from the University of Chicago; and O'Kelley was a freelance graphic designer and Web site developer in Dunedin.

ORGANIZATIONS

Women in Business Inc., Largo, has elected its officers for 2008:Karen Rodowicz, secretary;Loretta Balch, vice president; Kathryn Larkin, founding member; Michelle Lowack, president; Mende Thorn, past president and trustee; and Agi Hilberth, treasurer. Rodowicz is co-owner of JK Flowers, Belleair Bluffs; Balch is a marketing representative at First American Title, Largo; Larkin is a real estate agent at Re/Max Affiliates, Seminole; Lowack is a consultant for Partylite Gifts, Candles and Accessories, Largo; Thorn is a licensed mortgage professional at Palm Isle Mortgage, Clearwater; and Hilberth is a representative at Oxyfresh Products, Dunedin.

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Courtney Loebel has been named an account executive at Brock Communications, Tampa. Loebel was an intern at Sullivan Worldwide Marketing, Daytona Beach.

TECHNOLOGY

Chase C. Stockon received the 2007 Parke Wright III Leadership Award from Leadership Tampa Alumni. The award recognizes Leadership Tampa alumni who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and who have made a significant difference in the Tampa Bay community. Stockon is CEO and president at Panther International LLC, Tampa.

Ed Weisberg has been named vice president at UTEK, Tampa. Weisberg was vice president of eCommerce at iBasis Inc., Burlington, Mass.

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