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Jonathan R. Toppe
Jonathan R. Toppe
Published Feb. 28, 2014

Architecture

Jonathan R. Toppe has been reappointed by Gov. Rick Scott to the Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design. The Board is responsible for licensing and regulating architects and interior designers. Toppe is President of Toppe Consultants Inc., St. Petersburg, and is president of the Suncoast Performing Arts Foundation.

Banking

William Perez has been appointed to the board of directors for Champions for Children, a 35-year-old nonprofit organization that builds stronger families in the Tampa Bay region through child abuse prevention and family education programs. Perez joined Fifth Third Bank in 2011 and is the financial center manager at the downtown Tampa banking center.

Health care

Donald Haight has been named chief executive officer at Ortho Care Florida, Pinellas Park. Haight has more than 20 years of health care experience, having served as vice president of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA).

Dr. George Hutter has been named chief medical officer for the following HCA Pinellas hospitals: Edward White Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Hutter most recently was vice president, medical affairs, at Morton Plant Mease, BayCare Health System. He also served as administrator, clinical research, there since 2008 and was associate director, University of South Florida, Morton Plant Mease Family Medicine Residency Program, from 1999-2010.

Legal

Krista M. Anderson has been named an attorney at Brock Law, Tampa. Anderson focuses her practice on personal injury and employment claims. She earned her juris doctorate from Stetson University of Law, and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2009.

Michael Hooker has been elected to a third consecutive two-year term on The Florida Bar Board of Governors. The Board of Governors exists to develop and adopt the policy of the Bar and also is responsible for hiring the Bar's executive director when necessary. Hooker currently serves as part of the Board of Governors Board Disciplinary Review Committee, and he sits on the Board Investment Committee. Hooker is a partner in the litigation group at Phelps Dunbar, Tampa, and has practiced law for more than 30 years.

Dominic Kouffman has been named a partner at Holland & Knight, Tampa. Kouffman is a member of the firm's litigation section and concentrates in the areas of complex commercial litigation, including contractual disputes, business torts, fraud and commercial credit litigation. He earned his bachelor of arts degree magna cum laude from Georgetown University in 2000 and his juris doctorate from the University of Virginia Law School in 2005.

Greenspoon Marder, Tampa, announces the addition of Tina E. Dunsford and Scott R. Lilly as shareholders. Dunsford will be chairwoman of the expanding health care law practice for the firm and brings more than 20 years of experience advising clients on managed care contracting, medical staff issues, compliance, fraud and abuse matters and physician contracting arrangements. She also advises health care clients with litigation including regulatory, fraud and abuse, and qui tam matters. Lilly is a trial lawyer focusing in the areas of creditors' rights, bankruptcy litigation, health care litigation, health care contract litigation, health care fraud and abuse litigation, real property litigation and commercial litigation. He has represented lenders, financial institutions, corporate entities, physicians and medical practice groups in various matters before both federal and state courts. Both attorneys previously practiced at GrayRobinson, Tampa.

Pharmaceutical benefits management

Michael Geis has been promoted to chief information officer at myMatrixx, Tampa. Geis has more than 15 years of experience in information technology and holds top industry certifications including CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and CISM (Certified Information Security Manager). He joined myMatrixx in 2011 as the vice president of information.

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