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Ad Partners Inc., Tampa, announces the promotions of Nicole Bruno to media buyer and Andrea O'Brien to account executive. Bruno was a junior media buyer, and O'Brien was an account coordinator.

Health care

Dr. Neil Goldenberg has joined the staff at All Children's Hospital as director of research. Goldenberg was a faculty member of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children's Hospital Colorado, serving as director of the Children's Clinical Research Organization, and was co-director for the Pediatric Thrombosis and Stroke programs at the University of Colorado and Children's Hospital Colorado.

Dr. Sally Houston has been elected to the Association of American Medical Colleges Chief Medical Officers Group steering committee. Houston is senior vice president and has served as chief medical officer at Tampa General Hospital since 2007.

Amy Maguire has been named vice president government and corporate relations at All Children's Hospital. Maguire is no stranger to the hospital; for the past nine years she has helped the hospital reach out to lawmakers at local, state and national levels on a range of children's health issues, serving as an advocate for All Children's while serving as the founder and chief executive officer of Shamrock Policy Group and the managing partner-chief executive officer of Southern Strategy Group Tampa Bay.

Information management

Pyramid Healthcare Solutions, Clearwater, announces the addition of Nav Ranajee as vice president of sales and marketing and Angela Carmichael as assistant vice president of coding and auditing. Ranajee brings more that 20 years of experience to Pyramid Healthcare Solutions, and for the past 10 years he has led the health care product divisions for the Bank of America and Fifth Third Bank. Carmichael was the director of HIM Compliance, specializing in clinical documentation improvement, coding education and reimbursement methodologies at J.A. Thomas & Associates in Atlanta.


Anthony J. Palermo has joined Holland & Knight as an associate in the firm's litigation department. Palermo was a student attorney with the Harvard Criminal Justice Institute and interned at the State Attorney's Office in Tampa. Palermo earned his juris doctorate from Harvard Law School and was senior editor of the Harvard National Security Journal.


Richard Pollard has been named president at Ocean Optics, Dunedin. Pollard joined the company in 2006 as vice president of operations and was promoted to chief operating officer in 2008.


Ferreri Search, Tampa, announces the addition of Edward McGoldrick and Sidney Simpson as account managers in the firm's accounting and finance practice group. McGoldrick was the founder and president of Resume Professors, a nationally certified resume writing company, and was practice director with Today's Financial and an account executive at Kforce. Simpson was a process risk and control analyst with Citigroup Inc. and a senior consultant at Enterprise Risk Services, with Deloitte.


Cortez Etheredge has been named a helpdesk engineer at Bayshore Technologies, Tampa. Etheredge has more than eight years of experience in the IT industry and has worked at Verizon and R.J.E. Telecom.

Tech Data Corp., Clearwater announces these new hires and promotions: Erin Henderson has been promoted to manager, vendor partner marketing; Shannon Welch has been named manager, traffic and production; Jose LaFave has been promoted to manager, sales, regional retail and e-tail teams; Todd Shaw has been promoted to manager, sales, Apple business unit and business development team; and Joe Campbell has been named international tax manager. Henderson was a senior financial analyst; Welch was a traffic manager at Walker Brands; LaFave was a strategic account manager; Shaw was a field business development representative; and Campbell was a tax manager at Ernst & Young.