People notes: Personnel appointments, promotions and announcements People notes: Personnel appointments, promotions and announcements

Published May 8, 2012


Marc Brechwald has been named director of corporate relationships and sponsorships at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa. Brechwald was a senior business development manager at Accusoft, Tampa.


Brooks M. Wallington has been named a banking officer and a financial consultant with Synovus Securities Inc., Tampa. Wallington was an investment executive at Fifth Third Securities, Tampa.

Bay Cities Bank announces that Brad L. Owens has been named vice president, SBA, business development officer; and Steven L. Dayton has been named a senior loan officer in residential lending. Owens was vice president, SBA specialist at Fifth Third Bank; and Dayton was an assistant vice president in residential lending at Old Harbor Bank.

Health care

Dana Ingram has been promoted to nursing director of the medical/surgical units at Northside Hospital, St. Petersburg. Ingram joined Northside Hospital as a nurse in 2008, and in 2009 she was promoted to clinical coordinator of the neuroscience unit.


David A. Beyer has been named a Legal Eagle for 2012 by Franchise Times magazine. Beyer earned his juris doctorate from Vanderbilt University and is a partner and a member of the franchise and distribution group at Quarles & Brady LLP, Tampa.

Alicia Koepke has been recognized by Business Leader as one of the Top 50 Entrepreneurs in Tampa. Winners were chosen based on their outstanding leadership, dedication, determination and entrepreneurial success in 2012. Koepke is an attorney in the commercial litigation practice group at Trenam Kemker, Tampa.

Hill Ward Henderson, Tampa, announces that Gregory P. Brown has been elected to a three-year term as a board of director of the Florida Bar Foundation; David S. Felman has been elected vice chairman of Florida Venture Forum, an advisory and support program for the entrepreneurial community in Florida; John B. Grandoff III has been elected to the board of directors of Mental Health Care Inc. (MHC); and C. Howard Hunter has been elected to the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC). Brown is a shareholder in the litigation practice group; Felman is shareholder and practice group leader for the corporate and tax group; Grandoff is a shareholder and leader in the zoning and land use group; and Hunter is a shareholder in the litigation group and is head of the health care litigation team.

Phelps Dunbar, Tampa, announces that Michael P. Brundage has joined the firm as a partner; and Patrick M. Mosley has been named an associate. Brundage brings more than 25 years of legal experience in the areas of bankruptcy, creditor's rights and complex commercial litigation. He earned his juris doctorate from Stetson University College of Law, cum laude, and most recently was a shareholder and bankruptcy practice group leader at Hill Ward Henderson. Mosley represents creditors, trustees and debtors in all areas of bankruptcy and creditor's rights laws. He earned his juris doctorate from Vermont Law School, cum laude, and was a former law clerk to Tampa Bankruptcy Judge Catherine McEwen.

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Rose Ferlita is the recipient of the Tampa Division's 2011 Director's Community Leadership Award. Given by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), the award recognizes Ferlita's dedication to public service and for her commitment to improving the Greater Tampa Bay community. Ferlita is a CVS/Care pharmacist, a member of the University of South Florida's College of Pharmacy Board Advisors and a longtime consultant pharmacist for ACTS Inc.


Tampa Bay & Company announces that Alex Kaptzan has been promoted to vice president of convention sales and services and Holly Laverentz has been promoted to national sales manager. Kaptzan joined Tampa Bay & Company in 2006 as director of convention sales. Laverentz has been with Tampa Bay & Company for almost 10 years and was senior housing manager.