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Banking

Doug Smith has been named vice president and commercial relationship manager at the Bank of Tampa, working out of the bank's Brandon office. Smith brings more than 19 years of banking experience in the Tampa Bay area to the Bank of Tampa, with almost 25 years of commercial lending experience altogether. He is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University and earned his bachelor of science degree in accounting. His community involvement includes service on the board of directors for Tampa Charities.

Kathy Vircik has been named branch sales manager at Sunshine Bancorp at the bank's Walden Woods office. Vircik will be responsible for managing the daily operations of the branch and developing relationships with retail customers. Vircik has over 10 years of experience in the banking industry, and before joining the Sunshine Bancorp, she served as market manager at Bay Cities Bank.

Health care

Dr. Prabhu Parimi has been named chief of the division of neonatology at All Children's Hospital and has been named director of the newly created Johns Hopkins All Children's Maternal, Fetal and Neonatal Institute. Parimi comes to All Children's from the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, where he was director of the division of neonatology, medical director of the neonatal intensive care unit and neonatal medical home, and professor of pediatrics.

Home builders

Rick Harcrow has been named regional president of GreenPointe Communities LLC, Tampa, the community development division of GreenPointe Holdings LLC. Harcrow leads GreenPointe's real estate efforts with emphasis on community development operations and the creation of vibrant, mixed-use urban projects. Before joining GreenPointe Communities, Harcrow was senior vice president for Newland Real Estate Group, overseeing its Southeast Division. He is involved in community activities, serving as a board member of the Urban Land Institute, the Tampa Bay Builders Association, the Tampa Historic Preservation Commission, and is a mayoral appointee to the Tampa Economic Development Committee and HomeAid. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University.

Legal

Robert Lang has been elected a partner at Holland & Knight, Tampa. Lang is a member of Holland & Knight's business section and focuses his practice on fiduciary dispute resolution and litigation affecting contested trusts and estates. He is experienced in will and trust contests, as well as contested guardianship matters, and has been involved in some of the most sensitive and high-profile cases in his field. He earned his juris doctorate from Stetson University College of Law and his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Florida.

Englander Fischer, St. Petersburg, announces that the following lawyers have been named partners at the firm: John W. Waechter, Beatriz Sanchez and David S. Delrahim, who have been associates of the St. Petersburg-based business litigation practice for a number of years. Waechter concentrates in a broad range of commercial litigation, including contract and general business issues, securities, nonmedical professional liability litigation and other areas. Sanchez has been practicing in the Tampa Bay area since 2007 and focuses her practice in the area of commercial litigation. Delrahim has been practicing law since 2010, and his practice focuses on advocacy in contract disputes, complex collection actions, partnership disputes and wrongful conduct of businesses in federal and state court.

Foley & Lardner LLP, Tampa, has named Aubrey Burris and T.J. Ferrante associates at the firm's Tampa office. Burris is a member of the firm's real estate practice and was a summer associate at Foley in 2014. She earned her law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Florida, where she was executive notes and comments editor for the Florida Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. She obtained her undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Stetson University. Ferrante is a member of the health care industry team. He earned his law degree from Boston University School of Law, received an LL. M. in taxation from Boston University and an MBA from the University of Tampa. He is a co-chairman of the health law section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, and a member of the American Bar Association, the American Health Lawyers Association and the AHLA Young Professionals Council. He also serves on the board of directors for Junior Achievement Connections.

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