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Fernandez appointed senior VP for bank

The Bank of Tampa announced the appointment of Lauren M. Fernandez as senior vice president and middle market banking director.

Truly Nolen wins Angie’s List award

Truly Nolen was awarded the 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award.

Larios hired as VP of mortgage lending

Guaranteed Rate announced Daniel Larios has joined its Tampa office as branch manager and vice president of mortgage lending.

UT honored with green certification

The University of Tampa received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for West Kennedy Hall, UT’s newest residential community on campus. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.

Castor is Woman of Influence winner

Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor was selected as the recipient of the 2014 Dottie Berger MacKinnon Woman of Influence Award, presented by the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce.

3 inducted into Women’s Hall of Fame

Hillsborough County Women’s Hall of Fame inducts Sen. Arthenia Joyner, Nancy Ford and Eleanor McWilliams Chamberlain.

Carroll a finalist for Iconic Women

Tara Carroll has been named a finalist for the St. Petersburg Chamber’s 15th annual Iconic Women of St. Petersburg.

Clearwater aquarium hires marketing VP

Clearwater Marine Aquarium announced the hiring of its first vice president of marketing and advertising, Kirsten Fisher.

Krimitsos wins 3 Talkie categories

Katie Krimitsos of Tampa Bay Business Owners was recognized as winner in three categories (Best Business Talk Show, Best Podcast and Best Female Host) at the 2014 Tampa Bay Regional Talkie Awards.

County hires services director

Adam Gormly has been appointed Director of Hillsborough County Development Services.

Tampa Bay Trust hires Quail as VP

The Tampa Bay Trust Co. announced Amy B. Quail has joined the firm’s Tampa office as vice president of client services.

Sheppard promoted to equite shareholder

Shannon Sheppard has been promoted to equity shareholder at Smolker, Bartlett, Schlosser, Loeb & Hinds P.A., a Tampa law firm concentrating in real estate and property rights representation.

Victim advocate gets Fulbright grant

The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay announced Paola Gonzalez, a Victim Advocate at the Crisis Center, has been awarded a Fulbright Research Grant to conduct research at the University of Brasilia in Brazil.

REACHUP CEO wins Sapphire Award

Estrellita “Lo” Berry, president and CEO of REACHUP Inc., Tampa, was honored at the Florida Blue Foundation’s Sapphire Awards. The six honorees were selected from more than 100 nominations received from around the state. Each organization, program or individual have made a significant, positive impact on health-related outcomes for Florida’s at-risk people and communities.

Bush is recipient of Dream Maker Award

Everest University Online announced Jada Bush as the recipient of the Everest University Online Dream Maker Award. The Dream Maker Awards highlight the efforts of individuals who positively affect the educational experience. Recipients are determined based on instructor contributions to the program, to their students and to the community.

Jackson hired as broker at Colliers

Colliers International Tampa Bay hired John Jackson as an Industrial Services broker.

American company opens in St. Pete

American Component Exchange, a new company focusing on American-made electronic components, opened in St. Petersburg at 204 37th Ave. N., No. 258. It is a distributor for quality electronic components, electro-mechanical components, and hardware made in the USA.

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