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Gov. Scott appoints Armstrong to SWFWMD

Ed Armstrong, a shareholder and co-chair of Hill Ward Henderson’s land use group, Tampa, was appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to the Southwest Florida Water Management District.

Coldwell Banker agents among nation’s top-ranked

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Christina Griffin and Jamie Meloni of the South Tampa office have been ranked among the top 250 real estate agents in the country by transactions, according to REAL Trends “The Thousand.” Griffin was ranked No. 62 in the country with 246 transactions and Meloni ranked No. 96 with 210.

Wealth planner Barber joins Fifth Third Bank

Fifth Third Bank announced Timothy Barber has joined its team as a senior wealth planner. Based in Tampa, Barber will work with the private bank across the North Florida region.

Ingram honored for service to Stetson law students

Stetson University College of Law presented Phelps Dunbar, Tampa, partner Lawrence P. Ingram with the Paul M. May Meritorious Service Award at the Florida Bar Annual Convention. The award recognizes Mr. Ingram’s years of service in support of Florida’s first law school and its students.

Avex Homes Wesley Chapel promotes Woods

Avex Homes Wesley Chapel promoted John Woods to Director of Operations.

Rygiel named a VP at Batson-Cook Tampa office

Batson-Cook has named Frank J. Rygiel, LEED AP, the Vice President of Business Development for its Tampa office.

Schifino earns local bar’s Outstanding Lawyer Award

Burr & Forman’s Tampa managing partner Bill Schifino earned the Hillsborough County Bar Association Outstanding Lawyer Award for his impact on his community and the legal sector.

London Philips opens menswear store in Tampa

London Philips announced it has opened its first menswear store in South Tampa at 1413 S. Howard Ave., Suite102.

Pittman named VP of BT Wealth Advisors

The Bank of Tampa announced the appointment of Stacey S. Pittman, CFA, as vice president and wealth advisor for BT Wealth Advisors.

DallAcqua appointed CEO of LeadingResponse

The parent company of Tampa-based RME360, LeadingResponse LLC, has appointed Charles R. DallAcqua as its new chief executive officer.

Fussner, Sawyer-­Hampton on GTE Financial committee

GTE Financial named Andrew Fussner and Pattye Sawyer-­Hampton to the supervisory committee.

Amador a Tampa Bay Rays communications leader

The Tampa Bay Rays hired Rafaela A. Amador as senior director of corporate communications. She will lead the newly formed corporate communications division for the organization.

Hemenway recognized as Florida Rising Star

Bivins & Hemenway P.A., Tampa, announced John M. Hemenway has been included for the second consecutive year in the Florida Rising Stars list published by Super Lawyers Magazine.

Rhoda joins sales staff at Westshore Yacht Club

WCI Communities has named Shelly Rhoda to the sales staff at Westshore Yacht Club, its boating community on Old Tampa Bay in South Tampa.

Florida Family Primary Care Centers locations open

Florida Family Primary Care Centers opened three new locations: 6245 66th Street N., Pinellas Park; 6726 Hanley Road, Tampa; 11531 N. 56th St.Unit 103, Temple Terrace.

Paradies named 2014 Volunteer of the Year

Christopher Paradies, CEO of Paradies Law and chairman of the board of directors for the Tampa Bay Innovation Center, has been named 2014 Volunteer of the Year by the Florida Economic Development Council for the Tampa Bay region.

Hold-Thyssen appoints Kinnard to new role

Hold-Thyssen Inc., Tampa, has appointed Tampa Bay area banking and real estate executive Carol Kinnard a transaction specialist.

Stetson grads named Florida Super Lawyers

Alumni of Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport again topped the list of Florida Super Lawyers. Stetson Law alumnus Christian D. Searcy is among the Top 10 2014 Florida Super Lawyers. Five Stetson Law alumnae are among the Florida Super Lawyers Top 50 Women: Tae Kelley Bronner, Tracy Raffles Gunn, Lorena Hart Ludovici, Marian P. McCulloch, and Lynn Welter Sherman. Five Stetson Law alumni are in the Top 100 Florida Super Lawyers: Stephen A. Barnes, Stephen D. Busey, Mac Richard McCoy, Luis Prats and Christian D. Searcy.

4 from Kynes, Markman are Florida Super Lawyers

Kynes, Markman & Felman P.A., Tampa, announced that four of the firm’s attorneys have been named as 2014 Florida Super Lawyers: Stuart C. Markman (Top 100 Lawyers in Florida and Top 50 in Tampa Bay) for appellate practice; James E. Felman (Top 100 Lawyers in Florida and Top 50 in Tampa Bay) for criminal defense: white collar; Katherine Earle Yanes for criminal defense; and Kristin A. Norse (Top 50 Women Lawyers in Florida) for appellate practice.

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