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Two promoted at Goodwill Industries

Goodwill Industries-Suncoast, St. Petersburg, announced the following promotions: Stefanie Anna was promoted to director of board development and assistant corporate secretary. Kris Morgan was promoted to director of quality services and corporate compliance.

TGH is No. 2 in Fla., best in Tampa, St. Pete

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Tampa General Hospital as the No. 2 hospital in Florida and the best hospital in the Tampa-St. Petersburg metro area for 2014-2015. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. Separately, Hospitals & Health Networks declared Tampa General Hospital one of this year’s “Most Wired-Advanced” award winners.

Quality Distribution names president

Quality Distribution Inc. has named Chris Broussard as president of QC Energy Resources effective July 28. Headquartered in Tampa, Quality operates a chemical bulk logistics network in North America through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Quality Carriers Inc.

Dermatology office expands in Clearwater

Academic Alliance in Dermatology opened two new office locations in Clearwater: 1201 S. Myrtle Avenue and 3253 McMullen Booth Road, Suite 200.

Walters named a Florida Super Lawyer

Joel Walters, a partner at Walters Levine Klingensmith & Thomison with offices in Sarasota, Tampa and Chicago, was named in the 2014 Florida edition of Super Lawyers. His practice areas include business law and commercial litigation. He is a Board Certified Business Litigation Attorney and a Certified Circuit Court Mediator.

Rhode joins Fifth Third Bank as VP, advisor

Julie Rhode has joined Fifth Third Bank, Clearwater, as a vice president and wealth management advisor.

Schifino Jr. named Bar foundation president

Burr & Forman’s Tampa office managing partner, William “Bill” J. Schifino Jr., was named president of the Hillsborough County Bar Foundation for the 2014-2015 term.

RedRock director awarded accreditations

TTI Success Insights awarded Thom Pirone, director of strategic development at RedRock Leadership, Tampa, two accreditations for completion of training and examinations to become a certified professional behaviors analyst and a certified professional motivators analyst.

Shark Shield new client for St. Pete firm

Paradise Advertising, Digital and Entertainment, St. Petersburg, announced the addition of Shark Shield as a new public relations client. The electronic shark deterrent company recently opened its first U.S. base in St. Petersburg.

Intezyne Technologies appoints 2 executives

Intezyne Technologies, Tampa, privately held drug development company dedicated to improving the treatment of cancer, announced the following appointments: Carolyn M. Paradise as acting chief medical officer, and Tim Coan as chief financial officer.

Kershner a shareholder at Palm Harbor firm

Peck Jenkins Kershner CPAs PA, formerly Peck & Jenkins CPAs PA, Palm Harbor, announced Leah M. Kershner as a shareholder.

Farkas made branch manager at Synovus

Renee Farkas was promoted to branch manager of the Synovus Bank Cypress Creek office in Wesley Chapel.

Tampa lawyer receives humanitarian award

Tampa attorney Delano S. Stewart was presented the G. Kirk Haas Humanitarian Award by Florida Bar President Eugene K. Pettis.

Sandridge reappointed to Florida Bar board

Tampa attorney Hala Sandridge has been reappointed to a three-year term on the board of The Florida Bar Foundation.

Tampa Jaguar receives excellence award

Jaguar Land Rover North America LLC recently announced the recipients of the 2013/14 Pride of Jaguar Retailer Excellence award. Jaguar of Tampa is among the select group of Jaguar retailers to achieve this honorable award.

GTE Financial awarded for image, logo design

GTE Financial was awarded two MAC Awards from the Marketing Association of Credit Unions, including a silver award for image enhancement and a bronze award for logo design.

Collins to lead bank’s Florida franchise

American Momentum Bank announced Michael Collins has been named president of the Bank’s Florida franchise. Collins also has been elected to the bank’s board of directors. The bank has 14 banking centers in Florida, including Orlando, Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Naples and Winter Garden.

4 Crystal Lagoons to be developed near Tampa

Crystal Lagoons announced its partnership with Florida with Metro Development Group to develop four Crystal Lagoons in residential communities near Tampa.

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