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Averitt Express wins kudos for website

Averitt Express, Tampa, was honored with The Transportation Marketing and Sales Association Compass Award for its recently redesigned website. Averitt also earned the “Best of Show” award, claiming the top overall prize across all companies and categories.

Professional Services announces new staff

Professional Service Industries Inc. announced the following additions: Sean Barnes as a project scientist in its Tampa Environmental Services Department; and Rama Ruttala as project scientist in the Tampa Environmental Department.

Feldman to lead addiction recovery

Alan D. Feldman has been appointed medical director of Tampa Community Hospital’s Addiction Recovery Center.

Zipay appointed to Make-A-Wish board

Matthew J. Zipay, vice president and senior trust relationship manager, Synovus Trust Co., N.A., has been appointed to the Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida, Suncoast–Tampa Advisory Board for a six-year term.

VIP Software names Reiss senior analyst

Elizabeth Reiss has joined VIP Software, Tampa, as senior business analyst.

Tech Data Corp. makes appointments

Tech Data Corp., Clearwater, announced the following appointments: Maurice O. Hamilton to vice president, technical services in the company’s Advanced Infrastructure Solutions division; and Patrick M. Stokes to vice president, tech data mobile solutions.

In addition, Tech Data announced it was named 2014 Distributor of the Year by Extreme Networks.

Hill Ward Henderson marks milestones

Hill Ward Henderson, Tampa attorney Stephen A. Liverpool was recently appointed Chair of the Young Professionals Group for Real Estate Investment Council; and Jeff Wilcox, an attorney in the firm’s Litigation Group, was recently named Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year by Hillsborough County Bar Association.

Daiker is vice chair of Bar appellate section

The law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP announced Duane A. Daiker, partner in the Tampa office, has been elected Vice Chair of the Appellate Practice Section of The Florida Bar.

Superior Uniform retains Halliburton

Superior Uniform Group Inc., Seminole, manufacturer of uniforms, career apparel and accessories, announced it has retained Halliburton Investor Relations, a Dallas-based, full-service investor relations firm, to assist the company with its investor relations program.

Referral Institute adds three new trainers

The Referral Institute in Tampa Bay has added three new trainers to its team, Candice Czaplak, Jason Avery and Karen Dove.

Bank of Tampa makes appointments

The Bank of Tampa announced the following appointments: Linda S. Anhalt as assistant vice president and talent development manager, Jeni Eldridge as vice president and private relationship manager at the bank’s Brandon office location, and Jeff Armstrong as market director and senior vice president of the bank’s Downtown Tampa office.

ChappellRoberts promotes, adds staff

ChappellRoberts, a Tampa advertising agency, has promoted four key employees and added five new team members. Scott Gattis has been promoted to senior digital strategist. Dominic Wilson has been promoted to senior motion designer. Matt Christ has been promoted to media director. Natalie Shaw has been promoted to media planner. Andrei Cervantes has joined the agency as a senior copywriter. Jennifer Hasler has joined the agency as an account executive. Lauren Gatarz has joined the account service team as an assistant account executive. Samantha Noyes has joined the agency’s media department as a media coordinator. Martha Medina joins the agency as project manager.

Hall joins Bouchard Transportation

Brian Hall has joined Bouchard Transportation Co. Inc., an independently owned ocean-going petroleum barge company, as southern port captain/vetting manager. Hall will be based in Tampa.

SPCA Tampa Bay announces changes

SPCA Tampa Bay, Largo announced Luan Dean has been hired as director of mission advancement and Paula Allen now serves as community program director.

Margait named VP at Melting Pot

Tampa-based The Melting Pot Restaurants Inc. has promoted Bob Margait to vice president of operations.

Frier earns AmeriLife Platinum Award

Travis Frier, a Port Richey agent of AmeriLife & Health Services of the Suncoast LLC, was awarded the prestigious Platinum Award at the company’s Super Steak & Beans Awards Dinner for his outstanding sales in the months of December 2013 through May 2014.

Bournas named CEO of pharmaceutical group

The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, worldwide headquarters in Tampa, announced it has hired John Bournas as president and CEO.

Progressive Air honored by Carrier

Progressive Air Systems Inc., New Port Richey, received the 2014 President’s Award from Carrier in recognition for being an outstanding dealer in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry.

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