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Ameriprise advisers earn recognition

John M. Price, Rick Tuberosa and Richard J. Rios, financial advisers with Ameriprise Financial, Sun City Center, achieved Circle of Success Recognition. To earn this achievement, they established themselves among the comany’s top advisers, achieving high levels in production, client service and client satisfaction.

Lennox hired as staff scientist

Professional Service Industries Inc. hired Erin Lennox as staff scientist in its Tampa office.

PeytonBolin opens office in St. Pete

PeytonBolin PL, a Florida-based real estate law firm, announced the addition of a new St. Petersburg location, with Christopher Breton as managing attorney. The office is at 695 Central Ave, Suite 207.

14 from Phelps Dunbar listed in Best Lawyers

The Best Lawyers in America has named 14 lawyers from Phelps Dunbar’s Tampa office to its 2015 listing: A. Brian Albritton, criminal defense, white collar, commercial litigation; Karl J. Brandes, commercial litigation, litigation — construction; Michael P. Brundage, bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law, litigation — bankruptcy; Michael S. Hooker — commercial litigation; Lawrence P. Ingram — commercial litigation; Matthew L. Litsky — insurance law; Barbara Hardy Luikart — real estate law; Dennis M. McClelland, employment law — management; labor law — management, litigation — labor and employment; John D. Mullen, employment law — management, litigation — labor and employment; John E. Phillips, commercial litigation, employment law — management, labor law — management; Reed L. Russell, employment law — management; litigation — labor and employment; Seth M. Schimmel, commercial litigation; construction law; Timothy P. Shusta, admiralty and maritime law; Donald H. Whittemore, commercial litigation, real estate law.

15 make lawyer list from Foley & Lardner

Foley & Lardner LLP announced 13 of its Tampa lawyers have been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 guide. Attorneys who were recognized and their practice areas include: Michael D. Annis, corporate law, tax law; Curt P. Creely, corporate law, mergers & acquisitions law, securities/capital markets law; Christopher L. Griffin, commercial litigation; Gary D. Koch, health care law; Thomas M. Little, leisure and hospitality law, real estate law; Carolyn T. Long, mergers & acquisitions law; Michael P. Matthews, criminal defense, white-collar; Fred S. Ridley, leisure and hospitality law, real estate law; Olin G. Shivers, tax law; Stephen J. Szabo, leisure and hospitality law, real estate law; Martin A. Traber, corporate compliance law, corporate governance law, leveraged buyouts and private equity law, mergers & acquisitions law, securities/capital markets law; Steven W. Vazquez, corporate governance law, leveraged buyouts and private equity law, mergers & acquisitions law, securities/capital markets law; and Mark J. Wolfson, bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law, litigation — bankruptcy.

Felman named as lawyer of year for 2015

Kynes, Markman & Felman P.A., Tampa, announced James E. Felman has been named Best Lawyers’ 2015 Tampa Criminal Defense: White-Collar “Lawyer of the Year.” 2015 Best Lawyers in America also listed Stuart C. Markman for appellate practice; bet- the-company litigation commercial litigation; and criminal defense, white-collar; James E. Felman for criminal defense, white-collar and non-white-collar; appellate practice; and bet-the-company litigation; Katherine Earle Yanes for criminal defense, white-collar and appellate practice; and Kristin A. Norse for appellate practice.

Worker’s comp title goes to Sponsler

Warren K. Sponsler, founding partner of Sponsler, Bennett, Jacobs & Adams P.A., Tampa, was recently honored as one of the Nation’s 50 Most Influential People in Worker’s Compensation and Occupational Medicine by SEAK Inc., and the National Worker’s Compensation and Occupational Medicine Conference.

Synovus names branch manager in Clearwater

Synovus Bank announced John A. Balestrieri joined the bank as vice president and branch manager of the Gulf-to-Bay office in Clearwater.

WCI names Izzi as sales leader in July

WCI Communities, the Bonita Springs-based developer and luxury homebuilder, has named Barb Izzi, the sales leader at Westshore Yacht Club, Tampa, as top sales performer for July.

NorthStar hires Shaw in Pinellas

NorthStar Bank announced the appointment of Robert Shaw as market president for Pinellas County.

FEI leadership named for 2014-15

The Tampa Bay Chapter of Financial Executives International recently announced its leadership team for the 2014-15 membership year: president, Brian Adamski, CFO, American Traditions Insurance Co.; treasurer, Mike Delp, vice president of finance, Colliers International Tampa Bay; secretary, Dan Polen, executive administrator/CFO, Bay Area Emergency Physicians; programs chairman, James Doyle III, managing partner, Willis Group; sponsorship chairwoman, Julie Johnson, vice president, accounting, at First Watch Restaurants Inc.; philanthropy chairman, Randall Lay, CFO, Lazydays; Jim Parker, partner, Vaco; Jim McNulty, CPA, senior vice president — finance & treasurer, BioDelivery Sciences International; Joe Price, partner, Florida CFO Group; William Long Jr., CPA, CFO partner, NPerspective; Brian Quimby, president, Strategic Financial Integration LLC.

Cushman & Wakefield name 2 new leaders

Cushman & Wakefield, Tampa, has named Larry Richey Florida market leader, and Wanda Riley, Florida operations director.

SPCA director earns Inspire Award

SPCA Tampa Bay’s Gretchen Gallagher, senior director mission advancement, received an Inspire Award from the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce.

Smith appointed to Bank of Tampa post

The Bank of Tampa announced the appointment of Mark Smith as vice president and audit director.

Counsel federation re-elects Preston

Tampa lawyer Brett J. Preston of Hill Ward Henderson was re-elected director of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel.

Walker & Dunlop appoints new VP

Walker & Dunlop Inc. announced Alison Williams has joined the company’s Tampa office as vice president.

Caylor to lead Lazydays division

Lazydays, Tampa, announced Scott Caylor as the towable division’s manager.

2 join audit services at Thomas Howell

Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. hired Chris Bane and Alfredo Ernst to the audit services department in the Tampa office.

St. Pete hospital re-accredited

The Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care awarded St. Petersburg General Hospital with a three-year Chest Pain re-accreditation.

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