26 honored for pro bono service
The Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee has recognized 26 attorneys in the Tampa office of Foley & Lardner LLP for significant pro bono service to the local community through Bay Area Legal Services. Gold Award, more than 100 pro bono hours: Lawrence Dougherty, Megan Ellis, Thomas Little, James Manzi, Michael Matthews, Debra Smietanski, Lauren Valiente, Mark Wolfson; Silver Award, 50-99 pro bono hours: Marina Choundas, Bill Dolence, Christopher Griffin, Jennifer Pinder, Anthony Rodriguez, Olin Shivers, Albert Silva, Brian Wanek, Nick Williams; Bronze Award, 20-49 pro bono hours: Adam Alaee, Curt Creely, David Harper, Nathaniel M. Lacktman, Walter “Chet” Little, Megan Odroniec, Grantham Tyler Parramore, Steve Szabo, Randy Wolfe.
Foley is a recipient of the Chief Justice’s Law Firm Commendation Pro Bono Service Award, presented by the Florida Supreme Court to one law firm for its outstanding efforts in support of pro bono legal services.
County hires Lopez as communications chief
Hillsborough County announced the hiring of Liana Lopez for the new position of chief communications administrator.
Leadership award goes to Martinez-Ybor
The City of Tampa Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Council announced Rafael Martinez-Ybor will receive the first Matilda Garcia Leadership Award in recognition of his community service as well as his outstanding leadership to preserve the culture and revival of Tampa Bay.
Hennessy hires project manager
Joel Leonard has been hired as project manager at Hennessy Construction Services, St. Petersburg.
Oldanie appointed to national hospice board
Betty Oldanie, vice president of organizational excellence at Suncoast Hospice, Clearwater, has been appointed to the 2014 Hospice Association of America Advisory Board.
Redstone Funding appoints assistant VP
Redstone Investments announced Greg Bulleit has been appointed as assistant vice president of Redstone Funding.
Tampa Police name Pepin citizen of year
Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor honored Tampa Bay businessman and philanthropist Tom Pepin with the department’s 2014 Citizen of the Year Award.
Clearwater aquarium names marketing chief
Clearwater Marine Aquarium has hired the director of tourism marketing, Jen Carlisle.
Founder recognized at WasteExpo
The National Waste & Recycling Association (Waste & Recycling) honored the late Marvin Goldenberg, who founded the company Trucks and Parts of Tampa, at an awards ceremony in Atlanta as part of the 46th annual WasteExpo Conference and Exhibition. Goldenberg was honored for a career of innovation and foresight, particularly concerning sustainability in waste and recycling management.
Anthony Little to lead Clear Track studio
Clear Track Recording Studios, Clearwater, announced award-winning, multiplatinum songwriter and record producer Anthony Little will be joining Clear Track Recording Studios as executive director, responsible for all studio operations.
Rhea Law to serve on Stetson board
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC/Fowler White Boggs,Tampa, announced Rhea Law has been elected to serve on the Executive Committee of Stetson University College of Law’s Board of Overseers.
YMCA board adds seven members
The Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA welcomed seven new members to the Governance Board: Jeff Hills, Jim Desmond, Jim Scott, Kyle Keith, Lisa Pizzaro-Yob, Mike Charles and Paul Ponzica.
Wilcox Brokerage hires new office’s executive
Burns & Wilcox Brokerage announced the hiring of Joe Gajewski as vice president and head of the newly opened Wilcox Brokerage office in Tampa at 310 Burns & Wilcox Center, 18302 Highwoods Preserve Parkway.
Le Petit Bistro has makeover, new chef
Le Petit Bistro is the new name of the former LeBouchon Bistron restaurant in Belleair Bluffs. The restaurant offers more of a French flair with a new name, décor and a new chef.
Price, Tuberosa named to Ameriprise council
John M. Price and Rick Tuberosa, financial advisers with Ameriprise Financial, Sun City Center, were named to the 2014 Chairman’s Advisory Council.
Burkett is academy’s new head of school
The Academy Prep Center of St. Petersburg announced Gina Tanase Burkett has been selected to serve as its head of School.
Britton hired at Phelps Dunbar
Sharon Carlstedt Britton has joined Phelps Dunbar’s Tampa office as counsel in the firm’s litigation group.
Rowers group picks Austrich as president
Jaime Austrich, a lawyer with Tampa’s Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP has been selected to serve as the Plant High Rowing Association’s board president.
Bank of Tampa hires new manager
The Bank of Tampa announced the appointment of Erin Hesbeens as vice president and private relationship manager at the bank’s downtown office on Franklin Street.
Gillette joins Stanley Consultants
Mark Gillette has joined Stanley Consultants as a senior drainage engineer.
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