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Southwest Fla. & Tampa Bay Players - Dec. 2009

Art Levy | 12/1/2009

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» OSI Restaurant Partners, the parent company of Outback Steakhouse, named Avon’s former No. 2 executive, Elizabeth “Liz” Smith, CEO. She replaces Bill Allen III, who becomes chairman.

» Steve Dowden has been named CEO of Tampa’s Invest Financial Corp. He replaces Lynn Niedermeier, who retired.

» AVI-SPL, a Tampa audio and video communications integrator, has named Chris Bianchet and Joel Dougherty to the newly created posts of senior vice president/integration.

» Barry C. Bratton has been named director of general aviation at the Page Field General Aviation Airport in Fort Myers. Previously, he was assistant airports manager in Redding, Calif.

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