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July 19, 2018

People Archive

Raymond James Bank, St. Petersburg

Raymond James Bank has hired Amanda Stevens as executive vice president and chief operating and strategy officer. read more >

Clausen Miller, Tampa

Chicago-based Clausen Miller has opened a primary Florida office in Tampa. read more >

Goodwill Industries-Suncoast Inc, St. Petersburg

Ken Karbowski has joined Goodwill Industries-Suncoast, Inc. as regional retail manager. read more >

Greenberg Traurig Founder Robert H. Traurig Passes

Robert H. Traurig, considered to be the “Father of Miami Land Use Law” and the “Dean of Zoning”, passed on July 17 at the age of 93. A devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, Traurig was also one of the three founders of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, which they started just over 50 years ago and today has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices worldwide. read more >

Keith Altizer and Company P.A., Maitland

Keith Altizer and Company announces Tiffany A. Altizer, CPA, a Shareholder and Senior Tax Manager, has been elected to the Board of Trustees for the Southern Federal Tax Institute. Since 1991, Tiffany provides services in the areas of income tax consulting, planning and compliance for individuals, estates, trusts, partnerships, corporations and private foundations. read more >

Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Tampa

After a national search, Florida Orthopaedic Institute has hired Joseph Gordon as its new CEO. He will direct all operations and related lines of business and will be responsible for leading practice growth through organic expansion as well as M & A activities. Mr. Gordon has over 30 years of experience working for some of the nation's leading healthcare organizations. read more >

Ultimate Medical Academy, Tampa

Beth Garland was named Senior Vice President of Human Resources at UMA. She joined the Tampa-based accredited nonprofit healthcare educator in 2015 as Senior Vice President of Strategic Operations and has led several initiatives to improve and support career outcomes for students and employees. Garland holds a BA from Vanderbilt and an MBA from Harvard Business School. read more >

Ultimate Medical Academy, Tampa

Mark Simone joined Ultimate Medical Academy as Senior Director of Recruiting. UMA is an accredited nonprofit healthcare educational institution that employs more than 2,000 in the Tampa Bay area. Simone was previously Head of Early Career & Diversity Talent at Cigna in Hartford, Connecticut. He has also led talent teams at Aetna, Pfizer, and Adaptive Talent Solutions. read more >

Ultimate Medical Academy, Tampa

April Neumann was named Senior Vice President at Ultimate Medical Academy. Neumann will partner with the executive leadership team on key educational and healthcare priorities and community partnerships, with a focus on innovative approaches in the sector. Neumann most recently served as UMA's SVP of Career Services. read more >

Just Say No: A disgraceful assault against Floridians

The 2017 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, which wrapped up its work in May, has 37 members and convenes every 20 years... read more >

Stephen Leatherman, aka ‘Dr. Beach'

Steven Leatherman is a coastal ecologist and professor at Florida International University. read more >

Florida's Legal Issue

In the July edition, you'll find an analysis of the 13 constitutional referenda on the ballot this November. read more >

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc, Orlando

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., has announced the appointment of Walter Bogumil to the new position of Chief Strategy Officer. read more >

VyStar Credit Union, Jacksonville, Florida

Chad Meadows has been selected as the new EVP/COO of VyStar Credit Union. Meadows is responsible for the credit union's branch, ATM, Call Center and Internet & Mobile Banking operations. He previously served as the Executive Director of Retail Financial Services at Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, a $7 billion credit union in Anchorage, AK. read more >

VyStar Credit Union, Jacksonville, Florida

Joel Swanson was selected as the new Chief Digital Officer for VyStar. Swanson is responsible for driving the credit union's digital optimization and electronic member experience initiatives. Previously, he was SVP of Branch Administration for Alaska USA Federal Credit Union in Anchorage, AK. where he oversaw branch delivery across the credit union's 89 branch locations. read more >

Shutts & Bowen, Tallahassee

Ben Gibson, former Deputy General Counsel to Governor Rick Scott, has joined Shutts & Bowen LLP as a partner in its Business Litigation Practice Group in the firm's Tallahassee office. Gibson's statewide practice is focused on serving government, political, and corporate clients, involving government affairs, appellate, litigation & administrative matters. read more >

Azor Brewer Restaurant Advisors, Weston, Florida

Commercial real estate investor/owner Beth Azor and seasoned restaurant operations executive John Brewer have launched Azor Brewer Restaurant Advisors (, which offers a first-of-its-kind database of available second generation restaurant spaces throughout Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. The company is based in Weston, Fla. read more >

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