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Southwest Florida Players - Feb. 2007


Castor
» Former University of South Florida President Betty Castor will head the school’s Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions. As executive director, Castor will shepherd the center’s goal of contributing solutions to global problems. During the past two years, the former Florida commissioner of education has helped launch a charitable organization to assist schools and universities
in East Africa.


Spencer
» Tervis Tumbler has named Laura Spencer CEO. She previously served as COO for the North Venice-based insulated cup manufacturer.

» Direct marketer Valpak has named Rex Burr vice president of business services, promoted Frank Hay to vice president of its southern region and named Mary Kay Johnson vice president of retail sales initiatives.

» Brian Lamb, former CFO at Homes Discovery Real Estate Services, was named CFO of Fifth Third Bank’s Tampa Bay region.

» The Tampa Bay Partnership promoted Chris Steinocher to COO and senior vice president of marketing and business development and moved Karen Raihill up to senior vice president of policy development and advocacy. Jennifer Taylor was promoted to vice president of business development.