» Allison DeFoor and Colleen Castille have joined the Fiorentino Group, a government relations and business development firm with offices in Jacksonville, Tallahassee and Tampa. Castille was secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection and, earlier, secretary of the Department of Community Affairs, both under Gov. Jeb Bush. DeFoor was sheriff and a circuit judge in Monroe County and was "Everglades czar'' under Bush.
» The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association named Peter Bos its 2011 Hotelier of the Year at the association's annual awards program. Bos is founder and CEO of Legendary Inc. in Destin. Bos developments include Regatta Bay, Destin Commons, Emerald Grande and HarborWalk Village.