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Business briefcase


By Times Staff Writer
Published October 31, 2005


Craig West has been named manager and vice president of Signature Bank's Clearwater branch. West was an office manager at Fifth Third Bank, Clearwater.

SunTrust Bank announces these promotions: Marc Foster and Scott Callahan, vice presidents in wealth and investment management at SunTrust's Tampa office; and Ronald Frassetto , vice president of retail banking in the Seminole office. Foster and Callahan were personal trust administrators; and Frassetto was a branch manager.


Michael A. Sexton has been promoted to a shareholder at the law firm of GrayRobinson , Tampa. Sexton was an associate and concentrates in the areas of complex commercial disputes, securities-related matters, class actions and government investigations.


Tommy G. Thompson has been named chairman of the health eduction and patient privacy advisory council in the health resource division at Catalina Marketing Corp., St. Petersburg. Thompson is a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Washington, and is former secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.


The Outdoor Arts Foundation Inc., Tampa, announces its 2005-06 board of directors: Lonnie Homenuk, chairman; Lenne Nicklaus-Ball, vice chairwoman; Heather LaBrecque, secretary; Kim Patterson, treasurer; and Pam Marks, Lex Popens and Jan Stein, members. Homenuk is vice president at the Duncan Cos., Tampa; Nicklaus-Ball is owner of the Sirata Beach Resort and Conference Center, St. Pete Beach; LaBrecque is marketing director at Old Hyde Park Village, Tampa; Patterson is an independent certified public accountant in Clearwater; Marks is a community arts advocate from Clearwater; Popens is director of marketing at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater; and Stein is coordinator of the Hillsborough County Public Art Program in Tampa.

The Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners has appointed these people to the WorkNet Pinellas Board of Directors: Beth Coleman, Lee Gowans, Bill Jonson, Tony Leisner, Bruce Livingston, William Price and Paul Toomey. Coleman is president of the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce; Gowans is a financial adviser at Morgan Stanley, St. Petersburg; Jonson is vice mayor of Clearwater; Leisner is president of Watersedge Properties Inc., Tarpon Springs; Livingston is president of Boyd Industries, Clearwater; Price is president of Price Donoghue Ridenour CPAs and Business Consultants, Clearwater; and Toomey is president of Geographic Solutions Inc., Palm Harbor.


Sarah Richter has been named graphic designer at Vitamin Discount Center LLC, Tampa. Richter was manager of accounts and creative services at Silicon Advantage Inc., Tampa.

Patrick Colleary has been named furniture sales manager at Office Furniture/USA, the new office furniture store launched by Office Product Solutions of Tampa. Colleary was owner and president of Colonial Office Supplies in Maryland.


IDEAL Consulting, Tampa, announces these appointments: John Ellis and Mark Saneholtz, Great Plains accounting software consultants. Ellis was an IT consultant at Crosslin, Vaden & Associates P.C., Nashville; and Saneholtz was a software consultant at Complete Business Solutions, Boca Raton.


Janice Cook has been named compliance officer at the Hillsborough Regional Transit Authority, Tampa. Cook was transit monitor for the Cobb County Department of Transportation in Georgia.

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