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On the move
By Times Staff
Published September 23, 2007
Gregory, Sharer & Stuart GSS, St. Petersburg, announces these appointments:Dennis Milam,senior tax services manager; Niki Anderson,senior in assurance services; Estela Wells, staff auditor; and Janette G. Dean, marketing director. Milam was vice president of tax and assistant treasurer with Home Shopping Network, St. Petersburg; Anderson was senior financial analyst at United Property and Casualty Insurance Co., St. Petersburg; Wells was the billing manager at Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition of Florida, St. Petersburg; and Dean was director of marketing at Structall Building Systems Inc., Oldsmar.
Michael Briggs has been named senior vice president and private client services manager at NorthStar Bank, Tampa. Briggs was executive vice president and commercial banking manager at Florida Capital Bank, Tampa.
Kelly Shear has been named business development officer at Bank of Florida Tampa Bay, Tampa. Shear was business link manager at Jerry Ulm Dodge, Tampa.
Jessica Summervillehas been named business banking officer at M&I Bank, Florida Region, in Tampa. Summerville was a business banker for M&I in Arizona.
John Barber has been named superintendent at Cutler Associates, Tampa. Barber was commercial superintendent at RJ Bunbury Co., Clearwater.
Shawn Contihas been promoted to leasing manager at DeBartolo Development LLC, Tampa. Conti was development analyst.
Dr. Oleg Drozhinin has joined the staff at Florida Pediatrics Associates LLC, St. Petersburg. Drozhinin recently completed his fellowship at the department of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Shannon R. Smith has been named agency service manager at Stewart Title Guaranty Co., Tampa. Smith was an agency representative at First American Title, Tampa.
Akerman Senterfitt, Tampa, announces the addition of Karen M. Buesing as a shareholder; and Michelle Boyd as an associate to the firm. Buesing was a shareholder and Boyd was an associate, both at Zinober & McCrea, Tampa.
Stephen C. Martaus has been named executive director for the Early Childhood Council of Hillsborough County. Martaus was project director of Children's Future Hillsborough at Achieve Management Inc., Tampa.
Brenda Wendt has been named senior event planner at Vince Vanni & Associates, Spring Hill. In addition to her new responsibilities at Vince Vanni & Associates, Wendt will continue to serve as the district secretary for Rotary District 6950, which includes Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties.
Michael Tillema has been promoted to research associate at Cushman & Wakefield of Florida Inc., Tampa. Tillema was a research specialist.
Kathy Perry has been named sales and marketing director at BrixTec Inc., Tampa. Perry had her own consultant business, Kathy Perry, Consultant, Speaker & Author, in Tampa.
Tech Data Corp., Clearwater, announces these promotions:Jackie Baron, director of Central and West sales; and Linda Rendleman, director of national sales. Baron was national accounts sales manager; and Rendleman was global account manager.
Michael Pearce has been named chief technology officer at the University of South Florida, Tampa. Pearce was chief information officer at Suffolk University, Boston.