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By SUZANNE SCRUGGS
© St. Petersburg Times, published December 13, 2000
The City Center Chapter of International Association of Administrative Professionals will hold its regular business meeting at 12 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Hyatt Regency Tampa. The guest speaker will be Pat Ellington, executive director of Dress for Success. Call Heidi Louden at (813) 221-7930.
DavisBaldwin, an insurance and risk management company, has named Valerie Harwell its new chief operating officer in the Tampa office. In this position, she will oversee overall operations and management. Harwell has more than 20 years of insurance and risk management experience.
A.J. O'Neal & Associates Inc., a staffing firm, announces the promotion of Cindy Griffin to district manager. As the new district manager, Griffin will oversee production for the firm's Brandon and Carrollwood offices, ensuring that sales and profits objectives are met. She is also responsible for improving customer service, training, and supervising staff, accounts, and developing new business for the firm.
John Gatlin has joined the Tampa office of Southern Equipment Corp. as its project manager. He has more than 15 years of experience in project management of mechanical contracting projects. Southern Equipment is a mechanical contractor headquartered in Tampa since 1952.
Joseph P. Isabel has joined the law firm of Fowler, White, Gillen, Boggs, Villareal and Banker, P.A. as controller. Isabel, a certified public accountant, was previously controller for Hops Restaurants. He received his degrees from the University of Florida and the University of South Florida.
James E. Felman of Kynes, Markman & Felman, P.A. has been elected president of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Felman concentrates his practice in the areas of criminal defense in federal and state courts and criminal appeals.
Marimark Corp. announces many new hires to the company: Karen Fridlund, director of e-commerce production; Robert Quong, data center manager; John Toland, electronic pre-press technician; Eliza Anton, web designer; Iris Nagatomo, customer service administrator; Angela Shutts, mail specialist; Sabrina Perricone, receptionist; Chris Carroll, machine bindery operator; Warren Tremblay, machine bindery operator; and Steve Disbrow, production logistics manager. Marimark offers customer relationship management and marketing solutions, including creative services, online media, customized printing, database management and e-commerce technologies.
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