► Tampa-based artist Ya La’ford was honored with the Blanche Armwood Legacy award at the annual National Alumnae Association of Spelman College Tampa Bay Chapter event. (Pictured above)
► Travis Jennings, founder and chief executive officer of Finance Cape, was named president of the TIE Tampa Bay chapter, replacing longtime leader Rich Heruska.
► The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association named Kevin Johnson, a shareholder at labor and employment law firm Johnson Jackson, as a recipient of the organization’s Supplier Hall of Fame award for 2022.
► Jarett Rieger has been named vice president and chief innovation officer at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.
► Tampa-based door manufacturer Masonite (NYSE: DOOR) announced plans to acquire North Carolina-based manufacturer Endura Products, in a $375 million cash deal.
► The Tampa Bay Partnership announced that Brian Auld, president of the Tampa Bay Rays and vice chair of the Tampa Bay Rowdies, has been named the 26th chair of the organization.
► The Tampa Bay Economic Development Council has announced its new slate of executive officers who will help lead the organization, in fiscal year 2023, including Angel Gonzalez, regional president at SouthState Bank, as chair; Joe Lopano, chief executive officer of Tampa International Airport, as vice chair; Ron Christaldi, managing partner at Shumaker, as secretary and treasurer; and Ben Dachepalli, a partner at Bradley, as general counsel.
► The Tampa Museum of Art announced that philanthropist and art collector Jorge M. Pérez gifted a monumental sculpture by Colombian artist Fernando Botero and a $1 million cash gift to the museum.
► Cigar Aficionado magazine inducted Eric Newman, president and third-generation owner of J.C. Newman Cigar Co., in Ybor City, into its Cigar Hall of Fame.
► Vistra Communications, in Lutz, named Gregory Reyes its new vice president of business growth.
► Cushman & Wakefield arranged the sale of Hampton Oaks and Center Point, two business parks totaling 405,772 square feet, in Tampa’s East Side submarket, for $74.34 million.
► Premier Sotheby’s International Realty promoted Mackenzie McGuire to senior marketing director of the Tampa Bay region.
► Steve Morey, senior vice president of economic development at the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council, was named president and CEO of the Plant City Economic Development Corp.