One Liners Pasco: Middleburg Communities, Pasco EDC and more

► Middleburg Communities, a developer based in Virginia, is building Mosby Avalon Park, a 338-unit apartment complex, in Wesley Chapel, near State Road 54.  ► The Pasco Economic Development Council announced the relocation of Gary Plastic Packaging, based in New York City, to the North Pasco Corporate Center which is currently under development by Harrod

Transamerica names Tampa executive president of World Financial Group and head of Transamerica Financial Advisors

Todd Buchanan has been named president of World Financial Group Insurance Agency, senior vice president at Transamerica and head of Transamerica Financial Advisors. He will lead WFG’s team of nearly 60,000 independent insurance agents and will oversee TFA’s team of financial advisors, according to a statement. Most recently, Buchanan was the United States chief executive

A bittersweet passing of the baton

Billy West was officially named president of M.E. Wilson Company in March, even though it was a role he was preparing for at least a year in advance. It was, as he says, a bittersweet passing of the baton following the passing of previous president, Guy King, in 2021. West admits, he’s been filling the

Reimagining home insurance through the lens of technology

The burgeoning insurance technology industry is currently riding a second wave of startups and Bruce Lucas, former chief executive officer and co-founder of Heritage Insurance Holdings, is poised to accelerate to the crest with his newest venture, Slide. Known colloquially as “Insurtech,” the innovative reimagining of insurance through the lens of technology began only four

Billy West officially named president for M.E. Wilson

Billy West has officially stepped into the role of president of M.E. Wilson Company, after the passing of Guy King III in June of 2021. West previously was chief revenue officer, and partner, for the Tampa insurance brokerage. “It is a bittersweet feeling because I envisioned having Guy here to hand off the baton,” says

One Liners Polk: Blackton, Citrus Connection and more

► Cushman & Wakefield arranged the sale of a 710,962-square-foot distribution center located at 8100 State Road 33, in Lakeland. (pictured above) ► Brightway, the Charlene Rodriguez Agency, an insurance firm, moved to 231 N. Kentucky Ave., Suite 216, Lakeland. ► Ohio-based coworking company CoHatch is opening at 211 E. Main St. in downtown Lakeland.

20 Questions with Charles Williamson

Charles Williamson’s experience includes more than 20 years leading, and growing, some of the industry’s most successful institutions. He is an avid CrossFit athlete and an ex-triathlon competitor, as well as a strong supporter of the Challenged Athletes Foundation, which provides and teaches those with physical disabilities to use sports gear or equipment. Vault is

One Liners Pinellas: Bayfront Health, KnowBe4 and more

► St. Petersburg City Council voted to approve $700,000 in funding for the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, which is being designed by New York City-based Huff and Gooden Architects and local firm Wannemacher Jensen Architects. ► Gov. Ron DeSantis tapped St. Petersburg lawyer, and businessman, James Holton for a seat on the

One Liners Pinellas: Burlington Stores, PODS and more

► Burlington Stores is opening a retail location at the Tri City Plaza at 5280 East Bay Drive, Largo. ► Peter Kennedy, chief operating officer of Northside Hospital and Tampa Bay Heart Institute was installed as the 2021 President of the Pinellas Park Gateway Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors. ► Suncoast Hospice, a member

One Liners Hillsborough: BTI Partners, Metropolitan Ministries and more

► Fort Lauderdale-based BTI Partners, a real estate development firm, secured a $92 million construction loan for phase one of Marina Pointe, a waterfront development along Tampa Bay. (Pictured above)  ► Concord Hospitality Enterprises Co. named Stephanie Bisogne executive chef and Ivan Puente director of food and beverage at the Sal y Mar Rooftop Bar,

One Liners Pinellas: Stoneweg US, Mutts and Martinis and more

►Mutts and Martinis, St. Peterburg’s first dog waterpark and full-liquor bar, is planned for 2900 Central Ave. (Pictured above) ► Bonnie Smith was named chief information officer at Tech Data, based in Clearwater, succeeding John Tonnison, who is retiring after nearly two decades with the tech distributor. ► Cabot Properties bought property at 12210 62nd

One Liners Sarasota/Manatee: Tidewell Foundation, Advocate Health Advisors and more

► The Center for Architecture Sarasota appointed Ryan Perrone, owner and co-founder of Nautilus Homes, to its board of directors. ►The Players Centre for Performing Arts, in Sarasota, named William Skaggs CEO. ►Academic Alliance in Dermatology opened a location, in Sarasota, at 6600 University Parkway E., Suite 102, inside the Center Point Medical Office. ►Tidewell