Gracepoint Foundation names new executive director

The Gracepoint Foundation has named Danny Cooper as its next executive director. Cooper, previously, was senior marketing manager at Tampa International Airport for eight years. Ian Adair, who was the previous executive director for the foundation, says he is excited for this leadership transition. “I have known Danny for several years and know he will

Former St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman joins Shumaker Advisors

Former St. Petersburg Mayor, Rick Kriseman, will join Shumaker Advisors Florida as managing principal of the United States Cities Practice, where he will focus on sustainable economic development and urban planning, while working with clients locally and nationally. He will also join the Shumaker law firm, as Of Council, in the Public Policy and Government

CEO Council of Tampa Bay names new executive director

The CEO Council of Tampa Bay’s board of directors has appointed Alyssa Rhoads as the organization’s executive director. Rhoads most recently ran and operated Eventing Tampa Bay, working alongside some of the largest companies and nonprofits in the Tampa Bay area, including Tampa Bay Business and Wealth Magazine. Rhoads succeeds Cyndi Sexton who has served

CLA names Gretchen Whalen as managing principal, announces other promotions

CliftonLarson Allen, a wealth advisory, outsourcing, audit, tax and consulting services firm in Tampa, has announced a number of promotions including Gretchen Whalen as the firm’s managing principal. In addition to Whalen’s promotion, other CLA team members also received new titles and responsibilities. Jeff Bonick will be chief practice officer of CLA’s Sunbelt Region.  

Lumina names Jill Kermes SVP of communications

Lumina, a Tampa-based risk sensing intelligence firm, named Jill Kermes senior vice president of communications. Kermes has more than 20 years of experience in corporate and brand strategy; corporate social responsibility, issues management, political communications and public affairs consulting, a statement said. In addition to her communications responsibilities, Kermes will also serve in a strategy role for Mission