One Liners Hillsborough: Port Tampa Bay, American Cancer Society and more

►Cushman & Wakefield has negotiated the sale of a 756,038-square-foot office portfolio in Tampa for $156.9 million, which includes 501 E. Kennedy Blvd. in downtown Tampa, and four buildings in the Westshore District, Westshore Corporate Center, Cypress Center I, Cypress Center II and Cypress Center III.

►Ronald Christaldi, a partner with the law firm Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, will serve on the Ybor City Development Corp. board of directors.

►81 Bay Brewing Co. promoted assistant brewer, Hayley Whitman, to head brewer.

Sean McHale

►Hancock Whitney welcomed Sean McHale as a senior vice president and regional wealth manager, where he will be responsible for overseeing private wealth management for the Tampa Bay, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Emerald Coast and Pensacola markets.

►University of South Florida was the top winner of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities’ 2019 Institutional Award for Global Learning, Research & Engagement.

►Suncoast Credit Union named John Saunders as a business relationship officer for the Suncoast Commercial Lending department.

►The Epicurean Hotel in Tampa named two additions to its culinary team, including executive chef Jason Bamford and restaurant general manager Vicente Lavayen.

►Henry Schmitt, a former senior executive with tire giant Michelin North America, joined Tampa-based Skyway Capital Markets, in Tampa, as managing director.

►Jamie Harden, president and CEO of Creative Sign Designs, passed the gavel as chair of the Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce to MaryAnn Ferenc, CEO of Mise En Place.

►Port Tampa Bay named Lisa Wolf-Chason director of communications.

Ernest Hooper

►The American Cancer Society named longtime Tampa Bay Times journalist Ernest Hooper its communications director for the nonprofit’s southwest Florida region.

Tampa-based digital marketing firm Bake More Pies added Valerie Noel as senior digital account manager, where she will serve as the lead point of contact for customer account management, including as a liaison and project manager with the company’s social media, media buying, creative, video, and development departments for the proper execution of integrated digital marketing campaigns.

►Marcum merged with Skoda Minotti, a Tampa-based accounting and business advisory firm, adding 31 partners, more than 190 associates and four offices to Marcum’s Midwest and Florida regions.

►Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough added Kevin M. Mekler to the firm as a partner in Tampa.

►Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick Tampa partner Andrew J. Mayts Jr. was elected as treasurer of the Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce.

►Brian Deming, co-founder and former president of Tampa technology company Tribridge, was named 2020 board chair for Tampa Bay Wave.

Tampa-based residential real estate team, The Wertz Group, switched its brokerage affiliation from Coldwell Banker to Coastal Properties Group International, joining the affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate.

►BTI Partners, a real estate development firm, closed on the sale of a 1.6-acre site slated to become a waterfront restaurant in Westshore Marina District.

►EY announced that Crystal Morris of Gator Cases, in Tampa, was named a national finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019 Award in the Family Business category.

Richard T. Tschantz

Carlton Fields, in Tampa, added environmental lawyer Richard T. Tschantz to its government law and consulting practice.

►The Tampa Bay Economic Development Council named David Boyd director of investor relations.

►Franklin Street negotiated the sale of Bella Vista Apartments, a 16-unit rental property located at 803 E. 120th Ave. near the University of South Florida in Tampa, for seller WLW Capital of Tampa, for $1.975 million.

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