One Liners Hillsborough: Coca-Cola Beverages, Bloomin’ Brands and more

Vernon Ellinger was honored at a Tampa Bay Lightning game as the latest Lightning Community Hero. (Pictured above) 

Bank OZK (Nasdaq: OZK) launched its professional practice group with Tampa Bay attorney Diane Morton serving as executive vice president. 

The Port Tampa Bay board of commissioners approved an agreement with Celadon Development Corp. to lease 37 acres for the construction and operation of a paper fiber manufacturing plant.

Cherie Pattishall and Michael Wyckoff

The University of South Florida announced a $1.4 million gift from Helios Education Foundation to benefit the Florida College Access Network, a statewide organization hosted at USF with a mission that supports student success.

Engel & Völkers Florida expanded in the region with Engel & Völkers South Tampa, with Cherie Pattishall and Michael Wyckoff acquiring the territory and leading the new brokerage as license partners.

BRP Group, a Tampa-based insurance distribution and related services firm, named David Smith president and executive operating officer of its guided solutions division.

Terrence Wright joined Moffitt Cancer Center as vice president of facilities and support services.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay and Aussie Grill, a fast-casual food concept, announced a multi-year partnership that will support the more than 2,400 youth mentoring relationships across the Tampa Bay community.

JoAnn Aubry and Chris Smith opened Fasthire Staffing at 6704 E. Fowler Ave., Temple Terrace.

Skidata, a parking access and revenue management company, was selected to create “frictionless” parking suites for three parking garages owned by Strategic Property Partners in Water Street Tampa.

Senior architectural designer David Behrens returned to API(plus), an architecture firm in Tampa.

Fit Bowl Co. Superfood Bar opened at Sparkman Wharf, in Tampa.

Blue Sky Communities and Metropolitan Ministries celebrated the grand opening of SabalPlace, a 112-unit affordable housing development at 3473 Aegean Sea Way, Building 3409, Seffner.

The U.S. government awarded Entropy Technology Design, a Tampa woman-owned small business, a contract to further research, and develop, their technology for the detection, identification, tracking and non-lethal disablement of small unmanned serial systems for the Defense Department.

Katz Acquisition Corp., a Tampa-based bank holding company, acquired Camp Grove Bancorp, the parent company of Camp Grove State Bank in Camp Grove, Illinois.

DataLink Software, in Tampa, named Todd DeWeese as a senior vice president of provider transformation.

Esther Marshall

Memorial Hospital of Tampa, an HCA West Florida facility, appointed Chris Conn its new chief financial officer.

Fifth Third Bank promoted Tampa-based Esther Marshall to community development and social responsibility market manager for the southeast United States.

Tampa property owner, and operator, Milhaus, named Dave Brackett as senior vice president of property operations.

TLR Group, a Tampa real estate investment company, purchased the GTE Tower at 601 N., Ashley Drive, Tampa, for $20.055 million.

Santosh Mohan joined Moffitt Cancer Center as the new vice president of digital.

Terrence Cook was promoted to regional vice president for Coldwell Banker Realty’s west central region.

Coca-Cola Beverages, in Tampa, promoted Thomas Benford to president and chief operating officer.

Tanner Bailey joined the Skyway Capital Markets managing broker-dealer Solutions team, in Tampa, as regional vice president for the Southeast markets with a primary focus on leading the growth of distribution for Skyway’s Registered Investment Advisors practice. 

Lissette Gonzalez was named senior vice president at Bloomin’ Brands and will oversee the company’s global supply chain.

Hillsborough County commissioners Les Miller Jr. and Sandy Murman will be joining Shumaker Advisors Florida.

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