One Liners Polk: Encompass Health, Publix and more

Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland announced a $2 million gift from trustee Gary C. Wendt (Pictured above) to support the creation of new leadership initiatives for students.

Chiropractor Jalen Banks began seeing patients at the Watson Clinic Center for Specialized Rehabilitation on East County Road 540A and Lakeland Highlands Road, in Lakeland.

The GiveWell Community Foundation, which has offices in Lakeland and Winter Haven, named Callie Neslund of Lakeland as its chief operating officer.

Mark Irby, previously vice president of marketing at Lakeland-based Publix Super Markets, has joined the board of the retailer.

Florida-REO managing partner Ron Schwartz was named owner’s representative for Nottinghill Davenport, a 132-unit apartment project at 1401 Davenport Blvd., in booming east Polk County.

  Brenda Ramirez, a Lakeland lawyer, will become a circuit judge in January as she was the only candidate who filed for an open seat on the 10th Judicial Circuit.

  Encompass Health opened its 50-bed rehabilitation hospital at Harden Boulevard and Oakbridge Parkway, in Lakeland.

  The Aerospace Center for Excellence, in Lakeland, named Eric Crump its executive director.

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