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The Main Street America Group has announced the promotion of Tom Frazier, the company’s chief investment officer, to senior vice president. Frazier has been a Main Street America vice president and its chief investment officer since 2011.

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The Main Street America Group has appointed three of its functional unit directors as new company officers, including Jim Kelly, director, commercial lines underwriting. All three will be an assistant secretary of the company. 

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The Main Street America Group has appointed three of its functional unit directors as new company officers, including Joe Schmucker, director, personal lines product development and underwriting. All three will be an assistant secretary of the company. 

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The Main Street America Group has announced has appointed three of its functional unit directors as new company officers, including James Vettel, director, information technology operations. All three will be an assistant secretary of the company. 

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Mike Taras has joined Capital Analysts of Jacksonville as a financial advisor.

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Premier Coast Real Estate School has added Wendell Yates Jr. as a licensed real estate instructor.

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NAI Hallmark Partners hired Joe Scavetto to lead the office leasing team on the Acorn Property Holdings NE Florida portfolio. (Provided by NAI Hallmark Partners)

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Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida recently promoted Bill Brim, naming him as the nonprofit’s new director of development. Brim is now responsible for leading the nonprofit’s communications initiatives and fundraising campaigns across the region. Brim started working at LSS in 2011, most recently serving as an employment services program manager where he oversaw the nonprofit’s refugee services program.

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Lt. Cmdr. William Bennett was selected as Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s director for health care business. Bennett previously served as associate director for health care business and recently returned from a two-month deployment in support of the humanitarian mission Continuing Promise 2017. 

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Associate broker Jim Otterman has joined Davidson Realty as the newest member of its real estate sales team. He will work in partnership with his wife Terri, who joined Davidson Realty in August 2016.

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TD Bank has named Jean C. Jackson as Vice President, Relationship Manager in Commercial Lending, based in Jacksonville. She will work with commercial clients in Duval, St. Johns and Clay counties.

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Volunteers in Medicine, a local nonprofit focused on providing free healthcare programs and services to Jacksonville’s vulnerable, working uninsured, recently named Cory Meyers as the chair of the organization’s board of directors. Meyers takes the reins of the organization from two-term chair Helen Morse. 

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Premier Coast Real Estate School has added Melissa Chester as a lead instructor.

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Chris Caprio has become president and partner of Ashley HomeStore, Jacksonville, which owns four stores in the area. He had been vice president of the Eastern United States for Ashley HomeStore’s retail headquarters. Ashley HomeStore is the highest selling retailer of furniture in the United States. 

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Chris S. Ferebee has been elected to the Betty Griffin Center board of directors.

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Akerman LLP appointed Christian George as office managing partner of the Jacksonville office. He is also a member of the board of governors of the Jacksonville Bar Association and is the president-elect of the Young Lawyers Division of The Florida Bar.

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Chris Turner has joined TD Bank as vice president, relationship manager in commercial Banking, based Jacksonville. He will work with commercial clients in Duval, St. Johns and Putnam counties. 

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The Quick Law Group, divorce and family law for women, welcomed attorney Autumn Warner to the firm. 

Warner’s practice will focus on family law and protecting children and families. 

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty welcomed Diane Thayer to the St. Augustine office, with locations in St. Augustine Beach and Murabella at World Golf Village

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty welcomed Tierra Stecher to the Mandarin/St. Johns office. 

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Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront hotel’s bell attendant, Bobby Ross, was recognized by the North Florida Hotel and Lodging Association as the recipient of the President’s Award at this year’s ROSE Awards. The annual ROSE (Recognition of Service Excellence) Awards recognize front-line hospitality employees who present outstanding customer service. 

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The Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront hotel welcomed Ria Pasco as its new front office manager. Pasco began her career with Hyatt in 2000. 

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty welcomed Laura Lee Page to the St. Augustine office, with locations in St. Augustine Beach and Murabella at World Golf Village.

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty welcomed Evan O’Shea to the Beaches/Intracoastal West and Southside office. 

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Suzanne Jones joined Orange Park Medical Center as the new director of pediatric services. Jones will expand her current role as director of women and children’s services to encompass the new position. 

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty welcomed Casey Johnson to the Beaches/Intracoastal West and Southside office. 

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Cox Media Group Jacksonville Radio named Jacque’ Freeman as local sales manager. Freeman will be responsible for all local sales to the company’s stations, digital products and events. 

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Emma Dolic joined Magellan Transport Logistics as logistics manager in operations and sales. Dolic will assist with account management and carrier procurement. 

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty welcomed Catherine Cedeno to the Fleming Island/Orange Park office. 

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty welcomed John Brocato to the Beaches/Intracoastal West and Southside office. 

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty welcomed Bernadette Barrera to the Mandarin/St. Johns office. 

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We Care Jacksonville welcomed Michael Barker to its Board of Directors. (Provided by We Care Jacksonville)

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Kacie Main joined Campbell Plumbing & Mechanical Contractors Southeast as their director of human resources. (Provided by Campbull Plumbing & Mechanical Contractors) 

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Paul A. Markowski, CAE joined the Jacksonville-based American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists as the organization’s new chief executive officer. (Provided by American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists)

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Davidson Realty welcomed Brenda McCann as the newest Realtor on its team. (Provided by Davidson Realty)

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Tony Ong joined Ameris Bank as senior vice president, commercial real estate division manager. (Provided by Burdette Ketchum)

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Patrick & Robinson CPAs named Timothy P. Raines as its first non-founding partner. (Provided by Patrick & Robinson CPA)

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We Care Jacksonville welcomed Elana Schrader, MD to its Board of Directors. (Provided by We Care Jacksonville)

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Ring Power Corporation appointed Frank Streva to the office of senior vice president, director of used equipment sales. (Provided by Ring Power)

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Captain Carol Burroughs was selected as Naval Hospital Jacksonville's director for surgical services. (Provided by Naval Hospital Jacksonville)

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Brian Cholmondeley was named power systems division manager for Ring Power Corporation. (Provided by Ring Power)

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Ryan Coulter was hired as an investment associate for Franklin Street’s Jacksonville office. (Provided by Coppola PR)

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Davidson Realty welcomed Mike Davis as the newest Realtor on its team. (Provided by Davidson Realty)

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Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics hired psychiatrist Chadd K. Eaglin as medical director in charge of medication management. (Provided by Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics)

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Rick Biermann was named associate vice president of the FCAA.

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Ken Furtaw was named treasurer of the FCAA.

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Shannon Gregory was named president of the FCAA.

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The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach named Donna Guzzo as its new director of development. 

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April Hudson was named president-elect of the FCAA.

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Master Chief Petty Officer Lewis Jackson assumed duties as Naval Hospital Jacksonville's command master chief. 

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Memorial Hospital hired John Lazenby as chief medical officer. 

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Curt Lox will be dean of the Brooks College of Health at UNF starting the end of May. 

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Dorothy Palmer was named secretary of the FCAA.

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George Rainbolt will be dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at UNF beginning in July. 

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Bob Spohrer was voted best lawyer in Jacksonville.

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Katie Wrenn was named immediate past president of the FCAA.

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Naval Hospital Jacksonville named Commander Rachel Baudek as director for mental health.  

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Lee Bledsoe of Merrill Lynch, was recently recognized on Barron's "America's Top 1,200 Advisors: State-by-State."

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Jeff Chamberlain will be the dean of the UNF Hicks Honors College in August.


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