31Jul/18

C. Howard Hunter Named 2018 Trial Lawyer of The Year by The Florida Chapters American Board of Trial Advocates

TAMPA - Hill Ward Henderson is proud to announce that shareholder C. Howard Hunter has been named 2018 Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Florida Chapters American Board of Trial Advocates (FLABOTA). Mr. Hunter was presented with the award at the 21stAnnual FLABOTA Conference on July 21 in Boca Raton, Florida.

The FLABOTA Board of Directors nominated and awarded Mr. Hunter with the 2018 Trial Lawyer of the Year honor for his excellent advocacy, distinguished career, superb reputation of high ethics and fair play, and participation in outstanding results.

Mr. Hunter is a past president of FLABOTA as well as of the Tampa Bay Chapter of ABOTA (American Board of Trial Lawyers), and continues to serve on the Executive Committee of both Tampa Bay ABOTA, and FLABOTA, as he has for several years.

Founded in 1958, ABOTA is dedicated to defending the American civil justice system. With a membership of 6,700 experienced attorneys representing both plaintiffs and defendants in civil cases, ABOTA is uniquely qualified to speak about the value of the constitutionally mandated jury system as the protector of the rights of persons and property. FLABOTA was formed in 1992, and is one of four regional chapters chartered by the National Board.

Mr. Hunter is a shareholder in the firm’s Litigation Group, and heads the Healthcare Litigation Team. His practice emphasizes the defense of medical negligence cases as well as legal professional liability, sexual abuse and drug and medical device litigation.

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Hill Ward Henderson is a full-service law firm with multi-disciplinary practices. Headquartered in downtown Tampa, with more than 100 attorneys, the firm has a wide range of local, regional and national clients. For additional information, please visit the firm’s website at www.hwhlaw.com.

30Jul/18

Lakeland Regional Health Team Member News

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Lakeland, FL – Lakeland Regional Health has the following good news to share:

  • Derek Hansen, MD, joins Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center as a Critical Care Physician. Dr. Hansen earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine. He completed both his Residency in Internal Medicine and his Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Hansen is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Pulmonary Medicine and Internal Medicine.
  • Luis Servin-Abad, MD, joins Lakeland Regional Health Physician Group as a Gastroenterologist at the Medical Center. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Universidad de Panama School of Medicine. He began his Residency in Internal Medicine at Caja de Seguro Social/Complejo Hospitalario Metropolitano Dr. Arnulfo Arias Madrid in Panama City, Panama. He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. He completed his Fellowship in Hepatology and Transplant Hepatology at the Center for Liver Diseases at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. He also completed a Fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of Kentucky. He most recently served as a Gastroenterologist/Hepatologist at Loma Linda Veterans Medical Center in California. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Transplant Hepatology, Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine.
  • Justin Hooper, ARNP, joins Lakeland Regional Health Physician Group as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner with Trauma Services at the Medical Center and the Pablo Campus. Mr. Hooper is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. He earned his Master of Science in Nursing degree from University of South Florida in Tampa. He previously worked as a Registered Nurse at Lakeland Surgical and Diagnostic Center and as a Winter Haven Firefighter and Paramedic.
  • Taed Moses, PA-C, joins Lakeland Regional Health Physician Group as a Physician Assistant with Trauma Services at the Medical Center and the Pablo Campus. Mr. Moses is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. He earned his Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Keiser University. He most recently served as Physician Assistant at a primary and urgent care clinic in Bradenton, Florida.
  • Megan McGee, PA-C, joins Lakeland Regional Health Physician Group as a Physician Assistant with the Orthopedic Surgery Department. Ms. McGee earned her Master of Medical Science degree at Yale University School of Medicine’s Physician Associate Program. Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Ms. McGee sees patients at the Grasslands Campus.

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26Jul/18

SPCA Florida 2018 DiOGi Award Nominations Open to the Public

Lakeland, Florida - Every day canine officers and their human partners come to the aid of citizens in need. Recognizing the important role these canine duos play in keeping our community safe, SPCA Florida will honor one of the bravest, most impressive K-9 officers with the 7th Annual DiOGi K-9 Hero of the Year Award.
This award is presented in honor of Deputy Sheriff Matt Williams and his K-9 partner DiOGi who were both killed in the line of duty while pursuing a suspect who had fled on foot during a traffic stop.
Do you know of or have you witnessed a K-9 team going above the call of duty? We want to know what makes a K-9 partnership superior and worthy of this prestigious award. Tell us the story of the partners working together to get the job done, cite an example of superior bravery in the face of danger, or describe the vital role he or she plays in protecting and serving our community.
This special award will be presented on stage to the winning K-9 Officer and his or her partner at the Auction for Animals on Saturday, November 10, 2018. Visit www.spcaflorida.org/diogi to submit your nominations.
The dynamic duos must be working in Polk County or one of the surrounding communities, which include Lake, Osceola, Orange, Sumter, Hillsborough, Pasco, Manatee, Hardee and Highlands Counties. Submit all entries to SPCA Florida by 5 p.m. on Monday, September 10, 2018. The panel of judges, including but not limited to dog trainers, retired officers, and SPCA Florida board members will select the most outstanding candidate and the winner will be notified by Monday, October 15, 2018.
All proceeds from the 26th Annual Auction for Animals will benefit local homeless animals cared for by SPCA Florida. The event will be held at Haus 820 located at 820 N. Massachusetts Avenue in downtown Lakeland from 6 to 11 p.m.
About SPCA Florida
Founded in 1979, SPCA Florida is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization headquartered in Lakeland, serving all of Polk County and the surrounding communities. Dedicated to improving the lives of pets and people, SPCA Florida provides caring, compassion and hope to more than 4,000 homeless animals entering our doors each year.
Open to the public, our Reva McClurg Animal Medical Center is a state-of-the-art veterinary facility that heals and helps 50,000 patients annually. Thousands more pets and people are served through our community outreach and education programs.
Simplistically, every $100 donated to SPCA Florida, or essentially the cost of an average adoption, equates to $3,000 worth of positive economic impact throughout Polk County, Central Florida, and the state. Additionally, we are proud of the fact that 91% of every dollar goes to program resources and helping homeless animals.

26Jul/18

John Connery Elected to Serve On ACG’S Executive Committee

Connery_John_HITAMPA - Hill Ward Henderson is proud to announce that shareholder John C. Connery Jr. has been elected to serve on the Executive Committee for the Association for Corporate Growth’s (ACG) Global Board of Directors. Mr. Connery will serve a one-year term on the Executive Committee commencing on September 1, 2018.

In addition to serving on the Executive Committee, Mr. Connery will continue his role as Chapter Representative Director for ACG Tampa Bay. Mr. Connery has been involved with ACG for several years, having held various positions throughout the organization as president and member of the Board of Directors of ACG Tampa Bay, and co-chair of ACG Florida’s 2014 Capital Connection.

Founded in 1954, ACG has 59 chapters worldwide representing 14,500 members and serving 90,000 investors, executives, lenders and advisers to growing middle-market companies to drive middle-market growth.

Mr. Connery is a shareholder and the practice co-chair of the firm’s Corporate & Tax Group.  He has a diverse transactional practice, with an emphasis on advising family offices, venture capital funds, companies, angel investors and private equity funds and their portfolio companies on structuring and negotiating complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, growth capital investments, joint ventures, fund formations and recapitalization.  Mr. Connery advises investors, developers and property managers on real estate joint ventures and regularly serves as outside general counsel to growing, middle market companies.

Hill Ward Henderson is a full-service law firm with multi-disciplinary practices. Headquartered in downtown Tampa, with more than 100 attorneys, the firm has a wide range of local, regional and national clients. For additional information, please visit the firm’s website at www.hwhlaw.com.

 

25Jul/18

CareerSource Polk 2018 Annual Meeting and Best Places to Work Awards Breakfast

Bartow, Florida, July 25, 2018- On Thursday, August 16th, 2018 CareerSource Polk will celebrate workforce achievement with its Annual Meeting and Best Places to Work Awards Breakfast at the RP Funding Center from 7:30am to 9:30am. This year’s event theme is CSPN GAMEDAY with a key focus on successful recruiting and retention of a workforce in times of extremely low unemployment. CareerSource Polk is pleased to have Wells Fargo and Polk State College as the leading sponsors of this event.

The Annual Meeting also serves to distribute CareerSource Polk’s 2018 Annual Report by Stacy Campbell-Domineck, President & CEO, and to recognize individuals and companies who have contributed significantly to the workforce development board’s efforts in Polk County during the 2017-2018 program year.

Awards to be presented are:

Best Places to Work Awards – This award promotes a company’s unique forward-looking philosophy and serves to recognize those who have taken the lead in developing exceptional workplaces to improve the quality of life for workers and their families.

Employers of Distinction – These industry leaders have shown consistent commitment to improving the quality of life for their employees while leading our community in developing a best-practice workplace that encourages their employees to work at their very best.

Hammer Award – Named for one of our founding board members and a true champion of workforce development, Marvin Hammer, this award honors an individual who has dedicated significant personal time and effort to CareerSource Polk’s  initiatives.

Workforce Champion Award – Recognizes an employer, individual or organization for their significant contribution to workforce and economic development initiatives.

Larry Miller Award – Recognizes a board member who has demonstrated an overwhelming commitment to workforce development for Polk County through their engaged leadership, innovation, time, integrity and high moral and ethical standards.

Katrina Lunsford Workforce Incentive Award – Recognizes members of the Polk county community who have demonstrated a dedicated commitment to pursuing a career through the CareerSource Polk (CSP) workforce system, and has an express interest in becoming and remaining self-sufficient.

For information on the awards, you may contact Business Services at BSU@careersourcepolk.com To purchase individual tickets and corporate tables for this event, please visit www.careersourcepolk.com .

 

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