PEOPLE & CHANGES

Rossell nominated for award

Associate Attorney Clara Delgado Rossell of the Medina Law Group in Lakeland, was nominated for the EMERGE Members’ Choice Award. Rossell has been with the Medina Law Group since 2016 and practices in the areas of estate planning, tax and corporate law. She is active in the Lakeland community.

Clark conducts Military Service Academy Day

Gary Clark of CPS Investment Advisors conducted a Military Service Academy Day for students interested in securing a Congressional nomination and appointment to a military service academy. Congressman Dennis Ross hosted the event at Hillsborough Community College in Plant City. More than 100 students and parents attended the event that featured representatives from all the academies and ROTC programs and included Midshipman Steffie Yo, who is scheduled to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy in the spring of 2018 and assume duties as a nuclear engineering officer on an aircraft carrier. Yo was nominated by Congressman Ross to the Naval Academy in 2013.

Pospichal and Jones join hospice board

Tim Pospichal and Chad Jones have become members of Cornerstone Hospice Foundation board of directors. Pospichal is the mayor of Auburndale and owner of Auburndale Parks, a mobile home and RV community. He is an active member of the community and has served on many local, regional and state boards. Jones is a financial adviser at Allen & Company in Lakeland. He retired from the U.S. Army as a major after serving for 20 years and held company command during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He earned the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal and multiple Army commendation medals.

MidFlorida CU promotions

The following MidFlorida Credit Union employees received promotion effective Nov. 11: Dennis Pershing to executive vice president/consumer lending, David Hand to executive vice president/commercial lending and Steve Moseley to president of MidFlorida Credit Union.

Histed re-elected to board

William Histed, editor of The Mulberry Press, has been re-elected to the Historic Stewartstown Railroad Co. board of directors at the recent annual meeting. The short line railroad is one of the country's oldest railroad companies, established in 1884. It still operates in Stewartstown, Pa., under its original charter, capital stock, name and route and earns most of its operating revenue giving weekend and holiday tourist rides.

Navas joins Talbot House Ministries

Sasha M. Navas has joined the Talbot House Ministries staff as the director of housing and case-management services. She will be responsible for all case-management services at Talbot House Ministries, as well as coordinate intake and housing services, both on and off the Talbot House Ministries campus. Navas earned a master's degree in social work from Barry University School of Social Work and is licensed to practice in Florida. She previously was a senior clinical therapist in the Sex Abuse Treatment Program at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida in Fort Myers, and senior medical case manager at the Compass LGBT Community Center in Palm Beach County.

Evans and Gibson join FPRA

Carly Evans, director of student services at Keiser University, and Stephanie Gibson, Southeastern University student, joined the Dick Pope/Polk County chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association in October. The new members received their FPRA pins and student member certificates from membership chair Teresa Griffin and student liaison chair Pricilla Burr.

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