John McCumber, (ISC)² director of cybersecurity advocacy, North America, is the new co-chair for the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education Training and Certifications subworking group. (ISC)² is a nonprofit membership organization in Clearwater.
Residential real estate brokerage Douglas Elliman expanded to Florida’s west coast with the acquisition of Strickland Property Group in St. Petersburg. Financial terms were not disclosed. Founder and CEO Bonnie Strickland and her team will stay on.
Marti Beller is the new president of Kobie, a loyalty marketing company in St. Petersburg. Beller previously was senior vice president of global loyalty products and platforms at Mastercard. Beller will help Kobie expand its offerings, said CEO Brad Hechtkopf.
The Bank of Tampa named Scott Gault as market president for Hillsborough County. Gault previously was market president for Pinellas County. A new Pinellas president has not been named. Gault will continue to lead the bank’s SBA and treasury services.
A month after Synovus Financial bought FCB Financial Holdings, Synovus said it will close the FCB branch at 130 S. Westshore Blvd. in Tampa. It will close on May 3. There are nearby branches at 4488 W. Boy Scout Blvd. and 4003 W. Neptune St.