Career Track; Promotions/Appointments

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ADVERTISING/PUBLIC RELATIONS

-- Rebecca Hart, president of Hart & Partners, has been appointed to the advisory council of the public relations department in the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications.

-- Jaimie Wilson joined St. Vincent's Medical Center's marketing and communications team as a public relations specialist.

BANKING/FINANCE

-- Velvia Barbour has been selected as vice president and branch manager of Southeastern Bank's Brunswick office.

-- Community First Credit Union of Florida, formerly Educational Community Credit Union, hired Robin Scherch as its assistant vice president of human resources.

BUILDING/DESIGN

-- Architect Kim Larsen joined Reynolds, Smith and Hills Inc.'s commercial program team as an associate.

-- Toll Brothers hired Jim McDade as an assistant project manager.

-- Ellis & Associates hired Ronald Hollister, senior technician, Jacksonville; David Bray, senior technician, Brunswick; and Jessica Goins and Kaelin Hill, administration, Jacksonville.

-- Sammie Lamont joined Batson-Cook Co.'s Jacksonville office as its business development manager.

MEDICAL

-- The American Lung Association of Florida hired Tim Volce, regional director, North area; and Samantha Smith, development director, North area.

-- Specialty Hospital Jacksonville promoted Lisa Ayala to manager, human resources.

-- Joseph Barton, an aesthetic dentist who practices on the Southside, has been chosen as president of the newly founded International Academy For Comprehensive Aesthetics.

REAL ESTATE

-- David Fitch of Jacksonville has become CEO, in addition to his role as president, of Boca Raton-based Gables Residential. …