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Personnel note: John Hopkins All Children’s names Sylvia Ameen new Marketing VP

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Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital announced Friday that Sylvia Ameen will serve as the hospital’s new Vice President of Marketing and Communications starting July 1. Ameen is currently working as All Children’s interim chief marketing officer and has been involved with the hospital and its foundation since 1989, and has handled tasks from managing gift portfolios to board engagement during her tenure. She also directed the $75 million capital campaign for the construction of the new hospital building, which opened…

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Deveron Gibbons goes hard to the right with latest mail-piece

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Surprised to be so far behind in the polls, with a rumor circulating that his own recent poll provided worse results than the one conducted by the St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership, Deveron Gibbons is tacking hard to the right in an apparent effort to take votes from fellow Republican Bill Foster, who is polling ahead of Gibbons. Gibbons’ campaign mailed this piece, which emphasizes Gibbons’ conservative philosophy and pledge to “not support any tax increase if elected.” This postcard seems…

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Kathleen Ford, Bill Foster ahead, while Deveron Gibbons, Scott Wagman lag behind in latest poll

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A new poll found mayoral candidates Kathleen Ford and Bill Foster are the frontrunners in the mayoral race. Ford was slightly ahead, with 22 percent of the vote. Foster had 21 percent of the vote. The poll, commissioned by the St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership, found 23 percent of voters were still undecided. Tel Opinion Research polled 400 voters. The poll has a margin of error of 3 to 3.5 percent margin, said Robert Kapusta, incoming chairman of the St. Petersburg…

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