Ryan Patton has been promoted to tax supervisor at Christopher, Smith, Leonard, Bristow & Stanell & Wells P.A. Steve Lebel has been promoted to audit supervisor. James LaManna has joined the accounting firm as tax/audit supervisor. Wilfredo R. Rodriguez has joined the firm as tax senior.
Robert Friedman, M.D., F.A.C.S., has been elected by his peers to serve as chief of ophthalmology at Sarasota Memorial Health Care Systems.
Kelly O'Brien has joined Clarke Advertising & Public Relations in Sarasota as an account coordinator, servicing both the advertising and public relations needs of the agency.
Jewell Vantreese has joined the staff of Doreen M. …