Movers & Shakers


Tippins joins Berkshire Hathaway HSFNR

Clifton Tippins has joined the Ponte Vedra/Nocatee office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty.

A Northeast Florida native, Tippins attended Georgia Southern University and later worked both in Augusta – at the First Presbyterian Church of Augusta – and at Christ Church East in Jacksonville.

“The skills that Clifton has learned working – community outreach, leadership, planning, and organization – will help him go far as a Realtor,” said Kevin Waugaman, broker/manager of the Ponte Vedra/Nocatee office. “His desire to help others is a true asset, and I am excited to see him grow here at BHHSFNR.”

Pham wins BioFlorida ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award

Espero Pharmaceuticals Founder and CEO Quang Pham received the Weaver H. Gaines Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the recent 2016 BioFlorida conference. The award recognizes an entrepreneur who has made “extraordinary contributions to the growth of life sciences” in the leadership of a company or institution. Pham, a Ponte Vedra Beach resident, heads Espero, which in June received FDA approval for GoNitro™, a short-acting nitrate in a stabilized crystal granule form for relief of an angina pectoris attack. It is the first product approved to treat acute angina in the United States in 20 years.

One Ocean promotes Harris-Henderson to group sales manager

Leigh Harris-Henderson has been promoted to group sales manager at One Ocean Resort & Spa in Atlantic Beach. In her new role, she will be responsible for the corporate group market, handling all association, organization and high-tech group room business. She previously served as catering sales manager for the resort.

“We are more than confident in Leigh’s abilities to serve as group sales manager,” said Jeanne Bothwell, director of sales and marketing. “Having been with the resort since 2010, Leigh is a great example of the career development culture at One Ocean. I look forward to watching her flourish in this new position, as she has in all of her previous positions.”

JAGA elects new officers

The Jacksonville Area Golf Association (JAGA) elected its 2017 officers at its recent annual meeting, held at Marsh Landing Country Club. New officers elected include Fred Seely, president; Ron Jerin, vice president, administration; Jeff Adams, vice president, tournaments; Randy Nader, secretary; and Don Gilmore, treasurer. Reappointments included Barney Poston as executive secretary, Jack Morehead as assistant treasurer and Arch Copeland as JAGA webmaster.

An association of more than 40 golf clubs in Northeast Florida, JAGA promotes golf through tournaments and related events and activities. The association also manages a scholarship program that provides college funding for 26 students each year.