Welcoming the Leadership Class of 2016

PrintLeadership Sarasota County, a program of The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, is excited to announce the roster of participants for the Class of 2016.

The year-long program offers an opportunity to connect with the leaders within the Sarasota County area and gives participants a unique orientation to the Sarasota community. One day a month, the class learns about topics like Health & Human Services, Government, Arts & Culture, Education and Commerce & Industry. An opening retreat and closing retreat are also an integral part of the experience and helps to build teamwork among participants. The class will also select and carry through a project geared toward the betterment of the community.

Class of 2016

Jaide Beverly, Williams, Parker, Harrison, Dietz & Getzen
Danielle Brown, Herald-Tribune Media Group
Carisa Campanella, Neuro Challenge Foundation
Rachel Cannon, Tidewell
Scott Coquinco, Kast Construction
Winola Davidson, Harvard Jolly Architects
Jennifer Elkins, INSPIRE Therapy Center
Douglas Elmore, Williams, Parker, Harrison, Dietz & Getzen
Robyn Faucy, Education Foundation of Sarasota
Melissa Fernands, The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
Van Franklin, Sun Hydraulics
Andrew Germann, Liberty Savings Bank
Michele Groves, State College of Florida
Jon Hillard, Verizon Florida
Zachary Holzworth, Willis Smith Construction
Alicia King, Three SixOh Public Relations
Erin Knievel, Mote Marine Laboratory
Cameron Kolesa, SunTrust
Michael Kulaw, WUSF Public Media
Jonathan Lewis, City of North Port
Ella Lewis, Child Protection Center
Yolanda Mancha, Community Youth Development
Tiffany Mangold, Purvis, Gray and Company
Susie Marro, A Good Yarn
Linda McCollum, Toale Brothers Funeral Home
Melissa Niewold, Herald-Tribune Media Group
Deva O’Donnell, Richard’s Foodporium
Debi Osborne, Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast
Nick Owens, POP Yachts
Gina Palanzi, Fifth Third Private Bank
Brittany Riner, Liber Consulting LLC
Marissa Rossnagle, CS&L CPAs
Ashley Salter, Kerkering Barberio & Co.
Stacey Sharples, State College of Florida
David Sylvester, Pines of Sarasota
William Thompson, RE/MAX Alliance Group
Katharine Vestal, Community Volunteer
Carl Watkins, Kerkering Barberio & Co.
Randy Whitmer, Gravitas
Jennifer Wiseman, 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty Corporation

At the completion of the program, these participants will join an elite group of Leadership Alumni. Most graduates of the Leadership Sarasota County adult program refer to it as one of the most rewarding and meaningful experiences of their adult careers and lives.

“My involvement in Leadership Sarasota really caused me to re-focus on our community and what makes it the special place where we live and work. The relationship I made while in Leadership turned into friends, clients and people with whom I do business every day.”
– Jennifer Compton, Leadership Sarasota Class of 2011
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLC.

We are excited to welcome to the 2016 Leadership Class on another successful year of community and personal development.

For more information about the Leadership Sarasota program, contact Barbara Hines at bhines@sarasotachamber.com or (941) 556-4026.

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