Fast Track

By Hannah Wallace January 31, 2004


Positions Taken

Larry Allen, director of communications for Sarasota County.

Vern Buchanan, chair-elect of Florida Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. (jpeg in feb edit)

Michele M. Cockrum, financial planner/investment representative, Colonial Bank. (photo available)

Roy E. Dean, president of The Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court.

Lonnie Herman, vice president of sales and marketing for the Central Florida division of Taylor Woodrow.

Daniel A. Hoffe, commercial and residential real estate attorney for Kirk-Pinkerton law firm. (photo available)

Christopher R. Narvaez, chief financial officer for the Buchanan Automotive Group.

Mario V. Pezzella, vice president/commercial lending for LandMark Bank. (photo available)

Annette Rogers and Michael Moulton, partners in residential real estate sales at Michael Saunders & Company's Longboat Key South office. (jpegs in feb edit)

Laurey Stryker, Ph.D., chair of Sarasota County Economic Development Group for 2003-2004; Allan Barberio, treasurer. New directors for the group include James Cox, Don Hay and Katie Klauber Moulton. New ex-officio members are Frank Kovach and John Swart.

Dale Tindal, founded Florida Business Opportunities, Inc.

Kimberly Page Walker, president of Teen Court board of directors for Sarasota County. (tif in feb edit)


Atlas Insurance Company co-founder Lee Brown, president Robert P. Brown, vice president Robert W. Brown, partner Darren Howard and managing partner of Atlas Financial Orion J. Marx celebrate the company's 50th birthday. (photos available)

Alice Endy, RNC, RRT and nursing administrator at Nursing Resources of Sarasota, named Sarasota/Manatee County "Case Manager of the Year" by the publishers of Senior Living Guide.

Jody and Lou Hasbrouck, owners of Custom Carts, Inc., hosted a "Making Dreams Come True" event which raised $5,000 for United Way's Success By 6 Initiative. (photo available)

Donald D. Hay, first vice president of investments at Smith Barney of Venice, has earned the financial planning specialist designation.

Malaka Hilton, president of Admiral Travel in Sarasota, has been selected by the readers of Travel and Leisure to its top 125 super agents as the top travel specialist for Egypt.

Lynette Jett, inducted into the Florida Community College Activities Association 2003 Hall of Fame.

James E. Lowther, certified financial planner and first vice president of investments at Smith Barney of Sarasota, has earned the financial planning specialist designation.

Manatee Young Professionals coordinated volunteers at the "Olympic Village" at Manatee High School for the State of Florida Special Olympics Indoor Games held in December 2003 in Manatee County.

Dr. Donald N. Maynard, professor emeritus at the University of Florida's Gulf Coast Research and Education Center in Bradenton, received the 2003 Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association Research Award.

Dr. John Rosen, Manatee Community College vice president of academic affairs, received the 2002-03 Florida Association of Community Colleges (FACC) Administrator's Award for professional excellence.

The Sarasota County Committee for Economic Development received the 2002-2003 Award of Excellence from the Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program during the group's annual meeting held at the Kennedy Space Center.

The Tandem Center has received the Civic Beautification Award by the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Council for enhancing the greater Venice area.

TechHouse, of Sarasota, has received certification as a Woman's Business Enterprise by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council.

Moving and Opening

ADA Executive Search opened a new branch at Harbour Square, 4134 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key.

G. Fried Flooring has opened a new store on U.S. 41 in Venice.

LandMark Bank of Florida is scheduled to open its third full-service branch office near the intersection of Fruitville and Cattlemen roads in the second quarter of 2004.

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