Movers, Shakers and Headline Makers

By Hannah Wallace September 30, 2004

Positions Taken

Nick Iacono, vice president of business strategy and market development; Maribeth Phillips, vice president of human resources; James Slaba, vice president of benefits, Gevity.

Robert M. Whitcomb, vice president of commercial real estate finance; Chad Campbell, vice president of commercial banking, SouthTrust Bank Suncoast market. (2 photos)

Eric Seah, construction administrator, The ADP Group.

Jennifer B. Compton, shareholder, Abel, Band, Russell, Collier, Pitchford & Gordon, Chartered.

David W. Hall, real estate associate; Cindy H. Ford, associate; Whitney C. Glaser, associate; law firm of Kirk Pinkerton. (3 photos)

Amie Elizabeth Shay, senior marketing officer, Northern Trust Bank of Florida.

Brian C. Cartland, senior economic development manager, Sarasota County Committee for Economic Development.

Gail Shell Miller, chief financial planning officer, Sarasota County government.

Jessica Hays, assistant account executive, KSC Advertising and Public Relations. (photo)

Ray Collins, Sarasota/Manatee reporter, Fox 13 News. (photo:

Terrie Lynn Kimbrell, R.N., director of nursing, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota; Jason Zeitz, physical therapist, HealthSouth Outpatient Center.

Gwen Kaplan, chief development officer; Lucy Nicandri, director of marketing and special events, The Florida Center for Child and Family Development.

Bob Cochrane, senior account supervisor; Shawn Babcock, network technician, Clarke Advertising & Public Relations. (2 photos)


Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Inc. won four national awards for its 2004 Coldwell Banker Homes Magazine from the National Association of Real Estate Publishers.

Bank of America for Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties donated $60,000 to Manatee Community College to fund a technology enhancement program for MCC's teacher preparation program. (photo: call Linda Harrington at 752-5690)

Coastal Behavorial Healthcare, Inc. received the Negley Chairman's Award for excellence in risk management from Negley Associates, Inc. (poor quality photo)

David M. Silberstein of the law firm of Kirk Pinkerton was appointed to the Florida Bar tax law certification committee. Christine E. Lamia of Christine E. Lamia, P.A., was appointed to the Florida Bar business litigation certification committee.

Blythe McDonough of Wyman Plumbing was honored as the first Volunteer of the Year for the Construction Technology Careers preapprenticeship initiative.

Dr. Robert J. George, associate dean of academic affairs at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine's new Florida campus, received the Ohio Osteopathic Association Distinguished Service Award.

Kellogg & Kimsey donated $6,250 to the Sarasota Family YMCA, the proceeds of its 8th annual golf tournament.

Smith Barney through the Citigroup Foundation has donated $5,000 to the Van Wezel Foundation, Inc. for the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall's 2004-2005 Schooltime Performances program.

Debbie Grondahl, sales associate, Century 21 Advantage, earned the designations of Century 21 VIP specialist and Graduated Realtor Institute (GRI).

Peter Crowley, president of RE/MAX Properties, graduated from REAL Trends Institute's Advanced Leadership Program.

Mark P. Barnebey of the law firm of Kirk Pinkerton was elected to the board of directors of the Great Outdoors Conservancy.

Sarasota County has been ranked second in the country by the Center for Digital Government for how it applies technology to deliver services to citizens.

Moving and Opening

Ian Black Real Estate has moved to the historic Ace Theatre building, 1419-A 5th St. in downtown Sarasota's Rosemary District.

Startup Florida has moved to the Bank of America building in downtown Sarasota.

Sarasota Select Properties, a real estate brokerage company specializing in waterfront and country club residences, has opened for business.

Riverside Bank of the Gulf Coast has opened a branch at 211 S. Tamiami Trail on the Island of Venice.

Stephen A. Smith & Associates announces three new clients: Evolve Wellness Studio & Spa, Photo-Tech Inc. and Stratland Homes.

First Step of Sarasota, Inc. has opened its outpatient substance abuse treatment center at 12497 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 1, North Port.

Suncoast Center for Independent Living broke ground on its headquarters building at 2989 Fruitville Road. 

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