Fast Track

By Hannah Wallace August 31, 2010


Peter Genersich, vice president, senior relationship manager; and Georges Lussier, Mike Koebel and Angel Cruz, mortgage bankers, M&I Bank, Florida Region.

Charles J. Coury, vice president, mortgage branch manager, HomeBanc.

Aubrey Lynch and Aaron Mondon, principals, Christopher, Smith, Leonard, Bristow & Stanell P.A. CPAs.

Sonya Dlug, promoted to trust officer, Caldwell Trust Company.

Steve White, promoted to CEO, Allegra Network LLC.

Brenda Rogers, director of community services, Manatee County.

Lisa Becht and Angelo Guidotti, art directors, Grapevine Communications.

Joseph M. Adamchak, senior resident director, Merrill Lynch Bradenton.

KC Bitterman, director, Englewood Art Center.

Robert Warren, director of education and community engagement, Van Wezel.

Pam Truitt, leader of the New Realities and Students in Need initiatives, The Patterson Foundation.

Chris Pfahler, director of community investment, Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice.

Kenny Daniel, vice president of operations, Legacy Video Studio.

Linda and Ellian Rosaire, animal department managers, Sarasota Jungle Gardens.

Susan H. Kruse, vice president, Gateway Bank of Southwest Florida.

Mary Anne Servian, business director, Sarasota Ballet.

George W. McGonagill, vice president and area manager for Sarasota, Kraft Construction.

Pamela Espindola, legal assistant, law office of Christopher M. Rigoli.

Lisa LaFlamme, residential properties specialist, Michael Saunders & Company, Punta Gorda.

Joseph M. Adamchak, senior resident director, Merrill Lynch in Bradenton.

Gerald Siegel, senior vice president of wealth management, LCM Capital Advisors.

Heather Williams, manager, estate and trust segment, Kerkering, Barberio & Co. CPAs.

Robbie Gronbach, project manager, Willis A. Smith Construction.

Jamie Berfield, special events assistant manager, Beachhouse Restaurant.

Evangeline (Van) Linkous, extension director, Sarasota County.


Christopher M. Pinckney, Teresa K. Bowman, Nicci Kobritz and Scott Carpenter have been elected to the board of directors of iTNSarasota, the nonprofit independent transportation network; Arthur J. Mahoney Jr. has been named board chairman.

Bradenton was listed in American Style magazine’s “Top 25” small cities for art.

Sarasota was ranked fifth in American Style magazine’s “Top 25 Small Cities” list.

Patrick W. Ryskamp has been named chair of Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen’s real estate department.

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota has been named among the top 100 associate degree producers in two categories by Community College Week magazine.

Caroline Amory has joined the board of directors of the Women’s Resource Center of Manatee.

Artistree Landscape Maintenance & Design has been named No. 100 in Landscape Management magazine’s Top 150 list based on revenue.

Dana Laganella Gerling has been recognized in the 2010 edition of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite.

Longboat Key Club & Resort received a 2010 Successful Meetings Pinnacle Award, recognizing the top one percent of meeting venues nationwide.

David Jennings of Coldwell Banker Real Estate was awarded the Real Estate Online Marketing Award of Excellence from

Cheryl Gaddie of CG Designs won the Sub-Zero Inc. and Wolf Appliance Inc. 2008-’09 regional Kitchen Design Contest.

Scott Russell of Environmental Safety Consultants has been awarded Lead Inspector Certification and Lead Risk Assessor Certification by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Dr. Mike Mears of State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota has been named governor of the Florida Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

Sarasota Memorial Hospital received the American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines–Stroke Gold Performance Achievement Award. The hospital also outperformed most U.S. hospitals in caring for heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia patients, according to a study conducted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and ranked second in the nation for the lowest heart attack readmission rates.

Gabriele Vest has been appointed communications chair of the Young Professionals Group’s board of directors.

Dave Lowell, owner of Ram Marine Services, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce.

Patrick Doyle, president and owner of More Space Place in Sarasota, Bradenton and Port Charlotte, was awarded the Summit Award at their annual corporate meeting.

Roger O. Isphording received an award recognizing his 50 years of service with the Florida Bar Association.

Susanne S. Wise has joined the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee College of Business advisory board.

David Houle and Jeffery T. Jackson have joined the board of directors of Coastal Orthopedics.

David Cumberland has been appointed secretary for the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Jeff Gerhard of CPA Associates has been awarded the Certified Fraud Examiner credential by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Dallas Miller, owner of D&D Garage Doors, has been appointed a state-certified licensed contractor.

Jonathan Parks Architect won an Aurora Award at the Annual Industry Gala at the 2010 Southeast Building Conference/Green Building Show.

Patricia Valenti, ower of

Evolution Fitness Club, has been awarded an International Federation of Bodybuilders Pro Card and a National Physique Committee title.

The Center For Sight’s Ambulatory Surgery Center has been granted three-year accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.

Daniel J. De Leo of the law office of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick has been certified in business litigation by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization and Education.

Octex has been certified by QMI/SAI as an ISO 13485 Medical Device–Quality Management System approved company.

Help at Home Homecare received licensure from the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration to operate in Manatee County.

Arthur D. Ginsburg has been honored by the Florida bar in recognition of his 50-year membership.

Richard R. Gans of the law firm of Fergeson, Skipper, Shaw, Keyser, Baron & Tirabassi, P.A.; and Dana Laganella, of the Gerling law group, have been selected for inclusion in Florida Trend’s 2010 Florida Legal Elite.

Rebecca McSwain has been named one of the top volunteers in the country by Northwestern Mutual for her work with Young Life of Manatee County; she received a grant for her organization.

Carolyn Moore, human resources director for the City of Bradenton, was appointed to the executive council of HR Florida State Council.

New College of Florida has been named a “Best Buy School” in the 2011 edition of Fiske Guide to Colleges.

Thomas B. Luzier of the law firm of Dunlap & Morgan, P.A., has been certified in real estate by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization and Education.

Coastal Behavioral Healthcare’s Emergency Services received a third consecutive Best Practices Award for customer service from the Mental Health Corporation of America.

Teri Hansen of Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice received the President’s Award of Distinction from State College of Florida.

J. Thomas O’Brien has been appointed to the Building Officials Association of Florida Alliance Task Force of the American Institute of Architects.

Sandra M. Day of NeoDerm Aesthetics in Sarasota was honored at the 16th annual meeting of the Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists in Washington, D.C.

Robert S. Friedman, M.D., FACS, of Kantor Eye Institute & Laser Center in Sarasota has been accepted into the American Glaucoma Society.

Jack Young of ShelterBox USA has received the Service Above Self Award from Rotary International.

The Joint Care Center at Blake Medical Center has earned the Gold Seal of Approval for healthcare quality from the Joint Commission.

Sarasota Opera has received the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation Award at the Statewide Preservation Conference in Fort Myers for its 2008 renovation of the historic Opera House.

TPC Prestancia in Sarasota has retained its designation as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.

Dr. Margaret Lowman of New College has received the 2010 “World of Difference Award” from Dictor Martin in Sarasota.

Lisa Shiers was named Coastal Behavioral Healthcare’s 2009 Employee of the Year.

Saralyn A. Dorrill has joined the advisory board of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central & Northern Florida.

Kimberly Bleach, Marjorie Broughton, Joan Geyer, Todd Horiuchi, M.D., Joyce Johnson, R.N. and Carl G. Smith have joined the board of directors of Pines of Sarasota.

Al Roach has joined the board of directors of Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee.

Lori Dorman has been named vice president, Manatee County Library Foundation.


Sweet Tomatoes opened a new location at 5407 University Parkway in Bradenton.

Barrier Island Realty opened a new office at 7000 Gulf of Mexico Drive on Longboat Key.

Xplode Marketing and Design 941 have merged to form Orange Circle Media, an Internet marketing and design company.

The Hukilau Hut Hawaiian shaved ice opened at 2253 Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota.

Urban Trust Bank, a federally chartered community bank, has opened a new mortgage department office at 235 N. Orange Ave. in Sarasota.

Dr. Lawrence Kassouf has opened Longboat Key Dental at 595 Bay Isles Road on Longboat Key.

The Pita Shack opened at 5214 Ocean Blvd. in Siesta Key village.

Erica Ostrander opened Rica’s Cakes at 28 N. Boulevard of the Presidents in St. Armands Circle.

White House Black Market has opened a store in Westfield Southgate mall in Sarasota.

SouthTech Solutions has opened a new office at 2803 Fruitville Road in Sarasota.

Oceanview Publishing has moved to 595 Bay Isles Road on Longboat Key.

Veterinary Neuro Services has purchased a larger

facility at 4937 S. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota to accommodate overnight care.

ComCenter Bradenton celebrated its grand opening at 100 Third Ave. W. in May.

Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art has moved its downtown Sarasota location to 1288 N. Palm Ave.

The Savory Street International Café & Bakery has opened at 411 N. Orange Ave. in downtown Sarasota.

Skechers has opened a new store at the Prime Outlets in Ellenton.

Golf Wireless has closed its retail store and moved its administrative offices to 5590 Broadcast Court in Sarasota.

Sahra’s Treasures jewelry store has opened at 23 N. Boulevard of the Presidents on St. Armands.

Children’s Therapy Center of Easter Seals Southwest Florida has relocated to 350 Braden Ave. in Sarasota.


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