Fast Track

By Hannah Wallace November 30, 2010

Positions Taken

John A. Crumrine, banking executive; Richard Graham, senior vice president, commercial business banking, Urban Trust Bank.

Frances Lane, insurance agent, First Benefits Group, Inc.

Rachel B. Goodman, associate in litigation and bankruptcy, insolvency and creditors’ rights departments, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick.

Darrell Cristina and Collin Jotham, commercial lines sales executives, Bouchard Insurance. 

Stephen Miles, provost and vice president of academic affairs, New College of Florida.

Mindi Rohan, director of development, Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation.

Kimberly S. McNeal, event sales manager, The Concession Golf Club.



Steve Queior was presented with the Leadership Award by the Suncoast Workforce.

Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Sarasota-Manatee has been selected as the Agency of the Year by the Alliance for Children and Families.

The Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County (EDC) elected the following officers: David Sessions, Willis A. Smith Construction Inc., chair; C.J. Fishman, Fishman & Associates

Inc., immediate past

chair; Benjamin R. Hanan, Shumaker, Loop and Kendrick LLP, vice chair; Anne Merrill, AMDS Inc., vice chair of the Partners Council; Laura Spencer, Tervis Tumbler, secretary; Allan Barberio, Kerkering, Barberio & Co., treasurer.

Stuart J. Roth of the Center for Faith and Freedom is the recipient of the Sixth Annual C. John A. Clarke Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund.

The Sarasota and Her Islands website was named the state’s best tourism marketing website in the Visit Florida Flagler Awards.

The Sarasota Convention and Visitors Bureau (SCVB) has appointed its board of directors: chair, Mark Becker, general manager of Hyatt Regency, Sarasota; immediate past chair, Richard Bradshaw, owner of The Comfort Inn and Days Inn; vice chair, Susan Danis, executive director of The Sarasota Opera; and secretary/treasurer, Jay Schrock, USF School of Hotel & Restaurant Management.

Salt & Light Productions’ senior producer Don Gangnagel has been nominated for two regional Emmy® Awards.

Congressman Vern Buchanan will receive the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence.

Sherod Halliburton, executive director of the Bradenton Central Community Redevelopment Agency, joins the board of directors of the Florida Redevelopment Association. 

Attorney Alyssa M. Nohren of Icard Merrill has been appointed secretary of the Sarasota County Bar Association (SCBA).

Security Alarm Corporation won the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2010 Large Business of the Year Award.

Signs Now development website was recognized at the 12th Annual Franchise Leadership & Development Conference.

Coastal Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. received a nearly $2 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Keep Manatee Beautiful honored Waste Pro USA of Bradenton with the Large Business Recycling Award at its annual awards luncheon.

Cannons Marina recently celebrated 55 years of doing business on Longboat Key.

Girls Incorporated of Sarasota County has been awarded the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator.

Michael Halflants was awarded the Florida Institute of Architects annual William McMinn Award. 

Lindsey Schuster has earned her CPA license from the Florida Board of Accountancy.

Steve Harner, vice chair of SCF, was inducted as a new honorary member of the SCF Alpha Mu Upsilon chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society at SCF Venice.

The Venice Area Chamber installed Sandra Pridemore as chair for 2010-2011 and awarded Karen Huebner the Chairman’s Award for outstanding volunteer.

The Florida Recreation and Park Association (FRPA) honored Andrea King of Sarasota County Parks and Recreation with its Distinguished Service Award.

SMITH Advertising was recently named agency of record for the North Carolina Travel Industry Association (NCTIA).

Attorney William C. Robinson Jr. of Blalock Walters was awarded membership to Leadership Florida.


Moving and Opening

Vitamin World has opened in Westfield Sarasota Square Mall.

Purvis Gray and Company, LLP has relocated to the Willis A. Smith building at 5001 N. Lakewood Ranch Blvd. in Lakewood Ranch Corporate Park.

ReFlex Arts, a dance and yoga studio, has opened at 6260 N. Lockwood Ridge Road.

YardRx, a retail division of Biological Tree Services, has opened at 8140 Main Street, Lakewood Ranch.

Remedy Employer Services has opened at 1020 10th Ave. W., Suite 115 in Palmetto.


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