Fast Track

By Forest Balderson & Ilene Denton September 30, 2011

Positions Taken

Jessica Snyder, senior sales representative, SouthTech Solutions.

Ryan MacDonald and Chris Phillips, business technology advisers, United Systems Computer Group.

Nicole (Desmarais) Coudal, chief of staff, Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

Pierre Thomas, commercial deposit officer, Cadence Bank.

Angela Baker, senior sales manager, Holiday Inn Sarasota Bradenton Airport.

Dr. Manish Patel, associate director of research, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute.

Dr. S. Jay Mathews, interventional cardiologist, Bradenton Cardiology Center.

Kenneth J. Long, acting vice president/general manager, ABC7.

Samantha Cummins, director of business development; and Stuart Henderson, design team member, Fawley Bryant Architects.

Lynn Dewees, business development, Reliance Environmental.

Judy Vobroucek, manager, Discount Rx Direct.

Julia Steele, executive director, Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County.

Kevin McNulty, director of social media and web analytics, Ian Black Real Estate.

Laurel Corriveau, business development manager, law firm of Adams and Reese.

Greg Lough, agent, The Insurance Man and Company.

Shannon Robison, consulting practice director, Bay Systems.

John Brian Foster, M.D., cornea specialist, The Eye Associates.

Heather Murray, program assistant, ShelterBox USA.

Shon Ewens, executive director, Literacy Council of Sarasota.

Noreen Delaney, development director, Sarasota Ballet.

Mike Tobias, fire chief, Sarasota County Fire Department.




Stellar Development is ranked No. 21 on the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2011 Fast 50 List, with a growth rate of 107 percent.

Dr. William J. Lahners and Dr. John P. Fezza of Center for Sight are recipients of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s 2011 Achievement Award.

Lindsey Schuster of CS&L CPAs has been elected to the Manatee County Humane Society board of directors and to the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants Gulf Coast Chapter board of directors.

C.J. Dupré of Manatee County was recently named Building Official of the Year by the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Building Officials Association of Florida.

Brian Kolba of Kolba Agency celebrated his 25th anniversary as an Allstate agent.

Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County won a Florida Home Builders Association Aurora Award in the green construction category for affordable housing.

Christina Pitchford of Allen Real Estate Services received the Volunteer of the Year award from Keep Sarasota Beautiful.

Robert Hunt, safety manager, and Melissa Sparks, sales manager, were each named manager of the quarter by the Longboat Key Club & Resort.

Guy Peterson Office for Architecture represents Florida in the upcoming hardcover book, 50 U.S. Architects: Residential & Planning.

Attorney Heather A. DeGrave was elected vice president of the Tampa chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction.

New College of Florida (NCF) has been named one of the country’s best colleges for the 10th consecutive year in The Princeton Review’s college guide, The Best 376 Colleges: 2012 Edition; in addition, NCF landed the No. 16 spot on Forbes’ “Top 100 Best Buy Colleges for 2011.”

Architect Michael Carlson has been elected vice chairman of the Florida Caribbean Regional Council of the U.S. Green Building Council.

Darren Smith of Omega Office Systems finished first in the annual Kyocera Service Award technical copy machine service repair testing.

Richard D. Smith of CS&L CPAs has been elected USF Sarasota-Manatee campus board chair.

Former State Sen. Bob Johnson has been named 2012 YMCA First Citizen for his contribution to furthering the mission of the Sarasota Family YMCA.

Nick Gladding, special counsel to the law firm of Adams and Reese, has been named to the Florida Energy Systems Consortium Advisory Board.



Moving and Opening

Palmetto Drug Mart has opened a specialty compounding lab at 907 10th St. E., Palmetto.

Muscle Eze Massage & Rehab has moved to 2620 Manatee Ave. W., Suite A, Bradenton.


Mike Gough, Owner, Athletic Edge Sports➜ Renowned strength and conditioning coach Mike Gough, 36, who has trained five NFL first-round draft picks and such professional sports teams as the Toronto Raptors and the Cleveland Indians, is bringing his Athletic Edge Sports to the state-of-the-art Premier Sports campus on Main Street in Lakewood Ranch. Gough says the move will bring his nine-year-old company “to the next level nationally and internationally,” offering year-round coaching that serves soccer, baseball, football, rugby, rowing and lacrosse. “It’s a perfect fit to allow local, national and international athletes the best [coaching],” he explains. “Athletic Edge Sports and Premier Sports Campus can grow together, making Lakewood Ranch the sports destination on the Gulf Coast.” –Forest Balderson


Bill Sadlo, President and CEO, Boys and Girls Clubs of Sarasota County➜ Bill Sadlo, 42, has stepped into the role it seems he’s been preparing for most of his life: president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County. A Sarasota resident since age six, Sadlo joined the Boys & Girls Clubs as an elementary schoolboy in 1977. He became a counselor 10 years later; then, after receiving an education degree from USF, moved up professionally in the organization from program director to unit director, executive vice president, and finally to COO. Sadlo succeeds longtime president J. Mack Reid, a 44-year veteran of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. With four full-service clubs and six school sites from North Port to Newtown, Sadlo serves 5,000 youngsters ages six-18. “Our priority overall is to give the kids who need us the most a first-class club experience,” he says.

—Ilene Denton

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