Fast Track

By Beau Denton September 9, 2013

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Positions Taken

Jack Minge, president and CEO, Coastal Behavioral Healthcare.

Sherod Halliburton, president, Manatee Community Federal Credit Union.

Fred Trusty, vice president, brand and interactive marketing,

Sean Keenan, vice president and director of investments, BMO Private Bank.

Susan H. Hines, vice president and trust officer, Caldwell Trust Company.

Trey Lauderdale, promoted to president; Phil Fibiger, vice president of engineering; Bob Porterfield, vice president of product and alliance management; Frank Watts, vice president of sales and marketing; Don Fletcher, chief architect, Voalté.

C. Kelly Corbridge, attorney, law offices of Michael D. Horlick, P.A.

Michelle Kapreilian, executive director, Forty Carrots Family Center.

Steven Klindt, executive director, Gloria Musicae.

Jeremy Young, promoted to vice president, commercial real estate manager, Iberia Bank.

Shannon Duvall, vice president for advancement; and Mark St. Louis, general counsel, New College of Florida.

Brenda Terris, development director, Sarasota Ballet.

Stacy Ridenour, director of development, Sarasota Opera.

Linda Mansperger, development director, Hermitage Artist Retreat.

Jennifer Mitchell, promoted to managing director;  Be Creative Studios, marketing and creative partner, Circus Sarasota.

Nancy Paradise, contract administrator; Isaac Brownman, promoted to director of capital projects; and Tracy Miller, senior strategist, office of financial planning, Sarasota County government.

Jeff Benninghoff, vice president & general manager, WWSB-TV/ABC 7, promoted to vice president, broadcast, Calkins Media.

Robin Rose, executive director, Girls Incorporated of Sarasota County.

Zach Beller, Brad Ellender and Paul Archacki, promoted to project manager, Willis A. Smith Construction.

Jessica Schubick, communications manager, South Florida Museum.

Elise Lipoff Ramer, marketing director; and Nicole Davila, guest and human relations director, Anna Maria Oyster Bar.

Nick Mayer, client relations manager; and Sara Englund, office administrator, Grapevine Communications.



The Manatee Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year winners are: Bunker Hill Vineyard & Winery, Green Business; NetWeave Social Networking, under $500,000; Suncoast Business Technologies, LLC, over $500,000 to $1 million; Johnson Photo Imaging, $1 million to $5 million; Keeton’s Office & Art Supply, over $5 million.

The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce 2013 Small Business Award winners are: SouthTech, Small Business of the Year; Center for Building Hope, Nonprofit Organization; Cutting Loose Salon, Young Business; Mote Marine Laboratory, Cultural Organization; Charity & Weiss International Realty, International Business; Dulcy Kushmore, Woman Entrepreneur; Taelor Scheuer, Young Professional.

The Venice Area Chamber’s 2013 Business of the Year Award winners are: Student Leadership Academy, nonprofit; Bookkeeping Solutions by KLH, small business; Kearney Moving & Storage, medium business; AAA Auto Club South, large business; and AAMCO Transmissions of Venice, young professional business.

Jason F.  Swift was named 2013 chairman of the Gulf Coast Builders Exchange; and Ron Allen, David Karins and Bill North Jr. have joined the board of directors.

Anthony D. Bartirome was elected board president of the Manatee Community Foundation, and William C. Robinson Jr. was appointed special master for the City of Bradenton Beach. Both are with the law firm of Blalock Walters.

Hann Powerboats, a Manatee County-based provider of large military-style go-fast boats, received an Export Achievement Certificate from the International Trade Administration to recognize small and medium-sized enterprises that have entered the international marketplace for the first time or that have successful entered a new market.

Martin J. Kossoff of Kerkering Barberio Financial Services has been named a 2013 Barron’s Top 1000 Financial Advisor.

Angela Massaro-Fain of Grapevine Communications received the National Bronze Leadership Award at the Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay Hall of Fame Celebration Dinner.

Dr. Alan Valadie of Coastal Orthopedics & Sports Medicine was named Doctor of the Year by Blake Medical Center.

StarFruit Productions won a silver Telly Award from the Silver Telly Council for its piece, “James, a Bradenton Marauders Spotlight.”

Samuel L. Cione has qualified for the exclusive “Top of the Table” of the Million-Dollar Round Table-The Premier Association of Financial Professionals.

Turner Tree and Landscape won first place in the site construction category for the downtown Bradenton Riverwalk from the Gulf Coast chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors.

Victoria Jaensch Karins of the Jaensch Immigration Law Firm was elected chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Central Florida Chapter.

The Resort at Longboat Key Club was ranked No. 12 of the top 25 tennis resorts worldwide and named a 2013 Gold Medal Tennis Resort by Tennis Resorts Online.

Jonathan D. Fleece of Blalock Walters, P.A. received the 2013 Community Service Award from the Manatee County Bar Association.

Architect Michael Carlson has been elected chairman of the board of the Sarasota Housing Authority.

Michael Saunders & Company ranked 55th on the Real Trends 500 Survey of the 500 top residential real estate brokerages in the U.S.

Realize Bradenton elected Dr. Judy Sedgeman chair; Bridgette Halliburton, vice chair; and William Webster, treasurer; and Casey Rodgers of Feld Entertainment joined the board of directors.

Anne Weintraub, David Eckel and Theresa Rawe were appointed to the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee Campus Board.

Bob Carter of Bob Carter Companies was elected chair of the National Aquarium Institute board of directors.

Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee has elected these executive officers: Terry Wells, chair; Will Robinson, vice chair; Lynette Edwards, treasurer; Summer Smith, secretary; and Michelle Detweiler, member-at-large.

John Patterson was named president of the Florida Bar Foundation.

Sarasota Memorial Hospital was ranked among the 50 top hospitals nationally for best gynecological services by U.S. News and World Report.


Moving and Opening

Rosebay International real estate brokerage has opened a satellite office at 423 Central Ave. in downtown Sarasota’s Rosemary District.

Cosimo’s Trattoria and Bar has moved to 5501 Palmer Crossing Circle in Sarasota.

Pecky, a boutique-interior design store, has opened at 100 Central Ave., No. 1026, in Sarasota.

Universal Window Solutions has opened a new 10,000-square-foot customer design center at its new location, 2502 81st Place E. in Sarasota.

Family Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine has opened at 5702-A Manatee Ave. W. in Bradenton.

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