The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance (LWRBA) will welcome its 2022 board of directors at its Annual Membership Luncheon on Friday, Jan. 28. Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance members and prospective members are invited to attend the event. The LWRBA will celebrate the accomplishments of the previous year and provide a sneak peek at the initiatives on the horizon for 2021. Incoming board chair Shawna Hicks-Cranston and immediate past chair Amanda Parrish will introduce this year’s board of directors, thank outgoing board members, and present the Chairman’s Award for 2021.
Members of the 2022 LWRBA Board of Directors are Shawn Hicks-Cranston, chair, PostNet of LWR; Amanda Parrish, past chair, Fawley Bryant Architecture; Allison Imre, incoming chair 2023, Grapevine Communications; Erik Hanson, deputy chair, Shutts & Bowen, LLP; Diane Kopczynski, treasurer/finance chair, Mauldin & Jenkins; Ashlyn McCarty, secretary, Buffalo Lodging; Julie Fanning, communications committee chair, Benderson Development; Julia Heide, community engagement committee chair, Williams Parker Attorneys at Law; John Holz, economic development committee chair, Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP; Toni Perren, events chair, Observer Media Group; Ron Beck, governmental affairs committee chair, Gulfside Bank; Mark Gordon, programming co-chair, The Business Observer; Devin Dash, programming co-chair, Axiom Strategic Consulting; Annemarie Graff, membership chair, Bank OZK; Javar Baity, Young Leaders Alliance chair, Take Stock in Children of Manatee County; Charlie Murphy, at-large, Bank of Tampa; Dave Otterness, at-large, Willis Smith Construction; Darrin Rohr, at-large, HH Staffing Services; Frank Morgan, at-large, Sarasota Memorial Hospital; Zach Buffington, legal counsel, Williams Parker Attorneys at Law; Monaca Onstad, Lakewood Ranch representative, Lakewood Ranch Communities; Robert Lewis, Sarasota County representative, Sarasota County Government; Rex Jensen, emeritus, Schroeder-Manatee Ranch; Lou Marinaccio, emeritus, Gallagher MGA; David Fink, emeritus, Family Office Services.