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Former U.S. Congresswoman Joins Mote's Board of Trustees

Plus: more new hires, recognitions and promotions.

By Staff August 8, 2022

Former Congresswoman Susan Molinari

Former congresswoman Susan Molinari.


Premier Sotheby's International Realty director of public relations Elise Ramer was named an honoree in the 2022 Top Women in PR Awards presenting by PRNEWS.

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium announced former congresswoman Susan Molinari as a new member of its board of trustees. Molinari served in the U.S. House of Representatives and the New York City Council. The Molinari family has supported Mote since 2004.

Community Foundation of Sarasota County scholarships manager Kay Carrington was selected to participate in Leadership Sarasota—a program of the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce. She is one of 53 members of the class of 2023.

Gulf Coast Community Foundation president and CEO Mark Pritchett announced his retirement in 2023. He has been with the foundation since 2008.

Venice realtor Shawn Handschuh has joined RE/MAX Platinum Realty as a sales associate in the Venice office.

ALSO Youth recently welcomed Robert Timm and Elaine Glickman to its board of directors.

The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce announced its 2022 OFA Summer Internship program. Twenty-five interns were connected to 18 chamber members and local employers. Eight-five percent of the interns were minorities.

Halfacre Construction Company, a Lakewood Ranch-based commercial construction company, recently hired Tammi Dodson as its marketing and proposal manager. In her new role, she will manage the requests for the proposal and qualification process, and oversee marketing initiatives, event planning, communication efforts, collateral creation and file management, among other duties.

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