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Sarasota Chamber Announces Leadership Sarasota Class of 2023

Plus, a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright joins the Hermitage Artist Retreat board and Dr. Kameron Partridge Hodgens is honored by More Too Life.

Photography by Staff August 1, 2022

Dr. Kameron Partridge Hodgens

Dr. Kameron Partridge Hodgens

Dr. Kameron Partridge Hodgens, Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s director of community leadership, was recently honored with More Too Life, Inc.'s Community Hero Award at its Inspire Change anniversary fundraiser event.

Leadership Sarasota, a program of the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, is proud to announce the participants of its 2023 class. They are Heidi Bacharach, Fifth Third Bank; Richeal Bair, Observer Media Group; Travis Barrows, Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties; Jeff Bergamo, HBK CPAs & Consultants; Kelly Borgia, Gulf Coast Community Foundation; Lamar Brantley, RITE Technology; Mary Butler, Mary Butler, LLC; Michael Calamaras, Northwestern Mutual; Kay Carrington, Community Foundation of Sarasota County; Sinead Carr, Express Employment Professionals; Desiree Casanova, Sarasota County Government; Amy Concilio, Williams Parker; Catherine Daniel, Morgan Stanley; Jennifer Danis, SouthTech; Matt DeMasi, Atlas Insurance; Andrew Douberly, Dickinson & Gibbons, P.A.; Kelly Edrmann, Nothing Bundt Cakes; Christine Frezza, Bloom Organics Day Spa & Boutique; Vaughn Garcia, S-One Holdings; Will Geisdorf, Mariner Wealth Advisors; Sara Grivetti, Neuro Challenge Foundation; Lexie Guanchez, Boyd Insurance & Investment Services, Inc.; Bianca Harris, Education Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc.; Caitlin Hausinger, Willis Smith Construction, Inc.; Jordan Hoover Sr., Gilbane Building Company; James Hugglestone, Fawley Bryant Architecture; Jessica Johnston, Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC); Matthew Kern, Hancock Whitney; DeAnna King, King HR Services Inc.; Nick Kominos, Capstone Contractors, LLC; Lisa Krouse, Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County; Lori Leutwyler, Kerkering, Barberio & Co.; Alicia Lewis, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP; Natalie Macaire King, Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A.; Katie Matthewson, Grapevine Communications; Alfonso Montemayor II, Herald-Tribune Media Group; David Newton, Gulfside Bank; Shantel Norman, Visit Sarasota County; Shawn Patten, State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota; Diego Perilla, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center; Laura Purcell, Junior League of Sarasota; Bibiana Rodriguez, Centerstone; Eric Rodriguez, Regions Bank; Maria Schaedler-Luera, Atomica Arts LLC; Toyan Scott, Truist; Alyssa Simons, Children First; Kendra Simpkins, Operation Warrior Resolution; Kristen Theisen, The Florida Center for Early Childhood; Callie Weber, Tidewell Hospice; Alexander Wemyss, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System; Megan Wenger, Tidewell Foundation, Inc.; Tra Williams, Fleet Force Truck Driving School; and Michelle Young, Michael Saunders & Company.

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

The Hermitage Artist Retreat announced today that Sondra Biller, Stephanie Jones, Liz Richardson and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Hermitage alumnus Doug Wright have been elected to the Hermitage Board of Trustees.

Hearing Charities of America (HCOA) has announced the appointment of Carol Pandis to the board of directors for a three-year term starting July 1, 2022. Pandis is a hearing aid specialist for Hear Again America-Sarasota.

Halfacre Construction Company, a Lakewood Ranch-based commercial construction company, recently welcomed 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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