Junior Leadership Manatee announced the appointment of officers to the 2012 -2013 board. They include Chairman Caroline Amory with Boyd Realty, Secretary Anne Marie Young with TechHouse, Treasurer Maggie Scherette with Power Contracting, Immediate Past Chair Maggie Scherette with Power Contracting and Honorary Board Member Samantha Kennedy with the University of Florida IFAS. New directors include Bert Beard with Manatee Memorial Hospital, Jill Gass with We Care Manatee, Tim Jenkins with Manatee County government, Dr. Jothi Jothishankar with Cold Stone Creamery, Cliff McDerment with Anastasis, Jill McGarry with the Bradenton Herald, David Reali with CS&L CPAs, Neil Unruh with Shinn & Co., Corista Williams with Sodexo Healthcare and student board advisers Carinah Balvin and Tyler Zirkie with Bayshore High School.
Lou Sansevero of Re/Max Alliance Group has earned the certified distressed property expert designation, having completed extensive training in foreclosure avoidance, with an emphasis on short sales.
Bradley Smith has joined Clifford M. Scholz Architects as a registered architect. He has 17 years of professional design and construction experience in the United States and in Asia. His area of expertise is with commercial retail, educational and residential architectural design, as well as community design and land use planning.
Rick Smith of CS&L CPAs has been reappointed to the University of South Florida Sarasota/Manatee Campus Board of Trustees. Smith has been appointed as vice chair and will become chair in 2013. Smith is one of the founding members of CS&L CPAs.
Chet Harmon, enrolled agent of Harmon Accounting & Tax Services LLC, recently attended the 2012 IRS Nationwide Tax Forum in Orlando. The forum covered all areas of taxes, ethics, and tax legislation. The IRS requires that en
rolled agents get 72 hours of continuing education every three years.
Susan Tambone, owner and operator of Prospect Riding Center, has recently been certified as an equine specialist in mental health and learning by the professional organization that promotes equine-assisted activities and therapies to improve the lives of people with disabilities, the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International.
American Advertising Federation-Suncoast has installed its 2012-2013 board of directors. They include Matthew Anderson, president of Milestone Marketing Associates, as president; Vivian Owen, with the advertising design faculty at Ringling College of Art & Design, as vice president and education chair; Judy Firek of Clarke Advertising & Public Relations as secretary and Christina Gordon, owner of CCG Office Solutions, is the chapter's executive director and treasurer. Lindsey Nickel-de la O, partner at Nickel & Nickel Communications, has joined the board as program chair and Maria Lyle of Maria Lyle Photography will continue to serve as membership chair. Communications chair is Catherine Woosley with eComSystems Inc.; Internet Chair is James Moore with Webtivity Design.
Teresa W. Rawe has been appointed medical director for emergency medicine at Manatee Memorial Hospital. Dr. Rawe has been a staff emergency physician at Manatee Memorial since 1998. She is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, American Academy of Physician Specialists, Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, and Sigma Sigma Phi.
Kimberly Burdette, director of Wealth Advancement Consulting for Opinicus
Wealth Management, has successfully completed her Series 7 and Series 66 licensure, now held through LPL Financial. She has a background in the banking industry, has helped systematically streamline the wealth management process for business owners and high net worth families.