Names and faces: News about business people in Manatee, Sarasota counties

November 12, 2012 

Ron Getman, owner of Getman Cruise & Travel LLC, was recently certified as a Jamaican travel specialist by the Travel Agent University and completed a five-day tour in Jamaica of all-inclusive resorts as a guest of the Jamaican Tourist Board to learn what the various resorts on that island have to offer to travelers.

Sharone Martinelli Giordano has joined Re/Max Alliance Group as a sales associate in the Anna Maria Island Office. Her husband, Michael Giordano, has joined the newly formed Alliance Group Property Management company.

Sharone Martinelli, a licensed Realtor for 18 years, was formerly relocation director for Wagner Realty. She also has experience in general real estate sales, and managed Wagner Realty's property management division. Michael Martinelli, a property manager and licensed community association manager, has 20 years of experience in real estate. He will primarily handle seasonal and vacation rentals.

Wagner Realty announced the top producers in their offices for October. Listing honors went to Judy McCauley, the Royal Team at El Conquistador; Sandy Greiner, the Greiner Group at Cortez; Lynda Melnick at Manatee East; Donna Bucher at Manatee Avenue West; Rae Ellen Hayo in Anna Maria; Mary Lou Spinelli at First Street in Sarasota; Teresia Bradford on Longboat Key and Rick Mace and Debi Chaffee at Lakewood Ranch.

Tops in sales honors went to Judy McCauley, the Royal Team at El Conquistador; Cindy Greco at Cortez; Lynda Melnick at Manatee East; Mary Schmidt at Manatee Avenue West; Mark Reemelin in Anna Maria Island; Alex Morel at First Street in Sarasota; Teresia Bradford at Longboat Key; Ray Wize at Lakewood Ranch and Ryan Hoffman in the commercial division.

The AICPA recently accepted the appointment of Bethany B. Carr, a manager for Cavanaugh & Co., LLP in Sarasota, to the AICPA

Council. Carr was elected by the FICPA board ofgovernors. The AICPA Council determines programs and sets policies for the institute.

Leslie Wells Realty announced the top agents for the month of October. They are Tiffney Mosley and Patricia Baker as top listing agents and Mosely as top selling agent.

The Manatee Glens board of directors has voted to add Kathy Hargreaves to the board. She has been elected to a three-year term and will serve on the finance committee. Hargreaves is a certified public accountant specializing in health care revenue cycle management and is a shareholder with Kerkering, Barberio & Co., CPAs, Sarasota.

Kristie DeSantis, a real estate sales professional in Sarasota/Bradenton area, has joined the Keller Williams Realty Lakewood Ranch Market Center. DeSantis has an extensive background in property management within the luxury vacation rental industry.

The Soda Group at Keller Williams Lakewood Ranch has hired Patti Tebo as a licensed real estate assistant. She has been an active sales associate since 2003.

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