WCI Communities of Bonita Springs names new CEO

December 4, 2012 

WCI Communities names new CEO

BONITA SPRINGS -- WCI Communities announced that it has appointed Keith E. Bass as chief executive officer.

Bass has more than 20 years of homebuilding experience, and has held a number of executive leadership positions at national home building and development companies, most recently as president of the South Region of Ryland Homes. He has served on WCI's board of directors since early 2012. Bass replaces David L. Fry, president and chief executive officer, who has resigned from WCI for personal reasons.

Former Taylor Woodrow building sold

MANATEE -- A 33,700 square foot building at 8430 Enterprise Circle, formerly known as the Taylor Woodrow building, recently was sold to 8340 Enterprise Circle LLC. for $2,860,000.

PBE Companies LLC was the seller. Steve Ross of Hembree & Associates Inc. and Susan Tjarksen of Star LLC handled the transaction.

Wilde Automotive raises over $30,000 for cancer

MANATEE -- Wilde Automotive employees, family and customers teamed up to raise more than $30,000 for the American Cancer Society as part of its campaign for the 2012 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer for Sarasota/Manatee.

A check for $30,095 was presented to Cynthia Dunlap, area executive director Florida division, American Cancer Society.

"Wilde About A Cure" participated in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and created a special sales event during the month of October and exceeded its goal of raising $30,000. Wilde customers and employees contributed to the success with donations to the team.

Wilde Automotive's team was awarded a plaque to acknowledge their achievement in second place overall for fund raising. Wilde also was the top money raiser for company teams and was named a Making Strides Gold Pacesetter Team which is awarded for team excellence in fundraising.

-- Herald staff reports

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