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

December 31, 2012 

Shannon Decker has joined Kenneth Jarvis, PLLC, Certified PublicAccountants as a staff accountant. Decker has ex-perience in corporate accounting in the transportation industry. He has approximately five years of experience in public accounting with specializations in tax and technology. He has a bachelor's degree in accounting and a master's in accounting and taxation from Florida Gulf Coast University.

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate sales associate Barbara Ackerman in the company's Longboat Key office recently sold a home at 1219 Westway Drive on Lido Key for $6.35 million. The 12,000-square-foot, three-story estate was voted as one of Sarasota's Top 10 Most Beautiful Homes upon its completion in 2003. The five-bedroom, six-and-a-half-bath Palazzo has 198 feet of frontage on the Gulf of Mexico, a private 30-foot dock, and private beach access.

Ruth Brown has been appointed Ashton Woods Homes' a new sales associate at Rosedale, a new community opening for presales Jan. 1 on Lakewood Ranch Boulevard. Ashton Woods Homes plans to build single-family homes priced from the $200s at Rosedale. Construction of the first model home at Rosedale will start in January.

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