News about business professionals in Manatee, Sarasota counties

February 18, 2013 

Austin Boyd has joined Boyd Insurance & Investment Services as a commercial account executive. He is the third generation of the Boyd family to join the company, which was founded in 1974 by Boyd's great-uncle, Wilbur. Boyd previously worked for Global Financial Private Capital in Sarasota.

Gisele Pintchuck has been appointed associate executive director of Embracing Our Differences. Pintchuck spent the past 18 years working in the local non-profit community. She most recently served as director of development for the Suncoast Communities Blood Bank. Pintchuck will be responsible for the development and implementation of all aspects of the organization's fundraising and community relations campaigns. She also will oversee program growth and manage and implement long-term sustainability goals.

Kelly Lewis has been promoted to assistant branch manager for Iberiabank's branch at 3600 S. Tuttle Ave. in Sarasota. Lewis started her banking career in 2005 after working for both the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office and the Sarasota County School Board. In this new role, Lewis will be responsible for providing exceptional client service, ensuring policies and procedures are followed, overseeing branch staff, and providing general support for the branch.

Dr. Tom Jacobs is joining Natural Healing Arts Medical Center. He spent the last 10 years practicing in Madrid, Spain. He also was professor of diagnosis at the Royal University, San Lorenzo, Spain.

Kerkering, Barberio & Co., certified public accountants, has made several staff promotions. Moving from senior accountant to supervisor is Ashley Salter. Advancing from staff accountant to in-charge accountant are Heather Coonradt and Dennis Roberts. Progressing from pension administrator to pension administrator II is Alelaide Aurelius. Helen Raymond is being promoted from operations support to operations specialist.

Terry Wells has joined First America Bank as vice president/director of sales for Manatee and Sarasota counties.

The Concession has hired Tom Howe as the project manager for its luxury residential community adjacent to The Concession Golf Club. Howe will assist with the management, coordination and development of private infrastructure improvements at The Concession. Prior to joining The Concession, Howe served as vice president of project management for SMR Lakewood Ranch.

Woody Gross of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Bradenton has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards to use the certification mark CFP. Gross completed CFP Board's initial

certification requirements, which include completionof financial planningcoursework and passing a comprehensive examination.

Joel Schemmel, Sharon Chiodi and Tracy Eisnaugle, The SchemmelProperty Group for Premier Sotheby's International Realty has been named the firm's top-producing sales team in Sarasota and Manatee counties in 2012 achieving total closed sales of $26.3 million.

Jaimee Grant has joined Blush Salon, 9904 StateRoad 64 E., LakewoodRanch, Grant, who relocated from Boutique Out EastSalon, specializes in pre-cision cutting and coloring.

Broker-Associate Carey Beychok has joinedRe/Max Alliance Group in the Sarasota office, as a team member of LizArme & Associates. Beychok has 30 years of real estate experience, including owning her own firm, Pristine Real Estate, LLC, for eight years. She also represented several of the area's large builders and developers.

Misty Servia of King Engineering has been appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to the Manatee Housing Authority.

BB&T has promoted Brian Nicholas to executive vice president. Nicholas, who joined the bank in 2009, is the manager of the Asset Resolution Group in BB&T's Risk Management department.

The Bradenton native earned his bachelor's degree in criminology from Florida State University and his MBA from the University of Florida.

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