Russ Dozeman, 51, has joined Boyd Insurance & Investment Services as a commercial and personal account executive. He brings 17 years of professional and personal involvement in Manatee and Sarasota counties. A Michigan native, Dozeman worked for 11 years as a loan officer in the Bradenton area for Wells Fargo Bank, Regions Bank, and most recently Fifth Third Bank. He is also the former chief financial officer for Healthcare Equities Group, a rehabilitation and athletic facility developer in Michigan.
Realtor Josh Morris has joined the Sarasota office of RE/MAX Alliance Group. A 21-year area resident, he offers extensive knowledge of the local market. Morris is a state certified firefighter/EMT and was part of the Red Cross Disaster Response Team, working with Hurricane Katrina victims in Louisiana and also assisting locally with the four 2004 hurricanes, Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne. He has been a member of the Fellowship of Believers Church for 18 years.
Dan Vigne has joined Northern Trust as a wealth strategist and vice president. His work will focus on business development and working with high-net-worth clients on financial planning, investment management and tax and estate planning solutions. Vigne brings more than 25 years of financial services experience, most recently as an executive at Sabadell Bank & Trust. His career also includes wealth management positions at Wachovia, AmSouth and Nations Bank.
Vigne, a Florida native, received a bachelor's degree in economics from Florida State University and holds the designation of Certified Financial Planner. Vigne is currently the chairman of Manasota 2-1-1, board member of the United Way of Manatee County, and a board member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Suncoast.
Teri A Hansen, president and CEO of Gulf Coast Community Foundation, completed her service as a board member of the Council on Foundations and as chair of the COF's Community Foundations Leadership Team. Hansen's leadership contributions were recognized at the Council on Foundations annual conference in Chicago.
Hansen served for two years on the COF board of directors and for two years as chair of the Community Foundations Leadership Team, a committee elected by community foundations to set direction and goals for the field nationally. The Council on Foundations is a national nonprofit association of more than 1,700 grant making foundations and corporations and serves as the leading advocate for philanthropy.
For the fifth consecutive year, Brad Tritschler of Premier Sotheby's International Realty was named a 2012 Sarasota Five Star Real Estate Agent for excellence in customer service and overall satisfaction. The Five Star Professional research team, in partnership with Sarasota Magazine, surveyed Sarasota
area residents who purchased a home priced at more than $150,000 within a 12-month period. Surveys were also sent to peers and industry experts. Survey recipients were asked to rate an individual based on criteria such as integrity, communication and customer service.
Wiley Jones has completed his sixth season as the "Voice of the Falcons" announcing the Saint Stephen's Senior Day baseball games at McKechnie Field. Jones began as a PA announcer for Saint Stephen's School in 2008 and has announced more than 150 events. Jones is a member of the National Association of Sports and Public Address Announcers.
Robert Wood has joined SouthTech, an IT services firm, as a systems support specialist. With more than eight years of experience managing and maintaining workstations, Wood will assist clients on SouthTech's Help Desk, as well as account technical support and projects.
A graduate of Erwin Technical Institute in Tampa, Wood gained experience as a Dell Small Business technician and then develop his expertise as a Systems Support Technician for Rooms To Go.
-- Herald staff report