Three new members appoint to USF board

June 25, 2013 

The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee appointed three new members to its campus board this month.

Anne Weintraub, David Eckel and Teresa Rawe replace Margaret Callihan, Elizabeth Lindsay and Bob Turner, publisher for the Herald, as full-time members of the five-person board. The three new members join Byron Shinn and Richard Smith on the board.

The new members will begin their four-year term on July 1.

Rawe is the medical director of the Emergency Department for Manatee Memorial Hospital at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. She has served in this capacity at Manatee Memorial since 1998 and has been affiliated with Lakewood Ranch Medical Center since 2004. Rawe holds academic appointments at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine and Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her specialty has been Emergency Medicine since 1989. She is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, American Academy of Physician Specialists, the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association and Sigma Sigma Phi.

Weintraub is a shareholder and a founding member of the Sarasota-based law firm of Band Weintraub, P.L.A. and a real estate attorney. Weintraub was named one of Tampa Bay's "Top 25 People to Watch" in 2013 by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. She is also currently a member of the Stetson University College of Law Board of Overseers and is a member of the boards for The Visible Men's Academy Charter School and the Joshua Chapnick Epilepsy Endowment Fund. In addition, Weintraub has served on the corporate board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Sarasota County and was recently appointed to the University of South Florida Community Leadership Council. She is a past chairwoman of both the Sarasota Association of Realtors and the Sarasota County Bar Association's Realtor/Attorney Joint Committee.

Eckel serves as President and Broker/Owner of Wagner Realty, comprising 10 branch offices in Sarasota and Manatee Counties and across the Tampa Bay area. Eckel has been active in the community throughout the years, and served USFSM as the Chairman of the Community Leadership Council, was Chairman of the Community Affairs Committee, and presently is an advisor to the College of Business. Eckel was a long-time Board Member of Saint Stephens Episcopal School, and has very recently been asked to serve as a Board Member of its Endowment Committee. He served as a previous Board Member of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce and its Economic Development Council and a Board Member of Whitney National Bank. Eckel is a previous runner up for Entrepreneur of the Year for Sarasota/Manatee Counties as named by the Gulf Coast Business Review. Eckel graduated from Cornell University and received an MBA degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He also served as an officer in the United States Army and received an honorable discharge as a Captain.

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