Sarasota attorney Erin H. Barker, associate director for development for the Florida State University Foundation and FSU's John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, has been appointed to serve a three-year term on the board of The Florida Bar Foundation, a statewide charitable organization that provides leadership and funding for justice in Florida. Barker, whose work for the Ringling Museum is focused on individual and planned giving, has been with FSU since 2010. She earned her bachelor's and law degrees at Florida State University. A Sarasota native, Barker serves on the board of the Sarasota County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. She is a graduate of Leadership Sarasota County and a member of the Junior League of Sarasota.
Sarasota attorney John Patterson took office July 1 as president of The Florida Bar Foundation, a statewide charitable organization that provides leadership and funding for justice in Florida. Patterson, who received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his law degree from the University of Florida, is partner with Livingston, Patterson, Strickland & Siegel, P.A., and specializes in real property, business and banking law. A foundation board member since 2004, Patterson has chaired the development, finance and audit, and legal assistance for the poor/law student assistance grant program committees. He also has served as vice-chair of the executive, grant program and nominating committees. Patterson is a Florida Bar Foundation Fellow, a member of the foundation's Gold Society for lifetime giving, and a member of its Legacy for Justice, which recognizes those who have made or facilitated major gifts or bequests to the foundation. He is also a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
The newly elected slate of officers for the board of directors at the Pace Center for Girls are Amanda Horne, president; Brian Carter, vice president; and Tara Williams, secretary. Newly elected board members are Dottie Turner and Claudia Leguizamon. PACE Manatee is one of 17 centers across the state whose mission is to provide girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy.
Pamela Brubaker Kemper is joining the Donna and Tom Murphy & Associates Real Estate Team of Keller Williams on the Water. Kemper began her real estate career in Indiana and Michigan in 2005. By 2006 she was already a top producer winning awards. Kemper joined the Florida community in 2008, gaining experience in condominium sales.
Bob Hoyle recently presented "Mediation Conflicts of Interest: Traps for the Unwary" at the Florida Bar seminar entitled Alternative Dispute Resolution Considerations for Real Property, Construction, Probate and Trust Law Practices in Fort Lauderdale. The presentation dealt with ethical issues in mediations involving mediators, attorneys and parties. Hoyle is a partner in the Harrison, Kirkland, Pratt and McGuire law firm in Bradenton.