Elizabeth D. Moneymaker has become a partner in the law firm of Dickinson & Gibbons, P.A. Moneymaker received her law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1996. She is admitted to practice in Missouri, Georgia, Florida, and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Before joining Dickinson & Gibbons, Moneymaker served as an active-duty Judge Advocate in the U.S. Army, and was awarded the Bronze Star for service in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Moneymaker practices in the areas of construction litigation, insurance coverage, labor and employment law, motor vehicle negligence, personal injury litigation, premises liability, and product liability.
Rebecca Samler, broker/owner of Coastline West Realty of Florida, is relocating the realty office to 2614 Manatee Ave. W. in Bradenton. Samler cites company growth as a catalyst for the move. Coastline West Realty of Florida specializes in residential home sales and listings.
Dr. Robert George, associate dean of academic affairs for Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, received the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association District 7's Distinguished Service Award. George, who has worked at LECOM's Bradenton campus since its opening in 2004, was honored for "dedicated service and loyalty to the osteopathic profession and service to humanity" during FOMA District 7's year-end meeting in Sarasota.
Ben Bakker has joined the commercial division of Michael Saunders & Co. at the firm's Manatee Avenue West office. A lifelong resident of Manatee County, Bakker brings a diverse background in sales and customer service.
Bakker also serves as vice president of HJB Properties Inc., a family-owned commercial property enterprise. In this capacity, he oversees management, leasing and tenant relations for commercial real estate, office buildings and warehouses his family owns throughout Manatee County. A 2010 graduate of Leadership Manatee, Bakker is committed to the continued growth, revitalization and redevelopment of his home community. He was recently appointed to serve as a planning commissioner for Bradenton.