Mireya Eavey has rejoined CareerEdge as executive director of the regional workforce-development collaborative. Eavey served as the organization's original director from 2010 to early 2013. Eavey returns to CareerEdge following a stint as president of the One Biotechnology division of Osprey Biotechnics. Major CareerEdge projects this year include hosting the National Fund for Workforce Solutions' Partners Council Meeting in Sarasota in March, and presenting a new labor analysis of the Manatee-Sarasota region to identify additional sectors ripe for workforce development. CareerEdge will help fund the first worker trainings provided through the Sarasota Manatee Healthcare Collaborative, a consortium of employers and educators focused on healthcare-specific workforce issues. Eavey takes over the staff leadership from Nathalie deWolf.
Felicia Johnson has joined EXIT Sunset Realty in Bradenton. Johnson is a lifelong resident of the Bradenton and Sarasota area. She has six years of industry experience in relocation and as a certified notary-signing agent. She enjoys photography as her favorite hobby but also enjoys spending time with her grandchild, cooking, and Christian ministry.
Cory Reeves recently joined the staff of Gulf Coast Community Foundation as vice president for finance. Reeves directs all financial, fund accounting, and investment activities of the foundation. Reeves moved from the public accounting firm Kerkering, Barberio & Co., where he most recently served as a supervisor, overseeing financial audits of nonprofit organizations. He earned degrees in finance and accounting from Ohio State University and graduated from high school at The Out-of-Door Academy.
Laura Beth Mark has joined Coastline West Realty of Florida's Bradenton office as a sales associate/Realtor. Mark is a graduate of Southeast High, and also earned bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of South Florida. She has taught in elementary school in Manatee County for eight years.
Mark J. Rosenthal has accepted a vice president relationship development officer position with First Federal Bank of Florida. Rosenthal will be at 8307
Lockwood Ridge Road. He will be working with commercial and small business owners, assisting them with their business lending and deposit needs. He has more than 31 years experience in retail and business banking. His experience includes being a branch manager in the Sarasota and Manatee counties for over 25 years as well as being a small business banker for six years.
Donald M. Jankowski was recently named a member of the 2014 Raymond James Financial Services Executive Council. Executive Council honors are presented only to financial advisers who have demonstrated a high level of commitment to clients through personal service and professional integrity. Membership is based mainly on assets under management, education, credentials, and fiscal year production. Jankowski, who joined Raymond James in 2010, has more than 27 years of experience in the financial services industry. Jankowski works with high net worth private wealth clients at Gateway Bank, developing custom investment plans to match their goals and risk tolerances.
Denise Oyler, a broker-associate with RoseBay International Inc., has received Florida Association of Realtors faculty status and has been approved by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation as a licensed Real Estate Instructor. FAR faculty status and an instructor's license will enable Oyler to teach Florida Real Estate pre-license courses and many Continuing Education courses offered by the Florida Association of Realtors. Oyler leads the agent training program for RoseBay, a boutique residential and commercial real estate sales and property management firm. She also serves on the Sarasota Association of Realtors Professional Development Committee. A comprehensive three-month training course for newly licensed agents begins in February.