Alicia King has joined 360 Degrees PR, a Sarasota-based public relations agency, as an account executive - public relations. Specializing in consumer public relations and media relations, King brings more than seven years of experience to the agency. In her new role, King is responsible for public relations and account management activities, including PR planning, media relations and social media management for the agency's clients. Most recently, she handled the public relations, marketing and media at the Women's Resource Center of Sarasota County for two years. King is a contributor to This Week in Sarasota with fashion-inspired content. She attended the University of Florida, where she received a bachelor's degree in public relations with a concentration in business administration.
Manatee Association of Realtors recently recognized its 2013 Florida Honor Society recipients. These members received pins for: Second-year recipients Linda Formella of Keller Williams Realty of Manatee and Deeana Atkinson of Coldwell Banker; third-year recipient Rita B. Smith of Coldwell Banker; fifth-year recipients Barry Grooms of RE/MAX Alliance Group and Marie Avery of RE/MAX Alliance Group; seventh-year recipient Sherry Grooms of RE/MAX Alliance Group; and 10th-year recipient Geri Kenyon of Kenyon Real Estate. The Honor Society Award is presented to those who have been national members in good standing and have served on committees, attended business meetings and provided leadership for the Manatee Association Realtors on a local, state and national level.
Susan Art has joined Rosedale Realty's sales staff. Art has been in the real estate industry for more than 30 years. She sold new homes in Colorado for 25 years, where she graduated from the University of Denver, before moving to the Lakewood Ranch area where she worked for a local developer. Art has lived in Rosedale Golf & Country Club since 2003.
Longtime Sarasota psychiatrist Parlane Reid was awarded the Distinguished Life Fellow status at the American Psychiatric Asso
ciation's annual meeting in New York this month. During his more than 35 years as a practicing psychiatrist, Reid has been recognized locally, regionally, and nationally for his clinical excellence, teaching and administrative leadership. The APA recognized him as a Distinguished Life Fellow for a being dedicated to improving the lives of people with mental illness through clinical practice, research, community outreach and public policy/advocacy work.
Michael Prohidney, a principal of Tidlen, Prohidney & DiPasquale, P.L., a law practice specializing in business and real estate law, has joined the board of directors of the Women's Resource Center of Manatee. Prohidney has previously served on the board of the Manasota Association of Retarded Citizens and is a pro bono attorney for the Florida Attorney's Saving Homes Project. He is married with a 6-year-old daughter. The WRC of Manatee provides a safe, welcoming environment where women are met with understanding and information to help when they find themselves in a state of transition and not sure of their next steps and opportunities.