Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice Dr. Katherine Tromp was elected as chairperson of the Manatee County Medical Reserve Corps Advisory Board.
Andrew Bers of Re/Max Alliance Group has been awarded the Accredited Buyer’s Representation designation by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council of the National Association of Realtors.
Bers joins more than 30,000 real estate pro- fessionals in North America who have earned the ABR designation. All were required to complete a comprehensive course in buyer representation and an elective course focusing on a buyer representation specialty, both in addition to submitting documentation verifying professional experience.
Attorney Jacqueline “Jackie” Meeker has joined the Sarasota office of Yesner & Boss, P.L., to expand the staff working on real estate closings, tax work, corporate law and consumer protection.
William Bullock and Steve Svopa have been appointed as regional vice presidents of Minto Communities. In their new roles within the organization, Bullock will oversee the daily operations of Minto’s West Central Florida division in Tampa and Svopa will oversee the Southeast Florida division in Coconut Creek.
Bullock joined Minto in 2009 as a vice president after a successful career with Kolter Land Partners, Stock Development and Centex Homes. Svopa joins Minto with more than 15 years of homebuilding experience through several management positions with Centex Real Estate Corp and Pulte Group. He will be responsible for directing the company’s Southeast daily operations, which Minto currently develops and builds from South Broward County to Port St Lucie.
Patricia “Pat” Anderson, client file specialist at Meals on Wheels PLUS, celebrated 20 years of service. The board of directors recognized her accomplishment with a plaque and commemorative pin.
Douglas A. Cherry, partner in the Sarasota office of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, participated in a Lunch and Learn for BarCamp Sarasota recently. Cherry’s topic was ”Intellectual Property and Open Source Licenses.” BarCamp Sarasota a self-organizing group of professionals who desire to advance technology through free-discussion and shared learnings.
Diana L. Riser has been appointed associate publisher for Sarasota Magazine and Biz (941). Riser is relocating from Boca Raton where she has served for several years as associate publisher of Boca Raton Magazine and its affiliate, Salt Lake City Magazine. Prior to that, Riser was an account manager for several American Express Publishing titles.
Paradise Advertising and Marketing, Inc. has named Scott Johnson as creative director.
He served as global executive creative director of interactive at Draft FCB where he was as an integral member of the agency’s new business team and major contributor to strategic and creative initiatives.
Thomas Crisp, assistant professor of reading in the college of education at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, has received the Marguerite Cogorno Radencich Award honoring Florida’s Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading.
The award is given by the Florida Reading Association to one faculty member per year who is an innovator and leader making substantial contributions in the field of reading education.
Alison Wester, audit partner, and Lisa Bradley, tax manager, with Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC (formerly CPA Associates) Certified Public Accountants of Bradenton, attended the fourth annual Women Rock! at Polo Grill.
Bradley spoke on tax reduction techniques during the program. The event, sponsored by Tidemark Financial, is designed to show women easy and practical ways to improve their financial well-being and health. The event benefited Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee.
Dr. Richard S. Duckworth and Nicholas Gladding will serve on Doctors Hospital’s board of trustees.
Duckworth is board certified in internal medicine and has been practicing in Sarasota for 29 years. He was one of the founding members of Intercoastal Medical Group. He currently serves as the chairman of Intercostal’s Quality Improvement Committee and is a member of the American College of Physicians.
Gladding is an experienced environmental lawyer with the regional law firm of Adams and Reese, LLP. He was appointed to the Florida Energy and Climate Commission and was named a volunteer “Point of Light” for his work on energy issues. He has served as a member of the Steering Committee of the Florida Energy Systems Consortium and as a member of the Policy Board of the Florida Solar Energy Center.
Director Iain Webb will remain with The Sarasota Ballet at least through the 2016-17 season. Webb, who has just completed his fourth season, was offered a contract extending his leadership of the Sarasota Ballet for six more years.
Kevin Daly has been named operating partner of the Sarasota/Manatee division of NuBarter, the provider of trade exchange membership opportunities.
Kenneth Jarvis, CPA, has completed Intuit’s coursework and examination and is now certified in QuickBooks Point of Sale Version 8. Intuit is a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals.
Cody Giltner has joined Edge Real Estate Transaction Management as a field services specialist. He will provide important services for clients such as measuring rooms, installing signs and lock boxes, attending inspections and providing vendor access.
Take Care Private Duty Home Health Care, a private duty home health agency, has added new employees to its field staff. They are Ieysha Hodo, Mandy Wymer and Cleidna Oliveira, CNA.
The company has named its Sarasota, Bradenton and Venice caregivers who have received Take Care’s “Caregiver of the Month” recognition. They are Walter Dennis Jr. of Sarasota; Jayne Fitzgerald of Bradenton; and Lucyna Anderson of Venice.
Amanda Pasik has joined Carlson Studio Marketing as public relations coordinator. She will be responsible for coordinating social media, integrated marketing, public outreach and media relations activities for the firm’s clients, which include sustainable businesses, social marketing causes, public sector agencies and healthcare organizations.
Mark Bruce has joined Keller Williams On the Water.