Suncoast Workforce has added five new members to its board of directors: Martha Baker, director of AARP; Violeta Huesman, director of student services at Keiser University; R. Reis James, training director with Ironworkers Local 397 Tampa; Deanna Levengood, director of business development at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center; and Walter R. Spikes Jr. of Urban Auto Sales, Inc.
Bradenton-based restaurant company First Watch has hired Shane Schaibly as director of culinary/corporate chef.
Schaibly has more than 10 years of experience in the food service industry, including as a corporate chef for Front Burner Brands. In his new position, he will be responsible for implementing all culinary activities and limited-run projects for the company. He will also work on menu strategy, recipe development, ingredient sourcing, product forecasting and procurement.
Bob Hoyle of Bradenton's Harrison & Kirkland, P.A., was elected to serve a three-year term on the Executive Council of the Alternative Dispute Resolution section of the Florida Bar.
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The ADR section provides members of the Florida Bar with a forum to assist its members to increase their effectiveness as mediators and as counsel for mediation participants.
Hoyle has been a circuit civil mediator for 15 years and has practiced law in Manatee County since 1986.
Dr. David Zamikoff of Natural Healing Arts Medical Center in Bradenton was selected as one of America's Best Chiropractors for 2014 by the National Consumer Research Board.
BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Co. has added Micah Paul Dunford as a personal lines sales agent for homeowners and personal auto coverage at the company's Holmes Beach office on Anna Maria Island. Dunford has more than 20 years of financial and insurance industry experience.
David Cumberland has joined Kerkering, Barberio & Co., certified public accountants, as a tax supervisor.
Fluent in Spanish, Cumberland has a focus serving Latino businesses and individuals. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from the University of South Florida and is a Florida CPA.
"We are happy that David has joined Kerkering Barberio. He brings a great deal of industry experience with him, and his knowledge will be advantageous to our clients and staff," said Rob Lane, managing shareholder.
Kerkering, Barberio & Co. is one of the largest independent certified public accounting firms in Southwest Florida and has been serving clients since 1972. It has offices in Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota and Tampa.
Michael Bruno, agent with Michael Saunders & Co. and 25-year member of the Sarasota Association of Realtors, was installed as 2014 Florida Realtors District 13 vice president at the Mid-Winter Meetings held Jan. 22-25 in Orlando.
Bruno served as SAR's president in 2011 and has been very active in SAR and Florida Realtors for many years. He has served as the chairperson of the SAR Grievance and Professional Standards Committees, as well as the RPAC, Community Outreach and Nominating Committees. He has also served on the Florida Realtors Board of Directors.
Toale Brothers Funeral Home and Crematory has hired Gerry Ronkin as Jewish family coordinator for the Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch and Manatee area.
Founded in 1912, Toale Brothers has three chapel locations in Sarasota and Bradenton as well as a pre-arrangement center in Sarasota.
Nadiene Raia, owner of Money Mailer of Sarasota-Manatee, was recently honored with the President's Club Award at the company's annual conference in Huntington Beach, Calif.
The award recognizes Raia for her high sales achievements, while exceeding local content requirements and showing growth over last year.
Before joining Money Mailer in 2010, Raia had was publisher, Sarasota Print & Digital Media with Creative Loafing Media, where she provided leadership to the country's second largest alternative weekly newspaper.
SouthTech, a Sarasota-based IT services firm that has delivered and supported infrastructure and business management solutions throughout Florida since 1994, announced the addition of Greg Moore as voice systems engineer to the SouthTech team.
Moore's responsibilities will focus on voice services, wiring opportunities, site surveys, voice installations, and system programming. He has 20 years' experience in the telecom industry and recently moved to Florida from Georgia.
Fergeson, Skipper, Shaw, Keyser, Baron & Tirabassi, P.A., announced associate attorneys J. Allison Archbold, Michelle Lajoie Hermey, and Brendan A. McQuaid have been named shareholders of the Sarasota firm.
All Faiths Food Bank, which serves Sarasota and DeSoto counties, welcomed three new board members for three-year terms: Keith Monda, Rich Cautero, and Mac Martin. Monda will also chair the development committee.
Led by President John Nicholas, they join 13 others who currently make up the food bank's board of directors.
Monda retired in 2008 as the president and COO of Coach, Inc. and is active in food banking at the national, state and local level. He and wife Linda have been longtime supporters of All Faiths and are passionate about feeding and educating children. The Mondas established several college scholarship funds in Ohio and New York, and locally at New College of Florida.
Cautero is the former vice president of finance with Altria Group World Headquarters and has held numerous key executive positions at Kraft Foods including chief financial and operating officer of the Maxwell House Coffee Division at Kraft. Cautero will be joining the finance committee of All Faiths Food Bank.
Martin is an accredited land consultant, GRI real estate professional and broker, accomplished musician, and serves on the Community Advisory Board of the Mosaic Company that has supported the food bank for years. A resident of Arcadia, he has spent much of his adult life supporting efforts to help families in need in DeSoto County, including serving on the board of the DeSoto Memorial Hospital Foundation for close to a decade.