Bradenton attorney Curtis Hamlin, principal and shareholder of Porges, Hamlin, Knowles & Hawk, PA, has been elected vice chairman of the Florida Legislative Alliance, a committee of the Community Associations Institute and the official voice with legislators and regulators in Florida. CAI FLA exists to speak with one voice on legislative and regulatory matters that affect community associations, community association managers and CAI business partners.
Lois Reed recently joined Lee Wetherington Homes as a sales consultant and Realtor liaison. With more than 30 years experience in new homes sales and a background in real estate law, she has worked for several national builders in central Florida and Texas. In her new role at Lee Wetherington Homes, she will sell homes in Country Club East at Lakewood Ranch and engage the area's Realtors to promote the company and plan events.
Wade Sansbury, CPA with Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC has become partner in charge of the Bradenton office. Sansbury takes over for Jerry Marlar. Sansbury received his bachelor's degree in accounting from Valdosta State University in 1995. He and his wife, Kristie, reside in Bradenton with their two boys, Thomas and Ryan.
WCI Communities has appointed Marie Miante and Valerie Fedi Blomquist to oversee new home sales in Rosedale, a 335-acre master-planned golf and country club community. WCI recently purchased 150 homesites in the Bradenton community's Links neighborhood and is initially offering eight Grand Villa home designs. Miante began her real estate career
in 2001 representing resort properties, developers and builders in Virginia, Naples and Sarasota. Consistently ranked among her companies' top sales professionals, she also has experience as a design/build specialist. Blomquist began her real estate career in Los Angeles, where she specialized in exclusive properties for more than 11 years. With a bachelor's degree in business and interior design, Blomquist relocated to Florida in 2010 and has generated nearly $20 million in new home sales in the last four years.
Wagner Realty announced the top producers in their offices for October. Listing honors went to Michelle Simmons at El Conquistador; Michael & Cindy Greco at Cortez; Lynda Melnick at Manatee East; Gina and Peter Uliano, of the Royal Team at Manatee Avenue West; Jim Zoff in Anna Maria; Margot Robinson at Longboat Key; Jon Patella at First Street in Sarasota; Cyndi Grigsby at Lakewood Ranch and David Fletcher in Commercial.
Tops in sales honors went to Brenda Whitaker at El Conquistador; Sandy Greiner at Cortez; Melnick at Manatee East; Ed Kinkopf at Manatee Avenue West; Becky Smith and Elfi Starrett in Anna Maria Island; Margot Robinson at Longboat Key; Jon Patella at First Street in Sarasota; Lynda Wagner at Lakewood Ranch and Ken Clanton in the Commercial Division.
Kristina Eastmond has joined Kerkering Barberio Financial Services Inc. as an operations specialist on the client service team. Eastmond received her bachelor's in business management from Rider College in Lawrenceville, N.J.
Joe Walsh of Walsh & Associates Ltd. recently attended the Business Leaders Forum 2014 in Austin, Texas. Business Leaders Forums are tailored for top-producing advisers at LPL Financial to help them learn new business development and proactive management techniques, and provide them with the opportunity to network and share ideas with like-minded peers.