Dr. Heather Crawford has obtained the postgraduate designation of certified chiropractic sports physician by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians. The certification requires the doctor to attend a minimum of 100 hours of a 120-hour postgraduate program. This instruction is specific to physical fitness and the evaluation and treatment of sports injuries. The doctor must then take and successfully pass a comprehensive written examination. This training will aid the doctor in the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries by enhancing the doctor's diagnostic skills and patient care.
Laura Krueger Brock has joined Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants in the audit segment. Brock received her bachelor's degree in accounting from Florida State University. She is a Florida certified public accountant, certified in financial forensics, a certified fraud examiner and certified valuation analyst. She has more than 35 years of experience serving the Tampa Bay market in the areas of assurance, forensic accounting and litigation support. Most recently, Brock was president of Laura Krueger Brock CPA, LLC.
Erin Knievel has been named Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium's new chief development officer. Knievel joined Mote as annual and major gifts officer in 2013, and transition to the role of campaign director in August. Since August she helped Mote raise $12.5 million toward its $50 million Oceans of Opportunity Campaign, including $3.5 million for the new research and education facility in the Keys. As Mote's new CDO, Knievel will work closely with Mote president and CEO, Michael P. Crosby, to achieve the $50 million goal and successfully close the campaign in early 2016. She also will design and manage a new comprehensive development program for Mote.
Cutting Loose Salon, founded and owned by Coral Pleas, recently was named in the Salon Today 200 by Salon Today magazine, the top business publication for salon and spa owners. The magazine's 19th annual Salon Today 200 issue profiled the selected salons in its January edition. Cutting Loose was recognized for three categories: growth; planned profitability; and retention and referral programs.
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The Economic Development Corp. of Sarasota County has made two key hires: Jamie Miller, with 20 years experience in local, state and national public policy and advocacy, has been named director of business competitiveness initiatives for the EDC. In this position, Miller will lead the EDC's efforts to improve Sarasota County's capabilities to compete for and win expansion and relocation projects. The EDC also hired Laura Randall as director of investor engagement to lead investor relationship building activities. Randall also will be the lead staff person to maximize investor revenues and coordinate a broad range of engagement initiatives for investors, the news media, and the public.