Michael J. Furen has received recognition as a 50-year member of The Florida Bar. Furen is an attorney at Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A. Furen was admitted to the Bar in 1966, the same year he joined Icard Merrill. He has served as Icard Merrill’s chairman of the board since 1993 and has been repeatedly listed in The Best Lawyers in America and is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Furen is a graduate from the University of Florida College of Law.
Marc Hanson is the new director of operations at Selah Freedom. Hanson previously was chief financial officer for Caldwell Trust Co. and served on the Board of Education in New Jersey. He received his master of business administration degree in accounting from Argosy University and his bachelor’s degree in finance from Ryder University.
William E. Partridge has been named Sarasota and Manatee Counties’ 2016 Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers. This recognition marks the 10th time Partridge has received an award from Best Lawyers. He also received commendation for his civil litigation work with the naming of Best Civil Trial Lawyer by Best Lawyers and a Top 100 Florida Trial Lawyer by National Trial Lawyers Association. He is a partner at Grossman Roth, is a Florida board-certified attorney and is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Dani Leone is the new office manager at Discount Med Direct in Sarasota. She has worked at Discount Med Direct for five years.
Andrea McHugh is the new president of The Children’s Guardian Fund. Carol Belmont is the new vice president and Tina Mroczkowski is the new secretary. McHugh is a Felony Division Chief at the State Attorney’s Office in Sarasota. Belmont is a volunteer Guardian ad Litem in Manatee and Mroczkowski is an attorney at Bowman George in Sarasota.
Michael Resnick and Teresa Jones were named to the 2016 Florida Super Lawyers list by Thomson Reuters. Resnick and Jones are attorneys at Syprett, Meshad, Resnick, Lieb, Dumbaugh, Jones, Krotec & Westheimer, P.A. Resnick was named for the 10th consecutive year and Jones for the ninth consecutive year. Resnick is the president and a founding partner of the law firm. Jones is a partner of the firm. Both hold an AV Preeminent Peer Review rating by Martindale-Hubbell.
Jennifer Delbo, David Marcinko, Lynda Melnick, Ed Kinkopf, Rae Ellen Hayo, Joe Marcinkewicz, Margaret Watson, and David Fletcher are June top producers, Jennifer Delbo, Cindy and Mike Greco, Lynda Melnick, Kathy Nunnally, Teresia Bradford, Deborah Thrasher, Maria and Richard Balaz, Margaret Watson, and Ryan Hoffman received top in sales honors, all at Wagner Realty.
Marisa J. Powers has been elected to the Board of Directors of Turning Point. Powers is an attorney at Blalock Walters, P.A. She is AV Preeminent Peer Review rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Andrew Grady has joined Coldwell Banker East Manatee as real estate agent. Grady previously worked as a sales executive and assistant golf pro in the Manatee County area.
James M. Horne Jr. was elected president of the Young Lawyers Division of the Manatee County Bar Association. Horne is an associate with the law firm of Kallin & Little, P.A., and is a graduate of Florida International University College of Law.
Michele Slaughter was named June Woman of the Month by SWAT Networking Parrish Chapter. Slaughter serves as community outreach person for SWAT Networking and is owner of Shella Bella Studios Photography & Graphic Design.
Ellen Sackett has joined the University Park office of Re/Max Alliance Group as Realtor. Formerly with Keller Williams Realty of Manatee, Sackett served as title closing agent, mortgage loan officer, and realtor. She is a resort and second-home property specialist and has earned the Graduate, Realtor Institute 300 and 100 series designations.
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