State Attorney Ed Brodsky to speak at Manatee Forum
MANATEE -- State Attorney Ed Brodsky and Assistant State Attorney, Lisa Chittaro will be guest speakers at the next Manatee Forum.
"We will be discussing scams and exploitation as well as other white-collar crimes," said Stephanie DeSear, Manatee Forum president.
White Collar/Exploitation of the Elderly Unit, a specialized unit of prosecutors within the Circuit Court Felony Division, is responsible for the prosecution of financial crimes including embezzlement, grand theft, schemes to defraud and crimes exploiting the elderly, disabled or vulnerable.
The social will begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 29, at the Renaissance on 9th, with dinner and speakers at 6:30 p.m. Dinner costs $22.
RSVP: To firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three SCF staffers chosen for leadership classes
BRADENTON -- State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, has three staffers who will join chamber leadership classes for 2015-16.
Brian Thomas, special assistant to the president for constituent and government relations, has been accepted into Leadership Manatee.
Stacey Sharples, director of admissions, and Michele Groves, career center adviser at SCF Venice, have been accepted into Leadership Sarasota County.
Leadership programs strive to identify and inspire community leaders and expand participant awareness by focusing on various aspects of their respective counties.
USF Sarasota-Manatee prof to join education forum
MANATEE -- G. Pat Wilson, interim dean of University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee, College of Education, will join a panel of speakers at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the League of Women Voters' Manatee County chapter.
Wilson will join Cynthia Saunders, deputy superintendent for instructional services at the Manatee County School District, and Manatee Educator Association President Pat Barber for a panel discussion titled "Schools, Standards and Learning: Educating School Children in Florida."
The 90-minute forum, which METV will tape, is at the Bradenton Woman's Club, 1705 Manatee Ave. W. The free event is open to the public. A $5 donation for lunch is requested.
Information: Call 941-729-9248.
-- Herald staff reports