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Nicole Rissler has been named the chief operating officer for the Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Inc., the non-profit that runs Nathan Benderson Park. Rissler is leaving her position as director of sports for Visit Sarasota County and the Sarasota County Sports Commission. Rissler has a master's degree in business administration in sports administration and more than 14 years of experience with non-profit organizations including Lynn University, Sarasota YMCA, the American Red Cross. Rissler has worked in a variety of areas within these organizations including marketing, public relations, financial development and community affairs. In her new role, Rissler, will assist in the general operations of the park as well as new business development and marketing and communications.

Jeannie Ulmer has been named a new home sales associate for Neal Signature Home's MiraBay. Ulmer has more than 25 years of experience in the real estate industry.

Susan O'Neal Thompson, a CPA and principal at CS&L CPAs, has been recognized with the statewide "Women to Watch" award, presented by the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The awards recognize outstanding women leaders in the field of accounting. Thompson was recognized in the "experienced leader" category. Thompson's involvement with local community organizations, in addition to her commitment to clients and employees, were cited as distinguishing characteristics that led to her being named an award winner.

James O. Fergeson Jr., J. Ronald Skipper, and Rich

ard R. Gans, shareholders in the law firm of Fergeson, Skipper, Shaw, Keyser, Baron & Tirabassi, P.A., have been named to the 2015 list of Florida Super Lawyers. Fergeson specializes in tax law and has been recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer each year since 2008. Skipper and Gans specialize in wills, trusts and estates, and have been recognized as Florida Super Lawyers since 2007.

Anthony D. Bartirome, principal at Blalock Walters, P.A., one of Sarasota-Manatee County's largest law firms, was selected to the 2015 Florida Super Lawyers. Bartirome heads Blalock Walters' estate planning and wealth preservation practice in Bradenton and Sarasota.

Michael D. Magidson with Blalock Walters P.A. was selected to the 2015 Florida Rising Stars list. Magidson is a member of the firm's business and health care practice groups.

Tim Daniels has joined the downtown Sarasota office of RE/MAX Platinum Realty as a real estate agent. He was previously with Coldwell Banker. Daniels moved to Florida in 1990. He has 25 years of real estate experience, including 15 years locally.

Bob Hoyle was elected chairman of the alternative dispute resolution section of the Florida Bar. The ADR section has 1,100 member who are involved in the resolution of disputes by mediation, arbitration and other methods as alternatives to court litigation. Hoyle has practiced law in Manatee County for 30 years. He is a graduate of Harvard College, the Harvard Law School Mediation Training Program, and Capital University Law School.

Nick Carbone has joined Keller Williams Realty Select as a real estate agent. He attended Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton and graduated with a degree in accounting and finance. He spent 30 years in hospital management before choosing a second career in real estate.

Yolanda Dwyer has joined Keller Williams Realty Select as a real estate agent. Originally from Manila, Philippines, where she received a bachelor's degree from the Philippines Women's University, Dwyer started her real estate business in 1997.

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