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October 13, 2015

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Sarasota County

| 1/1/2011
Must-Know Contacts

» Dan Bailey — Attorney, Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen

» Joe Barbetta — Attorney; chair, Sarasota County Commission

» Kathy Baylis — President, Economic Development Commission of Sarasota County

» Randy Benderson — President, Benderson Development

Diane McFarlin
Diane McFarlin [Photo: Rob Mattson / Sarasota Herald-Tribune]

» Stephen and Jeffery Boone — Attorneys with Boone, Boone, Boone, Koda & Frook in Venice

» Frank Brunckhorst — Chairman, Boar’s Head Provisions Co.

» David Bullock — Deputy county administrator

» Margaret Callihan — President/CEO/Chairman, SunTrust Bank/Southwest Florida

» Lisa Carlton — Co-manager, Mabry Carlton Ranch; former state senator

» John Cranor — Chairman, AFC Enterprises

» John Dart — Attorney, Adams and Reese

» Phil Delaney — President/ CEO, Northern Trust Bank (Sarasota, Manatee)

» Tim Dutton — Executive director, SCOPE

» David Farley — Former Venice city councilman; owner, Farley Funeral Homes

» C.J. Fishman — President, Fishman & Associates, commercial kitchen design firm

» Teri Hansen — President/CEO, Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice

» Steve Harner — Owner, Crow’s Nest Marina Restaurant

» Debra Jacobs — President, Patterson Foundation

» Bob Johnson — Attorney, Johnson, Browning and Clayton; former state senator

» Kelly Kirschner — Sarasota mayor; senior vice president, The Media Maquiladora

» Klauber Family — Murf, former owner/chairman, Colony Beach & Tennis Resort; Katherine Klauber Moulton, former president, Colony; Michael, owner, Michael’s on East restaurant; Tommy, owner of Pattigeorge’s and Polo Grill

Kumar Mahadevan
Kumar Mahadevan [Photo: Bill Speer]

» Allan Lane — North Port economic development manager

» Robert Lane — CPA, Kerkering Barberio

» Cathy Layton — Owner, Layton and Co.

» James Ley — Sarasota County administrator

» Thomas Luzier — Attorney, Dunlap & Moran

» Gwen MacKenzie — President/CEO, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System

» Diane McFarlin — Publisher, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

» Kumar Mahadevan — President, Mote Marine Laboratory

Gordon “Mike” Michalson Jr.
Gordon “Mike” Michalson Jr. [Photo: Barbara Banks]

» Jim McManemon — General manager, Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

» Gordon “Mike” Michalson Jr. — President, New College

» Pat Neal — President, Neal Communities

» Sarah Pappas — President emeritus, Manatee Community College; project manager, USF Sarasota-Manatee Institute for Public Policy and Leadership; president, Selby Foundation

» Frederick “Rick” Piccolo — President/CEO, Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport; chairman, Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce

» Steve Queior — President/CEO, Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce

» Henry Rodriguez — developer and political fundraiser

» John Ryan — President/CEO, Venice Area Chamber of Commerce

» Michael Saunders and Drayton Saunders — Real estate firm Michael Saunders & Co.

» David Sessions — President, Willis A. Smith Construction

» Laura Spencer — CEO, Tervis Tumbler

» Larry Thompson — President, Ringling College of Art and Design

» Lee Wetherington — President, Lee Wetherington Homes

» Norm Worthington, Mark Famiglio — Founders, mobile documentation company CopyTalk

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