Week of August 3
Nonprofit / Philanthropy
Philip Tavill has been tirelessly serving his community as President/CEO of Children First, Sarasota County's exclusive Head Start provider, for 24 years. As an outstanding graduate of Leadership Sarasota, Class of 1993, Mr. Tavill will receive the 2020 "Impact in Action" award from the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce for the direct impact he has made on thousands of children and families living at-risk. Under his guidance, Children First has grown to serve more than 900 children and their families annually. The agency has been named a Head Start Program of Excellence four consecutive times, ranking in the top 1% of more than 1,800 programs nationwide. He will celebrate his 25th anniversary as CEO in 2021 as the agency celebrates 60 years.
The University of Florida has appointed Dr. Scott Angle its vice president for agriculture and natural resources. Angle had been director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture. He will lead UF/IFAS teaching, research and Extension efforts with a vision to advance precision agriculture and expand access to experiential learning.
Stoneweg US, a real estate investment firm specializing in multifamily acquisitions and developments, announced the hiring of Ryan Smyth. Smyth joins Stoneweg US as the Company's Director of Acquisitions to help source, underwrite, negotiate, and close the Company's future acquisitions, and will serve as a liaison for the investor committees of both the Varia US Properties AG fund and the SW Fund I.
Financial Services / Investments
Capital Wealth Planning, LLC is proud to announce Keith Wagner joined the firm as Director of National Accounts and Institutional Sales after serving on the firm's board for six months. Throughout Keith's career of more than 30 years, his strength of cultivating long-term relationships has always shined, most recently, as a Managing Director at Allianz Global Investors.
Week of July 27
The Florida Economic Development Council has appointed Jennifer Taylor, Vice President of Business Development for the Central Florida Development Council, as Chair-Elect to the Board of Directors. Jennifer is responsible for bringing new investment and job creation opportunities to Polk County through business attraction and recruitment activities.
The Florida Economic Development Council has appointed Marc Hoenstine, CEcD, Director of Economic Development, Duke Energy, as Chair to the Board of Directors. Marc directs the company's efforts to retain and expand the existing commercial and industrial customer base as well as attract new customers to Duke Energy's 35 county service territory.