|(Manatee County, FL) — The Manatee Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its 2014 Officers and Board of Directors. These officers and board members will be honored, along with outgoing board members and hundreds of Manatee Chamber volunteers, at the Chamber’s 51st Annual Dinner on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at the Fete Ballroom in Lakewood Ranch. For event information, please contact Kim Dalglish at 941-748-3411.
Chairman – Rae Dowling, Florida Power & Light
Chairman-Elect – Jonathan Fleece, Blalock Walters, P.A.
Immediate Past Chairman – Thomas Seguin, Suncoast Gems
Vice Chair, Community Development & Communications – Todd Pokrywa, Schroeder-Manatee Ranch Inc.
Vice Chair, Membership Development & Services – Trudy Moon, Air & Energy
Vice Chair, Public Policy & Small Business – Kevin DiLallo, Manatee Memorial Hospital
Vice Chair, Economic Development – John Rice, Rice’s Appliance & TV
Treasurer – Bill Poulton, Tropicana Products
2014 Board of Directors:
Julie Aranibar, School Board of Manatee County
Lisa Arrigo-Hoban, L.A. Events
Phill Baker, Boyd Insurance & Investment Services, Inc.
Ben Bakker, Trailmate / HJB Properties
Jackie Barron, The Mosaic Company
Kevin Baylor, Suncoast Business Technologies
Jennifer Bencie, Manatee County Health Department
Rick Bisio, The Educated Franchisee
Shirley Bryant, City of Palmetto
Carlos Buqueras, Port Manatee
Larry Bustle, Manatee County Government
Darcie Duncan, Duncan Real Estate
Ron Getman, Getman Cruise & Travel
Arthur Guilford, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee
Sharon Hillstrom, Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation
Ed Hunzeker, Manatee County Government
Susan Lambert-Kopstad, Sea Breeze Int’l.
Steve Litschauer, S2 Timing
Chris Locke, IMG Academy
Michael Maddaloni, Bealls, Inc.
Mike Mears, State College of Florida
Rick Mills, School Board of Manatee County
Sean Murphy, Beach Bistro
John Nash, Manatee County Rural Health Services
John Neal, Neal Communities
Donal O’Shea, New College of Florida
Jeff Orenstein, Living on the Suncoast Magazine
Fredrick Piccolo, Sarasota Bradenton International Airport
Wayne Poston, City of Bradenton
Tara Poulton, SWFWMD
Jan Pullen, Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School
William Robinson, Blalock Walters, P.A.
Bill Smock, Gator Plumbing, Inc.
JB Taylor, Fawley Bryant Architects
Darrell Turner, Turner Tree & Landscape
Ernie Withers, Mercedes Benz of Sarasota