United Way Suncoast enjoys an extraordinary commitment from leading Suncoast community and business leaders. This leadership commitment helps United Way to continue to bring people together to achieve community-wide impact in the areas of early literacy, youth success and financial stability to break the cycle of generational poverty in our region.
The 2014 Suncoast Board
William W. Merrill III, Chair
Shareholder, Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A.
Mark Fernandez, Vice Chair
Senior Vice President, Chief Sales Officer, Tampa Bay Rays
Gary Sasso, Immediate Past Chair
President/CEO, Carlton Fields Jorden Burt
Robert Dutkowsky, Secretary
Chief Executive Officer, Tech Data Corporation
Daniel Vigne, Treasurer/Finance Chair
Vice President & Senior Wealth Strategist, Northern Trust
Regional Director, Lakeland Region, Publix Super Markets, Inc.
Director of School Programs, Family First
External Affairs Manager, Florida Power & Light Company
Sarasota/Bradenton City President, Regions Bank
Managing Shareholder, Kerkering, Barberio & Co., P.A.
Senior Vice President, Energy Delivery, Duke Energy
President/CEO, BayCare Health System
Audit Partner, Deloitte
Vice President/General Manager, Clear Channel Radio
West Florida Market President, Florida Blue
Chief Executive Officer, Raymond James Financial
President/CEO, Tampa Bay Partnership
Retired, Former VP & Comptroller, Procter & Gamble
In addition, the United Way Suncoast enjoys the leadership of two area Boards. The Chairs of those Boards are:
Tampa Bay Area Board
Regional Vice President, First National Bank of the Gulf Coast
Sarasota Area Board
Superintendent, Sarasota County School District
A complete list of Suncoast and Area Board members is available online.