BRADENTON – The Bradenton Area Economic Development Corp. (EDC) announced its officers and directors for 2016. Officers are Chair Mike Moschella, Hancock Bank; Chair-Elect Dr. Carol Probstfeld, State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota; Immediate Past Chair Mark Barnebey, Blalock Walters P.A.; Secretary Fredrick J. Piccolo, Sarasota Bradenton International Airport; and Treasurer Brian Volner, C1 Bank.
Joining the officers on the EDC’s executive committee are at-large directors Chris Brandt, It Works!; and Kirk Boylston, Lakewood Ranch Commercial; Strategic Plan Taskforce Chair Josh McCoy, SunTrust; and Kevin DiLallo, Manatee Healthcare System, who represents the Manatee Chamber of Commerce.
New members of the board of directors in 2016 are Wes Benham, Hancock Bank; Dom DiMaio, Synovus Bank; Larry Fineberg, Benderson Development; Mary Forristall, Forristall Enterprises Inc.; Steve Hall, Alltrust Insurance; Emmalee Legler, Jon F. Swift Construction; Andy Minor, Merrill Lynch; JJ Miranda, Cadence Bank; Stewart Moon Jr., Air & Energy; Dave Sanford, Port Manatee, Michael Saunders, Michael Saunders & Co. and Greg Witt, Halfacre Construction Company.
Directors continuing to serve are Jackie Barron, The Mosaic Company; Bob Bartz, Manatee Chamber of Commerce; Shari Brickley, Herald-Tribune Media Group; Mayor Shirley Groover Bryant, City of Palmetto; Chris Ciaccio, IMG Academy; Ted Ehrlichman, CareerSource Suncoast; County Administrator Ed Hunzeker, Manatee County Government; Heather Kasten, Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance; Tim Novak, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM); Chris Perkins, Fifth Third Bank; Mayor Wayne Poston, City of Bradenton; Ryan Saunders, Bright House Networks; David Sessions, Willis A. Smith Construction; Byron Shinn, Shinn & Company; Karen Stewart, Manatee County Government; David Teitelbaum, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce; Darrell Turner, Turner Tree & Landscape; Doug Wagner, Manatee Technical College; and Commissioner Patricia Zunz, Town of Longboat Key.
About the Bradenton Area EDC
The Bradenton Area Economic Development Corp. (EDC) is the lead economic development organization for the Bradenton area’s nine communities located on the south side of Tampa Bay. The EDC works to diversify the local economy by attracting and retaining high-wage jobs for area residents, and connecting existing businesses to the resources they need to succeed. Information: ThinkBradentonArea.com.