BRADENTON – The Bradenton Area Economic Development Corp. (EDC) announced its officers and directors for 2023. Members of the board’s Executive Committee are Chair Ben Hanan, Shumaker; Chair-elect Karen Holbrook, Ph.D., University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee; Immediate Past Chair David Sessions, Willis Smith Construction; Nathan Bailey, Thrive; Chris Ciaccio, IMG Academy; Chris Cianfaglione, Kimley-Horn; Devaney Iglesias, FPL; and Andy Stultz, Atlas Building Company.
New members joining the board in 2023 are Che Barnette, Manatee County Government; Patrick DelMedico, Shepherd Insurance; Anne Rollings, Gecko’s Hospitality; and Mark Vengroff, One Stop Housing.
Directors continuing to serve are Lesley Barre, Bank of America; Kirk Boylston, Lakewood Ranch Commercial; Mayor Gene Brown, City of Bradenton; Bill Colgate, M.D., MCR Health; Jacki Dezelski, Manatee Chamber of Commerce; Mark Evans, Air Products; Larry Fineberg, Benderson Development; Dan Fitz-Patrick, SeaPort Manatee; Jag Grewal, Ian Black Real Estate; Mayor Shirley Groover Bryant, City of Palmetto; Andy Guz, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center; Jennifer Healey, FELD Entertainment; Scott Hopes, Ph.D., Manatee County Government; Allison Imre, Grapevine Communications; Terri Kinder, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce; Cameron Kolesa, South State Bank; Brittany Lamont, Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance; Josh Matlock, CareerSource Suncoast; Ryan McIntyre, ME&S General Contractors; Mike Moschella, Hancock Whitney Bank; Charlie Murphy, The Bank of Tampa; Tim Novak, Ph.D.,Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM); Nicole Parker; Bank of America; Rick Piccolo, Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ); Carol Probstfeld, Ph.D., State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota; Stephen Racine, Peak Development; Cynthia Saunders, School District of Manatee County; Michael Saunders, Michael Saunders & Co.; Byron Shinn, Carr, Riggs & Ingram CPAs; Peter Skokos, Norton, Hammersley, Lopez & Skokos; Blake Soures, SUNZ Insurance; April Smith, Fifth Third Bank; Kevin Stencik, PNC Bank; Veronica Thames, Gulf Coast Community Foundation; Leah Valenti, TECO People Gas; Valerie Viands, Ed.D., Manatee Technical College; Commissioner Debra Williams, Town of Longboat Key; and Greg Witt, Halfacre Construction.
About the Bradenton Area EDC
The Bradenton Area Economic Development Corp. (EDC) is recognized by the State of Florida as 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-skill, high-wage jobs for area residents, and connecting established businesses to the resources they need to grow and prosper. Information: BradentonAreaEDC.com.