Gulf Coast Leadership Graduation

August 12, 2011

Gulf Coast News

Congratulations to the 24 aspiring and inspiring leaders from across our region who completed our Gulf Coast Leadership Institute. The tight-knit group finished the three-month leadership-development program and celebrated their graduation on July 29 at Venetian Golf and River Club in North Venice.

Gulf Coast President and CEO Teri A Hansen said of the group, “With the important issues in our region needing civil discourse and all sides to be heard, Gulf Coast applauds these leaders as they reach out into the community to make a positive difference.”

Here is the 2011 class of Gulf Coast Leadership Institute:

  •  Danette Bartolotta, Vice President, ROI Media
  •  Judie Bauer, Community Volunteer
  •  Michael Beaumier, Project Executive, W.G. Mills
  •  Nancy Blackstone, Self-employed RN, Psychologist
  •  Richard Cautero, Executive Advisor, Executive Advisory Services
  •  Ray Collins, Principal, Ray Collins Media
  •  KC Conti, Broker-Owner, Golf Breeze Realty
  •  Chris Coviello, Director of Development, Epiphany Cathedral Parish and School
  •  Pam Day, Executive Director, Designing Women Boutique
  •  Don Hall, Executive Director, Transition Sarasota
  •  Todd Kerkering, Emergency Management Planning Chief, Sarasota County Government
  •  Lora Kosten, Faculty Coordinator, USF Sarasota-Manatee at North Port
  •  Denise Kowal, Self-employed Landlord
  •  Michael Longworth, Principal/Partner, Sabal Trust Company
  •  Steve Martin, CEO/Wealth Advisor, SRQ Wealth Management
  •  Jeff McGrath, President/Owner, DRTM Ventures
  •  Dawn Moore, Community Volunteer
  •  Melissa Perkins, Coordinator of Senior Outreach/Victim Advocate, Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies
  •  Patrick Seidensticker, Chief Financial Officer, Libby’s Café & Bar
  •  Gardner Sherrill, Wealth Advisor
  •  Betsy Steiner, Consultant
  •  Russell Strayer, Project Manager, Strayer Surveying and Mapping
  •  Todd Sweet, Principal/Partner, TOTeMS Architecture
  •  Olivia Thomas, Executive Director, Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center




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