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Sarasota Chamber’s Adult Leadership Sarasota Program Announces Class of 2024 Participants!

| Suncoast Post Staff |

Leadership Sarasota, a program of the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, is proud to announce the distinguished members of the 2024 Leadership Class, a group of outstanding individuals who are poised to make a profound impact on the region. This year’s class comprises an impressive roster of professionals from diverse sectors, each bringing unique skills, experiences, and aspirations to the table.

Selected through a rigorous process, the members of the 2024 Leadership Class have demonstrated their commitment to community development, innovation, and leadership excellence. These individuals have been chosen for their exceptional achievements and potential to contribute significantly to the future growth and prosperity of Sarasota and beyond.

The 2024 Adult Leadership class includes:

Evan Ackerman, Children First
Ariane Beauchamp, Child Protection Center, Inc.
Katrina Bing, Around the Way Transportation
Nick Bobbitt, Purmort & Martin Insurance Agency, LLC
Dylan Borden, Four Winds IT
Ev Bosque, Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation
Jill Bowen, Berlin Patten Ebling, PLLC
Rhonda Calahan, Queens of Domestic Violence Awareness Inc.
David Carey, Willis Smith Construction, Inc.
Will Chase, HBKS Wealth Advisors
Leona Collesano, CAN Community Health
Mike Dumer, Sarasota County Government
Sarah Firstenberger, Community Foundation of Sarasota County
Rodney Ford, Coca-Cola Beverages Florida
Jess Fronckowiak, J2 Solutions, Inc.
Jason Good, Ringling College of Art and Design
Jill Grinnell, Town Square Sarasota
Jane Grogg, Sarasota County Government
Tyler Hagan, Day Hagan Asset Management
Ken Hargreaves, WealthGen Advisors
Clovia Harris, C&D Homemaker & Companion Service
David Heedy, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
Erin Hentrich, Kerkering, Barberio & Co.
Kimbrell Hines, Williams Parker Attorneys at Law
Michael Iltis, Iltis Lending Group, Inc.
Gabriela Kaniuga, Tandem Construction
Alison Kanter, El Tropicale Vacation Rentals
Sarah Lyons, S.Ly Architecture
Christina Maksoud, MakSchu LLC
Dara Mazzola, Northwestern Mutual
Melissa McCoy, Sarasota Ballet of Florida, Inc.
Adrian McPherson, RI5E Sports Performance
Jamie Miller, Innovative Advertising
Chip Murphy, Michael Saunders & Company
Marrie Neumer, USF Sarasota – Manatee
Caroline Nigro, Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties
Meghan O’Connell, Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A.
Jacquelyn O’Shaughnessy, HarborChase of Sarasota
Nicole Parker, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
Veronica Perrelli, Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium
Jenn Poppen, SouthState Bank
Kris Pritchard, Simple Network Consulting
Dan Sidler, The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
Gareth Stevenson, RITE Technology
Teal Strammer, HBK CPAs & Consultants
Veronica Thames, Manatee Community Foundation
Elizabeth Topp, Child Protection Center, Inc.
Wendy Walsh, Regions Bank – Southgate
Cameron Watt, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System
Michael Williams, Tweeds Custom Suits

“We are excited to welcome these exceptional individuals to the 2024 Leadership Class,” says Heather Kasten, CEO/President of The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, and a 2014 graduate of Leadership Sarasota. “Their dedication, diverse expertise, and passion for community betterment make us confident that they will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of Sarasota.”

The Leadership Class of Sarasota offers a unique opportunity for these leaders to immerse themselves in the challenges and opportunities facing the community, fostering connections and skills that will drive positive change.

Congratulations to the exceptional members of the 2024 Leadership Class of Sarasota!

Leadership Sarasota is an opportunity for growing leaders in our area to further develop their leadership abilities, make connections, and contribute to the incredible legacy of leadership in our region.

Leadership Sarasota is a program of the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit Sarasota Chamber or call (941) 556-4039.

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