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Business Observer Wednesday, Sep. 26, 2012 7 years ago

EDC elects new officers

The EDC officers for the 2012-2013 fiscal year will start Oct. 1.

SARASOTA — The Economic Development Corp. of Sarasota County (EDC) elected new officers for its 2012-2013 fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, according to a news release. The newly elected officers are as follows:

Benjamin R. Hanan, Shumaker, Loop and Kendrick LLP, chairman
David Sessions, Willis A. Smith Construction Inc., immediate past chairman
Rod Hershberger, PGT Industries, vice chairman
Laura Spencer, Community Foundation of Sarasota County, secretary
Allan Barberio, Kerkering, Barberio & Co., treasurer
Mark Huey, president and CEO

The directors include:
Commissioner Suzanne Atwell, city of Sarasota
Commissioner Joseph Barbetta, Sarasota County
Commissioner David Brenner, Town of Longboat Key
Margaret Callihan, SunTrust Bank
Patricia Courtois, Clarke Advertising and Public Relations
Larry Fineberg, Benderson Development Co. LLC
C.J. Fishman, Fishman & Associates Inc.
Councilwoman Jeanette Gates, city of Venice
Joe C. Hembree, Hembree & Associates Inc.
Kevin Hicks, Gator Grading and Paving LLC
Jeremy Kemp, Star Leadership Student
Brian Kennelly, Lakewood Ranch Commercial Realty
James Kuhlman, Florida Shores Bank
Rob Lane, Kerkering, Barberio & Co.
Robert Messick, Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg PA
Jean Trammell, The Venice Company
Commissioner Michael Treubert, city of North Port
Michael Wilson, Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen

The EDC is a nonprofit corporation that works with chambers of commerce, local governments and other organizations through the county and region to expand the community's economic development strategy, add high-paying jobs and diversify the local economy.

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