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Business Observer Friday, Oct. 29, 2004 16 years ago

Newsmakers (Sara/Mana edition)

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Newsmakers (Sara/Mana edition)

Advertising

i Stephen A. Smith & Associates Advertising hired Christine Moreira as senior art director. Moreira previously worked for Sudler and Hennessey and Robert A. Becker and Lyons Lavey Nickel Swift in New York.

Agriculture

i Schroeder-Manatee Ranch Inc. announced the retirement of Clive Morris at yearis end. Morris worked as the vice president of agriculture for Schroeder-Manatee Ranch Inc.

Awards

i Florida Recreation and Park Association presented the 2004 Lifetime Award to Walter Rothenbach Jr. at the 2004 State Conference. Rothenbach began his career as a recreation supervisor in 1963 and advanced in 1966 to director of the Sarasota County Parks and Recreation Department. In 2003 Rothenbach retired from Sarasota County Government as deputy county administrator.

Banks

i Liberty Savings Bank hired Barbara Cole as service manager of the bankis Shamrock financial center. Cole previously worked for National Bank of Geneve in Victor, N.Y.

i SunTrust Banks Inc. announced new leadership roles for its executives. New moves include: George Koehn, chairman, president and CEO of SunTrustis Florida Banking Group will retire on June 30, 2005. Koehn will be succeeded by Thomas Kuntz who is chairman, president and CEO of SunTrust Bank, South Florida.

Thomas Yochum, chairman, president and CEO of Orlando-based SunTrust Bank, Central Florida, will retire at yearis end. He will be succeeded by SunTrust Bank, Southwest Florida Chairman, President and CEO Ray Sandhagen.

James Rasmussen, executive vice president and retail banking business manager for SunTrust in South Florida, has been named chairman, president and CEO of SunTrust Bank, South Florida.

Margaret Callihan, chairman, president and CEO of SunTrust Bank, Chattanooga, will assume the role of chairman, president and CEO of SunTrust Bank, Southwest Florida on Jan. 1.

Construction

i KCC Estimating and Construction Services Inc. announced that Jesse Hostetler, Walter Weiler, Mark Thibodeau, Richard June, Orlando Priede, Pamela Meaige and Donald Bamford all earned their state contractoris license.

i Willis A. Smith Construction Inc. hired David Sessions as a project manager.

Foundations

i Mark Barnebey, administrative, land use and government law attorney for Kirk-Pinkerton, was recently elected vice president of the Library Foundation for the Manatee County Library System.

Law

i Walters Levine Brown Klingensmith & Thomison PA hired Thomas Valentine as an associate attorney. He will practice in the areas of commercial litigation, construction and insurance disputes.

i Garland, Padelford & Kaklis, P.A. hired Kathleen Constantine as an attorney. Constantine practices in the area of elder law.

Health Care

i Dr. Robert Friedman has been elected by his peers to serve as chief of ophthalmology of the Sarasota Memorial Health Care System. Friedman specializes in the medical and surgical management of glaucoma.

Real Estate

i Joe Boguszewski, a sales associate at Coldwell Banker Real Estate Inc.is St. Armands office, received the Gold Circle of Distinction at this summeris Coldwell Banker Real Estate Elite Retreat Conference in Salt Lake City.

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