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Sarasota-Bradenton CEO group names new executive director

  • By Mark Gordon
  • | 8:00 a.m. April 12, 2024
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The Gulf Coast CEO Forum has named Rene Hebda its new executive director. 

Hebda previously worked for Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School in Sarasota, where she was director of institutional advancement, according to a statement. She was at the school for more than 11 years. “I am honored to have the opportunity to lead such a dynamic group of leaders in our community and work together to build relationships, generate ideas and formulate solutions,” Hebda says in the release. 

Rene Hebda
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Hebda replaces Kimberly Manooshian, who left the organization earlier this year.

“We are excited to have Rene onboard,” says Forum Board Chair Doug Walters, who is also founding partner of Walters and Associates CPAs. “Rene’s energy, expertise and innovative mindset will be instrumental to leading the CEO Forum into the future. 

The Gulf Coast CEO Forum is a networking organization for business leaders within the region, focused on providing relationships, ideas and solutions for CEOs through a speaker series, social functions and small group roundtable experiences. Membership criteria includes organizations with at least 10 employees and a minimum of $1.5 million in annual net revenue. 



Mark Gordon

Mark Gordon is the managing editor of the Business Observer. He has worked for the Business Observer since 2005. He previously worked for newspapers and magazines in upstate New York, suburban Philadelphia and Jacksonville.

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