USF Sarasota-Manatee welcomes new Community Leadership Council Chairman and Executive Committee

The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee welcomes Community Leader Steve Mixson as the 2011 Community Leadership Council (CLC) Chairman.

Other new members of the Executive Committee of the Community Leadership Council include:

  • Vice Chair Larry Fineberg, Leasing Southeast Benderson Development Company, LLC
  • Program Chair Jim Delgado, Kallins Little & Delgado
  • Public Advocacy Chair Hon. Ron Reagan, R-Bradenton
  • Community Affairs Chair Ernie Withers, Autoway Ford Bradenton
  • Chairman Emeritus David Eckel, Wagner Realty
  • Board Liaison Richard Smith, Christopher Smith Leonard Bristow & Stanell PA

The CLC membership consists of local community and business leaders who advise USF Sarasota-Manatee administration on services and programs that meet local community needs.  Members of the CLC represent several industries and sectors and more than 25,000 employees.  The council has four committees: Executive, Community Affairs, Program, and Public Advocacy.

The CLC meets quarterly at USF Sarasota-Manatee. For more information on the council’s work, please contact Lynn Evensen at (941) 359-4340 or visit