Area business leaders announced as members of USF Sarasota-Manatee College of Business Advisory Board

The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee has announced the members of a newly formed Advisory Board for the College of Business, which will begin to meet in the fall.

The major charge of the eighteen local area business leaders who make up the Advisory Board will be to advise faculty about the skills business students in the 21st century need to enter a highly competitive workforce.  The Advisory Board’s recommendations will help the College of Business to develop new curriculum that is the most beneficial for students and local employers.

Members of the USF Sarasota-Manatee College of Business Advisory Board are:

Tommye Barie, CPA Associates

Danamichele Brennen, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc.

Allen Carlson, Sun Hydraulics Corporation

Bruce Coffey, L-3 Communications Corporation

Philip Delaney, Northern Trust

Mary C. Forristall, Forristall Enterprises, Inc.

Scott M. Greer, BB&T

Dale Hoffner, CPA Associates

Rex Jensen, Schroeder-Manatee Ranch, Inc.

Lana Krauter, Bealls Department Stores, Inc.

Lisa Krouse, FCCI Insurance Group, Inc.

Cathy Layton, Layton & Company, Inc.

Alice Rau, Community Leader

Don Roberts, Goodwill Industries Manasota

Steven Roskamp, Roskamp & Patterson Management

Lindy Smith, Aladdin Equipment Company

Susanne S. Wise, Take Care of Sarasota, Inc.

For more information about the Board, please call Dr. Robert Anderson, Dean of the College of Business at USFSM, at (941) 359-4274.