New Community Leadership Council members appointed at USF Sarasota-Manatee

The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee has announced the new members of the Community Leadership Council (CLC) who have each agreed to serve a two year term.  Steve Mixson, Community Advocate, will serve as the 2011-2012 chair.

The new members are as follows:  Ashley Abene, President  Manatee – Sarasota USF Alumni Chapter – USF Sarasota-Manatee Alumni;  Jeanne Corcoran, Director, Sarasota County Film and Entertainment Office;  Richard Gerrity, Lydian Bank and Trust – USF Alumni;  Karin Grablin, SRQ Wealth Management;  Joe Gruters, Chairman of the Sarasota Republican Party and Accountant at Shinn & Company – USF Alumni;  Rebecca Gutherz, President, USF Sarasota-Manatee Student Government Association;  Kelly Kirschner, former Mayor City of Sarasota and Media Maquiladora;  Jason Krywko, Sleek Audio – USF Alumni;  Jan Pullen, St. Stephen’s School;  Teresa Rawe, Emergency Room Physician;  Ron Reagan, former representative Manatee Legislative Delegation, and MGA Insurance Group in Lakewood Ranch – USF Alumni;  Patrick Roff, City of Bradenton;  Judge Gilbert Smith, Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court of FL in Manatee – USF Alumni;  Olivia Thomas, Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center;  Jean Trammell, The Venice Company;  and Anne Weintraub, Attorney with Band Weintraub – USF Alumni.

The CLC is comprised of community and business leaders from the Sarasota/Manatee County area who represent different industries and sectors and more than 25,000 employees.

The CLC’s charge is to advise the USF Sarasota-Manatee Campus Board and management team about program and service priorities, and advocate and present information on campus priorities to the community and elected officials. The council has four committees: Community Affairs, Executive, Program, and Public Advocacy.