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.