Three Community Leaders Appointed to University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee Campus Board

Dr. Teresa Rawe, David Eckel and Anne Weintraub were named to the USF Sarasota-Manatee Board on June 21.


SARASOTA (June 25, 2013) – The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee appointed three new members to the Campus Board at the June 21 board meeting. Dr. Teresa Rawe, David Eckel and Anne Weintraub replace Margaret Callihan, Elizabeth Lindsay and Bob Turner as full-time members of the five-person board joining Byron Shinn and Richard Smith.

“We are so pleased to announce the new additions to our Campus Board,” said Regional Chancellor Dr. Arthur Guilford. “Anne, David and Teresa have always been strong supporters of USF Sarasota-Manatee. Their leadership and community ties will pay dividends to our university during their tenure on the board. I would also like to sincerely thank Margaret Callihan, Bob Turner and Liz Lindsay for their dedication and service for the last several years. USF Sarasota-Manatee is extremely grateful to have benefited from their wisdom and stewardship.”

The new members were approved by the USF Board of Trustees on June 6 and will begin their four-year term on July 1.

Weintraub is a shareholder and a founding member of the Sarasota-based law firm of Band Weintraub, P.L.A. and a real estate attorney. Ms. Weintraub was named one of Tampa Bay’s “Top 25 People to Watch” in 2013 by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. She is also currently a member of the Stetson University College of Law Board of Overseers and is a member of the boards for The Visible Men’s Academy Charter School and the Joshua Chapnick Epilepsy Endowment Fund. In addition, Weintraub has served on the corporate board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Sarasota County and was recently appointed to the University of South Florida Community Leadership Council. She is a past chairwoman of both the Sarasota Association of Realtors and the Sarasota County Bar Association’s Realtor/Attorney Joint Committee.

Eckel serves as President  and Broker/Owner of Wagner Realty, comprising 10 branch offices in Sarasota and Manatee Counties and across the Tampa Bay area. Wagner Realty is a full service real estate company, voted “The Best Real Estate Company” by The Bradenton Herald’s Readers’ Preference Awards for 15 years in a row.  In 2011, the Company was voted large business of the year by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce. Eckel has been very active in the community throughout the years, and served USFSM as the Chairman of the Community Leadership Council, was Chairman of the Community Affairs Committee, and presently is an advisor to the College of Business. Eckel was a long-time Board Member of Saint Stephens Episcopal School, and has very recently been asked to serve as a Board Member of its Endowment Committee. He served as a previous Board Member of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce and its Economic Development Council, a Board Member of Whitney National Bank and is a present Board Member of the Plaza at Five Points Condominium Association (Sarasota). Eckel is a previous runner up for Entrepreneur of the Year for Sarasota/Manatee Counties as named by the Gulf Coast Business Review. Eckel graduated from Cornell University and received an MBA degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He also served as an officer in the United States Army and received an honorable discharge as a Captain.

Dr. Teresa Rawe is the medical director of the Emergency Department for Manatee Memorial Hospital at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center.  She has served in this capacity at Manatee Memorial since 1998 and has been affiliated with Lakewood Ranch Medical Center since 2004. Prior to this appointment, Rawe was with the Edward White Hospital in St. Petersburg from 1996-2006. In 1989, she completed a medical internship at University General Hospital in Seminole, Fla., and completed her Doctor of Osteopathy at Nova Southeastern University, University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Miami, Fla. in 1988. She was a University of South Florida Chemistry graduate in 1984. Rawe holds academic appointments at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine and Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Her specialty has been Emergency Medicine since 1989. She is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, American Academy of Physician Specialists, the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association and Sigma Sigma Phi.