Board of Directors

The mission of the Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County is to grow, diversify and sustain the economy of Sarasota County while enhancing our unique natural and cultural environment.

Joe C. Hembree

Joe C. Hembree

Chair

Vice President, Hembree & Associates Inc.

Mark Irwin

Mark Irwin

Vice Chair

Market President, Truist

Shaun P. Merriman

Shaun P. Merriman

Treasurer

Regional President – West Florida, SouthState Bank

Erin Cigich

Erin Cigich

Secretary

CEO, Clickbooth

Charlie Murphy

Charlie Murphy

Past Chair

Executive Vice President/Market President, The Bank of Tampa

Brent Boydston

Brent Boydston

At Large Member

SVP, Corporate Sales & Innovation, PGT Innovations

Kirk Boylston

Kirk Boylston

At-Large Member

President, Lakewood Ranch Commercial Realty

Dan DeLeo

Dan DeLeo

At-Large Member

Partner, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Larry Fineberg

Larry Fineberg

At-Large Member

ED, Industrial Office Warehouse, Benderson Development Company, LLC

Dr. Todd Fritch

Dr. Todd Fritch

At-Large Member

EVP and Provost, State College of Florida

Dr. Karen Holbrook

Dr. Karen Holbrook

At-Large Member

Regional Chancellor, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee

Devaney Iglesias

Devaney Iglesias

At-Large Member

NW Area Manager, Florida Power & Light

Art Lambert

Art Lambert

At-Large Member

President & CEO, S-One Holdings Corp.

Mark Pritchett

Mark Pritchett

At-Large Member

President and CEO, Gulf Coast Community Foundation

Drayton Saunders

Drayton Saunders

At-Large Member

President, Michael Saunders & Company

Scott Sensenbrenner

Scott Sensenbrenner

At-Large Member

Chief Executive Officer, Enzymedica

Rick Severance

Rick Severance

At-Large Member

President, Wellen Park

Byron Shinn

Byron Shinn

At-Large Member

Partner-In-Charge, Carr, Riggs & Ingram

Heather Williams

Heather Williams

At-Large Member

Shareholder, Kerkering Barberio & Co.

Bill Woodson, PhD

Bill Woodson, PhD

Dean of Outreach, Office of Outreach and Inclusive Excellence

New College of Florida

Vice Mayor Erik Arroyo

Vice Mayor Erik Arroyo

City of Sarasota

Mayor Ron Feinsod

Mayor Ron Feinsod

City of Venice

Commissioner Penelope “Penny” Gold

Commissioner Penelope “Penny” Gold

The Town of Longboat Key

Mayor Jill Luke

Mayor Jill Luke

City of North Port

Commission Chair Alan Maio

Commission Chair Alan Maio

Sarasota County

Zachary Buffington, Esq.

Zachary Buffington, Esq.

Board Counsel

Partner, Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen

Invest in Sarasota County

The EDC of Sarasota County diversifies our local economy and helps create jobs for Floridians. Investing in the EDC empowers us to grow our economy and attract more business to our region.

Chairman’s Advisors