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.

Charlie Murphy

Charlie Murphy

Chair

Executive Vice President/Market President, The Bank of Tampa

Lisa Krouse

Lisa Krouse

Vice Chair

Rob Lane

Rob Lane

Treasurer

Managing Shareholder, Kerkering, Barberio & Co.

Erin Cigich

Erin Cigich

Secretary

CEO, Clickbooth

Art Lambert

Art Lambert

Past Chair

President & CEO, S-One Holdings Corp.

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

Rae Dowling

Rae Dowling

At-Large Member

External Affairs Manager, Florida Power & Light Company

Larry Fineberg

Larry Fineberg

At-Large Member

ED, Industrial Office Warehouse, Benderson Development Company, LLC

Joe C. Hembree

Joe C. Hembree

At-Large Member

Vice President, Hembree & Associates Inc.

Mark Irwin

Mark Irwin

At-Large Member

Market President, BB&T, now Truist

Shaun P. Merriman

Shaun P. Merriman

At-Large Member

Regional President – West Florida, CenterState Bank

Scott Sensenbrenner

Scott Sensenbrenner

At-Large Member

Chief Executive Officer, Enzymedica

Drayton Saunders

Drayton Saunders

At-Large Member

President, Michael Saunders & Company

Byron Shinn

Byron Shinn

At-Large Member

Partner-In-Charge, Carr, Riggs & Ingram

Commissioner Liz Alpert

Commissioner Liz Alpert

Commissioner

City of Sarasota

Mayor Ron Feinsod

Mayor Ron Feinsod

Mayor

City of Venice

Vice Mayor Mike Haycock

Vice Mayor Mike Haycock

Vice Mayor

The Town of Longboat Key

Mayor Jill Luke

Mayor Jill Luke

Mayor

City of North Port

Commission Chair Alan Maio

Commission Chair Alan Maio

Commission Chair

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