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.
Executive Vice President/Market President, The Bank of Tampa
Joe C. Hembree
Vice President, Hembree & Associates Inc.
Managing Shareholder, Kerkering, Barberio & Co.
President & CEO, S-One Holdings Corp.
At Large Member
SVP, Corporate Sales & Innovation, PGT Innovations
President, Lakewood Ranch Commercial Realty
Partner, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
NW Area Manager, Florida Power & Light Company
ED, Industrial Office Warehouse, Benderson Development Company, LLC
Market President, BB&T, now Truist
Shaun P. Merriman
Regional President – West Florida, CenterState Bank
Chief Executive Officer, Enzymedica
President, Michael Saunders & Company
Partner-In-Charge, Carr, Riggs & Ingram
Vice Mayor Erik Arroyo
City of Sarasota
Mayor Ron Feinsod
City of Venice
Penelope “Penny” Gold
The Town of Longboat Key
Mayor Jill Luke
City of North Port
Commission Chair Alan Maio
Zachary Buffington, Esq.
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.