Attorney David A. Wallace, of Bentley Goodrich Kison, was recently given the Judge John M. Scheb Professionalism Award by the Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court.
The award is given annually to a Sarasota County attorney who exemplifies professionalism in his or her day-to-day practice and who contributes time and talents to the overall cause of professionalism within Sarasota’s legal community.
Nominations are sought from community members, and nominees can be Inn members or nonmembers. The recipient is selected by secret ballot of the Masters of the Inn.
Wallace, a member of the Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court, is a board-certified specialist in appellate law and a Florida certified mediator. His practice includes appeals and civil litigation in state and federal courts.
Bentley Goodrich Kison, of Sarasota, is a business and commercial litigation law firm.
Kristine (Kuffel) Marsh, founder/president of Destination Knowledge, is the newest member of the Vistage Sarasota Chapter, CEO Peer Advisory Board.
Marsh joins a global community of CEOs/business owners who meet monthly to confidentially discuss business challenges, share expertise and support the accelerated profitable growth of their firms.
Vistage benefits include industry expert speakers, monthly executive coaching, access to a global network of 23,000 business leaders and the ability to draw on the insight and support of local executives.
Vistage Sarasota is interviewing for new members. For more information, call 941-539-5467 or email Kimberly Martinez, Vistage Sarasota market chair, at [email protected]
Lynn Miller, PGT Innovations code compliance manager, was recently appointed as chairman of the American Society for Testing and Materials’ impact-resistance task group.
The American Society for Testing and Materials is an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems and services.
Miller will serve as the chairman of the most prominent task group within the window, door and skylight subcommittee at ASTM. The group is tasked with overseeing the development of the ASTM E1886 and E1996 standards, which are global standards that set the criteria for performance of exterior windows, curtain walls, doors and impact protective systems impacted by windborne debris in hurricanes.
The ASTM E1886/E1996 standards are adopted by the International Building Code, International Residential Code, Florida Building Code and many other codes worldwide. The standard is critically important in hurricane-prone regions.
Miller joined PGT Innovations, a national leader in the premium window and door category, in 2010. PGT Innovations manufactures and supplies premium windows and doors in Venice.
Homewatch Suncoast, of Sarasota, has earned accreditation from the National Home Watch Association for the sixth year.
The NHWA was formed in 2009 to establish and maintain the highest industry standards for home watch and absentee homeowner services.
Owner Julie Rosenkrantz is a longtime resident of Sarasota. Before moving to Sarasota, she worked for numerous Fortune 500 companies in the Connecticut insurance market as a financial account manager in the employee benefits area.
She has also held her Florida real estate license for the past 11 years.
Julie and her late partner, Don Mark, started Homewatch Suncoast because they saw a need in the Sarasota area for a professional home watch company.
Rosenkrantz and her whole team have earned the designation of Certified Home Watch Professional from the NHWA.
Homewatch Suncoast serves the Sarasota area.
The Shumaker law firm has named Juan Villaveces co-chair of its Real Estate, Construction and Development Business Sector and Meghan Serrano co-chair of its Financial Institutions and Insurance Business Sector.
As partners in Shumaker’s Sarasota office, the two attorneys will guide the legal work in their business sectors for the entire nationwide firm of more than 270 lawyers and advisers.
A board-certified real estate lawyer, Villaveces’ practice focuses on all aspects of residential and commercial real estate law and lender representation. He was honored as a 2021 Elite Top Attorney by SRQ Magazine.
Board certified in business litigation, Serrano practices in all phases of civil and business litigation, regularly representing businesses, insurers, banks, lenders and landlords in both state and federal court. She is a contributing author on several publications on the topics of foreclosure and eviction law.
Serrano was also named a 2021 Elite Top Attorney by SRQ Magazine.
All Faiths Food Bank has recently hired Daniela Malo in the newly established role of associate director of development.
Malo will play an active role in increasing the organization’s capacity through securing significant gifts to further its mission. The primary objective of this new position is to cultivate and steward a portfolio of major donors while also encouraging existing supporters to consider deeper engagement with the food bank/hunger relief organization.
She previously spent nearly four years with Make-A-Wish Southern Florida, rising to regional director. Other employers include Feeding Children Everywhere, in Orlando, and the White House Office of Presidential Correspondence.
Williams Parker, of Sarasota, has added attorney Jeffrey D. Mytinger to its Trusts & Estates practice.
Mytinger earned his LLM in taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and his JD from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.
His practice is focused in the areas of tax, trusts and estates. He works with high net-worth individuals and families to draft estate plans, including wills and revocable trusts, charitable giving, retirement goals and tax matters.
SPARCC Director of Development Mary Ellen Mancini has been awarded the Certified Fund Raising Executive Designation.
Employers and donors who work with CFREs know they are getting a professional who is committed to the best outcomes for their organization and has the requisite knowledge and skills.
This article originally appeared on Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Award goes to Bentley Goodrich Kison attorney