Steve Hall, GBA
As one of Florida’s largest independent employee benefits and Human Resources consulting firms, Alltrust has local offices in Sarasota, Lakeland, Tallahassee, Winter Park and Palm Harbor. Unlike other organizations that primarily focus on your products, at Alltrust, our culture is passionately focused on the human aspect. Our benevolent culture and corresponding service model is what truly differentiates our organization. Specializing in all components of business related to an organization’s human capital, Alltrust serves over 400 Florida based employer groups; from NYSE companies with a national presence, to two employee CPA firms. In addition, Alltrust has been named one of Florida's 2015 Best Small Companies.
Founded in 1971, Aroma Coffee Service is a family owned company that supplies coffee and coffee related supplies to businesses in Central and Southwest Florida. From locally roasted premium coffees to national brand coffees and single cup systems, Aroma provides its customers with exceptional coffee brewing equipment, products and customer service . We also offer premium water filtration systems and a full line of janitorial products.
T. Andrew Stultz, is President/Owner of Atlas Building Company of Florida. Prior to forming Atlas at the end of 2015, the LEED Accredited Professional was with another area construction firm, where he rose quickly through the ranks from project manager to project executive and then vice president of business development.
Stultz earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana and worked for GE Aircraft Engines in Cincinnati, before entering the real estate development industry in 2001. Five years later, he sold the business and moved to Venice where he transitioned into commercial construction.
Leveraging the corporate Six Sigma training he received at GE, he employs the tools and techniques in his day to day business to bring efficiency and quality to all of Atlas client’s projects.
Andy resides in Venice with his wife Victoria and daughter Andrea, who is a graduate of Furman University. He enjoys a good round of golf, flying his Piper Cherokee Six, and cheering on the Furman Paladins.
As an active member in both professional and civic organizations, Mr. Stultz is serving (or has served) in the following organizations:
Matthew DePalma, Managing Partner
As an independent financial services practice, Capstan is free to focus on what really counts: enduring relationships and a commitment to creating value. Putting clients’ needs above all else, we provide exceptional service based on trust and knowledge, supported by one of the nation’s largest investment firms Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network.
Capstan specializes in providing your company with local retirement plan professionals to help navigate today’s complex regulatory environment. Our team presents a full array of services to the employer including objective evaluation of your company’s retirement plan needs while providing your employees with the necessary education to help prepare them for a dignified retirement.
Investment products and services are offered through Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC (WFAFN), Member SIPC. Capstan Financial Consulting Group is a separate entity from WFAFN.
Clifford Scholz, President
As founder, Cliff brings over 40 years of experience in architecture and construction. His sense of design and clear-cut goals have guided his firm and created a reputation for quality and excellence. He takes a proactive role in every project as the client contact, and directs his team of highly skilled professionals to keep every endeavor in balance. Founded in 1992, CMSA has since set an everlasting architectural benchmark in many of Southwest Florida’s most affluent and architecturally demanding private communities and neighborhoods. The CMSA team of design professionals specializes in the areas of luxury residences, private golf and country clubs, corporate properties, and challenging renovations.
Jaime DiDomenico, President
CoolToday is committed to doing "Whatever It Takes" to deliver immediate comfort to Sarasota, Florida and surrounding area residents.
CoolToday has grown its business by building upon it's vision of being "Florida's Best Home Service Company through establishing long-lasting relationships with its clients." This has resulted in building a service agreement client base of nearly 10,000 and 15,000 customers calling them for all their cooling, heating, plumbing, electrical and solar needs. By building on its core values since 1963, CoolToday/PlumbingToday and EnergyToday has developed one of best service and installation teams in the area. Built on a foundation of maintaining the most knowledgeable technical staff with the 3rd party AsktheSeal.com Seal of Approval – an independent verification company that performs national background verifications and driver’s license checks – CoolToday’s (Plumbing and EnergyToday's) has since expanded operations to two NEW service centers, south in Port Charlotte, and north in Riverview, Florida.
Since our inception in January 1988 as Helping Hands Staffing Services, (rebranded for brevity as HHStaffing) our team has built and fostered a belief that our duty is more than just finding a match between a client’s need and a person who can fulfill that need.
Our first ethos is that HH Staffing is committed to helping our clients find the perfect person who can contribute to their team’s success. Our second ethos is a dedication and passion for helping people who we work with to find meaningful career opportunities.
Simply put, our purpose is Helping People. We exist for the sole purpose of helping people, from helping clients to fill their open positions to helping people find meaningful work, we help people.
Today, HH Staffing is led by owner Darrin Rohr. Darrin is the former Chief HR Officer (CHRO) for Bridgestone. Darrin also held senior level appointments for global companies such as Charles Schwab, Specialized Bicycles and other Fortune 500 companies throughout his 30 year HR career. Darrin brings fresh talent perspectives from decades of experiences creating Great Workplace Cultures by helping companies hire the right candidates for their open positions. Darrin frequently blogs about ways to create high performance work place cultures. HH Staffing is headquartered in Sarasota, Florida and has offices in Tampa, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale.
Darrin holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from The University of Tulsa in Tulsa, OK. and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Washburn University in Topeka, KS. Darrin and his wife Margaret have two grown children, John and Mitchell, and two Great Pyrenees Dogs (Stella and Lulu). When not running HH Staffing, you can find Darrin out running area road races and competing in Triathlons having competed for over 30 years in multi-sport events including the Hawaiian Ironman in Kona Hawaii three times.
Karins Engineering Group provides engineering services for the entire lifespan of your project, from new construction to maintenance and restoration. Whether it's commercial, residential or institutional, we engineer solutions that bring ambitious architectural visions to life. For over 20 years we've tackled complex structural engineering challenges from high rise to mid-rise with cost-effective innovation solutions.
As President and Owner of one of the larger Florida-based engineering firms with practice specialization in structural restoration consulting, Mr. Karins is a qualified expert witness for cases related to existing building restoration projects. David G. Karins has civil engineering experience with practice specialization in structural engineering and building sciences. Mr. Karins’s experience encompasses all aspects of the typical engineering project including analysis, design, plan preparation, specification writing, and report preparation, consulting during permitting and bidding, and field observations of work-in-progress. Mr. Karins is also specialized in commercial and residential structural design and threshold inspection for buildings ranging from one to twenty-six stories, and structural restoration consulting including damage survey, specification preparation, and field observations of work-in progress. Site development coordination, quality control and materials testing also conducted.
Now in its fourth decade of service, Michael Saunders & Company is built on an unwavering commitment to our values and exceptional service for our customers. Through our worldwide connections, innovative Web presence, intimate market knowledge, and dedicated professionals Michael Saunders & Company delivers a comprehensive array of services that generations of home buyers and sellers have come to expect from Southwest Florida’s most trusted name in real estate.
“Exceptional People, Properties & Service” says it all. Each closed transaction is a cumulative result of the market knowledge, innovation and diligence of our 550-plus outstanding sales agents and their dedicated management team – under two generations of involved, hands-on leadership.
Established in 1988, the law firm of Norton, Hammersley, Lopez & Skokos, P.A. offers the highest-quality personal service for individuals and businesses.
With a wide range of practice groups and talented, ethical and dynamic attorneys, Norton, Hammersley offers the best of both worlds by utilizing extensive legal resources and knowledge in servicing each of its individual and business clients.
With over 25 years of Sarasota Law Practice experience, Norton Hammersley, a Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated law firm, is comprised of 10 attorneys and four main practice groups: real estate, business and tax law, trial practice and dispute resolution, and estate planning/administration and asset preservation. The firm also has an energetic, talented and knowledgeable group of paralegals and staff to assist clients with their individual and business needs in the most cost-efficient manner.
Formed in 1995 with the acquisition of the Longboat Observer, Observer Media Group Inc. has grown into a family-owned and operated multimedia company with nine newspapers, six websites, a quarterly arts and social magazine and more than 100 employees serving multiple communities around Florida.
The company's portfolio of newspapers includes four free community weeklies serving the Sarasota-Bradenton, Fla., market — Sarasota Observer, Longboat Observer, East County Observer and the Pelican Press; Palm Coast Observer and Ormond Beach Observers, free weekly serving the east coast market of Palm Coast/Flagler County; Plant City Observer, serving the central market of Plant City near greater Tampa Bay; West Orange Times, serving the communities of Winter Garden, Windermere and Ocoee in west-central Orange County; and the Business Observer, a paid-circulation weekly with subscribers extending from Tampa to Naples. The company’s associated websites include YourObserver.com, PalmCoastObserver.com, OrmondBeachObserver.com, PlantCityObserver.com, ThisWeekinSarasota.com, WOTimes.com and BusinessObserverFL.com. Season magazine is the quarterly arts and social guide. And LWR Life is a quarterly, glossy magazine distributed in Lakewood Ranch in partnership with Schroeder-Manatee Ranch. Altogether, the company’s newspapers, magazines and websites reach more than 200,000 readers a week.
Kevin Stencik joined PNC in 2018 as the Market Leader for West and Central Florida’s Commercial Banking unit, delivering value-added guidance and customized solutions to optimize the financial performance of companies, with revenues between $5mm - $50mm. Kevin has 20+ years of banking experience, including both individual production and leadership roles within the commercial, business banking and retail segments.
With more than $304 billion in assets, PNC Financial Services, (NYSE: PNC) is one of the largest financial services companies in the country. In Florida, PNC Bank maintains more than 200 branches, 350 ATM's statewide and provides everything from personal banking services to wealth management, business banking and corporate & institutional services for organizations all over the world.
Locally, PNC is also enriching communities through philanthropy, sponsorships, community development and its signature cause, Grow Up Great. Through executive leadership, strategic investments and employee volunteerism, PNC is helping to build strong communities and create financial opportunities for individuals, families and businesses. Last year more than $73 million was invested in communities across 19 states and the District of Columbia to encourage home ownership, economic development, partnerships with community-based organizations and support early childhood education.
Sarasota Memorial Health Care System
Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, an 839-bed regional medical center, is among the largest public health systems in Florida. With 6,400-plus staff, it is Sarasota County’s largest employer. The hospital’s Medical Staff includes more than 1,400 credentialed providers who represent 60 specialties. Over 750 members of the community contribute their time and skills as volunteers.
Founded in 1925, Sarasota Memorial is governed by the nine-member elected Sarasota County Public Hospital Board.
A full-service health system with specialized expertise in heart, vascular, cancer, orthopedics and neuroscience services, Sarasota Memorial also includes a network of outpatient and urgent care centers, physician practices, skilled nursing and rehabilitation among its many programs. It is the only hospital in Sarasota County providing obstetrical services, pediatrics, Level III neonatal intensive care, psychiatric services for patients of all ages and a Level II Trauma Center.
David Verinder has served as president and CEO of Sarasota Memorial since 2014, overseeing the development and successful launch of new medical services to improve the community's access to high-quality health care.
Dr. Smith has been an animal lover all his life. His passion for becoming a veterinarian started in the 6th grade. After meeting a local veterinarian at an Eagle Scout dinner he began working at the veterinarian’s office in his hometown of Thomasville, Georgia. His passion and love for helping animals grew stronger and finally his dream of becoming a veterinarian came true when he received a scholarship to the University of Florida.
Dr. Smith is a 1988 graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, Dr. Smith began his career in South Florida. He was the managing partner of a group of veterinary emergency centers in the Fort Lauderdale area and owned and worked at several daytime veterinary clinics as well. He also did consulting work for several local veterinarians on how to manage and grow their practices. Dr. Smith was very active in the veterinary community in Fort Lauderdale as the president of the Broward County Veterinary Medical Association. His goal was to bring local veterinarians together by hosting social events and promoting continuing education.
After 19 years of practicing in Southeast Florida, Dr. Smith wanted to start a family and decided he needed a change of pace. He moved to lovely Sarasota in July 2006 with his wife, Leyla and their two Labrador Retriever dogs and two Pomeranian dogs and Ernie the kitty. Dr. Smith is now the owner of and Chief of Staff at the Sarasota Veterinary Center on Cattlemen Road in Sarasota. At one point he was the president of the local Southwest Florida Veterinary Medical Association. He also owns Parkway Veterinary Center on University Parkway in Sarasota and Meadowrun Affordable Pet Care in Brandon, Florida. In addition, Dr. Smith is the Chief Medical Officer and one of the founding partners of the My Pet's Vet Group which is a national chain of veterinary hospitals.
Dr. Smith’s philosophy has always been about practicing high quality medicine with a strong emphasis on preventative medicine for pets of all ages and geriatric medicine for aging pets since the human/animal bond is growing stronger and pets are living longer. His vast experience in veterinary emergency medicine has led to his emphasis on how preventative medicine is key to your pet’s well being. Dr. Smith is a firm believer in the importance of client education. A large percentage of his day is spent on explaining things and answering questions so pet owners can make better informed decisions on their pets health and well being.
Another important aspect of Dr. Smith’s practice philosophy is an emphasis on customer service. He likes to surround himself with staff members whose love of animals and compassion is obvious to all who enter his hospital. Nothing is more gratifying than hearing a pet owner say that their pet actually likes to come to one of his pet hospitals. Dr. Smith currently spends a lot of time mentoring and coaching as well as speaking to his staffs and at national conferences on the importance of culture in making a business successful, attracting and retaining good employees and attaining "clients for life." It all fits in with Dr. Smith’s longstanding motto that Pets Are Family Too!
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Al Purmort Insurance is backed by an ownership team with five generations of insurance industry experience, expertise and service to its clients and has served Southwest Florida’s diversified insurance needs since 1985. We offer world class protection for all of your personal, professional and business insurance requirements and have established ourselves as one of the largest and most respected independent insurance agencies in all of Florida. We take pride in always being there for our clients. We see every relationship as an opportunity to personally provide value, understanding, education and customized solutions…that exceed expectations. We welcome the opportunity to work with you.
In today's business environment, you can't spend all your time reacting to events. You've got to set goals for your company, for tomorrow and for three years down the road. But the future could hold many things undefined some expected, some surprises--with the potential to affect your ability to reach those goals. Which ones are likely? Which ones aren't? What should your business do to prepare for them?
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Delesa Morris, M.S., CFRE
Delesa Morris, M.S., CFRE® joined the Tidewell Foundation Team in July 2022. She brings over twenty years of experience in philanthropy, community relations, strategic planning, communication, and non-profit management. She is responsible for providing leadership of Tidwell’s Philanthropy, Planned Giving, Donor and Data management.
Her career experience includes serving at the Executive Director of Philanthropy for Cleveland Clinic Martin Health System, Assistant Vice President at Palm Beach Atlantic University and Director of Development, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati.
Delesa holds the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential and earned her M.S. degree in Organizational Leadership and a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Delesa is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Association of Healthcare Philanthropy and Charitable Gift Planners of Southwest Florida. Her passion is igniting joy through philanthropy.
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