Executive Director of LWRBA

Heather Kasten -  President & CEO

It is with great pleasure that I extend a genuine and hearty “Hello” as your President & CEO of the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance.

Today’s competitive business environment is reliant upon the growth of small and local businesses. At the LWRBA, we work with a team of passionate volunteers and staff. The Lakewood Ranch community is a special place to start or grow a business - a community where you can live, work and play that’s growing at a remarkable pace. We work to collaborate with business leaders from our region to form community partnerships that promote our area as THE place to do business. Our commitment to members is to create meaningful connections and help members realize value from their membership investment.

Our family has lived in the Sarasota/ Manatee region since 2010. Along with my husband of 25 years and 3 children, I am active in several community organizations, the CF Foundation and Bayside Community Church. My professional background includes management and leadership positions with Eli Lilly, Six Flags Theme Parks and the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce. Together with our Board of Directors, volunteers, members and staff, we look forward to continuing the momentum of building a strong and influential business organization in the Lakewood Ranch region.

       We want to get to know your business and what the Alliance can contribute to helping you surpass your business objectives. We ask for your input, your feedback and your participation in this journey. One of my favorite quotes is, Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”  ~Vince Lombardi 

  Heather Kasten
     President & CEO
Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance
  8430 Enterprise Circle - Suite 140
Lakewood Ranch, Fl 34202


The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance is a strong community-driven membership organization that focuses on business growth, partnership, opportunities and awareness. Its proud members are a wide variety of large and small business owners and their dedicated employees within the community. All of its valued members are committed to best businesses practices, networking opportunities, training, seminars, education, business connections, economic development and community expansion. Member businesses are located in, or doing business in, the Lakewood Ranch area, near Bradenton and Sarasota, Florida. Our proud members are dedicated to promoting a vibrant business community and speaking up for business needs in the community. The Alliance also has a strong working relationship with local Chambers of Commerce and is focused on creating awareness for local non-profit organizations.

8430 Enterprise Circle

 Suite 140
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
Phone: 941-757-1664 
Fax: 941-362-2600 
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