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2021 Sandies Winners

2021 winners left to right: (top row) Allison Imre, Ron Trytek, Alicia Chalmers. (Bottom row) Michelle Olivo, Lorri Kidder, Karen Medford

Every year, the Sandies recognizes members, chosen by their peers, for their remarkable talents, character, and commitment to the Alliance and community. “The Sandies” awards actively support and celebrate The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance’s mission to serve, help develop and unify area businesses through a powerful partnership with other community organizations and governmental institutions. LWRBA is dedicated to providing leadership, resources and business development to foster and advocate for the businesses and their employees of Lakewood Ranch.

ABOVE AND BEYOND

Julie Fanning - Benderson Development
Kent Jimison - Easterseals of SWFL
Nyda Bittmann-Neville - TNB Consulting

Presented by
The Bank of Tampa

 

BEST RANCHER 

Awarded to the most dedicated and highly motivated member who has invited or referred the highest number of new Alliance members.

Presented by
Bank OZK

BULL BY THE HORNS

Bill Sadlo -Boys & Girls Club of Sarasota & Desoto Counties
Chris Williams - Aginto - A Digital Agency
Ron Beck - Gulfside Bank

Presented by
Grapevine Communications

 

COMMUNITY CHAMPION

Hugh Shields - Gold Coast Eagle Distributing
Kelly Erdmann - Nothing Bundt Cakes
Lori Ruth - The Observer Media Group

Presented by
Willis Smith Construction

 

NETWORKING KING

Anthony Baldo - J.P. Morgan Private Bank
Bruce Abramson - KW Commercial
Joe Marra - Piper Fire Protection

Presented by
Thrive

 

NETWORKING QUEEN

Bree Carotti - Carotti Engineering
Lori Ambramson - LegalShield
Lexie Guanchez - Boyd Insurance & investments

Presented by
Kerkering Barberio & Company

RAY OF SUNSHINE

AnneMarie Graff - Bank OZK
Rossalyn Delfino - Sarasota Addiction Recovery Assistance
Yulia Kuzenko - Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Presented by
Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System

RISING STAR

Brian Garnant - Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation
Jeff Bergamo - HBK CPAs & Consultants
William Sever - Schooley Mitchell of Sarasota

Presented by
Gulfside Bank

 

YOUNG PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

Danielle Visone - Tidewell Hospice
Tieler Gittleman - Northern Trust Company
Zoe Kasper - Bekins Moving Solutions

Presented by
Mote Marine Laboratory

 

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

The Volunteer of the Year award will
be awarded by a selection committee, chosen from nominees across all Sandies award categories. This award will go to a volunteer who has shown the most extraordinary dedication and commitment to the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance and its mission throughout the last year.

Presented by
Bank of America