2024 Board & Committee Members

  • Immediate Past-Chair: Jon Thaxton, Gulf Coast Community Foundation
  • 2024 Chair: Pete Abbott, Edward Jones Investments
  • Vice-Chair: Morgan Bentley, Bentley Law
  • Secretary: Jay Berman, Consultant
  • Treasurer: Jason Toale, Robert Toale & Sons Funeral Home
  • President: Kim Noyes, KAN Connect LLC

Board Members

  • Charla Burchett, Esq., Shutts & Bowen
  • Lisa Carlton, Former State Senator
  • Patrick Duggan, Esq., Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
  • Debra Flynt Garrett, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe
  • Kelly Gilliland, Integrity Mortgage Capital
  • Virginia Haley, Visit Sarasota (ret.)
  • Craig Schaeffer, State Attorneys Office
  • Jennifer Vigne, Education Foundation of Sarasota County

Emeritus Members

  • Marj Baldwin (Board Member/President 1986-2009) (dec.)
  • Rick DeFuria, Senior Circuit Judge (dec.)
  • Art Ginsburg, Esq. (dec.)
  • Eddie Morton, Morton’s Gourmet Market
  • Dr. Hal Lenobel (Board Member 2002-2013) (dec.)
  • Dr. Bob Windom (Founding Board member Served 1984-2013) (dec.)

Program Committee Members

  • Co-Chairs:  Morgan Bentley and Kevin Cooper
  • Kevin Cooper
  • Dan Bailey, Esq.
  • Larry Eger, Esq.
  • Debra Flynt-Garrett
  • Virginia Haley
  • Lauren Kurnov
  • Linda Long
  • Kim Noyes
  • Jon Thaxton
  • Jennifer Vigne