Peter Righi

Global Director – Center for Entrepreneurship and Executive Development (CEED) Peter Righi is the co-founder and Global Director of CEED with over 14 years of experience working on economic development and private sector initiatives in emerging markets. Before...

Gail Gillian-Bain

Gail Gillian-Bain Food Business Incubation International (FBII) is an international consortium of members who believe in supporting entrepreneurs where everyday successful, innovative and high growth companies are being launched through the support received from its...

Bob Harrigan

Chief Meteorologist for WWSB ABC 7 Bob Harrigan has been forecasting weather in the Bradenton & Sarasota area now for 30 years. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Atmospheric science and worked for the National Weather Service as a...

Manatee Millennial Movement

The Manatee Millennial Movement was created in January of 2015. A group of 3 members of the Neighborhood Services Department and one person from the Building and Development Services Department were challenged to study the housing trends of Millennials in Manatee...

Jeff Johnson

Jeff Johnson AARP FLORIDA STATE DIRECTOR As AARP Florida State Director, Jeff and his team of staff, volunteers and members seek to lead Florida to expand the possibilities and tackle the challenges of an aging society and equip Florida families to live their best...

Vic Ahmed

Vic Ahmed has extensive experience in fundraising from Angels, VCs, Financial Institutions and Private Equity. His leadership skills include a keen sense for establishing a vision as well as for strategic and tactical planning. His poise for innovation is combined...