New Selby Gardens trustee, bank and insurance agency add employees


Marie Selby Botanical Gardens has appointed two people to its board of trustees. Aaron Bellamy and Renée James Gilmore will each have a three-year term from July 1, during which they will help shape the strategic vision for the future of the institution.

Bellamy, a native of Sarasota, is the youth and family advocate for the Safe Children’s Coalition Residential Program.

He served on the board of directors of the Gulf Coast Heritage Association, the governing body of Historic Spanish Point, before the campus became part of Selby Gardens in 2020. Bellamy previously served on the Selby Gardens Advisory Committee.

Gilmore, a fourth generation Sarasotan, is executive producer of Empowering Voices on ABC7, owns Saja Group, LLC, a management consulting firm, and is dedicated to helping communities and businesses achieve inclusion and cultural diversity benefit.

She has worked in the public and private sectors leading national multibillion dollar business initiatives and has received awards from the Department of Labor for capacity building and innovative programming.

From July 1st Marianne McComb will act as chairman of the board and Dr. Joel Morganroth as deputy chairman.

McComb holds a Masters in Language and Literature from the University of Chicago and had a successful career in children’s book publishing before becoming a Master Gardener. McComb and her husband invoice, are leading sponsors of the Selby Gardens master plan campaign.

Morganroth is an academic cardiologist who specializes in cardiovascular drug development. He chairs the Finance Committee of Selby Gardens and he and his wife, Dr. Gail Morrison Morganroth, are the visionary donors for the master plan campaign.

Continuing their service as trustee are: J. Allison Archbold, Daniel “Pat” Ball, Ariane Dart, Norbert P. Donelly, Jean Weidner Goldstein, Teri A. Hansen, Marcy Klein, Katherine A. Martucci, Cornelia Matson, Keith Monda, Mike Quillen, Jeannie Russell, Pauline L Wamsler, Michael J. Wilson, Margaret Wise and Jennifer O. Rominiecki, President and CEO of Selby Gardens.

With Senior Vice President and Senior Credit Officer Maryann Museum retires in July after 32 years with Charlotte State Bank & Trust Todd R. Rinehart as her successor.

Rinehart, who has over 40 years of experience in all aspects of the banking industry, joined Charlotte State Bank & Trust in March 2019 as Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Lending.

The commercial lending business of the bank also includes Nicholas Becamewho recently joined the bank as the deputy vice president. He spent a dozen years in banking as a commercial lender in the Charlotte, Collier, Lee, and Sarasota counties.


Angie Parsons joined Charlotte State Bank & Trust as a Portfolio Manager at Trust and Investment Management Services.

With over 13 years of wealth management experience, Parsons will work closely with clients to manage their investments in trusts, IRAs or individually titled accounts.

In 2009 she graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Florida with a degree in finance.


Atlas Insurance based in Sarasota has added Matt DeMasi his team as an advertising producer for the independent agency.

DeMasi is an IRMI-certified construction risk and insurance specialist who is uniquely qualified to offer tailor-made insurance advice for the specific construction protection needs of its customers.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bridgewater College in 2020.


The Westcoast Black Theater Troupe has announced its 2021-2022 Board of Trustees designed to guide the arts organization into its post-pandemic future.

Is new to the board Michele J. Hooperwho will serve with trustees Cheryl Anderson, Treasurer; Ali Bahaj; Chris Caswell, Secretary; Kitty crane; Michael Gardiner; Sy gold leaf; Doris A. Johnson, Chair; P.Enélope Kingman; Margie Nellum Lee; Dr. John Maupin; Howard Millman; Dr. Randall Morgan; Marian Moss, Deputy Chairman; Mona Rankin; Dona Scott; Eva Slane; and Lois Watson.

Outgoing trustees are Marvin Albert, Dr. Jaih Jackson and Mike Rosario.

Marvin Albert becomes a member of the voluntary board of trustees of the WBTT.

Epilepsy Services of Southwest Florida recently approved its board of directors for the next fiscal year, July 2021 through June 2022.

On the board it says: Margie Yurewitch, Naples, President; Cynthia Smith, Bonita Springs, vice president; Maria Vasconcelos, Port Charlotte, Secretary; and Julie Aranibar, St. Petersburg, treasurer.

Other honorary board members: Jay Abrahams, Sarasota; Arthur Jackman, Sarasota; Matt sand castle, Sarasota; Marilyn Kirchmann, Sarasota, Patrick Smith, Fort Myers; Cassidy Marino, Fort Myers (student member); and Jim Fisher, Fort Myers (new member, effective July 1).

Epilepsy Services of Southwest Florida provides low-cost or free case management and medical services to uninsured adults with epilepsy in Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, and Hendry counties.

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