board of directors

The board of Realize Bradenton aspire to be a truly visionary organization because of our superb alignment of vision, principles, mission, priorities, resources, and measured outcomes. For more information, check out our Giving Partner Profile, and our Mission + Vision Strategic Chart.

Ann K. Breitinger

Chair

 

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Annie Breitinger
Associate at Blalock Walters Attorneys at Law; Florida Association of Women Lawyers; We Care Manatee Board; Manatee Young Lawyers Division Board; Manatee Young Professionals Leadership Committee.

Sue Revell

Vice Chair

 

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Sue Revell
Executive Director, Manatee County Bar Association (Retired); Manatee River Fair Association Director Emeritus; First United Methodist Church of Palmetto; The Florida Bar; Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida; AAUW Bradenton Branch 2017 Woman of Achievement.

Melodie Rich

Treasurer

 

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Melodie Rich
Partner at Mauldin & Jenkins, CPA's; Past President of the Estate Planning Council of Manatee County, Inc. Currently serves on the board of the Charitable Gift Planners of Southwest Florida Council and the Estate Planning Council of Manatee County, Inc. Member of the Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council, FICPA and AICPA. Graduate of Leadership Sarasota, Leadership Manatee.

Ben Bakker

 

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Ben Bakker
Vice President of HJB Properties; Real Estate Agent for the Commercial division of Michael Saunders & Company; Chair of Manatee County Chamber’s Downtown Redevelopment Committee; Manatee County Infill Redevelopment Taskforce; Chair of Planning Commission for the City of Bradenton. Past Chair of Manatee Young Professionals, Leadership Manatee Alumni Association, and Manatee Tiger Bay Club. Founding board member of Realize Bradenton in 2010.

Mark Boehmig

 

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Mark Boehmig
Realtor with Michael Saunders & Company West Bradenton; 30 years in the manufacturing industry; 14 years at the helm of his own firm, Technical Tooling Systems, Inc.; Manatee County Chamber of Commerce; Downtown Redevelopment committee; Tiger Bay Club Member.

Kim Dalglish

 

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Kim Dalglish
Vice President, Membership Development & Services, Manatee Chamber of Commerce; Former Director of Marketing at Shinn & Company and Director of Marketing and Strategic Planning at the Bradenton Herald; PACE Center for Girls Board; Manatee River Fair Assoc. Board Member; Founding Member of the Manatee Young Professionals; Leadership Manatee Graduate.

Bridgette Halliburton

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Bridget Halliburton
Downtown Rental Property Owner; Licensed Massage and Neuromuscular Therapist; Certified Clinical Aromatherapist; Manatee County Historical Commission Member; Manatee Technical College Alumni Association Board; AmeriCorps VISTA Alumni.

April Lane

 

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Event and Facility Manager at Feld Entertainment Studios; Community Outreach and Charitable Giving Manager for Feld; Committee Member of the American Cancer Society in Sarasota; Manatee County Chamber of Commerce Member; Phi Theta Kapa Member

Kay Wight

 

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Kay Wight
CBS Inc., 23 years with CBS News and CBS Sports; Former Director of Public Responsibility at American Express; Vice President of MacAndrews & Forbes/Revlon; Chair of the NYC Commission on the Status of Women; Nonprofit work with American Cancer Society; Guttman Institute; and Cornell University.

Jennifer Zavadil

 

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Jennifer Zavadil
Vice president and retail bank manager of the Cortez branch of BMO Harris Bank; member of the Better Business Council Advisory Committee and Manatee County Chamber of Commerce; sponsorship liaison and BMO representative with the Manatee County Medical Society, Manatee County Dental Society, and Manatee County BAR Association.

Vernon DeSear

Founding Chair, 2010-2013
Director Emeritus, 2015

 

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Vernon DeSear
Vice President of Manatee Healthcare System; CEO of Manatee Memorial Hospital Foundation; Chairman of the Board of Downtown Development Authority; Founding Chair of Realize Bradenton; Vice President of Sunshine State Foundation; Tourist Development Council; Board of Directors of Manatee Education Foundation, Meals on Wheels Plus, Manatee River Fair Association, and Manatee Performing Arts Center.
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