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Realize Bradenton Welcomes Two New Board Members

Left: Alisa Westberry, Right: Wade Hamilton

Realize Bradenton is excited to welcome two new members to its Board of Directors, Alisa Westberry of BMO Harris Bank and Wade Hamilton of Connect Bradenton. 

Alisa Westberry is currently Vice President, Senior Premier Banker for BMO Harris Bank. She is passionate about serving her community and gives back by with local youth sports organizations, volunteering on committees for Forty Carrots Family Center, and has served on the board of the Bishop Museum of Science and Nature. 

Alisa states, “I am honored and beyond excited to serve on the Realize Bradenton board.  I have lived in Manatee County for most of my adult life and have seen the positive impact that Realize Bradenton has made in our community.  The vision that these community leaders have for our hometown is amazing!”

A Bradenton native, Wade Hamilton is currently the Macro Manager at Connect Bradenton. Wade also co-founded Independent Jones and is dedicated to connecting the community in impactful ways that are focused on the future of the area. 

When asked about why he is excited about this opportunity, Wade said, “I believe in Realize Bradenton’s mission, vision, values and purpose. And I look forward to being a part of the next wave of forward progress for the city in which I was born and raised.” 

Realize Bradenton is a nonprofit organization that promotes redevelopment and economic growth in Downtown Bradenton by transforming places, engaging people, and realizing possibilities.

View the complete Realize Bradenton Board of Directors here.

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