2017-06-15 / On the Move


MESNIK MESNIK Awards & Recognition

Denyse Mesnik, president of the Naples-based Mesnik Group, has been named national spokeswoman for the Mentoring & Inspiring Women in Radio Group. MIW Group is a volunteer organization helping women in the industry develop management and leadership skills and advocating the advancement of women to senior positions in radio broadcasting. Before forming The Mesnik Group in 2015, Ms. Mesnik worked for 25 years with Beasley Media Group, rising from executive assistant to founder/ chairman George Beasley to vice president of corporate communications. Recognized on numerous occasions by Radio Ink magazine as one of the Most Influential Women in Radio, she is a cofounder of the industry’s Radio Communicators Group, a member of the MIW Group executive committee and a member of the Florida Association of Broadcasters board of directors. She serves on the board of directors for the Public Relations Society of America Sunshine District and is a founding member and current director of PRSA’s Southwest Florida Gulf Coast Chapter.

PERRON PERRON Board Appointments

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida announces the following members of the 2017 Business Hall of Fame- Collier County Advisory Board: Stacey Herring, vice president and private banker, Morgan Stanley Private Bank, chair; Wilma Boyd, president and CEO, Preferred Travel of Naples; Carleton Case, vice president of business development, Brown & Brown Benefits; Clay Cone, president, Cone Communications Company; John English, vice president, Peninsula Engineering; Kathy Gulvas, communications manager, London Bay Homes; Ken Haney, partner, Quarles & Brady, LLP; Matthew Kragh, president, MHK Architecture & Planning; Craig Sherman, senior vice president, commercial lending, Valley National Bank; Patrick Utter, vice president of real estate and club operations, Collier Enterprises; Steve Wheeler, vice president of development, Healthcare Network of SWFL; and Len Zaiser, chief executive manager, Azimuth Technology Inc.

OQUENDO OQUENDO The advisory board is responsible for selecting the laureates for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s 2017 Business Hall of Fame-Collier County, which recognizes local entrepreneurs for their service as positive role models to youth and for their significant contributions to the community.

Newly elected board members for the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation are: Mary Beth Geier, a 2016 FGCU alumna and Florida region coordinator for the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation based in Naples; Joe Schortz, owner and managing member of Schortz CPA, PLLC in Punta Gorda; Michael Hartley, president and owner of Standard Bent Glass Corp. in Butler, Penn.; and Harry Casimir, a 2005 FGCU alumnus and co-founder of Atilus, a web development and internet marketing firm based in Bonita Springs. The new directors will serve four-terms.

Newly elected officers for the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation board of director are: David Holmes, attorney and president of Farr, Farr, Emerich, Hackett, Carr and Holmes, PA in Punta Gorda, chair; David Call, Fifth Third Bank, vice chair; Timothy Cartwright, a partner with Fifth Avenue Advisors and managing director of its subsidiary Compass Advisory Group in Naples, treasurer; Steve Magiera, FGCU vice president for administrative services and finance, assistant treasurer; and Kimberly Johnson, chair of the law firm Quarles & Brady in Naples, secretary.


Richard Perron has been named branch manager of the new Lake Michigan Credit Union branch on Immokalee Road in NAPLES. MR. Perron earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of New Hampshire and has more than 29 years of combined experience with career positions at Regions Bank, Wells Fargo and Bank United.


Chelsea Ganey has been promoted to a financial consultant at Moran Edwards Asset Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors. She is responsible for managing the group’s taxable and tax-exempt bond strategies and for overseeing the investment, trading and monitoring of separately managed fixed income accounts for Moran Edwards’ clients. She will also assist in the calculation and implementation of several equity investment strategies. Ms.

Ms. Ganey joined Moran Edwards Asset Management Group as a client associate in 2015. She holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Florida Gulf Coast University and earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2014.


Sarah Martin Oquendo has joined Klaus Doupé, a family law and divorce firm based in based in Naples, as an associate to focus on children’s issues. Ms. Oquendo was admitted to practice law in 2008 and is a member of The Florida Bar, Lee County Bar Association, Collier County Bar Association, Collier County Women’s Bar Association and the Association of Family Law Professionals. She previously practiced with Nicola Family Law Nicole L. Goetz, PL. She started her career in public service providing legal representation on behalf of the Guardian ad Litem program and then became a staff attorney at Lee County Legal Aid. She earned a bachelor’s degree in criminology from the University of Florida and received her juris doctor from Stetson University College of Law. ¦

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