Florida Certified Master Builder, an organization created to help consumers find trustworthy builders, has recognized Ryan Perrone, the owner and co-founder of the Sarasota-based luxury builder Nautilus Homes, as a Florida Certified Master Builder.
Builders who are awarded this certification follow a higher standard than required for a state of Florida license. This designation is given to elite homebuilders, remodelers and commercial contractors who are dedicated to excellence in building and client satisfaction.
Perrone is one of only 32 builders in Florida and three in Sarasota County who have received the Master Builder certification.
Nautilus Homes is a full-service general contractor specializing in the construction of one-of-a-kind luxury waterfront homes on the keys and estates of Sarasota.
Information Security Officer Margo Leiter has worked with the Crews Banking Corp. for 40 years. Everyone involved in the corporation’s four Florida banks – Crews Bank & Trust, Charlotte State Bank & Trust, Englewood Bank & Trust and Wauchula State Bank – looks to Leiter to help maintain the security of information flowing in and out of the financial institutions.
Leiter earned the Certified Information Security Manager designation in 2011. She works closely with the company’s Information Technology department and branch personnel in developing and maintaining security systems and initiatives.
Mikel Sharpe has joined Ameris Bank as city president for Sarasota and Bradenton.
In this role, Sharpe will work closely with local businesses and individuals in the area to create customized solutions to meet their loan, deposit and service needs.
Sharpe has more than a quarter-century of experience in the banking industry, predominantly in the Sarasota-Bradenton market. Most recently, he served as the senior vice president of commercial banking services at BBVA USA. Before that, Sharpe worked as a commercial lender with Valley National Bank.
A graduate of Southern Illinois University and the Webster University MBA program, Sharpe has lived in Southwest Florida since 1996. He served his country for five years in the Navy as a hospital corpsman.
Eleven of Icard Merrill’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2022 Edition of the Best Lawyers in America.
Shareholder Charles J. Bartlett was named by Best Lawyers as the 2022 Construction Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” in Sarasota.
Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as a “Lawyer of the Year.” Bartlett was previously named Sarasota Real Estate Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” in 2020.
Icard Merrill attorneys selected to the list of 2022 Best Lawyers are Bartlett (Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Real Estate), Michael J. Furen (Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law), Steven R. Greenberg (Real Estate Law), Thomas F. Icard Jr. (Construction Law, Mediation), Robert G. Lyons (Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs), William W. Merrill III (Administrative/ Regulatory Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning), Alyssa M. Nohren (Real Estate Litigation – Bradenton), and Jaime L. Wallace (Family Law).
In addition, three attorneys are included in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch: Natalie G. Coldiron (Real Estate), Bradley J. Ellis (Land Use and Zoning) and Jordan J. Riccardi (Real Estate).
The Best Lawyers in America was first published in 1983 with the purpose of highlighting the extraordinary accomplishments of those in the legal profession. The selection process is exhaustive. Nominated attorneys are divided by geographic region and practice areas, and are evaluated by their peers on the basis of professional expertise.
Icard Merrill is a full-service law firm based in Sarasota.
Intercoastal Medical Group has hired hematology/oncology physician Andrew Marple to work in its East Avenue office in Sarasota.
Dr. Marple received his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, and acquired his Doctor of Philosophy degree in immunology at Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Newark, New Jersey.
He earned his medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and completed his residency in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital, in Connecticut.
Marple completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, in Baltimore, Maryland. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine with Subspecialty Certification in medical oncology.
Dr. Francisco Marcano, of Sarasota Center for General Dentistry, recently became designated as a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.
The board is the leading national testing organization for dentists who treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy. Earning Diplomate status from the ABDSM is an honor that recognizes special competency in dental sleep medicine.
While CPAP is the standard treatment for sleep apnea, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine estimates up to 50 percent of sleep apnea patients do not comply with or tolerate CPAP.
In contrast to a CPAP machine, an oral appliance is a mouth guard-like device worn only during sleep to maintain an open, unobstructed airway. Patients like oral appliance therapy because it is comfortable, easy to wear, quiet, portable and easy to care for.
Marcano was born in Puerto Rico and obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Puerto Rico School of Dentistry. He is an alumni of the Hornbrook Group, the world’s leading organization for clinical excellence in cosmetic dentistry.