Leadership Venice

Leadership Class of 2020


Leadership Venice is designed to expose current and future leaders to all aspects of the Venice community.

The program’s purpose is:

  • To gather community leaders of diverse backgrounds
  • To develop their knowledge and desire to accept civic responsibilities and leadership roles
  • To expose participants to the problems and opportunities that face the Venice community.
  • To open dialogue among emerging and current community leaders

Leadership Venice Class of 2020


Laurie Birnbach, Fox Lea Farm, Inc.

Ben Brodersen, Venice Regional Bayfront Health

Bethany Chapman, Tervis

James Clinch, City of Venice

Anthony Cortes, Interim HealthCare of Sarasota

Kimberly Farrell, Fox Lea Farm, Inc.

Nick Flerlage, Flerlage Team

Michele Groves, State College of Florida

Kipper House, Venice Gondolier Sun

Randy Kendrick, Venice Print Center

Robert Lauser, Grim Reaper

Stacey Licking, Payroll Vault

Jennifer McSharry, Burnett Painting

Mary Moscatelli, Venice Art Center

Charleen Myers, Venice Area Chamber of Commerce

Brian Nason, The SKY Family YMCA

Stacey Ogea, Jacaranda Public Library

Lisa Richardson, Epiphany Cathedral School

Casey Riley, Robinson, Gruters & Roberts PA

Sharon Roush, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System

Mike Sternberg, Brewburgers of Venice

Jake Tate, Green Fairways Financial

Gina Taylor, Big Brothers Big Sisters

Lisa Thaxton, Grace Air Conditioning & Heating



February 26, 2020




Venice:  Then and Now Day


Economic Development Day


 Government Day


Health & Human Services Day


Community Awareness Day


Arts & Culture Day

Cassie Collins, AAMS®



Leadership Venice is designed to expose current and future leaders to many aspects of the Venice Community and its leaders. Participants are made aware of the challenges and opportunities that face the Venice community and develop the knowledge and desire to accept civic responsibilities and leadership roles.  The program runs from February until October meeting all day once a month.  As part of the program the class selects and implements a class project.  Applications will be accepted until December 13, 2019 and an interview process will follow as the class is selected. 

Individuals selected will:

  • Have demonstrated commitment through past and current community activities or exhibit a desire to commit to community involvement.
  • Represent a cross section of the community of all ages and geographic representation. Diversity is an important component of the program’s purpose.

Want to know more?
Please contact Barbara Hines, Leadership Venice Director



Welcome To Leadership Venice


Inaugural Class Project

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APP 2019 Project SPONSORS!




    (Above video was made before our fourth founder, Robinson, Gruters & Roberts P.A. joined us as a program sponsor.)

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    Part of our 2018-19 Enhanced Entrepreneurial Exchange Series for 2018-19