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Meet the BRRA Candidates

OCTOBER 1, 2017

 

Monday, October 9
6 pm
Lakeside Conference Center

All Barefoot Resort Residential Owners Association owners are invited to attend the The Barefoot Resort Residential Association Board of Directors Meet The Candidates Open Meeting on Monday, October 9th. 

Four current Board member terms expire on December 31, 2017. It is therefore necessary to elect four new Board Members, one from the Single Family Village, one from the Multi-Family Village, and two Directors at Large. All newly elected Board Members will serve a two year term that will begin on January 1, 2018.

Only one nomination was submitted for the election of the Multi-Family representative and the Single Family representative. Therefore, Michael Atwood, Greenbriar, will be elected by acclimation to serve as the Multi-Family Director and Joe Gosiewski, Brookstone, will be elected by acclimation to serve as the Single Family Director.

Below are brief resumes provided by each candidate wishing to serve as a Director at Large. Each household may cast two votes for the Director at Large position.

NOMINATING SLATE OF CANDIDATES: Director at Large

Joseph Burns – Heron Bay – Full Time Resident

What talents or expertise do you think you can bring to the Board?
I have advanced degrees in Technology Management and have led organizations that were focused on creating management and service contracts. I am a professional communicator.

I was a Board Member of our condo association in NY. I was a Board Member of the Willow Bend community in Barefoot.

What do you see as the main issue(s) currently facing the Board?
Fiscal management, contract management, and enhanced communication with our fellow property owners.

Dennis Suckstorf– Oak Pointe – Full Time Resident

What talents or expertise do you think you can bring to the Board?
I am a current Board of Directors Member. I have served for two years as Director at Large and one year as Secretary. I am also the BOD Member to the Joint Committee and the ARC Committee.

I have served on community boards, church boards, and company boards. I also have experience as an individual and group counselor.

What do you see as the main issue(s) currently facing the Board?
I feel the Board of Directors has made progress but it has not allowed its Committees to do the work they have been tasked to do. We need to continue to work on BOD transparency and consensus with the Community.

Barry Tooker – Coquina Pointe – Full Time Resident

What talents or expertise do you think you can bring to the Board?
I bring a background in business. I have managed day to day operations for major financial
institutions. I have planned, organized, directed and managed major reengineering and transformation initiatives for financial services organizations around the world. I can bring that knowledge, experience, and expertise to help address concerns throughout our community. I would bring a fresh set of eyes as we look to move our communities forward.

I served as a member of my Homeowners Association when living in New Jersey. I served as the President of my individual board and served as that communities Board representative on the larger community wide Board of Directors.

What do you see as the main issue(s) currently facing the Board?
• Greater transparency between the Board of Directors, the Property Management company and the individual communities within Barefoot Resort
• Barefoot Resort represents a diversity of communities, therefore a consistent approach is needed to identify, address, and resolve the issues and concerns affecting individual communities, as well as, the community at large.

Neal Witkin – Longbridge – Full Time Resident

What talents or expertise do you think you can bring to the Board?
Business administration, community relationship building, organization, common sense with attention to details, empathetic listening skills, goal and priority development with emphasis on ‘residents’ concerns, financial thrift.

Current Alternate Voting Member for Longbridge community; current Single Family Coordinator on Barefoot Neighborhood Watch Committee; former Secretary in Kiwanis & Italian Organization; past President College Student Senate & Youth Sports Organization

What do you see as the main issue(s) currently facing the Board?
Improve the quality of life for all Barefoot residents; provide ongoing activities & programs to promote good & welfare for residents; concentrate on maintaining a safe & attractive environment; utilize resources wisely for the benefit of all residents; problem solve resident concerns & ideas for community improvements.