It's Your Business: Keith Bass new CEO for WCI Communities

Dave Osborn

Dave Osborn

Bonita Springs-based WCI Communities has appointed Keith E. Bass as chief executive officer.

Bass has more than 20 years of home-building experience, and has held a number of executive leadership positions at national home-building and development companies, most recently as president of the South Region of Ryland Homes.

He replaces David L. Fry, president and chief executive officer, who resigned from WCI for personal reasons.

WCI Communities creates master-planned lifestyle communities. For more information, visit www.WCICommunities.com.

Golden Gate High hosts college financial aid night

Golden Gate High School will host a College Financial Aid and Free Application for Federal Student Aid information night from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The session will be in the school's auditorium, 2925 Titan Way, and is free and open to all Collier County public school parents and students.

Guest speaker is Lori Auxier from the state Department of Education's Office of Student Financial Assistance. To learn more, call the school at 239-377-1600.

Reinert new community relations coordinator at Vi at Bentley Village

Vi at Bentley Village has named Tracy Reinert as community relations coordinator.

Reinert, who will implement marketing, community and public relations for the Bentley Village Care Center in North Naples, formerly was creative director for WCI Communities and Miromar Lakes.

For more information, visit www.ViLiving.com.

Sanborn awarded CFE credential

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the world's largest anti-fraud organization, has awarded Earle O. Sanborn of Naples the globally preferred Certified Fraud Examiner credential.

Sanborn, controller for Glen Eagle Golf & Country Club in Naples, joins business and government professionals worldwide who likewise have earned the certification.

Piekarz a new VP for Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast has appointed Andria Piekarz as vice president of philanthropy.

Piekarz serves as the team strategist for agency fund development, responsible for generating the necessary revenue to support agency expansion for the next five years in the 10 counties served by the organization. An experienced marketing and development executive with a strong track record of rapidly growing revenues for global, entrepreneurial businesses, Piekarz joins the agency most recently from the American Red Cross.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sun Coast, based in Venice, covers Southwest Florida counties that include Collier and Lee.

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