Jesse Panuccio to Deliver Keynote Address at SB2 Symposium on September 24, 2015; 7:30am

Official DEO Headshot - Jesse Panuccio (2)

The 2015-16 season of SRQ Magazine’s SB2 Regional Symposia will kick off on Thursday, September 24, 2015 with the topic of Financial Forecast: Economic Development in Sarasota and Bradenton from 7:30-9am at The Francis in Downtown Sarasota. Jesse Panuccio, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) has confirmed as the guest keynote speaker. The panel will also consist of regional economic representatives from Sarasota and Bradenton and will be moderated by SRQ Magazine Executive Publisher Wes Roberts.

As the keynote speaker for SB2: Financial Forecast, Panuccio will provide information on the state of Florida’s economy. As Executive Director of Florida DEO, Panuccio coordinates and manages statewide workforce programs, community development opportunities and economic initiatives. Appointed by Governor Rick Scott in 2013, Panuccio has overseen state-of-the-art fraud safeguards for employment insurance and launched the Competitive Florida Partnership to bring hands-on assistance and economic development to the state’s rural counties.

The new SB2 format for the 2015-16 season will feature an in-depth keynote presentation from a notable regional expert in the field to join the regional panel to expand on the context of the topic and deliver fresh perspective on how our community fits into the broader picture of the state, region and country. SB2 is a bimonthly regional community and business event series produced by SRQ Magazine that encourages collaboration through a discussion on key regional issues and topics.

Join us for networking, a delicious breakfast buffet and insightful conversation. Hosted at The Francis, Sarasota.

Stay tuned for an announcement of the regional panelists for Financial Forecast. The SB2 2015-16 Series is loyally supported by annual sponsors CS&L CPAs, Sarasota Bradenton International Airport and The Resort at Longboat Key Club. Thank you to Keynote Speaker Jesse Panuccio Sponsor SunTrust Bank. Tickets are available for $35 per person at SRQSB2.COM or $210 for the series, including two SB2 Cocktail Rumbles at the Powel Crosley Estate. For series, event and keynote sponsorship opportunities, contact Ashley Grant at (941) 365-7702 x204 or



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