A.G. Lafley is former CEO and Chairman of Procter & Gamble. In his first term as CEO, P&G sales more than doubled, profits and cash tripled, and the market capitalization more than doubled, making P&G one of the five most valuable companies in the U.S. and among the 10 most valuable companies in the world. In his second term, Lafley led the transformation of P&G by streamlining the Company’s businesses and brands and putting the leadership team in place to deliver more balanced and consistent growth in the future. While in Cincinnati, Lafley chaired Cincinnati Center City Development Corp (3CDC) from its inception in 2004 until 2010. Over the past 12 years, 3CDC has invested more than $1 billion of mostly private money in the redevelopment and renewal of the downtown area.
Board Treasurer - Cathy Layton
Cathy Layton is a retired commercial real estate broker who has lived in Sarasota since 1970. She was a driving force in commencing and completing the Selby Gardens Children’s Rainforest Garden as past Chair of the Board of Trustees of Selby Gardens. She is formerly the Board Chairman of the Bank of Commerce, formerly Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, and served on the Professional Selection Committee for the School Board of Sarasota, the Sarasota County Planning Commission, and the Public Housing Authority for the City of Sarasota.
Board Secretary - Jennifer Compton
Jennifer Compton is Attorney and Partner for the Sarasota office of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, a national business law firm with more than 240 attorneys, and her focus is employment law counseling and litigation. Jennifer is a lifelong Sarasota resident. She serves on the board and executive committee of The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce and acts as their legal counsel. She is currently the chair of Girls Inc. of Sarasota County.
Thomas "Tom" Barwin
Thomas "Tom" Barwin is City Manager for the City of Sarasota. Prior to Sarasota, Tom served six years as Village Manager in Oak Park, Illinois, and eight years as City Manager in Ferndale, Michigan. He is Sarasota’s seventh city manager since 1945 and is now in his fifth year in that role. He is a leader who has been recognized for advancing public policies, implementing smart growth, promoting environmental education, and sustainability initiatives.
Allen "Al" Carlson
Allen "Al" Carlson is retired President and CEO of Sun Hydraulics (16 years) and is Regional Director for University of Florida’s Innovation Station Sarasota County. With over 40 years of experience in the fluid power industry, he is a well-recognized leader in the region’s business community. His work and accomplishments at Sun Hydraulics include transitioning the company from a Sarasota based privately held company to a highly regarded public company (NASDAQ: SNHY). The company’s management style has been the subject of multiple business cases at Harvard Business School.
Keith Dubose is an attorney and shareholder with the Matthews Eastmoore law firm. Keith is involved in many areas of practice at the law firm including personal injury, professional malpractice, and commercial litigation. As a lifelong Sarasota resident, Keith is active in our community and champions programs benefitting area youth, especially early childhood school readiness.
Michael Klauber is President and Founder of Michael’s on East (30 years). As a 47-year resident of Sarasota, Michael is a well-traveled and seasoned, award-winning restaurateur and wine professional with broad-based experience in the Hospitality Industry as well as Real Estate, Financial Management, and Community Outreach.
He has had a key role in founding and developing Sarasota Bayfront 20:20 and is currently volunteer chair of that community organization.
Robert "Rob" J. Lane
Robert "Rob" J. Lane is a CPA and Managing Shareholder of Kerkering Barberio. His practice areas include Audit, Advisory, and Assurance, Enterprise Risk Management, Nonprofit Organization Services and Succession (Exit) Planning. He is responsible for audits and reviews of entities such as large not-for-profit organizations, general contractors, and manufacturers.
Cynthia P. McCague
Cynthia P. McCague is a Director for Pier 1 Imports and former senior executive with Coca-Cola. She retired as Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources for The Coca-Cola Company. She serves on the Board of Pier 1 Imports and for 4 years served on the Board of Monster Worldwide. She brings 40 years of human resources and senior managerial business experience.
Board members do not represent any constituency or organization. Each board member complies with a strict conflict of interest policy. No board member shall have any financial interest of any kind in the Master Plan or any of its components.