Published: Monday, January 20, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 19, 2003 at 11:12 p.m.
After a 35 year career as an executive with Nationwide Insurance, Tom Starr is retiring to head a financial sales organization within the Lee Crane Agency. His most recent position was vice president of agency sales for Nationwide Insurance Co., Columbus, Ohio. He is a former vice president and regional manager of the Nationwide Gainesville Regional Office. Starr is a graduate of Otterbein College, a Chartered Financial Consultant and a Chartered Life Underwriter.
Stehman is a certified customer service representative who will be working in the financial services practice. She is a graduate of the University of Florida.
C.T. Starr III is an associate agent. He is a certified customer service representative and a licensed property, casualty and health insurance agent. He previously worked for The Marcum Nationwide Insurance Agency and has worked as a realtor in Gainesville.
The 2002 recipients are Lori Heibert, Alachua County Court Services; Dr. Michael Blachly, director of the University of Florida Center for the Performing Arts; Alachua County Teen Court; Curtis Jenkins, Columbia County Teen Court; David Buckles, Putnam County Public Schools; Medical Manager Research and Development Inc.; Terry Flemming, HIV/Substance Abuse Prevention Project; and Ron Goates, regional director of the Department of Juvenile Justice.
The agency's 2002 Volunteer of the Year award went to Patricia McNally. The 2002 Staff Achievements awards were presented to: Joe Mattox, house manager of Interface Youth Program in Gainesville; Mary Townsend, fiscal assistant; Kathy Morgan, secretary; Tanaka Greenwood, secretary; Walter Disbrow, administrative assistant; Anachalee Phataralaoha, information systems specialist; and Gwen Love, Prevention Services coordinator.
Special staff recognition went to Randy Burrack, CFO, and Estela Rosa-Garcia, Data Systems manager.
The 2002 Board Member Special Recognition went to Daniel Crapps of Daniel Crapps Agency Inc. of Lake City. Crapps donated the money in order to purchase a 12 passenger van for use at the Interface Youth Shelter in Lake City.
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