The State College of Florida Foundation welcomes three new board members. Joining the board are Dianne Anderson, Robert Klingbeil and Barbara Najmy.
Klingbeil, of Venice, joined the board in April. He is a native of Florida and graduate of the University of Florida’s law school. His law firm, Klingbeil & Roberts, P.A., has been serving the Venice area since 1993. He concentrates in the area of estate planning and guardianship and also does general corporate work. Klingbeil is an active member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Sertoma Club of Venice, serving as club president. He is past president of the Kiwanis Club of Venice, past president and member of the board of directors of the South County Family YMCA, and is the past president and a current board member of the South County Division of the Sarasota County Bar Association.
Anderson, an associate with Remax Platinum Realty, joins the board May 17. She grew up in Orlando and went to Furman University in Greenville, S.C. She began her career as a financial advisor, and has served as a volunteer, mentor and fundraiser in education throughout her career. She has coached youth sports and serves on the executive committee of the YMCA Going for the Gold. She also volunteers as a Y Angel, providing outreach, support and funding to children in need.
Najmy, a lifelong resident of the Sarasota area, also joins the board May 17. She has a diverse professional background, including real estate, marketing, high-end retail, sales and management, and new home construction. She joined Michael Saunders & Company in 2003 and has brokered some of the area’s top luxury sales, including closing the highest single sale in the company’s Lakewood Ranch office. She and her husband, Joe, have a strong sense of community. They are both longtime board members of the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund, and Najmy supports and chairs fundraisers for Easter Seals of Southwest Florida and Jewish Family & Children’s Services.