One Liners Sarasota: Animal Rescue Coalition, Halfacre Construction and more

Laura McCann was named executive director of the Animal Rescue Coalition, a nonprofit organization with a mission to end the killing of adoptable dogs and cats, in Sarasota and Manatee counties.

Forestar Group, a subsidiary of D.R. Horton, unveiled plans for a new community called Star Farms, at Lakewood Ranch, a 33,000-acre master-planned community in Sarasota and Manatee counties.

MD Now Urgent Care opened a second location in Manatee County, within the Lakewood Ranch community, at 1838 Rye Road, Suite 107, Bradenton.

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County was awarded a grant of $31,488 from Embracing Our Differences, which will help fund the cost of EOD’s 2020-21 EdExploreSRQ initiatives including curriculum development and virtual field trips to the annual outdoor exhibit.

The Humane Society of Sarasota County launched Tender Loving Care, an adoption program for pets with pre-existing conditions requiring lifelong, routine, medical care after adoption.

Sally Altrocchi

Bswanky, a luxury handbag designer in Sarasota, appointed Sally Altrocchi, a veteran of the Italian fashion industry from Gucci, Prada and her international marketing consultancy, as luxury branding & client concierge.

La Musica International Chamber Music Festival named Joan L. Sussman its new executive director.

Florida TS1, a franchisee of Town Square, will open Town Square Palmer Ranch, its first Florida location, in the Oaks Plaza shopping center, at 3880 Central Sarasota Parkway, Sarasota.

Drayton Saunders and Michael Saunders

T3 Sixty, the residential real estate brokerage industry’s management consulting and research firm, included Michael Saunders, founder and CEO of Gulf Coast brokerage Michael Saunders & Co., on its Top 40 Women Executives list and her son, Drayton Saunders, president of the company, joined her on the Power 200 Top Executives list.

The Shoppes at Palmer Ranch, a new retail shopping center in Sarasota, will have a Publix as the anchor tenant.

Jewish Family & Children’s Service of the Suncoast named Arthur Lerman chief executive officer.

DeAngelis Diamond named John Odom as vice president of strategic development in the company’s Sarasota office.

Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s, a Sarasota nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers, named April Spagnuolo-Moschini as its program director.

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