Martha Fetter, Travelers (left), and Karen Alfonso, The Hartford.
—Photos by Mark Sickles
Ready to enjoy a Great Gatsby–themed evening are Ritz-Carlton Insurance Advisory Council hosts Tracey Anderson, sales coordinator and market research analyst (left), and Pam Ferguson, director of global accounts, insurance
The ballroom at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, was set with boardroom tables and chairs instead of the traditional banquet rounds, making for more comfortable business sessions.
Executive Chef Dwayne Edwards displays his knife skills on a freshly caught fish, getting it ready for the grill on the Sunset Terrace at The Ritz-Carlton Members Club in Sarasota
Truly fresh and local! The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, F&B Supervisor Zachary Wendel wades through the surf with a beautiful mahi-mahi, destined for the grill on the Sunset Terrace at The Ritz-Carlton Members Club.
Close up on creativity: roasted Marcona almonds packed in tins as part of an airline-themed meeting break
Dianna Brealey, CMP, Liberty Mutual Insurance, and fiancé Brian Hermesmeyer, arrive at The Great Gatsby themed event during The Ritz-Carlton Insurance Advisory Council
Table settings in the Courtyard of the Ringling Museum of Art, an elegant mansion modeled after Uffizi in Florence, Italy, houses John Ringling’s personal collection of masterpieces, which he bequeathed to the State of Florida. These include paintings and sculpture by the great Old Masters including Rubens, van Dyck, Velázquez, Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese, El Greco, and more. The location provides an beautiful setting for events.
Mary Walsh, guest, and Paula Marks, CMP, Allstate Insurance Co.
An elegant dinner setting on the Sunset Terrace at The Ritz-Carlton Members Club, Sarasota
The Courtyard of the Ringling Museum of Art features casts of original antiquities and renaissance sculptures, including the towering David by Michelangelo, set for Ritz-Carlton’s Great Gatsby themed dinner event
Alynne Hanford, American Airlines (left), and Daniele Menache, AllianceBernstein
From left: Koleen Roach, Securian Financial Group; Gary Grove, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co.; and Kari Thein, guest
Christine Judson, Hotel Arts Barcelona (left), and Michelle Johnston, CMP, Assurex Global
From left: Gale McClurken, The Ritz-Carlton Hotels of the Caribbean and Mexico; Ron Ross, guest; and Judi Hast, HM Insurance Group
From left: Wayne Robinson, CMP, Northwestern Mutual; Crystal Robinson, guest; and Mary Cretella, The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
From left: Pam Ferguson, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co.; Sandy Monkemeyer, Captive Resources LLC; Lynne Schueler, Principal Financial; and Tee Nuchai, Bill Hopkins
Individual packages of homemade cookies with handwritten tags, one of the offerings during a golf-themed meeting break
Great idea for a food label during a baseball-themed lunch!
Zeal is a company that makes ski goggles and sunglasses, and was acquired by Maui Jim, the leader in supplying sunglasses to corporate America for meeting gifts. With Zeal, planners have another option for their attendees. Zeal sunglasses come in at a lower price point, while the ski goggles open up a whole new possibility for gifts.
Kimberly Payne (left) and Kelly Wood, both from the corporate offices of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co.
Martha Fetter, Travelers, and Wayne Lindbom, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
Tricia Gale, guest, and Eldon Gale, Nationwide Insurance
Nancy Miller, guest, and Chuck Lane, Humana
Bill Hopkins Rock'n Orchestra kept the networking going on the final night of the Ritz-Carlton Insurance Advisory Council meeting, responding to requests tweeted by guests.
From left: Pam Ferguson and Tracey Anderson, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co.; Kate Schanuel, The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota; and Christine Judson, Hotel Arts Barcelona