Recycling foundation board elects Goodwill chief, hotel hires manager

In early January, Goodwill Manasota president Donn Githens was elected to the executive board of the Florida Recycling Partnership Foundation and chosen as secretary.

Githens, who is representing Goodwill Manasota and the Florida Goodwill Association in this role, will serve a two-year term.

Since its founding 120 years ago, Goodwill has been an entrepreneurial leader, environmental pioneer and social innovator of the “reduce, reuse, repurpose” practice.

Locally, Goodwill adheres to these values ​​by retrofitting and upgrading facilities to maximize energy efficiency; diverting tens of millions of pounds of goods from local landfills each year through selling, reusing and recycling donations from the community; and partnering with area salvage companies to find revenue-positive strategies for redirecting unsaleable goods.

The mission of the Florida Recycling Partnership Foundation is to educate policymakers, business leaders and the public on the benefits of recycling.


The Management Committee of the Shumaker law firm has elected Jennifer B Compton as vice chair for the second year. Compton is also managing partner of the Sarasota office.

She focuses her practice on employment law counseling and litigation.

Compton is dedicated to the community, and through her involvement as secretary, executive committee member and board member for the Sarasota Bayfront Planning Organization has been instrumental in developing a master plan for 54 acres of city-owned land on the Sarasota Bayfront.

Shumaker is led by the Management Committee, made up of seven partners as well as the chief operating and chief financial officers.


The Compass by Margaritaville, Anna Maria Sound, has named Beth Muzik as general manager of the 123-room property, part of the new hotel collection from the global lifestyle brand.

Muzik has worked in a leadership role in food and beverage and property operations for more than 25 years. Most recently, she converted two existing full-service resort hotels to the Margaritaville portfolio, the Flamingo Hotel in Costa Rica, and the Tan Tar A Resort in Lake of the Ozarks.

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