Suzanne Atwell. President, Atwell Media, Host, Suzanne Atwell Show. Suzanne has dedicated her professional life to public service and helping others. She served two terms as Mayor and held an at-large seat on the Sarasota City Commission. She is former licensed Mental Health Counselor, and worked in Sarasota at Coastal Behavioral Health Care, Healthy Start Coalition, and Jewish Family and Children’s Service. She has held numerous board and advisory board seats including Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota County Chamber of Commerce, the Tourist Development Council, The Health Start Coalition and the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program. She holds a BA in Psychology from George Washington University and a MA in Clinical Psychology from Marymount University.
Steve Sabato. Executive Producer, Suzanne Atwell Show. Steve is the Founder and President of Sabato LLC, a concierge media development and production firm that is focused on public affairs, documentaries and the performing arts. He writes, produces and directs Suzanne Atwell Show. Nationally recognized as a leader in TV digital innovation and program development, he has held numerous News Director and General Manager positions with CBS, ABC and NBC affiliates. His current and former board service includes; Sarasota Opera, Sarasota Sailing Squadron, Save our Seabirds, Midland Center for the Arts, Intermezzo Music Festival, and Connecticut Opera. He is a graduate of The London Film School.
Robert H. Atwell
Robert H. Atwell. Secretary, Atwell Media. Robert has had a distinguished 40 year career in public and private higher education. His former positions include President of the American Council on Education (ACE), President of Pitzer College, Claremont, CA, and Vice Chancellor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. He is an Honorary Trustee of Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL. Robert was named one of the top leaders in American Higher Education by Change Magazine, received the King Chavez Park Initiative Award for promoting equity in higher education, and was recognized for Outstanding Contribution to Higher Education by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. He holds 17 honorary degrees, is widely published on presidential compensation and institutional governance, and earned a BA from Wooster College and a MA from University of Minnesota.
Joseph Chapman, Treasurer, Atwell Media. Joseph is a trusted and respected Independent Certified Public Accountant with extensive experience as an advisor to businesses and individuals in Florida. His areas of expertise include; Preparation of Audited, Reviewed and Compiled financial statements, and Tax compliance for businesses and individuals. For more than 10 years he served as Treasurer for Greater Sarasota Junior Golf, and three years as Treasurer for the Gulf Coast Chapter of the US Green Building Council. He has a BA in Accounting from the University of South Florida.
MakSchu Productions. Design, Studio Recording, and Post Production. Founded by Karim and Christina Maksoud, the Sarasota-based studio and production company is equipped with state-of-the-art cameras, switcher, live streaming, and green screen. In addition to Suzanne Atwell Show, they have collaborated with hundreds of local and national businesses including Sarasota Opera, Bealls Inc, Champs Sports, Visit Sarasota County, and Visit California. Winners of multiple awards for design and video production, Karim and Christina are graduates of the Ringling College of Art and Design.