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10/9/2017 Member News
The Downtown Sarasota Alliance Announces the appointment of Three New Board Members

The Downtown Sarasota Alliance Announces the appointment of Three New Board Members Sarasota, FL – Downtown Sarasota Alliance announces the appointment of three new board members to its board of directors. Joining the Board of Directors are Shay Atluru, April Dipierro, and Brett Henson. “All three of our newest Board members embody the spirit of community and bring expertise and energy to the table. We are very fortunate to have their support and participation as we move forward in continuing our mission to promote and enrich Downtown Sarasota. The future of the downtown area is dynamically changing and open for discussion. We want to facilitate a positive future.” Francine DiFilippo Kent, Chair.

Shay Atluru, President and CEO of DTC, is a 26-year engineering, planning and development professional. His expertise includes Construction and Environmental program development, facility planning, system optimization and community relations. Shay has extensive experience in a variety of civil and site selection and zoning issues.

April Dipierro, Personal Banker at Fifth Third Bank, has 10 years experience in banking. As Assistant Branch Manager at her former location she excelled in customer relations and forging strong business relationships within the community. April was born and raised in the Sarasota area and has a strong sense of community and giving back by supporting our local businesses and showing our visitors how special our community is.

Brett Henson, Attorney for Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP represents clients in a broad range of complex commercial, construction, manufacturing, and product liability-related matters, from initial case inception and early resolution through trial. His practice includes representation of owners, contractors, and design professionals involved in construction disputes related to breach of contract, delays, workmanship and design defects, fidelity and surety bonds, and Florida’s Construction Lien Law. He also assists clients in contract review, preparation, and negotiation.

Downtown Sarasota Alliance (DSA) is a non-profit 501c3 organization. Our mission is to provide a unified voice of the merchants, residents, property owners and businesses to promote and enrich downtown Sarasota.

For more information about the Downtown Sarasota Alliance (DSA) please visit our website at


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