Cynthia Peterson, CEO

Cynthia Peterson, MLIS, CA holds a Master in Library and Information Science with concentration in Archival Science and Preservation from Simmons College, Boston, MA. She is a Certified Archivist (CA) and a specialist in the preservation and description of architectural archives. She has worked with important historical architectural collections including those at Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Florida. She was the former curator of the University of Florida Architecture Archives and helped to establish the acquisition and collection of the historical archives in Florida. She was previously the Director of Operations of the Elling O. Eide Charitable Foundation, Sarasota, FL. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Documentation and Conservation of the Modern Movement (DOCOMOMO) Florida.

She was awarded the Florida American Institute of Architects Bob Graham Architecture Awareness Award for her continuing efforts to identify and preserve the important documents and history of Florida’s built environment. In addition, Peterson was recently awarded an honorary membership in AIA Florida in recognition of her years of efforts in the preservation and education of Florida’s architectural heritage.



David K. Lowe – Chair





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Jim W. Keaton, Secretary

Jim Keaton has 31 years experience in graphic design, brand development, advertising and marketing. He began his career designing international magazines for the United States Information Agency’s Diplomatic Corp with the U.S. State Department. After working as Creative Director for a number of Washington D.C. based advertising agencies, he launched Gardner Keaton Inc. in 1980. The firm designs marketing and advertising campaigns, annual reports and print collateral and affinity marketing campaigns for a wide range of national and international clients.

Renea M. Glendinning, Treasurer

Renea Glendinning, CPA, is a shareholder with Kerkering, Barberio & Co. and has led their International Tax Department since 1996. Renea received her CPA designation in 1984. She also received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Accountancy degrees from the College of Business Administration of the University of South Florida. She has authored articles regarding various international tax issues and frequently gives presentations on U.S. income and estate taxation of foreign nationals doing business in the U.S.

Michael K. Walker

Michael K. Walker is a lifelong Sarasota resident and has recently celebrated his 40th year in the design consulting and construction industry. As managing principal of Michael K. Walker & Associates Inc., an award winning custom building and consulting firm specializing in architecturally significant construction projects, he is presently active with the City Of Sarasota Building and Fire Board Of Rules and Appeals and has served on other City of Sarasota advisory boards within term limits since 1987. He is also a member of The American Institute of Architects, numerous National Building Code Councils, is listed nationally in multiple rankings for custom building firms and has served as a certified expert witness on various construction defect matters for several major law firms.


Patricia Tan

Patricia Tan was born in England, and her career in international sales and marketing led her to live and work in many countries in Europe and Asia before relocating to Sarasota with her family in 1997. A Realtor® since 2004, she has built a successful global real estate business with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate on St Armand’s Circle. She is a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) and Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI), and teaches international real estate classes for the Florida and National Associations of Realtors®. Pat authors real estate articles for U.S. and overseas magazines, has led trade missions, and regularly travels overseas to promote Florida real estate at international property shows and seminars. She currently serves as NAR President’s Liaison to United Kingdom.

Cheryl Gaddie