John T. Berteau
Governing Board Chairman
John T. Berteau is of counsel to the law firm of Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen, a law firm that has served the Sarasota, Florida, area for more than 90 years. Mr. Berteau focused his practice in the areas of wills, trusts, estate planning and administration. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from Duke University.
Mr. Berteau has served on committees of the American Bar Association and the Florida Bar Association involving estate planning and taxation. He has been a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel since 1994.
Mr. Berteau has served on the boards of many charitable organizations. He has served as chairman of the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation; chairman of Southwest Florida Hospice Foundation; chairman of the Friends of Selby Library; and as vice-chairman of Siesta Key Utilities Authority. He has also served as a director and legal counsel to the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce. He is a past Commodore of the Field Club; past president of Sarasota Girl's Inc. Foundation; and past president of Sarasota Bay Rotary Club. He is a Paul Harris Fellow and has also served several terms as Senior Warden (chief layman) of St. Boniface Episcopal Church.
Mr. Berteau has been included in The Best Lawyers in America 2007–2017, has been named by Florida Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in Florida, and has been listed in Florida Trend Magazine's Legal Elite.
Governing Board Vice-Chairman
Ric Gregoria is board certified in wills, trusts, and estates. His practice concentrates on these areas as well as estate business planning and succession.
Mr. Gregoria graduated first in his class in the accounting program at the Florida State University College of Business, where he was Beta Gamma Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi. He was the 1983 recipient of the DuPont Scholarship for academic excellence and the 1984 recipient of the John E. Champion Scholarship for accounting excellence. Mr. Gregoria graduated from the University of Virginia School Of Law, where he served as managing editor of the Tax Review. He is a Certified Public Accountant and previously practiced with the accounting firm of PriceWaterhouse and the law firm of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
In July 2002, Mr. Gregoria was named a "Trendsetter" by Florida Trend Magazine. Mr. Gregoria was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in 2009–2017.
Charles (Dan) D. Bailey, Jr.
Governing Board Vice-Chairman
Charles (Dan) D. Bailey Jr., a sixth-generation Floridian, was born in 1946 in Jacksonville, Florida, and raised in Sarasota, Florida. He received his BA degree in 1968 and JD degree in 1971 from Mercer University and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1971.
Mr. Bailey is general counsel to the Sarasota-Manatee Airport Authority. He served for five years as the principal attorney for the Sarasota County Public Hospital Board. He also practices in the area of land use planning and zoning. He previously served as general counsel to the Clerk of the Circuit Court for Sarasota County. Mr. Bailey was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2006–2017; “Lawyer of the Year” in Land Use and Zoning Law in Sarasota in 2016; the 2006 and 2011 Florida Super Lawyer; and Florida Trend Magazine's 2007 and 2008 Legal Elite.
His prior civic activities include service as president of the Sarasota Chapter of the American Red Cross; Sarasota County Civic League; Sarasota County Bar Association; Sarasota Tiger Bay Club; and service as Lt. Governor of Kiwanis, Division 21. He previously served as chairman of the United Way of Sarasota County and chaired the William G. & Marie Selby Foundation for nine years. He was the founding chair of Sarasota County Openly Plans for Excellence (SCOPE). He has received the Jaycee's Distinguished Service Award; United Way "New" Volunteer of the Year Award; Sarasota County Bar Association's Distinguished Service Award; Kiwanis Club of Friendship's Second Annual Citizen's Roast Award; Volunteer Connections Heart of the Community Award; Kiwanis Club of Sarasota's Outstanding Citizen Award; West Coast Center for Human Development Flames of Distinction Award; SCOPE Boundary Crosser Award; Sarasota County Economic Development Corporation’s 2010 Clyde Nixon Business Leadership Award; and Biz(941)’s 2015 Greater Good Award (Legal). He was also selected as an honorary member of the Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court.