In December 2015, three members of the Plymouth Harbor, Inc. Board of Trustees reached the end of their term, and in January 2016, the Board gained three new members. Below please find biographies introducing these new members.
KATHRYN ANGELL CARR
“I am looking forward to serving on the Plymouth Harbor Board because it is a facility I have admired since moving to Sarasota in 1983, and the more I learn about Plymouth Harbor, the more I treasure such a valuable resource in our community.”
Kathryn Angell Carr is a partner at Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP where she is Board Certified in Real Estate Law. She has been involved in the representation of both purchasers and sellers in residential and commercial real estate, including several shopping centers, hotels, apartment complexes, restaurants, and office buildings. Kathryn also has experience in the leasing and financing of both residential and commercial projects, including securitized financing and bond financing. Kathryn has represented developers of residential projects in all stages of development, including acquisition, financing of the land, and platting of the property, and has advised clients as to the effects of the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act and the Florida Land Sales Act.
Kathryn received a BS degree in Political Science from Iowa State University and earned her law degree from the University of Florida. In addition to Plymouth Harbor, Kathryn previously served on several community Boards, including, but not limited to, The Argus Foundation and the Animal Rescue Coalition. She has three stepchildren and six grandchildren, ranging in age from three to 27. In her spare time, Kathryn enjoys cooking, having learned much from her husband who was a page boy in the Ringling Hotel in the 1940s while his father was the manager.
ALAN B. GRINDAL, M.D.
“As a Sarasota physician, I have long admired Plymouth Harbor as a model for providing a successful aging lifestyle.”
Dr. Alan B. Grindal is a Board Certified Neurologist and Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. He received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and his Medical degree from the University of Illinois. Dr. Grindal obtained his Neurology training at the Medical College of Virginia, where he also served on the medical faculty.
For over 30 years Dr. Grindal was in private practice in Sarasota, and he is currently on the Clinical Faculty of Florida State University. He also works with the Memory Disorder Clinic at Sarasota Memorial Hospital and is a volunteer at the hospital’s Community Clinic. In addition, Dr. Grindal often teaches at the University of South Florida Lifelong Learning Academy and Pierian Springs Academy. He was selected by his peers as one of the Best Doctors in America from 1997 to his retirement in 2004. Dr. Grindal and his wife will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this summer with their three children and six grandchildren.
AMBASSADOR JAMES D. MCGEE
“I am pleased to serve on the Board of Trustees at Plymouth Harbor. As the premier vertically integrated care facility in Florida, Plymouth Harbor affords me the opportunity to continue my life of service with an institution that does so much for its residents and the community at large.”
Ambassador James D. McGee spent the majority of his 30-year Foreign Service career overseas working in support of U.S. Government policy. His professional skills include political-military affairs, crisis management, and international negotiation and management. He was nominated and confirmed as Ambassador to the Kingdom of Swaziland 2002-2004, Madagascar and the Comoros Islands 2004-2007, and Zimbabwe 2007-2009. He then returned to the National War College in Washington D.C., as the senior advisor to the Director of the Africa Center for Strategic Studies. At his last assignment, Ambassador McGee opened the first political-military office to provide diplomatic advice and guidance to the Commander of U.S. naval forces Europe, Africa and the 6th Fleet. Ambassador McGee served in the U.S. Air Force for five and a half years during the Vietnam conflict and earned three Distinguished Flying Crosses and 16 Air Medals while flying on 471 combat missions.
In addition to his military honors, Ambassador McGee was presented the Palmer Award for Diplomatic Excellence in 2011, the Diplomacy for Freedom Award in 2008, and numerous Presidential Pay and Superior Honor Awards. He is a member of the American Academy of Diplomacy and serves on the Board of Directors for the Global Alliance for Zimbabwe and the Committee for the Community of Democracies. He is a graduate of Indiana University and the Defense Language Institute, and speaks French and Vietnamese.