Courtney R. Wise, MSG, executive director for Take Care Advisor has been named the Frank G. Berlin Sr. Small Business Award’s Young Professional of the Year, by the Sarasota
Chamber of Commerce. As the Young Professional of the Year, Courtney distributed extraordinary qualities of leadership and philanthropy. Being the Volunteer Committee Chair on the Young Professional Group Board, Courtney has been a key player in the continued success as pining the Sarasota YPG as forerunners in networking and philanthropy and leadership for our young professional community.
Two local newspapers covered this accolade, if you would like to read more about the awards program.
Sarasota Observer: Young Professional Winner: Courtney Wise
Read an excerpt from the Sarasota Observer:
Courtney Wise, the 30-year-old executive director of Take Care Advisor, doesn’t just focus on her own tasks, but as her position has continued to evolve, she has welcomed any additional responsibilities with a calm demeanor, a smile and a get-it-done attitude.
It’s almost 6 p.m. on a Friday and with her brunette curls perfectly in tact, Wise is hauling trash bags out the door before she escapes for a family rendezvous.
“How this part of the company does is on my shoulders in terms of business development,” Wise says. “I manage all accounts billing, accounts receivable, run day-to-day operations and I take out the trash. I used to be the cleaning lady.”
This year marks the second time Wise has been nominated as Young Professional of the Year. When asked who the ideal young professional of the year is, Wise says that it’s someone who is able to set an example to other young professionals and show what can be done here in Sarasota.
“In terms of what that person is involved in, what they are doing with their career, being a forward-thinker and being able to help others then connect with each other, it’s someone who embodies all of those really positive qualities and wants to see Sarasota move forward and succeed as a community,” Wise says.
Read an excerpt from the Sarasota Herald Tribune:
Courtney Wise, executive director of Take Care Advisor, is a gogetter and what she excels at is getting is relationships to happen. That is why – when she returned to Sarasota after earning a Master of Science in Gerontology from the University of Southern California’s Davis School of Gerontology – her network for professional affiliations took flight.
For example, she joined the volunteer committee of the Sarasota Chamber’s Young Professionals Group in 2008 and now serves as the Volunteer Chair on the YPG Board. As such, she facilitates partnerships with various non-profits in the area including Boys and Girls Club of Sarasota County, Girls Inc., The Pines of Sarasota, Big Brothers Big Sisters and many more.
To read more about Courtney R. Wise, MSG, and the RN Geriatric Care Management company she oversees, Take Care Advisor, click here.