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Sarasota Audubon Society announces incoming president

Longtime area resident Sara Reisinger started at the nonprofit as a volunteer.

Celery Fields is a mecca for birders and other nature lovers.
Celery Fields is a mecca for birders and other nature lovers.
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Sarasota Audubon Society has announced that Sara Reisinger will be joining the organization as president. 

Reisinger succeeds President Jeanne Dubi, who will continue as director of special projects, overseeing the Quad Parcels at the Celery Fields campaign.

Sara Reisinger

Reisinger originally joined Sarasota Audubon as a volunteer, serving at the bird blind at Celery Fields.

Reisinger, a resident of the region for nearly 40 years, has had a lifelong passion for exploring the outdoors, according to a media release.

While growing up in Bradenton, she would observe the large flocks of shorebirds and roseate spoonbills while visiting Palma Sola Bay and kayaking at Myakka River State Park.

Her professional background includes leading nonprofits benefiting children and families, event management, fundraising and managing the law firm of her husband, Eric Reisinger. She began her career as an international buyer, a role for which she traveled extensively. 

Her role as a parent, Celery Fields neighbor and Sarasota Audubon volunteer has helped inspire her commitment to the quality of life for residents, birds and wildlife in the rapidly developing area, the release states. 

"I want my children to be able to experience the same joys that I had as a child," Reisinger said in the release.

Sarasota Audubon also announced its slate of officers for 2024 to 2025. 

It includes Kathryn Young as first vice president, Lynn Jakubowicz as second vice president; Andy Schneider as treasurer, Mary Heinlein as secretary, and Sara King and Helen King as members at large. 



Ian Swaby

Ian Swaby is the Sarasota neighbors writer for the Observer. Ian is a Florida State University graduate of Editing, Writing, and Media and previously worked in the publishing industry in the Cayman Islands.

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