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Mayor Ahearn-Koch

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1565 1st Street, Room 101
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: (941) 954-4115
Term Expires: 2021


  • The American University in Paris: France – Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs, minor: International Business Administration and Marketing, June 1986
  • Columbia University: New York City, NY– Graduate School of International & Public Affairs. Masters of International Affairs October 1989. Area of Study: International Political Economy & Marketing
  • Institute d’Etudes Politique: Paris, France – Programme Benjamin Franklin Area of Study: Business, Legal, and Technical aspects of The European Community. Benjamin Franklin Diploma
  • Goethe Institute: Paris, France – Zertificat Deutsch als Fremdsprache, July 1994


  • JAK Consults, relevant marketing communication Sarasota, FL Founder & Consultant Marketing, Planning, Public Relations, Design 2001-Present
    Gulf Coast Community Foundation's (GCCF) Invest in Incredible Sarasota, FL Marketing Consultant February 2016-Present
  • Mattison's Restaurants & Catering: chef-owned culinary group, Marketing, PR, and Design Director, Sarasota, FL 2004-2016
  • InterShow: The Online Investor Expo, The Money Show, The Portfolio Management Symposium; Sarasota, FL 2000-2001
  • Asolo Theatre Company at the FSU Center, a professional theatre company, Sarasota, FL Art Director 1996-2000
  • CMP Publications: Global Mobile, international business newsletter Paris, France Art Director, Marketing and Production Director 1995-1996
  • CMP Publications: Telecom 95, telecoms congress and exhibition organized by the United Nations Paris, France Art Director 1994 -1995
  • Fairchild SNC, W Fashion Europe, Fashion Business Europe, and Home International Paris, France Design/Layout/Reporter 1992-1994
  • Time Out Paris Passion Ltd.: Paris Passion Magazine, Paris’s monthly City magazine Paris, France Advertising & Marketing Manager 1990-1992