SAA GOVERNING BOARD
G. Robert McClain
Rob McLain is a partner at the law firm of Metcalfe & McLain. He is a graduate of the University of Florida (B.A., major in Philosophy and minor in English), and George Mason University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude). Prior to his legal career, Rob taught middle school English and worked in information technology. In addition to his work with SAA, Rob is a board member and Secretary of Sarasota Contemporary Dance. He is a happily married father of three extremely active children. In his spare time, Rob practices Jiu jitsu, and writes the daddy column for Mommy Magazine.
Joe holds a B.S. in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. As a successful businessman with over 25 years’ experience he is currently a Partner and Chief Technology officer for XL Technologies. XL Technologies is a Sarasota, FL based technology firm that specializes in real estate software and marketing services. Joe and his extended family have held various active roles in music and the performing arts over the years and he is enthusiastic about assisting in the long term sustainability and success of SAA.
For the first 20 years of his career, Dan Dembicki applied his MA degree to the business world where he launched a consulting practice engaged by venture capital firms to enhancement their portfolio investments in the areas of operational expertise and sales. As a musician, Dan has played the organ and piano at churches in his home state of Michigan and now here in Sarasota where he is residing organist at Sarasota Baptist Church. Incorporating his passion for music with a business idea he Co-Founded AirWorks Media – A music software company that conducted an IPO on NASDAQ and whose music tools were used in music libraries on a worldwide basis.
Dembicki maintains his consulting practice in Sarasota and has now added musicians and artists to his client list helping them with their brand development, audience promotion, personal growth and business savvy. Dan plays a wide range of Musical Styles which include Christian, Classical, Popular, Orchestral Styles, Swing and Stride. He plays in a variety of combos in the SRQ area: Sarasota Jazz Project, Tropical Ave., Shane Chalke Trio, Ocean’s Eleven Big Band, Smokey’s Session, the Accidentalz, Shift Change, Grove To Move Band and more.
Dan grew up in Dearborn, Michigan, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music, with a major in Organ Performance and a Minor in Choral Music Pedagogy Central Michigan University. He also writes and Arranges Orchestral Music as well as for Big Band, Gospel Music and Classical