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Wayne 'Skipp' Fraser named 2014 Mr. Sun

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ST. PETERSBURG — The Suncoasters of St. Petersburg civic organization honored a longtime member and onetime president, accountant Wayne "Skipp" Fraser, on Friday, naming him the 60th Mr. Sun.

The leadership award was presented at the annual Suncoasters Ball, held in the Grand Ballroom at the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort.

Ellie Petrillo, a junior at Florida State University, was named Sungoddess Ambassador.

A St. Petersburg native, Frazier graduated from Boca Ciega High School and earned bachelor's and advanced degrees in accounting from the University of Florida, where he has served as a member and chairman of the steering committee for the Fisher School of Accounting.

He has been a member and past chairman of the University of South Florida's accountancy advisory council, president and member of the board of governors of the Florida Institute of CPAs, treasurer of the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, board member of Suncoast Tiger Bay and commodore of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club.

In addition, he was a graduate of the first Leadership St. Pete class, a board member at Bayfront Medical Center, co-chairman of the St. Petersburg Community Alliance and president of the University Club and the St. Andrew's Society.

He and his wife, Joyce, have two children and two grandchildren.

Petrillo is the daughter of Jim and Michelle Petrillo. She graduated from St. Petersburg Catholic High School and is majoring in marketing and human resource management.

Danielle Price, a senior political science major at the University of Central Florida, is the Sungoddess Ambassador runner-up.

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