Erik J. Arroyo
Erik J. Arroyo is the former mayor of Sarasota. He practices law at Band, Gates & Dramis law firm, focusing on business, corporate, and estate planning. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a board member for the Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness, Sarasota County Economic Development Corporation, Sarasota-Metropolitan Planning Organization, and several other organizations. Mayor Arroyo earned his bachelor’s degree in political science and communications from the University of Florida and his Juris Doctor from Florida A&M University. Born in the Dominican Republic, Mayor Arroyo emigrated to the United States and was the first in his family to graduate high school. He feels fortunate to live the American dream with his family in Sarasota.