Leadership Pasco appoints new board members:
Leadership Pasco announced recently the appointment of three new members to its board of directors, as well as a full slate of officers and members for 2015.
Joining the board of directors are Ed Caum, Kim Hamm and Todd Pillars. Caum works in the county's office of tourism development and is retired from the military; Hamm is vice president of finance and accounting at Youth and Family Alternatives; and Pillars, a former IT consultant, is now a professional photographer.
Leadership board members include: Tom Celotto, president; Stefanie Ambrosio Pontlitz, president-elect; Krista Covey, secretary; Connie Lucco, treasurer; Rob Aguis; Nichole Alvarez-Sowles; Carla Armstrong; Kim Bogart; Scott Byrnes; Caum; Heather Grimes; Hamm; Steven Jonas; Lorraine Lane; James Mallo; Jamie Mick; Pillars; Tina Shelton; Skip Miller; George Tharin; and Tony Vannata.
For more than 25 years, Leadership Pasco has helped to identify and recruit current or potential leaders of Pasco County, facilitate the development and interaction of those leaders and foster an issues-oriented learning environment for the leaders and the citizens of Pasco County.
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Pasco sheriff completes executive leaders program:
Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco completed the executive leaders program at the Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Homeland Defense and Security on Aug. 13. The goal of the program is to enhance senior leaders' capacity to develop policies and strategies while strengthening working relationships across the jurisdictional boundaries of regions, agencies, governments and the private sector. Students study the interdisciplinary concepts comprising homeland security. The 32 participants represented a snapshot of homeland security across the country and included professionals from the Department of Homeland Security and agencies within it, as well as emergency management, the military, law enforcement, fire safety, state and municipal governments, public health and the private sector.
New director at First United Methodist:
First United Methodist Church of Hudson recently welcomed Darrell Day to its staff as director of worship arts. Day replaces Nancy Hoger, who joined her husband, Dr. Norm Hoger, in retirement.
Tax collector's offices raise funds for heart research:
Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano announced recently that the Florida Heart Research Foundation was the beneficiary of 29 new specialty tags sold and close to $1,000 in cash raised during the tax collector's Charitable Organization of the Month campaign during July. "I wish to thank both the citizens and members of the Pasco County license plate team for their support of the Stop Heart Disease license plate," stated Nancy Cavalie, acting CEO of the foundation, after receiving a check for $1,697.41.