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Friday, December 3, 2021

Person of Interest

Person of Interest: Brendon Rogers

Person of Interest: Brendon Rogers

Executive director, Central Florida Film Festival Vital Stats Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Attended American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York to train for theater acting. Became CENFLO executive director in 2018. His “leading lady,” Jennifer Fink, is film festival…
Person of Interest: Robin Meyers

Person of Interest: Robin Meyers

Principal at Lake Hills School Vital Stats: Born in Tampa, lives in Wildwood. South Sumter High School graduate. Husband David is supervisor of employee relations for Lake County Schools. Holds A.A. degree from Lake-Sumter Community College; B.A. in English from…
Person of Interest: Elaine Howard

Person of Interest: Elaine Howard

Lawyer and paleontologist Vital Stats Born on military base at Cherry Point, North Carolina, where her father was a Marine. Lives in Leesburg. An attorney by day, her passion is paleontology. Digs with the Wyoming Dinosaur Center in Thermopolis, Wyoming.…
Jose G. Puig Sr.

Jose G. Puig Sr.

Retired engineer Vital Stats Resides: Harbor Hills in Lady Lake since 2011. Born in Cuba; left Sept. 3, 1960. Family: Wife Aurora of 56 years; son Jose G. Puig Jr.; daughter Marie Louise Torres; five grandchildren. Taught himself English in…
person of interest: Delrita Meisner

person of interest: Delrita Meisner

Executive director, Be Free Lake Vital Stats: Resides in Mascotte; born and raised in Guam. Husband, Kurt; daughter, Keira. On job two years with Be Free Lake, the county’s substance misuse prevention coalition. What I want people to know about…
Person of Interest: Mike Hein

Person of Interest: Mike Hein

Groveland city manager Vital Stats: Named city manager in March 2018. Born in Milwaukee. Holds degrees from University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point and University of Arizona; completed program for government executives at Harvard University. Wife Anne-Marie Russell is executive…
Person of Interest: John Simpson

Person of Interest: John Simpson

Deputy director, Lake County Office of EMS   Vital Stats: Resides in Fruitland Park. On the job 26 years with Lake County Emergency Medical Services. Family: Wife, Teri; two daughters, Janie and Shannon; three granddaughters, Anna, Courtney, and Emma.  …
Person of Interest: Matthew Baumann

Person of Interest: Matthew Baumann

President and owner of Property Financial Services   Vital Stats: Hometown: Groveland, where he is seeking reelection for mayor. Wife: Erin.   What people should know about me: I am a multifaceted man, completing corporate taxes while running for mayor…
Dr. George J. Hagerty

Dr. George J. Hagerty

President of Beacon College    Vital Stats: President of the accredited, nonprofit liberal arts school in downtown Leesburg noted as America’s first college to award bachelor’s degrees primarily to students with learning disabilities, ADHD, and other learning differences. Resides in…
Person of Interest: Elisha Pappacoda

Person of Interest: Elisha Pappacoda

Communications Director, Lake County   Vital Stats: Former journalist, Fordham alum, lives in Sorrento. Married to an entrepreneur. Children: Dog mom. Hometown: Fourth-generation New Yorker, born in Brooklyn.   Why do I enjoy my job? Serving the community, informing citizens…
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