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Oct 31, 2016

Carol Monroe Retires After 33 Years With Florida Citrus Sports

Back in 1983, “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi” opened in theatres, and McDonald’s introduced “Chicken McNuggets.”  In June of that year, Carol Monroe was hired by Florida Citrus Sports (FCS) as an administrative assistant and the organization is all the better for it. For the last 33 years, no one interacting with the non-profit membership association could miss her smiling face.  Upon announcing her retirement as Senior Director of Conference Relations and Hospitality, Carol leaves an […]

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Oct 24, 2016

Member Spotlight: Susan Fortini

Florida Citrus Sports member Susan Fortini has a great deal of gratitude when it comes to FCS. She is not only a longtime member, but she was employed by the organization early in her career and just last week returned to help fill the void left by the retiring Carol Monroe.  And according to Fortini, the relationships she formed over the years opened many doors personally and professionally. “Having worked at the bowl, very early in my career, I always […]

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Oct 17, 2016

Member Spotlight: Rob Yacabucci

To have a successful organization, you have to have great people. When it comes to Florida Citrus Sports, having great volunteers is vital. That’s where Rob Yacabucci comes in.  A member of the organization’s Associate Board, Yacabucci has also taken on the responsibility of attracting and organizing volunteers. Members are assigned to a list of volunteer options, but keeping them engaged is one of Yacabucci’s challenges. “People just aren’t volunteering like they used to any more,” explains the assistant engineer […]

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Oct 10, 2016

Member Spotlight: Joe Doher

Orlando real estate broker Joe Doher may still be considered a new member to Florida Citrus Sports, having only been a part of the organization for three years. But the non-profit has had a big impact on Doher, and an even bigger impact on the community in which he serves. “The incredible thing about being part of this organization, is how such a small staff can put on so many premiere events,” Doher said. “ dictates the quality of the […]

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Oct 03, 2016

Member Spotlight: Paul Mears III

When Paul Mears started working with Florida Citrus Sports decades ago, he may have sensed how his career and volunteering would parallel each other. As the president of Mears Transportation Group, and “Hello!” Destination Management, he sees the connection between great entertainment, tourism and economic impact. “What I like about FCS is that they are a great generator of economic impact to Orlando,” said Mears. “They bring people to Orlando, who are filling up our hotel rooms, eating at our […]

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