Since 1979, the Florida CPM Program has been training leaders and improving management in the Sunshine State. One measure of the success of the program is the quality of its graduates. Meet some of the CPM graduates who are making a difference in their organizations.
Jim Wolfe is a 30+ year veteran of the Florida Department of Transportation. He currently serves as the District 6 Secretary. He is responsible for all state roads in Miami and Dade County. He is a seventh generation Floridian, a graduate of the University of Florida, a Registered Professional Engineer and a Certified Public Manager.
Jim Wolfe has been a strong proponent of the Certified Public Manager® Program for over twenty years. He served as President of FSCPM in 1999 and was the founding President of the South Florida Chapter in 1994. He has encouraged several hundred people in District 4 FDOT to take CPM training. He believes that public management is a profession with a body of knowledge that managers should learn and apply.
Education: BSCE, University of Florida, 1977; ME, University of Florida, 1978
Retired Fire Chief Cindy Dick was born in St. Petersburg, Florida. She moved to Tallahassee in 1978. She graduated from Lincoln High School, received her A.A. degree from Tallahassee Community College, and her B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Florida.
Chief Dick holds several certifications including, Certified Public Manager®, Instructor I and Fire Officer I. Her career in firefighting began with the Tallahassee Fire Department in 1987. She was promoted to Lieutenant in 1992, to Captain in 1997 and then to Fire Chief in October 2005. During her career with the department she has served in various divisions, such as Suppression, Training and Special Services.
Dr. Johnson serves as Director of the Pasco County Health Department.
"CPM training transformed my management/leadership style; I see situations in a different light now and no longer respond in a certain way just because 'that is the way we (I) have always done it'. Work is more fun! I believe my involvement with CPM has positively impacted the staff of the Pasco County Health Department and I enjoy working with this outstanding group."
"Appreciation and thanks go to the CPM staff for their ongoing support. The whole experience has resulted in a valuable support network of peers and provided practical skills for improved management and leadership. CPM training brings it all together and has assisted me in becoming a better public health leader."