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Personnel note: Robin Spillias to LeadingAge Florida

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Robin Spillias has been promoted to Director of Membership for LeadingAge Florida, the organization announced Thursday.


Spillias will direct and coordinate all activities related to membership recruitment, retention, renewal, and benefits.

“Robin is a problem-solver, an effective communicator, and a creative thinker,” LeadingAge Florida President and CEO Steve Bahmer said in a statement.

“Her experience lends itself well to serving LeadingAge Florida’s member communities,” he added. “Robin’s interpersonal skills and passion, coupled with her background in marketing and public affairs, make her an integral part of our team.”

Spillias said she was “excited about the possibilities ahead of me to work with and serve LeadingAge Florida members … I look forward to reaching out to prospective members to create mutually beneficial relationships focused on our promise to advocate, educate, and serve.”

LeadingAge Florida was formerly known as Florida Association of Homes and Services for the Aging. Founded in 1963, it represents continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), nursing homes, and assisted living facilities, among others.

Before joining Florida Politics, journalist and attorney James Rosica was state government reporter for The Tampa Tribune. He attended journalism school in Washington, D.C., working at dailies and weekly papers in Philadelphia after graduation. Rosica joined the Tallahassee Democrat in 1997, later moving to the courts beat, where he reported on the 2000 presidential recount. In 2005, Rosica left journalism to attend law school in Philadelphia, afterwards working part time for a public-interest law firm. Returning to writing, he covered three legislative sessions in Tallahassee for The Associated Press, before joining the Tribune’s re-opened Tallahassee bureau in 2013. He can be reached at

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