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Personnel note: Wendy Spencer named Leadership Florida’s president

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Leadership Florida has selected Wendy Spencer, a veteran administrator in state and federal government, private industry and the nonprofit sector, as its next president. Spencer will assume her duties at the organization on April 3, following a national search and transition period, board chairman Jeff Wahlen said. She replaces Wendy Walker, who served in the position for more than 27 years and will become president emeritus. “Having dedicated my professional career to engaging citizens to do what is best for their…

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Florida receives $15 million for federal AmeriCorps education projects

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In an upbeat conference call, statewide education officials — including Education Commissioner Pam Stewart and Wendy Spencer of the federal Corporation for National and Community Service — announced that Florida will be the recipient of $15.4 million for AmeriCorps-led education projects. The officials said that figure will be matched by local dollars to bring the total to more than $30 million. “As Florida’s lead agency for volunteerism and national service, we are thrilled to announce this funding for Florida schools and students,” said Volunteer Florida CEO Chester…

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