It's going to be a great loss to Florida's Office of Film and Entertainment, but Raquel Cisneros
, who has been the dedicated and hard-working head of marketing, website and communications for our office, will be leaving us to take a new job mid-May
accepted the position of Associate Director for renowned artist Romero Britto's non-profit foundation in Miami.
It's a terrific opportunity for Raquel
in many ways, and we are both proud and happy for her
, even though we will all miss her
dearly - as I know many of you who have dealt with her
over the years will.
A real self-starter, it was her
caring way, her
dedication to finish any job she
started no matter how many hours or days or nights it took, and her
creative passion for the film and entertainment industry that impressed me from my first day here.
has been a loyal and faithful friend to so many of us around the state.
Raquel has been with our office for three years, starting as the administrative assistant to the film commissioner and quickly moving up to her current position.
She handled the Florida Film Alumni Reunion and Professional Development Series while here, and donated extra work time to serve on the committee for Hispanic Heritage Month, and mentored local students through the Governor's Mentoring Initiative.
She oversaw the marketing campaigns for the office, creating many of them, as well as overhauling the website to make it more user-friendly and informational.
If you'd like, you can write to Raquel
directly at Raquel.Cisneros@MyFlorida.com.
You can join us in trying to convince her
not to leave, but I have it on good authority, it won't work!
You all in Miami, take good care of her!
, we will all miss you dearly! (Wendy, I'll get even!)