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Sarasota County Government

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bachelor's degree
Mass Communications
University of South Florida

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Wendy ...

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Wendy Rose

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SARASOTA - Wendy Rose, who for seven years has served as the chief spokeswoman for the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, has been forced to resign.
Rose, whose last day will be Friday, declined to comment for this story.
Col. Kurt Hoffman, the department's chief deputy, said of Rose's dismissal, "Wendy did an excellent job when she was here, but at the end of the day, it's in the best interests of the agency and the people we supervise."
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According to a nine-page memo that Hoffman wrote as part of Rose's dismissal, Sheriff Tom Knight directed him to make inquiries about Johnston's resignation, as the department's media liaison office - which Rose oversaw - had a high turnover rate.
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"The Sheriff expressed his concern that your leadership style may be negatively impacting this small workforce," Hoffman wrote in the memo written for Rose.
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"The sheriff informed me that the constant turnover of employees in your office and the two above incidents have caused him to question his confidence in your management of the Media Liaison Office," Hoffman told Rose in the memo.
Hoffman interviewed 10 current and former members of Rose's office.
Accreditation manager Sarah Kenniff called Rose "demeaning."Kenniff told Hoffman a local TV station called Rose "one of the most difficult people to work with.
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Susan Kiluk-Irwin said her employment with Rose was a "very, very negative experience," Hoffman's memo states.
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Administrative assistant Meta Robinson told Hoffman, "If you are weak, you are going to be mowed down by Wendy.
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In a three-page response, Rose wrote that she found Hoffman's memo "overwhelming."
"It certainly doesn't represent who I am or how I am regarded by most people with whom I interact elsewhere in the agency and outside of work," she wrote. "If the issues were brought to my attention at any time, I would have certainly addressed my behavior or any misunderstanding that strained these relationships."
Rose pointed out her accomplishments: a suite of social media, the department's Corporate SWAT Challenge and a retiree picnic.
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Rose resigned that day, stating she was "immensely proud of everything that has been accomplished during my tenure."
Rose has appeared in more than 250 Herald-Tribune news stories since she joined the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office in June 2009.
Her starting salary was $62,000. On Friday, her ending salary will be $73,307.
According to her Sheriff's Office biography, Rose has "more than 20 years of experience in television news and media relations."
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Wendy Rose
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Wendy Rose
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SARASOTA - Wendy Rose, who for seven years has served as the chief spokeswoman for the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, has been forced to resign.Rose, whose last day will be Friday, declined to comment for this story.Col. Kurt Hoffman, the department's chief deputy, said of Rose's dismissal, "Wendy did an excellent job when she was here, but at the end of the day, it's in the best interests of the agency and the people we supervise."According to documents obtained by the Herald-Tribune, events began when Rose's assistant Kaitlyn Johnston, a "media relations specialist," resigned on Jan. 13. (Johnston has since withdrawn her resignation.)According to a nine-page memo that Hoffman wrote as part of Rose's dismissal, Sheriff Tom Knight directed him to make inquiries about Johnston's resignation, as the department's media liaison office - which Rose oversaw - had a high turnover rate.The office lost six people in six years."The Sheriff expressed his concern that your leadership style may be negatively impacting this small workforce," Hoffman wrote in the memo written for Rose.Knight told Hoffman of two recent personal incidents he had with Rose that caused concern.One involved a marijuana legalization forum, which Knight decided to attend but later skipped. "He indicated that your reaction to him changing his mind about attending the forum was inappropriate in that you stated by changing his mind it, 'made you look bad to the media,'" Hoffman wrote.The second incident involved Rose contacting Knight's wife to make changes to an opinion column that Knight had written."The sheriff informed me that the constant turnover of employees in your office and the two above incidents have caused him to question his confidence in your management of the Media Liaison Office," Hoffman told Rose in the memo.Hoffman interviewed 10 current and former members of Rose's office.Accreditation manager Sarah Kenniff called Rose "demeaning."Kenniff told Hoffman a local TV station called Rose "one of the most difficult people to work with."Media liaison Bryan Wagner told Hoffman there was a "two strikes and you're out" policy in the office.Susan Kiluk-Irwin said her employment with Rose was a "very, very negative experience," Hoffman's memo states."Irwin described many of her interactions with you as 'insulting' and always when there were 'no witnesses around," Hoffman wrote.Administrative assistant Meta Robinson told Hoffman, "If you are weak, you are going to be mowed down by Wendy."Former media liaison Jeffrey Blossom described the working environment as "less than human."In the conclusion of his memo, Hoffman found that Rose's office suffered from a "clear lack of direction in work assignments," a lack of professional interaction, a lack of compassion, a lack of respect toward co-workers and subordinates and, ultimately, a lack of leadership.He directed Rose to answer in writing "why reasonable grounds does not exist to request your resignation from the Sheriff's Office."In a three-page response, Rose wrote that she found Hoffman's memo "overwhelming.""It certainly doesn't represent who I am or how I am regarded by most people with whom I interact elsewhere in the agency and outside of work," she wrote. "If the issues were brought to my attention at any time, I would have certainly addressed my behavior or any misunderstanding that strained these relationships."Rose pointed out her accomplishments: a suite of social media, the department's Corporate SWAT Challenge and a retiree picnic.Her response wasn't enough for Hoffman.In a Feb. 2 memo, he told Rose that senior staff members were held to a higher standard."While you do admit some failures and dispute others, I believe reasonable cause does exist to request your resignation from the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office," he wrote.Rose resigned that day, stating she was "immensely proud of everything that has been accomplished during my tenure."Rose has appeared in more than 250 Herald-Tribune news stories since she joined the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office in June 2009.Her starting salary was $62,000. On Friday, her ending salary will be $73,307.According to her Sheriff's Office biography, Rose has "more than 20 years of experience in television news and media relations.""Her community affairs experience includes being part of a consumer investigative team and creating numerous public awareness campaigns," her bio states.She holds a bachelor's degree in mass communications from the University of South Florida, and has a graduate certificate in criminal justice from American Public University. Copyright 2016 TheLedger.com - All rights reserved. Restricted use only.


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Sarasota Sheriff spokeswoman Wendy Rose addresses the media in a remote location in North Port on Oct. 15, 2015 about the death of infant Chance Walsh.

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Wendy Rose, who for seven years has served as the chief spokeswoman for the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, has been forced to resign.
Rose, whose last day will be Friday, declined to comment for this story.
Col. Kurt Hoffman, the department's chief deputy, said of Rose's dismissal, "Wendy did an excellent job when she was here, but at the end of the day it's in the best interests of the agency and the people we supervise."
...
According to a nine-page memo that Hoffman wrote as part of Rose's dismissal, Sheriff Tom Knight directed him to make inquiries about Johnston's resignation, as the department's media liaison office - which Rose oversaw - had a high turnover rate.
...
"The Sheriff expressed his concern that your leadership style may be negatively impacting this small workforce," Hoffman wrote in the memo written for Rose.
...
"The sheriff informed me that the constant turnover of employees in your office and the two above incidents have caused him to question his confidence in your management of the Media Liaison Office," Hoffman told Rose in the memo.
...
Kenniff told Hoffman a local TV station called Rose "one of the most difficult people to work with."
...
Susan Kiluk-Irwin said her employment with Rose was a "very, very negative experience," Hoffman's memo states.
...
Administrative assistant Meta Robinson told Hoffman, "If you are weak you are going to be mowed down by Wendy."
...
In a three-page response, Rose wrote that she found Hoffman's memo "overwhelming."
"It certainly doesn't represent who I am or how I am regarded by most people with whom I interact elsewhere in the agency and outside of work," she wrote. "If the issues were brought to my attention at any time, I would have certainly addressed my behavior or any misunderstanding that strained these relationships."
Rose pointed out her accomplishments: a suite of social media, the department's Corporate SWAT Challenge and a retiree picnic.
...
Rose resigned that day, stating she was "immensely proud of everything that has been accomplished during my tenure."
Widely quoted
Rose has appeared in more than 250 Herald-Tribune news stories since she joined the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office in June 2009.
Her starting salary was $62,000. On Friday, her ending salary will be $73,307.
According to her Sheriff's Office biography, Rose has "more than 20 years of experience in television news and media relations. "Her community affairs experience includes being part of a consumer investigative team and creating numerous public awareness campaigns," her bio states.
She holds a bachelor's degree in mass communications from the University of South Florida, and has a graduate certificate in criminal justice from American Public University.
Sarasota Sheriff's spokeswoman forced to resignBy Lee Williams Sarasota Sheriff spokeswoman Wendy Rose addresses the media in a remote location in North Port on Oct. 15, 2015 about the death of infant Chance... Sarasota Sheriff spokeswoman Wendy Rose addresses the media in a remote location in North Port on Oct. 15, 2015 about the death of infant Chance... HeraldTribune.comFebruary 10, 2016 4:23 PM Wendy Rose, who for seven years has served as the chief spokeswoman for the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, has been forced to resign.Rose, whose last day will be Friday, declined to comment for this story.Col. Kurt Hoffman, the department's chief deputy, said of Rose's dismissal, "Wendy did an excellent job when she was here, but at the end of the day it's in the best interests of the agency and the people we supervise."According to documents obtained by the Herald-Tribune, events began when Rose's assistant Kaitlyn Johnston, a "media relations specialist," resigned on Jan. 13. (Johnston has since withdrawn her resignation.) According to a nine-page memo that Hoffman wrote as part of Rose's dismissal, Sheriff Tom Knight directed him to make inquiries about Johnston's resignation, as the department's media liaison office - which Rose oversaw - had a high turnover rate. Kurt Hoffman, the department's chief deputy, said of Rose's dismissal, "Wendy did an excellent job when she was here, but at the end of the day it's in the best interests of the agency and the people we supervise."According to documents obtained by the Herald-Tribune, events began when Rose's assistant Kaitlyn Johnston, a "media relations specialist," resigned on Jan. 13. (Johnston has since withdrawn her resignation.) According to a nine-page memo that Hoffman wrote as part of Rose's dismissal, Sheriff Tom Knight directed him to make inquiries about Johnston's resignation, as the department's media liaison office - which Rose oversaw - had a high turnover rate.
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On Friday, her ending salary will be $73,307.According to her Sheriff's Office biography, Rose has "more than 20 years of experience in television news and media relations." "Her community affairs experience includes being part of a consumer investigative team and creating numerous public awareness campaigns," her bio states.She holds a bachelor's degree in mass communications from the University of South Florida, and has a graduate certificate in criminal justice from American Public University.  Copyright 2016 HeraldTribune.com - All rights reserved. Restricted use only.


Sarasota Sheriff spokeswoman ...

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Sarasota Sheriff spokeswoman Wendy Rose addresses the media in a remote location in North Port on Oct. 15, 2015 about the death of infant Chance Walsh.

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Wendy Rose, who for seven years has served as the chief spokeswoman for the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, has been forced to resign.
Rose, whose last day will be Friday, declined to comment for this story.
Col. Kurt Hoffman, the department's chief deputy, said of Rose's dismissal, "Wendy did an excellent job when she was here, but at the end of the day it's in the best interests of the agency and the people we supervise."
...
According to a nine-page memo that Hoffman wrote as part of Rose's dismissal, Sheriff Tom Knight directed him to make inquiries about Johnston's resignation, as the department's media liaison office - which Rose oversaw - had a high turnover rate.
...
"The Sheriff expressed his concern that your leadership style may be negatively impacting this small workforce," Hoffman wrote in the memo written for Rose.
...
"The sheriff informed me that the constant turnover of employees in your office and the two above incidents have caused him to question his confidence in your management of the Media Liaison Office," Hoffman told Rose in the memo.
...
Kenniff told Hoffman a local TV station called Rose "one of the most difficult people to work with."
...
Susan Kiluk-Irwin said her employment with Rose was a "very, very negative experience," Hoffman's memo states.
...
Administrative assistant Meta Robinson told Hoffman, "If you are weak you are going to be mowed down by Wendy."
...
In a three-page response, Rose wrote that she found Hoffman's memo "overwhelming."
"It certainly doesn't represent who I am or how I am regarded by most people with whom I interact elsewhere in the agency and outside of work," she wrote. "If the issues were brought to my attention at any time, I would have certainly addressed my behavior or any misunderstanding that strained these relationships."
Rose pointed out her accomplishments: a suite of social media, the department's Corporate SWAT Challenge and a retiree picnic.
...
Rose resigned that day, stating she was "immensely proud of everything that has been accomplished during my tenure."
Widely quoted
Rose has appeared in more than 250 Herald-Tribune news stories since she joined the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office in June 2009.
Her starting salary was $62,000. On Friday, her ending salary will be $73,307.
According to her Sheriff's Office biography, Rose has "more than 20 years of experience in television news and media relations. "Her community affairs experience includes being part of a consumer investigative team and creating numerous public awareness campaigns," her bio states.
She holds a bachelor's degree in mass communications from the University of South Florida, and has a graduate certificate in criminal justice from American Public University.
Sarasota Sheriff's spokeswoman forced to resignBy Lee Williams Sarasota Sheriff spokeswoman Wendy Rose addresses the media in a remote location in North Port on Oct. 15, 2015 about the death of infant Chance... Sarasota Sheriff spokeswoman Wendy Rose addresses the media in a remote location in North Port on Oct. 15, 2015 about the death of infant Chance... HeraldTribune.comFebruary 10, 2016 4:23 PM Wendy Rose, who for seven years has served as the chief spokeswoman for the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, has been forced to resign.Rose, whose last day will be Friday, declined to comment for this story.Col. Kurt Hoffman, the department's chief deputy, said of Rose's dismissal, "Wendy did an excellent job when she was here, but at the end of the day it's in the best interests of the agency and the people we supervise."According to documents obtained by the Herald-Tribune, events began when Rose's assistant Kaitlyn Johnston, a "media relations specialist," resigned on Jan. 13. (Johnston has since withdrawn her resignation.) According to a nine-page memo that Hoffman wrote as part of Rose's dismissal, Sheriff Tom Knight directed him to make inquiries about Johnston's resignation, as the department's media liaison office - which Rose oversaw - had a high turnover rate. Kurt Hoffman, the department's chief deputy, said of Rose's dismissal, "Wendy did an excellent job when she was here, but at the end of the day it's in the best interests of the agency and the people we supervise."According to documents obtained by the Herald-Tribune, events began when Rose's assistant Kaitlyn Johnston, a "media relations specialist," resigned on Jan. 13. (Johnston has since withdrawn her resignation.) According to a nine-page memo that Hoffman wrote as part of Rose's dismissal, Sheriff Tom Knight directed him to make inquiries about Johnston's resignation, as the department's media liaison office - which Rose oversaw - had a high turnover rate.
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On Friday, her ending salary will be $73,307.According to her Sheriff's Office biography, Rose has "more than 20 years of experience in television news and media relations." "Her community affairs experience includes being part of a consumer investigative team and creating numerous public awareness campaigns," her bio states.She holds a bachelor's degree in mass communications from the University of South Florida, and has a graduate certificate in criminal justice from American Public University.  Copyright 2016 HeraldTribune.com - All rights reserved. Restricted use only.


Sarasota Sheriff spokeswoman ...

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Sarasota Sheriff spokeswoman Wendy Rose addresses the media in a remote location in North Port on Oct. 15, 2015 about the death of infant Chance Walsh.

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Wendy Rose, who for seven years has served as the chief spokeswoman for the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, has been forced to resign.
Rose, whose last day will be Friday, declined to comment for this story.
Col. Kurt Hoffman, the department's chief deputy, said of Rose's dismissal, "Wendy did an excellent job when she was here, but at the end of the day it's in the best interests of the agency and the people we supervise."
...
According to a nine-page memo that Hoffman wrote as part of Rose's dismissal, Sheriff Tom Knight directed him to make inquiries about Johnston's resignation, as the department's media liaison office - which Rose oversaw - had a high turnover rate.
...
"The Sheriff expressed his concern that your leadership style may be negatively impacting this small workforce," Hoffman wrote in the memo written for Rose.
...
"The sheriff informed me that the constant turnover of employees in your office and the two above incidents have caused him to question his confidence in your management of the Media Liaison Office," Hoffman told Rose in the memo.
...
Kenniff told Hoffman a local TV station called Rose "one of the most difficult people to work with."
...
Susan Kiluk-Irwin said her employment with Rose was a "very, very negative experience," Hoffman's memo states.
...
Administrative assistant Meta Robinson told Hoffman, "If you are weak you are going to be mowed down by Wendy."
...
In a three-page response, Rose wrote that she found Hoffman's memo "overwhelming."
"It certainly doesn't represent who I am or how I am regarded by most people with whom I interact elsewhere in the agency and outside of work," she wrote. "If the issues were brought to my attention at any time, I would have certainly addressed my behavior or any misunderstanding that strained these relationships."
Rose pointed out her accomplishments: a suite of social media, the department's Corporate SWAT Challenge and a retiree picnic.
...
Rose resigned that day, stating she was "immensely proud of everything that has been accomplished during my tenure."
Widely quoted
Rose has appeared in more than 250 Herald-Tribune news stories since she joined the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office in June 2009.
Her starting salary was $62,000. On Friday, her ending salary will be $73,307.
According to her Sheriff's Office biography, Rose has "more than 20 years of experience in television news and media relations. "Her community affairs experience includes being part of a consumer investigative team and creating numerous public awareness campaigns," her bio states.
She holds a bachelor's degree in mass communications from the University of South Florida, and has a graduate certificate in criminal justice from American Public University.
Sarasota Sheriff's spokeswoman forced to resignBy Lee Williams Sarasota Sheriff spokeswoman Wendy Rose addresses the media in a remote location in North Port on Oct. 15, 2015 about the death of infant Chance... Sarasota Sheriff spokeswoman Wendy Rose addresses the media in a remote location in North Port on Oct. 15, 2015 about the death of infant Chance... HeraldTribune.comFebruary 10, 2016 4:23 PM Wendy Rose, who for seven years has served as the chief spokeswoman for the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, has been forced to resign.Rose, whose last day will be Friday, declined to comment for this story.Col. Kurt Hoffman, the department's chief deputy, said of Rose's dismissal, "Wendy did an excellent job when she was here, but at the end of the day it's in the best interests of the agency and the people we supervise."According to documents obtained by the Herald-Tribune, events began when Rose's assistant Kaitlyn Johnston, a "media relations specialist," resigned on Jan. 13. (Johnston has since withdrawn her resignation.) According to a nine-page memo that Hoffman wrote as part of Rose's dismissal, Sheriff Tom Knight directed him to make inquiries about Johnston's resignation, as the department's media liaison office - which Rose oversaw - had a high turnover rate. Kurt Hoffman, the department's chief deputy, said of Rose's dismissal, "Wendy did an excellent job when she was here, but at the end of the day it's in the best interests of the agency and the people we supervise."According to documents obtained by the Herald-Tribune, events began when Rose's assistant Kaitlyn Johnston, a "media relations specialist," resigned on Jan. 13. (Johnston has since withdrawn her resignation.) According to a nine-page memo that Hoffman wrote as part of Rose's dismissal, Sheriff Tom Knight directed him to make inquiries about Johnston's resignation, as the department's media liaison office - which Rose oversaw - had a high turnover rate.
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On Friday, her ending salary will be $73,307.According to her Sheriff's Office biography, Rose has "more than 20 years of experience in television news and media relations." "Her community affairs experience includes being part of a consumer investigative team and creating numerous public awareness campaigns," her bio states.She holds a bachelor's degree in mass communications from the University of South Florida, and has a graduate certificate in criminal justice from American Public University.  Copyright 2016 HeraldTribune.com - All rights reserved. Restricted use only.


Wendy Rose with the ...

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Wendy Rose with the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office says she cannot provide comment on the incident as the investigation is ongoing..

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