Former Gubernatorial Candidate Alex Sink at University Campus

March 07, 2011

Saint Leo University’s School of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce that Alex Sink, Florida’s Democratic candidate for governor in the 2010 election, will speak at University Campus on March 30 in honor of Women’s History Month.
 

Gubernatorial Candidate Alex Sink at University Campus Sink will speak on “Building Your Personal History,” at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 30, in the Student Community Center at University Campus.
 
The event is open to the public, and admission and parking are free.
 
Sink became well known throughout the state during the recent election, narrowly losing her bid for the office of governor by a 1 percent margin.
 
Prior to her race, she served as Florida’s chief financial officer from 2007 to 2011, an office she attained through statewide election. In her position, she managed public treasury funds amounting to more than $15 billion, and was responsible for state accounting. Her policy initiatives while in office included creating stronger laws to protect the elderly from insurance fraud.
 
Before holding elected office, Sink worked for Bank of America for 26 years and retired as president of Florida operations in 2000.  She has served on many nonprofit boards, including serving as chair of The Nature Conservancy’s Florida chapter, chair of the Hillsborough Education Foundation, and vice chair of the board of Wake Forest University.
 
Sink and her husband Bill McBride live in the Hillsborough County community of Thonotosassa. Their son Bert recently graduated from Stanford University, and their daughter Lexie is a senior at Wake Forest University.
 
To learn more about this presentation, as well as other events scheduled for Women’s History Month, contact Allyson Marino at allyson.marino@saintleo.edu or (352) 588-8662.