103 episodes

Fluent in Floridian is a podcast featuring the Sunshine State’s brightest leaders talking about the issues most important to the people of Florida and its more than 100 million yearly visitors. These issues include health care, economic development, environmental protection, transportation, tourism, politics, taxes, education, energy and more.

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Fluent in Floridian is a podcast featuring the Sunshine State’s brightest leaders talking about the issues most important to the people of Florida and its more than 100 million yearly visitors. These issues include health care, economic development, environmental protection, transportation, tourism, politics, taxes, education, energy and more.

    102. Florida Behavioral Health Association CEO + President Melanie Brown-Woofter

    102. Florida Behavioral Health Association CEO + President Melanie Brown-Woofter

    To mark Mental Health Awareness Month, SMPR CEO and Founder April Salter sat down with Florida Behavioral Health Association CEO and President Melanie Brown-Woofter to discuss her work in the mental health space. 
     
    Growing up in the tight-knit community of Wakulla County, caring for others was a way of life that seamlessly translated into her early career as a nurse. It was not until she entered the world of public policy that she learned she could positively impact millions of Floridians. At FBHA, she aims to reshape the dialogue around mental health and substance use disorders.
     

    • 28 min
    101. Robin Hassler Thompson, Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center Executive Director

    101. Robin Hassler Thompson, Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center Executive Director

    In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, SMPR President Heidi Otway sat down with Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center’s Executive Director Robin Hassler Thompson to discuss her journey through politics and navigating her life as a human rights activist. 
     
    Thompson’s political passion was ignited as a high school senior while volunteering for Jimmy Carter’s presidential campaign. She shares how this initial spark led her to pursue a law degree and develop a love for public service. However, it wasn’t until Thompson witnessed sex and labor trafficking in Bangladesh that her life changed forever. She returned to the States inspired to make a change.
     

    • 30 min
    SalterMitchell PR Founder + CEO April Salter

    SalterMitchell PR Founder + CEO April Salter

    The 100th episode of the Fluent in Floridian podcast features none other than SalterMitchell PR CEO and Founder April Salter. From her idyllic upbringing in Key West to her dynamic career as an entrepreneur and PR professional, April's story is a testament to her love of the Sunshine State. 
    Tune into this special 100th episode as April discusses her influential role in Governor Lawton Chiles' administration and first encounter with a young journalist named Heidi Otway that led to a decades-long friendship and the establishment of SalterMitchell PR, which celebrates 25 years of business in 2024.

    • 24 min
    Volunteer Florida CEO Josie Tamayo

    Volunteer Florida CEO Josie Tamayo

    Josie Tamayo has never been afraid to be “the first.” Inspired by her mother’s legal career in Cuba, Tamayo grew up in rural Georgia to become the only Hispanic woman to graduate from her law school class.
    Tamayo’s passion for helping others drew her to a career in public service, where she charted a course from state attorneys' offices to the Second Circuit Court bench to serving as general counsel for six of Florida’s state agencies.
    Today, Tamayo’s current role as CEO of VolunteerFlorida reflects her years of passionate community service: a pathway that she now gets to help others walk.

    • 27 min
    Crisis Management Advisor & Best-Selling Author Melissa Agnes

    Crisis Management Advisor & Best-Selling Author Melissa Agnes

    As social media emerged in the early 2000s, many top corporate executives and business leaders wrote it off as a passing trend. Frustrated by crisis management professionals’ hesitancy to embrace digital communications, Melissa Agnes saw an opportunity to serve a developing industry. Nearly 15 years later. Agnes is a leading voice on all things crisis management and communications. She joins SalterMitchell PR Founder and CEO April Salter to share her story and discuss today’s communications challenges.

    • 31 min
    Fluent in Floridian: Summer Break

    Fluent in Floridian: Summer Break

    Fluent in Floridian is going on summer break! So far this year, the podcast has featured some fascinating Floridians, from high-profile politicos to pro athletes. Use this time to catch up on episodes you may have missed, and stay tuned for the new season to begin later this summer.

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27 Ratings

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Counteracting the Florida Man one episode at a time

I appreciate the reminder that Florida is a diverse place full of passionate, accomplished people who have complex histories and meaningful relationships with our state. We’re not all crazy!

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Great listening

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