Sanford, FL – July 29, 2008, As Florida leaders look for ways to position the state for 2030, to support a competitive business climate and promote sustainable development and economic diversification all while attracting top talent to Florida, leaders from Tallahassee in conjunction with the Florida Chamber Foundation, established the Florida Innovation Caucus to spearhead the efforts needed to ensure a bright future.

The Caucus, comprised of top private and public sector executives in business and education, is tasked with collaboratively creating a blueprint and framework for Florida’s future and economic benefit, as Florida looks toward 2030. The Caucus includes professionals from Enterprise Florida, Board of Governors, Workforce Florida, The Florida Dept of Education and a few, hand selected private sector leaders.

Since the need to attract World Class Talent to Florida was identified as the # 1 way to drive Florida’s Innovation Economy, Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President of the Florida Chamber Foundation, reached out to DiMascio, a nationally recognized Talent Acquisition leader, to join.

“We are focusing on what we need to build a vibrant and innovative economy for Florida’s future. Suzette was invited to join the State of Florida’s Innovation Caucus because of her unique experience within the biotech and life science employment market. Suzette’s insight into the national marketplace, her ability to help us benchmark and identify targets to attract top talent and top companies to Florida for today and tomorrow will be instrumental in creating a successful roadmap and systems to build a greater 2030 ~ today.”

The Caucus meets monthly in location throughout Florida.

About Suzette DiMascio – Suzette DiMascio, CHE, CMCE, CPC is President/Chief Talent Officer at Career Solutions International, a WBE Certified Executive Recruiting Firm specializing in Talent Acquisition for Biotech, Life Sciences, Healthcare and Finance/Banking organizations Worldwide. Suzette is also the Vice President of the Florida Association of Personnel Services, and an active member and speaker for the Healthcare Business Women’s Association (HBA), Women Business Leaders of US HealthCare Industry (WBL) and the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and American Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP).