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CFO Alex Sink Honors Dominic Calabro of Florida Tax Watch

8/26/2010

CONTACT: Jerri Franz or Jayme O’Rourke, 850-413-2842
 
TALLAHASSEE – Florida CFO Alex Sink today sponsored a Cabinet resolution recognizing CEO Dominic Calabro for 30 years of service to the citizens of Florida with Florida TaxWatch.  CFO Sink has worked closely with Florida TaxWatch and CEO Calabro for more than 20 years, both as a private sector business leader and now as a member of the Florida cabinet. As a Florida business leader, Sink also served previously as a Tax Watch vice chair working to reduce waste and increase accountability in state government. 
 
“Dominic has been instrumental in helping change the way Florida government works for three decades by consistently identifying and presenting new ways that state government can improve productivity while increasing value to the citizens of Florida,” said CFO Alex Sink. “Under his leadership, TaxWatch has identified savings of $3.25 billion in productivity and efficiency improvements, and on behalf of Florida taxpayers, I thank him for his service and dedication.”
 
In 1980, Calabro joined the staff of the Citizens Council for Budget Research as a Senior Research Analyst and in 1982, was named Executive Director of what is now known as Florida TaxWatch. In 1986, Calabro was appointed as Chief Executive Officer, a position he still holds today. Florida TaxWatch recommendations have served as the impetus for important changes to Florida budgetary and taxation policies, including: the Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights; the Government Performance Accountability Act; and phasing out the Intangibles Tax. 
 
Calabro also serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Prudential Financial-Davis Productivity Awards Foundation, Inc., which recognizes and rewards outstanding government employees’ productivity and innovative cost savings. He was joined at the ceremony today by his wife, Debbie, and their four children. 
 
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