Orange County Mayor Announces Four Senior Staff Appointments

Orange County Mayor Announces Four Senior Staff Appointments

 

Orange County, Fla. (Dec. 11, 2018) – Today, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings announced four Orange County Government veterans for key staff appointments to his new administration. The appointments include:

  • Jeffrey J. Newton, County Attorney: Previous work: Since 2011, has served as Orange County’s County Attorney and has been reappointed to that position by Mayor Demings. Other positions of note: Deputy County Attorney in Seminole County as well as County Attorney in Broward County for five years. Prior to that, he worked for Orange County Government for a total of 13 years as Deputy County Attorney and Assistant County Attorney. Newton practiced in private law as an attorney at Merchant, Davis & Rosenblum/Pearson & Newton in Connecticut; Education: J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law; B.S., University of Bridgeport in Connecticut.

  • Louis A. Quiñones, Jr., Chief of Orange County Corrections: Previous work: Since 2017, has served as Deputy Chief of Operational Services at Orange County Corrections. Quiñones has a total of 31 years of experience in the field of Corrections and has been employed with four large agencies in two states. In his new position, Quiñones will provide oversight and leadership to the fifth-largest jail in Florida, with an average population of more than 2,400 inmates and more than 1,700 staff members. He will serve as the County’s first Hispanic Chief of Corrections. Other positions of note: Bexar County Sheriff’s Office in TX as Deputy Chief, Assistant Jail Administrator; Captain at Osceola County Corrections; Broward County Sheriff’s Office as Detention Deputy; Orange County Correctional Department as Captain. Education: M.S., Mountain State University; B.A. in Criminal Justice Administration, Columbia College.

  • Randy Singh, CGFO, CPFO, Deputy County Administrator, Administration & Fiscal Services: Previous work: Since 2014, he has served as Assistant County Administrator at Orange County Government overseeing the Family Services Department, the Administrative Services Department, the Office of Management & Budget, the Office of Economic Trade and Tourism as well as being a liaison to all County Constitutional Offices. In his new role, he will oversee all of the fiscal and administration services of the County, including the $4.4 billion budget as well as the Human Resources Division. Other positions of note: Singh has a total of more than 30 years of professional experience. He served as Manager of the Office of Management & Budget at Orange County for more than 12 years; Office of Management & Budget Administrator at Orange County; LYNX’s Manager of Financial Planning and Budgets; Education: B.S. in Accounting from the City University of New York’s Bernard M. Baruch College of Business. In addition, he is a Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) within the United States and Canada and a Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) within the State of Florida.

  • Chris Testerman, AICP, Deputy County Administrator, Infrastructure, Community & Development Services: Previous work: Since 2012, he has served as Assistant County Administrator for Infrastructure Services and Government Relations at Orange County Government. In his new position he will continue to be responsible for the oversight of all the County divisions associated with growth and development. Other positions of note: Testerman has served Orange County Government for more than 28 years. His positions have included Orange County Director of Government Relations and Manager of the Planning Division as well as Chief Planner and Senior Planner. Education: Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Central Florida; B.S. from Florida State University.

 

“All of these professionals bring extensive experience in each of their respective fields,” said Mayor Demings. “They have proven to be excellent public servants to Orange County Government, and I’m confident they will carry out their appointments with continued service and distinction.  I look forward to working with them in my administration.”

Mennello Museum Announces Book Release and Final Week Celebration for the Exhibition: Shifting Gaze: A Reconstruction of The Black & Hispanic Body in Contemporary Art from the Collection of Dr. Robert B. Feldman  

 

Mennello Museum Announces Book Release and Final Week Celebration for the Exhibition: Shifting Gaze: A Reconstruction of The Black & Hispanic Body in Contemporary Art from the Collection of Dr. Robert B. Feldman

 

Orlando, FL — December 11, 2018

Please join collector Dr. Robert B. Feldman and Executive Director & Curator of Shifting Gaze, Shannon Fitzgerald, for a wine reception on January 12, 2019, celebrating the release of a 98page, full-color publication that includes an essay by Shannon Fitzgerald & Katherine Navarro, interview with Dr. Feldman, artists’ plates and bios.

 

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 2019

11:30 AM – 1 PM

Mennello Museum of American Art

900 E. Princeton St.

 

Special Catalog Price for All Attending: $35.00 (regularly $40.00)

Catalog Price for Mennello Museum Members: $32.00

 

 

Join us for the last week of the extraordinary exhibition, Shifting Gaze: A Reconstruction of The Black & Hispanic Body in Contemporary Art, featuring the renowned artists:  

 

 

Nina Chanel Abney | Farley Aguilar | Radcliffe Bailey | YoanCapote | Nathaniel Donnett | Mark Thomas Gibson | Luis Gispert | Clotilde Jiménez | Jennie C. Jones | Samuel Levi Jones | Titus Kaphar | Nate Lewis | Kyle Meyer | Lavar Munroe | 

Toyin Ojih Odutola | Ebony G. Patterson | Lamar Peterson | Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz | Paul Henry Ramirez | Jamel Shabazz | Vaughn Spann | Shawn Theodore | Mickalene Thomas | Hank Willis Thomas | Carlos Vega | Lynette Yiadom-Boakye | Nate Young

 

 

Dr. Feldman shares: “The artists in Shifting Gaze are powerfully breaking boundaries in the conversation about identity and culture in America—especially through the lens of seeing the body and that body having agency.  I am inspired by their work and vision and honored to support them as critical artists at the forefront of important dialogues in our culture.

 

Shifting Gaze: A Reconstruction of The Black & Hispanic Body in Contemporary Art from the Collection of Dr. Robert B. Feldman opened October 19, 2018 and continues through January 13, 2019.

 

The exhibition presents a selection of works from Dr. Robert B. Feldman’s extensive collection of contemporary art. The artists have all drawn upon art history, American history, and popular culture to create powerful works that, independently and collectively, present a broad range of concepts about identity, beauty, belonging, and religion, as well as work with deep gravitas around poignant issues of race, sexuality, violence, displacement, vulnerability, erasure, and visibility.  

 

The Shifting Gaze, who is looking at who engages perception, seeing and objectification while Reconstruction represents a rebuild, new articulation, and possibly new constructs via a new voice – from the past and projected into a resonant now.  The power of this collection, conceptually, formally, across contexts, sensibilities, and interests is the result of the extraordinary vision and passionate quest of the Winter Park collector Dr. Feldman who shares with us an unparalleled visual intellect fueled by his knowledge, curiosity, humanity, and keen eye.