Clearwater, Florida , United States
|| June 04, 1948
Nov 15, 2013 02:50pm
Caucasian - Thai - Moderate - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Health Care Reform - Jobs/Industrial Growth - Pro Environment - Pro-Bush Tax Cuts - Pro-Choice - Pro-Civil Unions - Widowed - Presbyterian - Straight -
|Info||Adelaide "Alex" Sink |
Alex Sink serves the citizens of the state of Florida as the state's elected Chief Financial Officer, State Fire Marshal, and as a member of the Florida Cabinet.
Alex Sink is a dynamic financial and civic leader whose professional experience and community service have molded her into a champion for fiscal responsibility and accountability and prepared her for statewide public leadership.
For nearly 25 years, Alex has been a trailblazer in the financial profession. Her distinguished career began with service as a teacher in West Africa and culminated in her rise to President of Florida’s largest bank. Sink served as Florida President of Bank of America, where she managed more than $40 billion in assets while supervising more than 9,000 employees in 800 branches and earning a reputation for credibility, integrity and fair dealing.
Alex’s accomplishments in the financial world have been complemented by her strong commitment to public service and civic and community leadership. Her record demonstrates a firm belief in public accountability, economic growth, fiscal discipline and a devotion to future generations of Floridians.
Governor Lawton Chiles appointed Alex to the Commission on Government Accountability to the People, where she helped lead efforts to make state government more responsive. As vice chair of Florida TaxWatch, she advocated fiscal responsibility in state government. She has worked diligently for Florida’s children through her service on Governor Chiles’ Commission on Education and the Hillsborough Education Foundation Board of Directors, and as Chair of Take Stock in Children.
In 2006, Sink ran her first campaign for Chief Financial Officer of Florida and won receiving 53% of the vote.
Alex has also been a dedicated community leader. Her civic involvements have included service with the Florida Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, the Beth El Farm Workers Ministry, and as Chairman of the Board of the United Way of Hillsborough County.
Alex, who grew up on a farm, currently resides in Thonotosassa with her husband, Bill McBride, and their two children, Bert and Lexie, who attend Armwood High School. The family is active in the Presbyterian Church of Seffner.