* “Iorio To Retire”: That was a recent, page-one, above-the-fold-headline in the Tampa Bay Times. It’s also oxymoronic. Pam Iorio is not the retiring sort. She will move on to make another meaningful, societal contribution. Officially, Iorio, 61, is “retiring” as president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Prior to that she had been a two-term mayor of Tampa; the Supervisor of Elections for Hillsborough County and president of the State Association of County Elections Supervisors; and a member—starting at age 26—of the Hillsborough County Commission. She’s also an author and made People Magazine’s list of “25 Women Changing the World in 2018.”
Two quick take-aways. Speculation will be rife about Pamglossian scenarios, some of them inevitably political. And chances are she still has not forgiven Rick Scott for his decision to veto high-speed rail. We will stay tuned.
* The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season officially ended on Monday. Unofficially, the new normal is ongoing.