This week Steph & Ash sit down with Tampa’s 59th Mayor, Jane Castor. There is no denying Mayor Jane Castor has an impressive background. Born and raised in Tampa, Jane has spent a lifetime in service to the community, first as a police officer, then as Tampa’s first female Chief of Police, and finally as the city’s 59th Mayor. She attended the University of Tampa on an Athletic Scholarship and was in the UT’s Athletic Hall of Fame for both Volleyball and Basketball.
Jane spent 31 years with the Tampa Police Department, serving in nearly every capacity and in nearly every neighborhood of the city. In October of 2009, Castor became Tampa’s first female Chief of Police, serving for six years in that role. During her time as a senior staff member, Castor worked to reduce major crimes by 70% citywide. While Chief, she developed and successfully executed a progressive policing strategy during the 2012 Republican National Convention and oversaw the successful Bollywood Awards, held in America for the first time. In addition, she oversaw the multi-jurisdictional security plan for Super Bowl XLIII and led the Department of Homeland Security’s Tampa Bay Urban Area Security Initiative.
Mayor Jane’s love for dogs is also apparent when our Live Bold & Boss Up mascot, Bernie comes in and interrupts the podcast. This episode is a lot of fun!!
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