Episode 12: Elizabeth Emmanuel
In this episode, host Dave Fiore speaks with Elizabeth Emmanuel, the CEO of the Tallahassee Downtown Improvement Authority. The Tallahassee native started her career path on a field trip to a funeral home while at Tallahassee Community College, where she was offered a job on the spot by her future mentor. But it was a tragic personal loss during her time as a funeral director that led to the realization that she needed a break and the chance to pursue other opportunities. While her career has taken some turns, it is her caring for people – whether mourning the loss of a loved one or pursuing opportunities to engage in their community – that has made Elizabeth a respected and influential leader.