Florida TaxWatch Adds To Professional Staff

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Florida TaxWatch Adds To Professional Staff

Florida TaxWatch, the independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit taxpayer research institute and government watchdog, is pleased to announce two great additions to the professional staff: Gabriela “Elle” Piloseno and Dave Aussicker, Ph.D.

“I am very pleased to welcome Elle and Dave as the newest members of our exceptional and accomplished team at Florida TaxWatch,” said Dominic M. Calabro, President and CEO of Florida TaxWatch.

Aussicker joins TaxWatch as the vice president for development, and Piloseno as a research analyst for the TaxWatch Center for Smart Justice and expert in the field of criminal justice reform.

Dr. Aussicker was a consultant in philanthropy in the Great Lakes Region serving healthcare systems, colleges, and other nonprofit organizations in the organization and enhancement of fundraising programs. Dave was also vice president for Advancement at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, an independent, nonprofit research and education organization based in Michigan.

Prior to a career in philanthropy, Aussicker was a faculty member and assistant dean at Tulane University, an academic administrator and adjunct professor at The American University and an assistant professor at Old Dominion University. He most recently was a senior officer for Foundation and Corporation Development at Florida State University.

Dave received a graduate fellowship to attend The University of Michigan and earned a Ph.D. in public policy studies.

“I am confident that adding Dave to our team at Florida TaxWatch will ensure that we continue to achieve our mission to provide high-quality, independent research and public policy analysis for the hardworking taxpayers of Florida and the lawmakers who represent them,” said Calabro.

Piloseno was previously awarded the first Dr. Neil S. Crispo Fellowship at Florida TaxWatch while finishing her masters in Criminology at Florida State University. The Dr. Neil S. Crispo Fellowship is named for the late Dr. Neil Crispo, Florida TaxWatch Vice President of Research Emeritus and professor at the FSU Reubin O’D. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy.

Piloseno will work with the distinguished Advisory Board of the TaxWatch Center for Smart Justice to explore, research, and craft recommendations to improve Florida’s criminal justice system as a full-time TaxWatch research analyst and criminology expert.

A Tampa native, Piloseno is a 2012 graduate of Tulane University where she received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She received her masters’ in Criminology from the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice at FSU, where she served as Vice President of the Criminology & Criminal Justice Graduate Student Association.

“TaxWatch is proud of the dedication shown by Elle to increase the efficiency of Florida’s criminal justice system and we look forward to the future contributions she will bring to improve public policy in our state,” said Calabro.

Meet Dave, Elle, and the rest of the TaxWatch professional staff. 

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Florida TaxWatch is a statewide, non-profit, non-partisan research institute that over its 34-year history has become widely recognized as the watchdog of citizens’ hard-earned tax dollars.  Its mission is to provide the citizens of Florida and public officials with high quality, independent research and education on government revenues, expenditures, taxation, public policies and programs and to increase the productivity and accountability of Florida state and local government. Its support comes from homeowners and retirees, small and large businesses, philanthropic foundations, and professional associations. On the web at www.FloridaTaxWatch.org.

CONTACT: Morgan L. McCord, 850-212-5052


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