Rob Hernandez Returns to Broward County
Roberto “Rob” Hernandez
, who previously worked in County
government beginning in 1994 and served as an assistant to
the Broward County administrator from 2003 to 2008, has returned to Broward County
government as deputy county administrator. Prior to joining the County, he was
the deputy city manager for Coral Springs and before that was the deputy county
manager for Fulton County (Atlanta) in Georgia. He retired from the U.S. Army
Reserves in 2008 following a 23-year career. He has a master’s in public
administration from Nova Southeastern University and a bachelor’s degree in
public administration from Florida International University. He is also a
graduate of the Broward Fire Academy and the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special
Warfare Center and School.
Sandy-Michael McDonald Joins the Office of Economic and Small
has joined the Office of Economic and
Small Business Development as the new director. McDonald comes to the
Sunshine State from Pontiac, Michigan. Prior to joining Broward County, he
worked for 13 years in community and economic development on both local and
federal programs. His expertise includes initiating programs dealing with tax
increment finance, brownfield redevelopment and small business and disadvantaged
business enterprise opportunities. Among his achievements, McDonald served
as the director of the downtown development authority in Pontiac and director of
community and economic development with Highland Park, Michigan. The youngest of
nine siblings, McDonald attended Virginia Union University in Richmond,
Virginia, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in social science.
, a paralegal with the Broward County Attorney’s
Office, recently completed her master’s in public administration degree, with
honors, from Nova Southeastern University. She was also inducted into the Pi
Alpha Alpha National Honor Society for public affairs and administration.
, Port Everglades, received her American Institute
of Certified Planners certification following her successful passing of one of
the most rigid and grueling professional certification exams. “Not everyone
makes this on their first, second or even third try. This is even more special
to me since it was less than a year ago that I graduated with a second master’s
degree – in Urban and Regional Planning,” Davis said. She also has a master’s
degree in business administration.
center, with son, Michael, and daughter, Melissa.
of the Records, Taxes and Treasury Division is
the very proud parent of two college graduates. Both graduated on May 4, 2013.
Melissa graduated from Broward College with an Associate of Science degree in
graphics technology and Michael graduated from Florida A & M University with a
Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice.
, administrative coordinator II with
Pollution Prevention, Remediation and Air Quality, recently earned her Bachelor
of Arts in English from Ashford University. She reports that being an online
student took lots of discipline, but was well worth the effort. In addition to
her work and studies, Campbell volunteers as a grant researcher/proposal writer
for a non-profit that collects and delivers recycled baby clothing to social
service agencies. She also enjoys fiction writing, poetry, reading and singing.
She is a married mother of two, originally from Pensacola, Fla., and Broward
County has been her second home for 14 years.
Adina and Rachel Leshinsky
Both children of Broward County
employee Jody Horne-Leshinsky
, Cultural Division, celebrated a
graduation. Rachel Leshinsky, 22, graduated from Indiana State University with a
bachelor’s degree in communications, and Adina Leshinsky, 18, graduated from
Nova High School and will leave for Indiana State University in the fall, to
follow in the footsteps of her sister as well as both her mother and father, 30
Jonathan Cruz, son of Terri Cruz
of Enterprise Technology
Services, graduated salutatorian from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort
Lauderdale. He will be attending University of Florida’s Honors College, where
he will major in computer engineering.