The CareerSource Central Florida Consortium is comprised of one County Commissioner each from the five counties that make up Region 12, those being Sumter, Lake, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties. Commissioners are chosen to serve by their respective Board Chairs for a term of one year. The Consortium meets no less than two times a year, and approves the CareerSource Central Florida annual fiscal year budget, promotes CareerSource Central Florida services, and assists the organization in conducting its business.
The Consortium elects from among its members one to serve as Chair. The current Chair of the Consortium is Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings.
Current CareerSource Central Florida Consortium members are:
Lee ConstantineSeminole County Commissioner, District 3Consortium Vice ChairFull Bio
Seminole County Commissioner Lee Constantine, a graduate of the University of Central Florida, has represented Florida as a public servant for 36 years. In 1978, he was elected the youngest person in the City of Altamonte Springs history, serving as Commissioner and Mayor for 14 years. In 1992, he was elected to the Florida House of Representatives where he served for 8 years. In 2000, Mr. Constantine was elected to the Florida Senate representing the citizens of Orange and Seminole Counties. He served until November 2010, only ending his distinguished Senate career due to term limits. In 2012 Lee Constantine was elected to the Seminole County Commission, District 3.
Al ButlerSumter County Commissioner, District 1 Full Bio
Al Butler moved to Sumter County in 2005, and was elected to the Sumter County Commission in 2016. He has been active in community affairs as a Director of the Villages Homeowners Association, Chairman of the Sumter County Republican Executive Committee and Chairman of the Sumter County Industrial Development Authority. Commissioner Butler graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Engineering. He has over 40 years of Corporate Executive experience in the manufacturing industry.
Brandon ArringtonOsceola County Commissioner, District 3Full Bio
Brandon Arrington was first elected to the Osceola County Commission in 2008. Commissioner Arrington represents the Commission on the Public Safety Coordinating Council, Florida Association of Counties Board, CareerSource Central Florida, Kissimmee Chamber of Commerce, Central Florida Commission on Homelessness, and was appointed as Vice-Chair of Florida Association of Counties’ Health and Human Services Committee Board, and serves on the Florida Counties Foundation Board. Commissioner Arrington is a graduate of Auburn University, and currently serves as the Executive Director of Osceola Arts - the community’s local art agency - where he is proud to champion the arts and works to provide cultural outlets to our diverse community through programs such as the 2nd grade field trip program, Arts Afterschool Program, and Audience of Tomorrow program.
Leslie CampioneLake County Commissioner, District 4Consortium ChairFull Bio
Commissioner Campione is a strong proponent of economic development and free market principles, and is committed to fostering a climate for positive economic activity, small business ownership, and job creation through good planning and balanced policies that protect the valuable natural resources and the unique quality of life we enjoy in Lake County and all of Central Florida. She has served the community in many capacities, including Junior Achievement teacher, YMCA Coach, Eustis Service League (former president), Leadership Lake County and volunteer teacher with Justice Teaching. Commissioner Campione graduated with Honors from the University of Florida College of Law.
Jerry L. DemingsOrange County MayorFull Bio
Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings is a native of Orlando and has the distinction of serving as Orlando’s first black Police Chief and was elected as the first black Orange County Sheriff in 2008. He was re-elected in 2012 and 2016. He is married to former Orlando Police Chief Valdez B. Demings who is the first female Police Chief in the history of Orlando, and was elected in November 2016, to the 115th Session of the United States Congress. She represents Florida Congressional District 10. They have three sons, two of whom are twins. All of his sons are graduates of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. He is the chief law enforcement executive in the county and manages a budget of over $280 million dollars and approximately 2,600 employees. On August 28, 2018, Mayor Demings was elected the first African American Mayor of Orange County and was sworn in as Mayor on December 4, 2018. He is the chief executive over 8,000 county employees with a budget of over $4 billion.
Mayor Demings is a graduate of Jones High School and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Florida State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Orlando College, which is now Everest University. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and is listed in Who's Who Among College Students. He is a graduate of the 194th session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Academy and studied at the Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Prior to being Sheriff, County Mayor Richard Crotty appointed him as the Director of Public Safety for Orange County in October 2002. He oversaw several Orange County Departments including the Jail, Fire Department, Public Safety Communications and Emergency Operations. He had combined budgetary oversight of over $320 million and nearly 3,200 employees.
Mayor Demings has been recognized by Orlando Magazine as one of the 50 most influential Central Floridians each year since 2009 and has been recognized by the Orlando Sentinel many years as one of the 25 most influential persons in the area. His leadership has been evident during crises such as the events of 9/11, the Florida hurricanes of 2004, the Casey Anthony trial of 2009/10, and the June 12, 2016, Orlando massacres.
Mayor Demings is involved in numerous civic activities. He was appointed to the FEMA National Advisory Council in July 2014, and served until 2018. He was appointed by the Chief Justice to the Florida Supreme Court’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Task Force. He served as President of the Florida Sheriffs Association 2016-2017, President of the Major County Sheriffs Foundation and President of the Florida Association for Constitutional Officers, Inc. He also served on the National Sheriffs Association Board of Directors. Mayor Demings volunteers at his church, several non-profit agencies, fraternities and professional organizations. His passion is working with children’s organizations.