Lee County Public Safety has named Tina Taviano as its new telecommunications manager, replacing recently retired Bruce Dennington. She will oversee Lee Control, the 911 Medical and Fire Dispatch Center. Taviano, a Fort Myers resident, moved from Fort Wayne, Ind., where she directed 911 Communications and Information, and held management positions in the Sheriff's Office and Fire District. She holds a masters degree in public affairs management.
"Public safety is my passion and 911 is the heartbeat of public safety," said Taviano. "I look forward to serving the residents and visitors of Lee County with the utmost care and concern for their well being in providing response to 911 calls for service."