Tallahassee, FL (April 3, 2017) — The Florida Commission on the Status of Women (FCSW) announced today the appointments of Karin Hoffman and Marilyn Stout to the FCSW by Attorney General Pam Bondi.
Commissioner Karin Hoffman of Lighthouse Point has a family-run business, Sonshine Educational Tours, founded by her mother, which has been serving educators and students throughout the nation with educational field trips for over 30 years. Within the industry of educational travel, she pioneered and is the current President of the first state trade association for student tour operators in the nation, Florida Association of Student Educational Tours, championing the cause of maximizing the education of Florida’s students. This past fall, F.A.S.E.T. hosted the task force to address the issue of assessments in Florida, held at Keiser University. The task force brought legislators and educators together for a constructive dialogue on solutions to reduce testing in Florida. While Karin was a teenager, her family lived and worked in Children’s Home with the Salvation Army in Mexico City. Returning to the States, she obtained her A.S. in Physical Therapy from Broward College, followed by a B.S. in Human Resource Management and, also, a B.S. in Biblical Studies from Trinity International University. She enjoys working together with her husband, Greg. They have one son, Josiah.
Commissioner Marilyn Stout of Cape Coral was appointed to the Commission in 2017 by Attorney General Pam Bondi. She moved to Cape Coral in 1982 her husband retired from the Army. She has two children and two step-children, 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Active in her community, Commissioner Stout is a Deacon at Faith Presbyterian Church, serves on the Cape Coral City Council and as Treasurer for the Uncommon Friends Foundation and the Calusa Chapter of the Military Officers’ Association She is also Secretary for our SW Cape Coral Neighborhood Association as well as Legislative Chair for the Ft Myers Republican Women’s Club.