"Workforce Development & Commerce"
Representative Plasencia served on both the Workforce Development and Commerce committees at our State Capitol. He will deliver the latest on these important committees.
Rene Plasencia was born and raised in Orlando. The son of a Cuban born father and Puerto Rican mother. Growing up he was always reminded by his father the gift of living in a free and democratic country. His mother taught him the value of perseverance, never allowing him to quit anything he started. His parents taught him the virtues of integrity, hard work and dedication.
He graduated from Dr. Phillips high school where his strong work ethic and dedication earned him a track and field and Cross Country scholarship to The University of Central Florida. After graduating, he began teaching and coaching at Colonial HS. He taught at Colonial for over 15 years. As a coach for the track and cross country programs, he created a culture of winning and success where there once was none. It was through his devotion and faith in those kids that he was able to accomplish what no other coach in that schools 53 year history could. In 2011 he led his boys team to colonial high schools first ever state title in any sport and in 2012 they won their second state title.
Frustrated with the changes to our education system coupled with the deteriorating belief in our government, Coach P decided to run for the Florida House.
Now in his 3rd term in the house, Coach P has become a leader in education, healthcare and workforce development. He is vice chair of the health quality subcommittee, chairman of workforce development and tourism subcommittee, a two time governor’s appointee to the Southern Regional Education Board and recently appointed by the Speaker of the House to serve on the statewide Talent Development Council.
With one term remaining in his service, coach P is a statewide leader focusing on regional priorities like workforce development in aerospace, healthcare and touch labor. In addition to that, he will also continue his dedication to our education system.
Above all he is a devoted husband to his wife Marucci and loving father to his two girls Atti and Madeline.
The mission of the Lake Nona Regional Chamber of Commerce is to enhance economic growth of the Lake Nona area of Orlando, Florida by focusing on education, promotion, and development of the business community, and those areas of the community affecting business.
Our primary goals are to strengthen our local economy, to promote the community, provide networking opportunities, represent the interest of business with government, and develop community leaders.Our Signature Breakfast Event has been designed to promote strong connections, business opportunities, and fun!