Front Office Manager
Candidate Qualifying Coordinator
Vote By Mail Coordinator
Punta Gorda Office
Born and raised in New York, Vinnie earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Queen’s College, City University of NY. Vinnie gained work experience at a fabric company and a jewelry/giftware company, learning skills that would cross industries and broaden her horizons. Working with CEO’s and international clients, Vinnie was poised to meet the demands of the customer service world she gravitated toward. In 2004 Vinnie moved to Punta Gorda, Florida where she worked in the Banking Industry honing in on those customer service skills. Her love of people and dedication to community holds her in good stead both at a personal level and along her career path.
In 2007 she joined the staff as a Deputy Registrar. She capitalizes on her customer service skill base as she serves the needs of the residents of Charlotte County. Vinnie always has a smile and shares an occasional joke, but takes her job very seriously. Answering phones and questions, registering voters, and general office duties provides a full day.
With additional staff restructuring, Vinnie also serves as Qualifying Officer. She is the main interface with candidates, the SOE office, and the State Division of Elections. Vinnie is your "Go-To Gal" if you have questions related to petitions, referendums or anything related to candidacy and qualifying. She can be found at either the main office in Punta Gorda or on occasion covering one of the Annex offices.
In 2012, Vinnie took on a dual job adjustment as Vote by Mail Coordinator. During election times, Vinnie oversees the demands of the very busy “Vote by Mail” campaign. Taking requests, mailing absentee ballots and organizing returns, all while maintaining the necessary security of these processes, provides increased opportunities for growth and satisfaction.
In both 2016 and 2018 she received a certificate for completing a Signature Verification Seminar.
In 2017, Vinnie took on the task of being Front Office Manager.
On the twenty-third of May, 2016 Vinnie was Certified as a Master Certified Election Professional (MFCEP)
She has also attended a fifty-six hour course conducted by Election Systems and Software (ES&S) which covered all aspects of ballot design, elections reporting, and tabulator operation.
Vinnie also attended seventy hours of classes conducted by VR Systems on voter registration, campaign finance, Poll Worker maintenance, and conduct of elections.
Networking across industries enhances Vinnie’s customer service prowess. She is an active member, current Council Chair, Past President and Past Secretary of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) where she enjoys making a difference to her community. In addition, she is Past President of the Ponce de Leon Ladies Auxiliary. She also has been an active participant with Relay for Life. She enjoys cake decorating, sewing, arts and crafts and speaks fluent Italian.
Together with her husband Jose Marquez, family and friends, this born and raised New Yorker has made new roots in Punta Gorda, Florida. Vinnie welcomes the opportunity to serve the community she now calls home.