Donald Forgione began his career as a Park Ranger with Florida State Parks. Over time, Ranger Forgione became Director Forgione.
As Director of Florida State Parks, Donald Forgione considers himself to be a ranger first. In fact, he signs off on email correspondence with “Ranger First” as a reminder to himself, and others, that he approaches his Director responsibilities as a park ranger.
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In this episode, Director Forgione shares his journey with Florida State Parks and why having been a ranger helps him perform his duties as Director. He also shares how values move beyond words to become behaviors in a park agency.
Director Forgione explains what the Ranger First concept means to him and how it impacts his job as Director.