Carole Crist

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Carole Crist
Crist and husband Charlie
First Lady of Florida
In office
December 12, 2008 (marriage) – January 4, 2011
Preceded by Columba Bush
Succeeded by Ann Scott
Personal details
Born Carole Oumano
(1969-10-20) October 20, 1969 (age 45)
Roslyn, New York,
United States
Nationality American
Spouse(s) Charlie Crist
Alma mater Georgetown University
Religion United Methodist Church[1]

Carole Crist (née Oumano, formerly Rome; born October 20, 1969) is an American businesswoman and, as the wife of former Florida Governor Charlie Crist, is also the former First Lady of Florida from December 12, 2008, to January 4, 2011.


Crist grew up in Roslyn, New York. She is the daughter of Robert Oumano, who was president of the Franco-American Novelty Company, a family-owned company in the novelties business.[2] Crist graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown University with a degree in accounting.[3][4]

She currently resides in Florida. Carole Crist has two children from her first marriage who reside with their father.[5][6]

She and governor Charlie Crist were married on December 12, 2008 in a St. Petersburg's First United Methodist Church. [7]


After her father's death in 2000, Crist ran Franco-American Novelty for the next six years. She coined the slogan "Where Fashion Meets Halloween" and changed the focus of the company to more figure-flattering, high-fashion costumes. In 2006, she handed over control of Franco-American to her sister, Michele Oumano Powell, and in January, 2013 resigned from management of Franco American Novelty Co. llc. In 2012, Crist started a new Halloween Costume business in St. Petersburg FL called Goddessey, L.L.C.[1] [8]


  1. ^ Mixon, Sophia. "Carole Crist Volunteers at First United Methodist Church". Sophia Mixon. Newsvine. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Obituary: Franco-American's Robert Oumano". Gifts and Decorative Accessories. 11 January 2001. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Official page of the Carole Crist as the First Lady of the State of Florida
  4. ^ Meet Carole Rome, the Governor's Fiancee.
  5. ^ [2]
  6. ^ Smith, Adam. "Carole Crist regains joint custody of kids". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  7. ^ Scott, Anna (2008-12-10). "Rome-Crist wedding shows how etiquette has changed". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Retrieved 2009-06-13. 
  8. ^ "Goddessey, L.L.C". Florida Companies. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Columba Bush
First Lady of Florida
December 12, 2008 – January 4, 2011
Succeeded by
Ann Scott