Carole Crist

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Carole Crist
File:Carole Crist Profile Image.png
Born Carole Oumano
(1969-10-20) October 20, 1969 (age 44)
Roslyn, New York,
United States
Nationality American
Alma mater Georgetown University
Known for Former First Lady of the state of Florida
(2008 – 2011)
Predecessor Columba Bush
Successor Ann Scott
Religion Judaism[1][2]
Spouse(s) Governor Charlie Crist

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.

Personal[edit]

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.[3] Crist graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown University with a degree in accounting.[4][5]

She currently resides in Florida. Carole Crist has two children from her first marriage to Todd Rome, and has been accused of not paying child support to care for them.[6][7]

She and governor Charlie Crist were married on December 12, 2008 in a St. Petersburg's First United Methodist Church. [1]

Career[edit]

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.[2] [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Scott, Anna (2008-12-10). "Rome-Crist wedding shows how etiquette has changed". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Retrieved 2009-06-13. 
  2. ^ Farrington, Brendan (2008-12-21). "Florida's new first lady begins public life". Associated Press Sunday. Retrieved 2009-06-13. 
  3. ^ "Obituary: Franco-American's Robert Oumano". Gifts and Decorative Accessories. 11 January 2001. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Official page of the Carole Crist as the First Lady of the State of Florida
  5. ^ Meet Carole Rome, the Governor's Fiancee.
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ Smith, Adam. "Carole Crist regains joint custody of kids". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  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