US Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart Honors District 106 Secretary Priscilla W. Grannis

In honor of Women’s History Month, Congressman Mario Diaz- Balart (CD 25), recognized Priscilla W. Grannis, District 106 Secretary, from the floor of the US House of Representatives for her “inspiring life journey and determined work ethic [which] has had a major impact on those around her and the wider Southern Florida community.”

The Declaration is as Follows:

RECOGNIZING PRISCILLA W. GRANNIS IN HONOR OF WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

______

HON. MARIO DIAZ-BALART

of florida

in the house of representatives

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Mr. DIAZ-BALART. Madam Speaker, in honor of Women’s History Month, I
rise today to recognize Priscilla Grannis, whose inspiring life journey
and determined work ethic has had a major impact on those around her
and the wider Southern Florida community.
Throughout her eventful life, Priscilla has proved that she is a
strongminded and driven person who has risen to match many challenges
in a multitude of areas. After receiving her undergraduate degree in
music from Florida State University and a Master’s of Music from Yale
University, she joined the Miami Opera and performed with them for two
seasons. She then furthered her music career by moving to Germany and
performed overseas. While in Germany, Priscilla joined Hewlett Packard
and became the Executive Assistant to the German CEO for a number of
years.
Her sheer will to achieve has constantly been displayed in her
ability to adapt to any line of work. After moving back to Florida due
to the unexpected death of her father, she took over the management of
her family’s cattle farm despite having no prior knowledge or
experience in the industry. With her natural determination and
enthusiasm, Priscilla turned the farm into a largely successful
business centered on an ethical and responsible management style.
In the late 1980s, Priscilla made the decision to enroll in Miami’s
St. Thomas University’s law school, where she was a high-achieving
student and graduated with honors. She then became an attorney in
Naples and practiced law until retiring from the legal profession in
2014. Throughout her life, she has been heavily involved in politics
and remains active in public affairs today. Priscilla previously served
two years as the third Vice President of the Women’s Republican Club of
Naples Federated until being elected President of the Club, where she
honorably served for six years before becoming treasurer, a position
that she still holds today. Her dedicated involvement to the Women’s
Republican Club of Naples cannot be understated. Under her leadership,
the club grew from about seventy-five members to over two hundred.
Presently, Priscilla works for Florida House Representative Bob Rommel
as his District Secretary.
Madam Speaker, it is a privilege to know Ms. Grannis and I greatly
admire her commitment to Southern Florida. Her natural motivation and
determination have allowed her to make an impact everywhere she goes
and I ask my colleagues to join me in recognizing this outstanding
individual.