Honorary Consul Mrs Lisa Ann Mets
Northern counties of Florida: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Jackson, Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Gadsen, Liberty, Franklin, Leon, Wakulla, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor, Hamilton, Columbia, Baker, Nassau, Lafayette, Suwannee, Union, Duval, Dixie, Gilchrist, Bradford, Clay, St. Johns, Levy, Alachua, Putnam, Flagler, Marion, Volusia, Citrus, Sumter, Lake, Seminole, Orange, Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Polk, Osceola, Brevard, Manatee, Hardee, Sarasota, Desoto, Highlands, Okeechobee and Indian River.
4200 54th Ave S
Phone: +1 727 8648221, +1 727 631 2437 (mob)
Fax: +1 727 8641877
Professional Experience: Currently Lisa A. Mets, Ph.D., is Vice President and Secretary of the College at Eckerd College, Florida’s only national liberal arts college. Her experience extends from small two- and four-year colleges to large research universities, public and private. Dr. Mets has taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels, edited books and monographs and authored articles on planning and management in higher education, program review, and the evaluation of teaching. She has a master’s degree (theoretical linguistics) from Indiana University and her bachelor's (French) and Ph.D. (education) degrees from the University of Michigan.
Areas for developing relations with Estonia: The Tampa Bay region with Eckerd College, the University of South Florida, the University of South Florida-St. Petersburg, the United States Geological Survey, the Florida Fish & Wildlife Research Institute, Mote Marine Research Institute, and the Florida Institute of Oceanography is well suited to educational exchange, cultural programming, and scientific research and development relationships with Estonia’s academic community. The northern and central regions of Florida are host to well-established research universities, major sea ports in Jacksonville and Tampa (a gateway to Latin America), and beautiful beaches. The regions provide excellent opportunities for developing cultural and economic relations as well as tourism.
Vision: To promote bilateral cultural, educational and economic relations through Estonian cultural events, educational exchange, tourism, and business development.
Associations: Dr. Mets is active in promoting Estonian communities. She is the Vice President and Webmaster of the Estonian Society of Central Florida and volunteers on planning committees for East Coast Estonian Days and gatherings organized by the Midwestern Estonian Youth Association. She also serves as the Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church of Central Florida. She has been an elected member and East Central Regional Director of the Estonian American National Council and Chair of the Baltic Nations Committee of Michigan. Dr. Mets is a member of academic associations and civic associations in St. Petersburg and Pinellas County and a member of the Editorial Board, “Proceedings of the Estonian Public Service Academy,” Tallinn, Estonia.