Orlando, FL

13 Jun 2017

14 Jun 2017

2017 Learners to Earners Education Summit

Thank you to the sponsors, partners, business leaders, industry experts, elected officials and community leaders and members for making the 2017 Learners to Earners Education Summit a success.

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Topics and speakers from the 2017 Learners to Earners Education Summit include:

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Welcome Remarks & Luncheon Ι 11:30 a.m.

The Importance of Early Learning 

  • Moderator: Charles Hokanson, Senior Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, Helios Education Foundation
  • Vance Aloupis, CEO, The Children’s  Movement of Florida
  • Dr. Brittany Birken, CEO, Florida Children’s Council
  • Jennifer Grove, Community Development Manager, Gulf Power Company
  • Kim Reckley, Vice President, Client & Community Relations Director, PNC Bank

Learners to Earners Breakout: Summit on Afterschool and Summer Learning Opportunities 

Opening Remarks

  • Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation
  • Ted Granger, President, United Way of Florida
  • The Honorable Buddy Dyer, Mayor, City of Orlando (Video Welcome)
  • Clarence Anthony, CEO and Executive Director, National League of Cities

Florida’s Afterschool Landscape & Local/State Investments

  • The Honorable Gary Bruhn, Mayor, Town of Windemere, Incoming President, Florida League of Mayors
  • Jenn Faber, Director of Grade Level Reading, Florida Children’s Council
  • Cindy Arenberg-Seltzer, President and CEO, Broward Children’s Services Council

Afterschool & Summer Learning Works for Parents, Kids & the Economy

  • Moderator: Sharon Carie, President, Florida After School Alliance
  • The Honorable Skip Campbell, Mayor, City of Coral Springs
  • Lynne Martzall, Community Involvement Coordinator , City of Coral Springs
  • Captain George Soberon, Community Services Captain, Coral Springs Police Department
  • The Honorable Jeri Muoio, Mayor, City of West Palm Beach
  • The Honorable Walter Green, Mayor, City of Dunnellon

Student Testimonial

  • Phyllis Kalifeh, President and CEO, The Children’s Forum
  • Tyler Chandler, Florida State Director, After-School All-Stars
  • Ashley Castillo-Otero, Former Student/Employee, After-School All-Stars Orlando

Featured Speaker

  • Chancellor Hershel Lyons, K-12 Public Schools, Florida Department of Education

A Systems Approach for Afterschool Sustainability

  • Moderator: Bela Shah Spooner, Manager, Expanded Learning National League of Cities
  • The Honorable Anna Lopez Brosche, City Council President-Designate, City of Jacksonville
  • Jon Heymann, CEO and Executive Director, Jacksonville Children’s Commission
  • Suzette Harvey, President and CEO, Prime Time Palm Beach County
  • Warren Eldridge, CEO, Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County

S.T.E.M. Supports in Afterschool & Summer Learning

  • John Trombetta, President and CEO, Florida State Alliance of YMCAs
  • Jennifer Hudgins, STEM Director, Florida Afterschool Network & NASA Education Specialist
  • Todd Forschino, Program Development Coordinator, Brevard Public Schools

Expanded Learning Opportunities: City Partnerships

  • Karen Ortiz, Vice President and Director, ECE Initiatives, Helios Education Foundation
  • The Honorable Michael Ryan, Mayor, City of Sunrise
  • Robert McLellan, Sunrise Center for Excellence in Chess
  • The Honorable Mike Suarez, City Council, City of Tampa
  • The Honorable Steve Kornell, City Council Member, City of St. Petersburg

A Call to Action

  • Ted Granger, President, United Way of Florida

Closing Remarks

  • Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Executive Networking Breakfast Ι 8:00 a.m.

The Cradle to Career Continuum Ι 8:30 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

  • Charles Hokanson, Senior Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, Helios Education Foundation

An Update on Florida’s Economy

  • Cissy Proctor, Executive Director, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

Keynote Presentation: The Future of Work

 

A Conversation With Florida’s State University System: Connecting Business & Research to Florida’s Future Economy

  • Emily Sikes, Director of Workforce Education & Economic Development, State University System of Florida
  • Dr. David Norton, Vice President for Research, University of Florida
  • Beverly Seay, Member, University of Central Florida Board of Trustees; Chair, UCF College of Engineering & Computer Science Dean’s Advisory Board

Special Presentation: ThinkFlorida.org – A Higher Degree for Business

  • Emily Sikes, Director of Workforce Education & Economic Development, State University System of Florida

Florida Education Commissioner’s Business Recognition Awards Luncheon Ι 12:00 p.m.

  • Tracy Pierce, Executive Director, Florida Education Foundation
  • Scott Coble, Florida Community Bank President, Wells Fargo
  • Commissioner Pam Stewart, Florida Department of Education

A Conversation With Florida’s State College System: Securing Pathways for Florida’s Future Earners Ι 1:15 p.m.

  • Chancellor Madeline Pumariega, Florida College System
  • Ava Parker, President, Palm Beach State College
  • Mike O’Neill, Site Manager, Pratt & Whitney
  • Marlene Spalten, President and CEO, Community Foundation of Tampa Bay

A Conversation With CareerSource Florida: Career Readiness for Florida’s Jobs in 2030

  • Michelle Dennard, President and CEO, CareerSource Florida
  • Pam Nabors, President and CEO, CareerSource Central Florida
  • Angela Pate, President and CEO, Focused Management Solutions

Closing Remarks

  • Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation