Learners to Earners Workforce Summit: LIVE

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Networking Breakfast and Registration Opens Ι 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Summit Begins Ι 9:00 a.m.

Welcome & Overview 

  • Charles Hokanson, Senior Vice President, Florida Community Engagement, Helios Education Foundation

Workforce Demands in a Changing World: Preparing for Disruption & Opportunities

  • Mark Wilson, President and CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce

Building Florida’s Future: Leveraging the Skills of All Floridians

  • Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam

Florida 2030 Research Initiative: What We Found, What It Means, and What’s We Must Do Now

  • Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation,
  • John Kaliski, Principal, Cambridge Systematics, Inc.
  • Raymond Thompson, Ph.D., Vice President, Higher Education Services, MGT Consulting Group, LLC

Insights from the Edge of Innovation: Preparing for the Talents Demands of Today and Tomorrow

  • Stu Bean, Network Services Engagement Executive, IBM Global Technology Services
  • Deborah Curry, President and CEO, Florida Institute of CPAs
  • Felicia Harvey, ‎Corporate Affairs Lead, Amgen Capability Center, ‎Amgen
  • Chester Kennedy, CEO, BRIDG
  • Ava Parker, J.D., President, Palm Beach State College
  • Terry Parker, Provost, Florida Polytechnic University

Lunch Ι 12:00 p.m.

Honor Roll Presentation

Honoring Florida Legislators who earned the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s Honor roll rating for their work on securing Florida’s future.

Building a Stronger Nation: What’s Behind the Need and Urgency for Florida’s Attainment Goal?

  • Scott Jenkins, Strategy Director, Lumina Foundation

Forecasting Industries, Pathways and the Skills Needed to Succeed

  • Moderator: Jerry D. Parrish, Ph.D.
  • Adrienne Johnston, ‎Bureau Chief, Labor Market Statistics, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
  • Michelle Dennard, President and CEO, CareerSource Florida
  • County Commissioner Kathryn Starkey, Pasco County

Chancellor Panel: What It Takes and What We Need to Prepare the Next Generation of Florida’s Leaders

  • Chancellor Madeline Pumariega, Florida College System
  • Chancellor Marshall Criser, III, State University System of Florida

Day 1 Adjourns Ι 4:0 p.m.

Networking Reception for All Attendees Ι 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Join us as we honor the Florida Department of Education Business Recognition Award Recipients


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Networking Breakfast and Registration Opens Ι 7:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Summit Begins Ι 8:30 a.m.

Welcome & Overview

  • Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation

The FloridaScorecard.org: A Look at Today’s Trends and How They Impact Tomorrow’s Workforce

  • Jerry D. Parrish, Ph.D., Chief Economist and Director of Research, Florida Chamber Foundation

The Early Years: Why We Need to Get it Right From the Start

 (Brought to you by the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Business Alliance for Early Learning)

  • Kim Reckley, ‎VP, Client & Community Relations Director, Office of the Regional President, ‎PNC Bank

Working Together to Create Conditions for Success

  • Saralyn Grass, Executive Director, Association of Early Learning Coalitions, Inc.

One Year Later: What Florida Did To Move the Needle

  • Brittany Birken, Ph.D., CEO, Florida Children’s Council
  • Representative Erin Grall (District 54)

Creating Early Success Opportunities for the Graduating Class of 2030 and Beyond

  • Rodney J. MacKinnon, Executive Director, Office of Early Learning, State of Florida

Florida’s Future Prosperity: Why Grade Level Reading Matters so Much

  • Charles Hokanson, Senior Vice President, Florida Community Engagement, Helios Education Foundation

Ensuring All Learners are Ready for Tomorrow

  • Shan Goff, Florida Policy Director, Foundation for Excellence in Education

Expanding Educational Opportunities for Florida’s Low-Income Students

  • Kim Dyson, President and CEO, AAA Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

Preparing for the Future: College and Career Readiness

  • Russ Coughenour, Assistant Vice President of Career Services, University of South Florida
  • Troy Miller, Associate Director for Research & Policy, Florida College Access Network
  • Michal Preston, ‎Executive Director, Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Research Universities

New Paradigm For The Encore Stage Of Life

  • Bevan Gray-Rogel, President and Founder, Encore Tampa Bay

Paths to Prosperity for All Floridians

  • Jennifer Grove, Community Development Manager, Gulf Power Company
  • Rick Homans, President and CEO, Tampa Bay Partnership

Lunch Ι 12:00 p.m.

Businesses Can Lead the Way: A Conversation with Wells Fargo

  • Michael Harpole, Florida Regional Manager, Wells Fargo Merchant Services

Florida Commissioner of Education’s Business Recognition Award Program

  • Florida Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart

Summit Adjourns Ι 1:00 p.m.