Ed is the President of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida, a Tallahassee based association of 30 private, not for profit colleges and universities. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Higher Education Facilities Finance Authority in Florida. He serves as a Member of the Career Source Florida Inc. Board of Directors, the Stakeholders Advisory Council for Enterprise Florida and also serves on numerous civic and charitable boards. He was also the 2013 Chairman of the National Association of Colleges and Universities State Executives.
Prior to serving in this position Ed served as Staff Director for the Florida House of Representatives Policy Committee and concurrently served as Staff Director of the Select Committee on Medical Liability Insurance, the Select Committee on Worker’s Compensation and the House Public Security Coordinating Committee. In these roles he was engaged in legislative efforts on such complicated issues as medical malpractice, worker’s compensation, public security, public official integrity, environmental permitting, constitutional amendment consideration, court funding, and many others.
He has consulted for the International Republican Institute and the US Department of State on citizen engagement and NGO development. He has also consulted with the British Embassy both in the US and in London concerning American politics and governance issues. He co-wrote and edited a manual for the US Department of State titled “The Power of Ideas”. He was awarded a Fulbright Specialist Grant to work towards expanded higher education interaction between the Republic of China and Florida. Ed has vast experience in the NGO sector having headed two significant organizations of this type in Florida and also having served on the boards of multiple service and policy organizations.
Previously, he was in private consultancy in Illinois for 21 years, when he also served that state in various capacities such as a member of the Illinois Board of Higher Education, the Governor’s Privatization Council and the Illinois K-20 Joint Education Board. He is from a native Florida family that originally settled in Florida in the 1830s. He grew up in Alachua, Dade and Broward counties, attending Florida public schools from kindergarten through his doctoral work. He has been married the Kathleen Armstrong Moore for 43 years. They have four children and three grandchildren.