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Additional Speakers Announced For Degrees To Jobs Summit

Degrees To JobsTALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott released the official schedule of the 2016 Degrees to Jobs Summit. In addition to an exciting lineup of keynote and featured speakers, the Degrees to Jobs Summit will include a wide array of breakout sessions focused on important higher education topics including college affordability, leadership accountability and how business leaders and education officials can better connect Florida students with meaningful jobs when they graduate. To view the official schedule for the May 25th and 26th Degrees to Jobs Summit please click HERE. For media interested in attending please email

Panelists and speakers include:

Public Officials
· Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera
· Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater
· Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam
· Florida Senate President Andy Gardiner
· Ben Watkins, Director of Division of Bond Finance for the State of Florida
· Chris Hart IV, President and CEO of CareerSource Florida
· Cissy Proctor, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
· General Lloyd Austin III, Former Commander of the United States Central Command
· Pam Stewart, Commissioner of the Florida Department of Education
· Joshua Matlock, Vice President of CareerSource Suncoast
· Madeline Pumariega, Chancellor of the Florida College System
· Marshall Criser III, Chancellor of the State University System

University Football Coaches
· Jim McElwain, University of Florida Football Coach
· Jimbo Fisher, Florida State University Football Coach
· Mark Richt, University of Miami Football Coach

Business Leaders
· Abdol Moabery, President and CEO of GA Telesis and Florida Atlantic University Trustee
· Belinda Keiser, Vice Chancellor of Keiser University
· Brandon Busteed, Executive Director of Education and Workforce Development for Gallup
· Dave Walsh, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems
· David Maymon, Founder of Advocate Home Care
· Ed Wegel, President and CEO of Eastern Airlines
· Frank St. John, Vice President of Lockheed Martin
· Gloria Flach, COO of Northrop Grumman
· Gregg Morton, Site President for Citi Center Tampa
· Jay Posze, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Rayonier Advanced Materials
· Jeff Lackey, Vice President of Talent Acquisition of CVS
· Jeff Hazelton, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of BioLucid
· Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO of Gallup
· Jim Girard, Vice President of Human Resources for Harris Corporation
· Kathleen Miller, Senior Director of Talent Acquisition of Florida Blue
· Krista Memmelaar, Director of Human Resources and Talent for Hertz
· Leslie Stover, Managing Director of Deutsche Bank
· Liz Grasso, Executive Director of Administration and Human Resources for BioLucid
· Maggie Laureano, Vice President of Human Resources for Embraer
· Mori Hosseini, CEO of ICI Homes, Former Chairman of the Board of Governors, and Trustee at the University of Florida
· Paul Toomey, President of Geographic Solutions Inc.
· Rick Matthews, Senior Vice President of Northrop Grumman

College and University Leaders
· Alan Levine, Florida Board of Governors
· Betty Viamontes, Hillsborough Community College Trustee
· Cheryl Baldwin, Executive Director of Workforce Education at Miami Dade College
· Dudley Goodlette, Florida Gulf Coast University Trustee
· Eric Robinson, State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota Trustee
· Dr. Ann McGee, President of Seminole State College
· Dr. Cammy Abernathy, Dean of UF College of Engineering
· Dr. Eduardo Padrón, President of Miami Dade College
· Dr. Jackson Sasser, President of Santa Fe College
· Dr. John Hitt, President of University of Central Florida
· Dr. John Kelly, President of Florida Atlantic University
· Dr. Mark Rosenberg, President of Florida International University
· Dr. Thomas LoBasso, President of Daytona State College
· Janet Owen, Vice President of Governmental Relations at University of North Florida
· Marcos Marchena, University of Central Florida Trustee Chairman
· Ned Lautenbach, Vice Chairman of the Florida Board of Governors
· Nicole Washington, Florida A&M University Trustee
· Scott Hopes, University of South Florida Trustee
· Scott Pulsipher, President of Western Governor’s University
· Stanley Escudero, Former Ambassador to Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Azerbaijan and Trustee at Daytona State College
· Tom Grady, Former State Representative, State Board of Education
· Tom Kuntz, Chairman of the Florida Board of GovernorsDegrees

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