Governor-elect Ron DeSantis is calling on a group of more than 40 educators leaders to develop a plan  that will lead Florida’s education system toward future growth. In naming his Advisory Committee on Education and Workforce Development, DeSantis selected people involved in every facet of education in Florida. 

The group will be chaired at Florida Board of Education Chair Marva Johnson and University of Florida Board of Trustees member Mori Hosseini.

Members of the Transition Advisory Committee on Education and Workforce Development include:
 
— Dr. ELIZABETH M. BÉJAR; Vice President for Academic Affairs, Florida International University
— Dr. DESMOND BLACKBURN; CEO, New Teacher Center
— EMILY BOUCK; Policy & Advocacy Director, Higher Learning Advocates
— The Honorable BOB CORTES; Former Representative, Florida House of Representatives
— BRENDA DICKINSON; President, Home Education Foundation
— The Honorable ERIKA DONALDS; Former Board Member, Collier County School Board
— AUBREY EDGE; President & CEO, First Coast Energy
— T. WILLARD FAIR; President & CEO, Urban League of Greater Miami
— Dr. ANGELA GARCIA FALCONETTI; President, Polk State College
— Dr. ALVIN S. FELZENBERG; Presidential Historian & Lecturer, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
— BRUCE FERGUSON; President & CEO, CareerSource Northeast Florida
— KEITH FLAUGH; Managing Director, Florida Citizens Alliance
— The Honorable DON GAETZ; Former President, Florida Senate
— ROBERT HAAG; President & CEO, Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools
— JONATHAN HAGE; CEO, Charter Schools USA
— GREG HAILE; President, Broward College
— BILL HEAVENER; Chairman, University of Florida Board of Trustees
— WARREN HUDSON; President, Lake Highland Preparatory School
— RUSSELL HUGHES; Superintendent, Walton County School District
— Dr. ALLAN I. JACOB; Chairman & Chief Medical Officer, Physicians Dialysis
— MIMI JANKOVITS; Executive Director, Teach Florida
— JOHN KIRTLEY; Founder and Chairman, Step Up for Students
— EUGENE LAMB; Board of Trustees, Tallahassee Community College
— CRAIG MATEER; Founder & CEO, Bags, Inc.
— Dr. KIM MCDOUGAL; Former Chief of Staff, Governor Rick Scott and Education Policy Expert
— Dr. EDWARD MEADOWS; President, Pensacola State College
— CONNIE MILITO; Chief Government Relations Officer, Hillsborough County Public Schools
— KELI MONDELLO; Co-Founder & Board Chairman, LiFT Academy
— STEVE MOORE; President, The Vestcor Companies, Inc.
— Dr. ED MOORE; President, Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida
— The Honorable LUBBY NAVARRO; School Board Member, Miami-Dade County
— LYNN NORMAN-TECK; Executive Director, Florida Charter School Alliance
— Dr. MADELINE PUMARIEGA; Former Chancellor, Florida College System
— RANDLE RICHARDSON; CEO, Accelerated Learning Solutions
— LYN STANFIELD; Strategic Relations Manager, Apple
— Rev. RICK STEVENS; Managing Director, Florida Citizens Alliance
— The Honorable JOHN THRASHER; President, Florida State University
— ANDY TUCK; Vice Chairman, Florida State Board of Education
— FERNANDO ZULUETA; President, Academica Corporation