Is Florida Closing the Talent Gap?
Event Date: 6/27/2013
Event Time: 5:30PM
Event Location: Daytona Beach International Airport
Are our policy makers aware of what Florida needs from the Talent Supply Chain? Are Florida's students and workforce in position to obtain higher paying jobs? Our June speaker, Susan Pareigis, President/CEO, The Florida Council of 100 knows what the plan is. You need to know it, too.
The Florida Council of 100 is a diverse business CEO think tank that works in close harmony with the Governor, the Chief Justice, the Legislature, as well as with private organizations, to achieve quality of life improvements for the people of Florida. Their president will speak to us on their recommendations on Florida's economic security and direction of education. She is an exceptional speaker. You will want to hear what the thinking is in Tallahassee and give your recommendations to improve the state's business climate.
Speaker: Susan Pareigis, President & CEO, The Florida Council of 100
About the Speaker:
Susan Pareigis is the President and CEO of The Florida Council of 100. As President, she serves to advise the Council on issues affecting business and to assist in strengthening partnerships to achieve a competitive business climate and a strong economy. The Council is composed of a diverse group of key leaders and has served in an advisory capacity to the Governor since 1961. It promotes policies that ensure a high quality of life for Floridians and the growth of a widely diversified Florida economy.
In 2002, Susan was appointed by Governor Jeb Bush and served as the Director of Florida’s Agency for Workforce Innovation (AWI), a $1.5 billion agency that administers the state’s workforce development, unemployment compensation and early learning programs. During her tenure at AWI, Susan implemented the State of Florida’s first Universal Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten program and provided leadership for the Agency during the recovery periods following the devastating hurricanes of 2004-2005.
Susan served on the President's National Hire Veterans Committee (PNHVC), focused on the employment of separating military men and women, and served as Chair of the United States Department of Labor’s Advisory Committee on Veteran’s Employment, Training and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO).
She also served as a co-chair of the Statewide Strategic Plan for Economic Development, "Roadmap to Florida's Future," and was a member of Governor Bush’s Growth Management Study Commission.
Susan was appointed and served on the Universal Pre-Kindergarten Education Advisory Council and on the Board of Directors for the Child Care Executive Partnership. She also served on the Career Education Task Force, the Governor's Ex-Offender Task Force, the Florida Construction Institute, and the Workforce Estimating Conference. She is a University of South Florida graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and is a graduate of Leadership Florida, Class XIX.
Susan just completed work on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Task Force on Student Aid which published Redesigning Federal Financial Aid. Susan currently serves on the Board of Directors for Enterprise Florida, the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the BioFlorida Institute, and the Board of Governors Access & Educational Attainment Commission.
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Noon, Tuesday, June 25, 2013
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