Charles Hokanson, Senior Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, Appointed to the Florida Education Foundation's Board of Directors

Author: Helios Education Foundation

May 18, 2017

Florida Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart has appointed Mr. Charles Hokanson, Senior Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of Helios Education Foundation, to the Florida Education Foundation’s Board of Directors for a two-year term.

The Florida Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that focuses on initiatives that positively impact academic achievement in Florida.

Mr. Hokanson leads the Center for Policy, Research and Evaluation at Helios Education Foundation and oversees the development and implementation of the Foundation’s public policy agenda committed to improving quality, access, and achievement across the birth-16 education continuum.

Mr. Hokanson’s career has bridged the worlds of nonprofit, private sector, and government policy development and executive management. Prior to joining Helios, he was President and CEO of Hokanson Consulting Group LLC, where he provided strategic and public policy advice to nonprofit, think tank, trade association, and federal and state agency clients.  Mr. Hokanson previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education, as president or executive vice president of three national education reform nonprofits, and as professional staff to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce. He serves as a Trustee of the Florida Chamber Foundation and Chair of the Florida College Access Network Advisory Board.

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