The Tampa Bay Chamber regularly hosts several events a year designed to give our members a better understanding of key public policy issues that could have an effect on their businesses or the Tampa Bay community. This includes our Public Policy Roundtables, special edition Summits, Legislative Kick-off and Wrap-up events, which welcome elected officials and policy experts to provide our members with a better understanding of key issues and legislation that could affect our local economy.

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Public Policy Roundtable – The Intersection of State & Local Education Policy

Tue., Jun. 22, 2021

7:30am - 9:00am

University Club of Tampa

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Join the Tampa Bay Chamber for a focused conversation on education policy, at the state and local levels, featuring Jacob Oliva, Florida Department of Education's Division of Public Schools Chancellor, and Addison Davis, Superintendent of Schools for Hillsborough County Public Schools.


Jacob Oliva – Florida Department of Education

Jacob Oliva began his career as a special education teacher. Over the past 19 years, he has served in a variety of positions, including principal and assistant superintendent.

Prior to joining the Florida Department of Education in 2017, he served as Flagler County Public Schools superintendent for four years.

Currently, as the division of public schools chancellor, he oversees Grades K–12 operations, which include standards and instruction, educator quality and certification, exceptional student education, and family and community engagement.

Addison Davis – Hillsborough County Public Schools

Addison Davis is the Superintendent of Schools for Hillsborough County Public Schools where he took office in March 2020. He believes in putting students’ best interests at the heart of all decision-making, goal-based management, and building a school system that embraces the entire community.

Addison Davis' experience in transforming schools has resulted in increased student achievement in large urban and mid-size suburban Florida school districts. Before arriving in Hillsborough County, he served as the Superintendent of Schools for Clay County. Under his leadership the Clay County School District had dramatic improvements across all performance metrics. Additionally, Clay County's graduation rate rose 6.4 percentage points, improving from 20th in the state to 8th.

Prior to his responsibilities as Superintendent of Schools in Clay County, he was the Chief of Schools for the Duval County Public School System which is the nation’s 20th largest school district serving over 120,000 students. He worked for Duval County Schools for eighteen years, starting as a teacher, moving to an Assistant Principal, Principal, Executive Director of Turnaround, Middle School Cluster Chief, and Region Superintendent.

See some of our past Public Policy Events.