Adam Giery, a former educator turned education advocate, joined Strategos Group in 2014 after a successful tenure as the Policy Director at Florida Chamber of Commerce. As Managing Partner, Adam provides strategic advisory to EdTech startups, international philanthropies, and fortune 500 companies on education policy and business development.
Adam began his passion for education as a classically trained educator certified in 6-12 social sciences secondary education. As a strong proponent for education reform, Adam believed in a pedagogical approach that engaged both kinesthetic and auditory learners. While earning his Master of Arts in Higher Education Policy Studies at the University of Central Florida, Adam developed several award-winning educational programs centered on educational support services and training opportunities to the student population. These programs were replicated nationally and continue to operate through a multitude of higher education institutions.
While completing his masters, Adam was selected to be a Gubernatorial Fellow focused on education policy at the Florida College System. During his tenure, Adam developed Florida’s first online adult degree retention program – Finish Up, Florida.
While no longer in the classroom, Adam speaks professionally to a myriad of audiences regarding education topics. Recently contributing to a Forbes article entitled “Education Policy Design: The High Stakes Business of Educating Students,” Adam has provided meaningful insight into the realm of advocacy and engagement. In 2013, Adam was a member of Leadership Florida’s Connect Florida Class, a statewide leadership program for policy professionals, and recognized as a “30 Under 30 Rising Star of Florida Politics” and by Influence Magazine. Adam graduated with the University of Central Florida’s highest honor, the Order of the Pegasus, an award given to a university graduate with exemplary academic performance, community involvement, and leadership.
M.A. Higher Education Policy Studies, University of Central Florida
B.S. Social Sciences Secondary Education, University of Central Florida