PRESS RELEASE: EARLY LEARNING COALITION OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY ANNOUNCES FINALISTS IN THE SEARCH FOR NEXT CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
TAMPA, FL (Friday, October 7, 2022) – The Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County (ELCHC) Board of Directors announced on September 9, 2022 the hiring of Christopher Gomez and Spirit Consulting to identify the next Chief Executive Officer.
During the October 17th Board Meeting, the board will interview the three finalists and proceed with a vote to fill the vacant position after former CEO, Gordon L. Gillette, retired in August. The candidates are:
Dr. Fred Hicks – SVP of Technology & Cybersecurity, Early Learning Coalition of Miami Dade
Eric Johnson – Director of Community & Government Relations, Hillsborough Community College
Chris Letsos – Family Well -Being Director, Florida Department of Children & Families
“As Chairman of the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County, I am thrilled about the finalists identified by Chris Gomez and his team. The Board has an amazing group of accomplished individuals that are ready to take the organization to the next level. We welcome stakeholder and community input at the October 17th candidate interviews” said Aakash Patel, Chair of the Board of Directors, Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County.
Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County (ELCHC)
Established by the State Legislature, the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County (ELCHC) is a 501(c)(3) organization focused on promoting school and life success for young children and their families through quality school readiness services and supports. The ELCHC administers School Readiness and VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten) programs in Hillsborough County, offers teacher trainings and coaching, and provides Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) along with other services that daily serve more than 22,000 children and their families.