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Florida Division of Public Schools Chancellor Jacob Oliva to highlight inaugural event

February 10, 2020-Today, the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce announced that Florida Department of Education Division of Public Schools Chancellor Jacob Oliva will be the keynote speaker for the Chamber’s inaugural State of Education Luncheon.

“We are honored to have Chancellor Oliva keynote our inaugural State of Education Luncheon,” stated Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce President Todd Thomson. “This will be a wonderful opportunity to hear the latest on education policy from Tallahassee.”

Since first beginning his career 19 years ago as a special education teacher, Jacob Oliva has served in a variety of positions, including principal and assistant superintendent. Prior to joining the department in 2017, he served as Flagler County Public Schools Superintendent for 4 years.

Currently as the Division of Public Schools Chancellor, Oliva oversees K-12 operations, which include standards and instruction, educator quality and certification, exceptional student education, and family and community engagement.

Thank you to our Title Sponsor for State of Education, the University of West Florida.

Thank you to our Silver Sponsors: Mathnasium of Pensacola and Moorhead Real Estate Law Group.

Thank you to our Table Sponsors: Baptist Health Care, BBVA, Bill Sheffield Realty, Cox Communications, Gulf Power, Institute for Women in Politics, Junior Achievement of North West Florida, Navy Federal Credit Union, PenAir Federal Credit Union, Sacred Heart Health System and The First, ANBA.

The Chamber’s inaugural State of Education Luncheon will take place on Wednesday, March 25th from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at the Pensacola Grand Hotel.  For more information and to purchase tickets, go to