Tony Carvajal serves as executive vice president of the Florida Chamber of Commerce Foundation, which focuses on identifying solutions to challenges facing the state and developing initiatives for a vibrant and sustainable economy.
He has been one of the driving forces behind the business community coming to the table on early learning. At the chamber’s 2016 Learners to Earners Education Summit, the focus was on early childhood education and the need to prepare Florida’s children for future careers that contribute to the state’s economy.
Carvajal regularly is called on for guidance and insights into state-level plans, and has served on numerous policy steering committees covering topics such as early learning, workforce development, economic development, transportation, healthcare, volunteerism, civic infrastructure, philanthropy and smart justice.
Previously, Carvajal spent 20 years managing and consulting with trade and professional associations across the country. His consulting practice specialized in strategic planning, board and staff development and the design of innovative leadership systems. He also has served as COO for The Collins Center for Public Policy think tank in Miami.
He is currently a doctoral student in public administration at Florida State University, earned a master’s degree in public administration at Florida International University, and undergraduate degrees from FSU in psychology and communications.
He is a certified association executive (CAE) and a graduate of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Organizational Management, where he earned a specialty certification in non-profit management and administration. He later served as an IMO program instructor.
Carvajal and his wife, Allison, live in Tallahassee and have one son.
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