CEO, The Children’s Movement of Florida
Industry: Advocacy HQ: Miami
How This Boss Makes an Impact for Children in Florida
Vance Aloupis is the CEO of The Children’s Movement of Florida and Representative of Florida’s 115th House district. Vance is a dedicated champion for early childhood education and development and strong advocate for early intervention from birth to five years of age. By creating a family-friendly work environment at The Movement, Vance has provided a strong example of how businesses can thrive by adopting family-friendly policies that ultimately boost their bottom line. He has used his position as an elected official to encourage investment in early childhood education initiatives at the state level and creates partnerships between businesses, organizations and schools to further these initiatives. Vance believes the vision for education cannot be founded in remediation but instead in prevention: give children the health, education, and family support that serve as a strong foundation for future success.
After practicing law in South Florida, Vance Aloupis joined The Children’s Movement in June 2010, now serving as the organization’s CEO. Having spoken across both the state and country on issues specific to the first five years in children’s lives, Vance has become a new face in the conversation around early childhood investment.
A graduate of the University of Miami School of Law, Vance was the Judge Peter Palermo Fellow in the University of Miami Center for Ethics and Public Service’s Street Law program creating and teaching curricula for and in juvenile detention centers in South Florida.
In 2014, Vance was honored by The Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida as the Young Floridian of the Year. In 2016, Vance was honored with the Emerging Leader Award from Florida International University’s Center for Leadership, the Ruth Shack Leadership Award from The Miami Foundation, and one of three “next generation” visionaries by The Miami Herald. In 2018, he was elected for the Florida House of Representatives.
Vance and his wife, Mariella, live in Miami, Florida with their three daughters, Isabella, Aria and Olivia.