Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis June 18 nominated Indian American Aakash Patel to the Hillsborough Neighborhood School District Board of Trustees.
The seat is topic to Florida Senate affirmation.
“I’m honored to obtain Governor DeSantis’ nomination,” Patel mentioned in a press release. “The way forward for neighborhood faculties is filled with potential, however we should assume outdoors the field to organize college students for high-paying careers to assist get rid of pupil debt and gasoline Tampa Bay’s rising financial system. By serving as chair of the Hillsborough County Early Studying Coalition for the previous seven years, I’ve seen firsthand how expertise and progressive considering enhances studying alternatives.”
Patel, who beforehand ran unsuccessfully for a seat on the Hillsborough County Fee in 2018 as a Republican, is the founder and president of Elevate Inc., a enterprise improvement consulting agency.
He beforehand served as director of enterprise improvement for Chamber.com, the previous web site for the Chamber of Commerce Affiliation.
Patel co-chairs the Early Studying Coalition of Hillsborough County and is a member of the Tampa Bay Chamber Board of Administrators. He additionally served on the Tremendous Bowl LV Host Committee.
Patel was simply 27 years previous when he based Elevate in 2012. His firm gives strategic enterprise and goal networking consulting to assist entrepreneurs be taught, join and develop locally.
Elevate has coached tons of of corporations within the Tampa Bay space.
Because the son of oldsters who emigrated from India and Uganda, Patel graduated from Florida State College with levels in each English literature and political science and returned to Tampa upon commencement in 2006.
Whereas he is centered on enterprise and labored for prime manufacturers, like Westin accommodations, public service has all the time been a ardour of his, a bio mentioned.
In 2014, Gov. Rick Scott appointed Patel to function chairman of the Early Studying Coalition of Hillsborough County.
He was subsequently reappointed in 2018 for a time period ending in 2021. In 2015, Patel was put in as an honorary commander to the sixth Air Mobility Wing director of employees for a two-year appointment, one thing Patel took critically, as his appreciation and respect for many who bravely serve our nation.