The panelists for the State of Workforce Development event are Addison Davis and Henry Mack.
Addison Davis is the Superintendent of Schools for Hillsborough County Public Schools where he took office in March 2020. He believes in putting students’ best interests at the heart of all decision-making, goal-based management, and building a school system that embraces the entire community.
Addison Davis’ experience in transforming schools has resulted in increased student achievement in large urban and mid-size suburban Florida school districts. Before arriving in Hillsborough County, he served as the Superintendent of Schools for Clay County. Under his leadership the Clay County School District had dramatic improvements across all performance metrics. Additionally, Clay County’s graduation rate rose 6.4 percentage points, improving from 20th in the state to 8th.
In 2019, Addison Davis was named the Sunshine State Public Relations Association’s 2019 Superintendent Communicator of the Year. Within his first year in Clay County, he was named a 2017-2018 Superintendent to Watch by the National School Public Relations Association.
Henry Mack currently serves as the Chancellor for Career, Technical and Adult Education at the Florida Department of Education, a position he has held since November of 2019. As Chancellor, he helps oversee all workforce education programs and economic development initiatives for the department.
Prior to serving as Chancellor, he was the associate vice president for workforce education and innovation at Broward College, overseeing all of the college’s career and technical education programs, its innovation and entrepreneurship hub, and a variety of other economic development related initiatives. He also served as an associate dean of academic affairs at Broward College, and held various positions at Florida International University and the University of Miami as a visiting professor. He served as host of South Florida PBS Viewpoint and Issues, two weekly television shows dedicated to exploring issues in public policy, ethics, and religion.