Chamber announces speaker for State of Education luncheon

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 teach, 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.

The Chamber’s inaugural State of Education Luncheon will take place 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 25 at the Pensacola Grand Hotel. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to