Thursday, November 10, 2011

Panel of Champions Profile: Douglas Sessions

Douglas Sessions, Jr. is President and CEO of the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida.  The Ounce of Prevention Fund is a private, non-profit founded in 1989 to identify, fund, support and evaluate unique and innovative prevention and early intervention programs and community initiatives to improve the development and life outcomes of children and to preserve and strengthen families.  He has served in this capacity for 16 years.  

Prior to joining the Ounce of Prevention Fund, Mr. Sessions served as a senior aide in the administration of Florida Governor Reubin Askew, as a Vice President for the New York Yankees, as a senior partner in various business ventures, and as a private business and governmental consultant.

Mr. Sessions is a fifth generation Floridian, a native of Jacksonville, a product of the state’s public school system, and holds BA and MS degrees from the University of South Florida and the Florida State University, respectively.  Mr. Sessions resides in Tallahassee with his wife Cynthia Lee.  The Sessions have three married daughters and four grandchildren.

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