Florida Afterschool Network (FAN) board member Claudia Davant has been named the Florida Afterschool Champion of the Year. She will be honored at the National Afterschool All Challenge Conference in Washington D.C. on May 8-9, 2012.
“Claudia is being honored because of her unwavering work, support and dedication for quality afterschool opportunities for all Florida’s youth, “ said Larry Pintacuda, FAN Chief Executive Officer. “I can think of no more deserving person than Claudia to be selected.”
Davant is the former Managing Partner of NSI, Florida where she led the national firm’s Florida practice for almost four years. While with NSI she built a broad multi-client practice that included local government, telecommunications, transportation, gaming, appropriations, healthcare, aging, education, and environmental issues. She has extensive experience in government and private sectors.
In addition to her corporate experience, Davant has worked in government on both the state and federal levels. She served as U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond’s Legislative Aide in Washington, D.C. for three years providing legislative analysis, constituent service and external communications.
Besides her work with FAN, she serves on the Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) IT Council, Florida TaxWatch Board’s Executive Steering Committee and the Take Stock in Children Board.
The Florida Afterschool Network (FAN) is a non-profit organization that strives to provide unified leadership to advocate for the development, enhancement and sustainability of innovative, high quality afterschool programs and policies statewide. The organization’s original funding was provided by the Mott Foundation in 2005.
“We are thrilled that the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has decided to continue its relationship with the Florida Afterschool Network,” said FAN Executive Director Larry Pintacuda. “We are encouraged that the Foundation has confidence in our organization to deliver quality afterschool program initiatives to children throughout the state of Florida.
The mission of FAN is to provide unified leadership to advocate for the development, enhancement and sustainability of innovative, high quality afterschool programs and policies statewide. FAN believes that every child should have high quality afterschool programs available that are accessible, affordable, accountable and inclusive.
FAN’s stakeholders include a diverse group of organizations whose common thread it the desire for all children to receive high quality afterschool case. For more information, please visit www.myfan.org.