The Pinellas Education Foundation is proud to announce that Raymond James & Associates President and CEO Tash Elwyn became Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2022. As chair, Elwyn will lead a board of more than 30 corporate and community leaders who work closely with Foundation CEO Stacy Baier, Ph.D., and her team of professional staff. Elwyn has served on the Foundation Board for almost seven years, and was named Vice Chair in 2020. He succeeds Charles M. Harris, shareholder and litigator at Trenam Law.
“It has been an honor and a pleasure to work with our Board, and we value the leadership provided by Charley and Tash,” said Baier. “Both have demonstrated time and again their commitment to our mission to accelerate educational achievement for all students.”
“What gets me out of bed in the morning is the opportunity we have to make a difference in people’s lives,” Elwyn said. “The Pinellas Education Foundation is committed to accelerating students’ success and for some students, that scholarship or mentor makes the difference in the trajectory of their lives, changing outcomes for their families forever.”
Elwyn is joined on the Board of Directors by officers Robert Byelick (Partner, Abbey, Adams, Byelick & Mueller LLP) as Vice Chair; Pierre Caramazza (Head of Financial Institutions Group – U.S. and Head of ETF Distribution, Franklin Templeton Investments) as Treasurer; and Susan Johnson (General Counsel, Echelon Development LCC) as Secretary.