March 21, 2023

Former Training Secretary Johnny Key joins Strategos Group

Strategos Group, a Florida-based schooling administration consulting agency, introduced Thursday (March 2) the addition of former Arkansas Secretary of Training Johnny Key as a accomplice within the agency’s nationwide State Superintendent Engagement Apply.

“Johnny’s tenure as a acknowledged public servant, relentlessly pursuing excellence in schooling, furthers our mission of advancing the lives of scholars,” mentioned Adam Giery, managing accomplice of Strategos. “By his intensive coverage work, Johnny delivered outcomes for Arkansas households, and I’m assured he’ll ship outcomes for our purchasers as they too work to enhance schooling outcomes for youngsters throughout the nation.”

Key was changed by Gov. Sarah Sanders as Training Secretary by Jacob Oliva, a senior chancellor on the Florida Division of Training.

Key’s addition to the workforce marks the fourth current main rent for the agency, in accordance with Strategos. The group has added former Florida legislator Vance Aloupis; Senior Authorities Affairs Affiliate and former Legislative Analyst Porsche Knight; and Authorities Advocacy Advisor and former Deputy Legislative Affairs Director for the Florida Division of Training Jes Fowler.

“Johnny is a acknowledged nationwide chief who has all the time targeted on getting ready youngsters to achieve success and affluent on this planet they’ll work and stay in,” mentioned Tom Luna, Strategos accomplice and former Idaho superintendent of schooling. “I’ve recognized and labored with him for nearly a decade, and I look ahead to Johnny bringing his years of expertise and management to the Strategos workforce.”

Key, who’s a former Arkansas legislator, mentioned he seems to be ahead to drawing upon the data he’s gained throughout his profession.

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“The Strategos workforce, with its material experience and unmatched coverage perception, has set itself aside as a pacesetter in schooling administration consulting,” mentioned Key. “Becoming a member of this group of esteemed professionals who share my ardour for schooling gives me the chance to proceed working to advance good insurance policies that can assist guarantee future generations are offered high quality schooling selections.”

Key served as secretary of the Arkansas Division of Training from 2019 to 2023 and as commissioner of the division from 2015 to 2019, overseeing the state’s 237 college districts and 18 constitution college programs.

Previous to that, Key was affiliate vice chairman for college relations on the College of Arkansas System from 2014 to 2015. Key additionally served as a state senator in Arkansas from 2009 to 2014 and as a state consultant from 2003 to 2008.

Key started his profession in public service in 1997 when he was elected to function a justice of the peace on the Baxter County Quorum Courtroom.

Based in 2011, Strategos is a nationwide consultancy comprised of former state schooling commissioners, legislators, White Home appointees and acknowledged enterprise leaders advising Fortune 500 corporations, nonprofits, startups, philanthropy and personal fairness. Strategos Group operates on the nationwide, state and native ranges with places of work in Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Maryland, Tennessee, Texas and Washington, D.C.