Jaime Casap - Google, Inc.

Jaime Casap, Google’s Chief Education Evangelist, will deliver the keynote message at the  Horizon Council General Membership Meeting at 8:30 a.m. Friday, May 27 at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. Doors will open at 8 a.m. As Google’s chief education evangelist, Casap is responsible for working across all internal teams at Google that impact education, and he also works with educational organizations around the world, helping find ways to improve the quality of education through technology. Casap was part of the original team that launched Google Apps for universities, launched Google Apps into K-12, and helped get Chromebooks off the ground and into schools.  The meeting is open to the public but seating is limited and RSVP is required.  Please RSVP to Sarah Newcomb at SNewcomb@leegov.com.

Born and raised as a first generation American to a single mother on welfare in Hell’s Kitchen, N.Y., Casap understands and appreciates the power education has on changing the destiny of a family in just one generation. In addition to his role at Google, he serves on the Arizona Science Foundation Board of Directors, on the Board of Directors for New Global Citizens, and serves in advisory roles to dozens of organizations focused on improving education. Casap is a Faculty Associate at Arizona State University, where he teaches guest lectures.

The Lee County Economic Development Office works to attract new and diversified businesses resulting in high-wage, high skilled jobs; retain and encourage expansion of existing businesses; and improve the overall business environment in Lee County.  It offers an array of services for local, domestic and international businesses. For information on the Lee County Economic Development Office, visit LeeCountyBusiness.com.

The Horizon Council is a public-private advisory board established in 1991 to advise the Lee County Board of Commissioners on economic development issues. The Council’s mission is to improve Lee County’s business environment, retain and encourage expansion of existing businesses, and attract new and diversified employers. It is the only public-private partnership of Lee County Government and business leaders. TheHorizon Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) organizations established as a fundraising vehicle enabling individuals and businesses to actively support the program of work of the Horizon Council and the Lee County Economic Development Office. For more information, visit www.leecountybusiness.com or call 239-533-6800