Archive | December, 2013

FAN CEO Larry Pintacuda Retires 2013

12 Dec

Florida Afterschool Network (FAN) announced December 5th, with bittersweet emotions, that the organization’s Chief Executive Officer Larry Pintacuda has decided to retire at the end of the year.  Pintacuda has served as the CEO of the Florida Afterschool Network since 2007.

For the past seven years, Pintacuda has worked tirelessly to promote the mission of FAN and develop a network of community leaders to serve on the Board of Directors and Panel of Champions.  With his leadership, Pintacuda has created an organization that advocates for the development, enhancement and sustainability of innovative, high quality afterschool programs and policies statewide.

For nearly 45 years, he devoted his carerr to children’s services programs.  Prior to joining FAN, he spent 33 years with the State Department of Children and Families (DCF).  At DCF, he served as the Assistant Secretary of Operations, as well as the State Child Care Coordinator.

“It has been a pleasure to serve as FAN’s CEO,” said Pintacuda.  “The past seven years have been incredibly rewarding, and also challenging.  I am proud of all that we accomplished.  There is still much to be done, but I know I am leaving FAN in good hands.”

Linda Lanier, Board Chair for the Network, said, “I have witnessed firsthand the growth of FAN over the years, and it is an organization that I am proud to be part of; Larry is leaving behind a great legacy, and he will be missed.”

Following Pintacuda’s retirement, Joe Davis will assume the role of CEO.  Currently serving as COO, Davis joined FAN in 2011 following a career as the Chief of Bureau of Family and Community Outreach at the Florida Department of Education.  He also previously served as Chair of the FAN Board.

Pintacuda will retire on December 31, 2013.  He will spend his retirement volunteering, traveling with his wife, and visiting his two children and four grandchildren.

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