Linda has 43 years of in-depth knowledge and history of Florida’s Higher Education budgets and substantive policy covering Florida State University System institutions, Florida private institutions, State Colleges, Student Financial Aid programs, and Public Education Capital Outlay(PECO) funding. During this time, Linda has worked for two of Florida’s Governors, with the Florida Board of Regents, in addition to eighteen years with the Education Subcommittee of the Florida Senate Appropriations Committee, and sixteen years with UF’s Office of Government Relations. In her capacity with UF’s Office of Government Relations, Linda provides analytical and policy support for the Vice President- University Relations, the Associate VP- Government Relations, and other government relations team members. Her detailed knowledge of K-20 education budget and statutory provisions over 43 years , facilitates her ability to serve as a liaison and asset between UF Government Relations and UF’s Senior Vice Presidents/Vice Presidents and staff, with the Board of Governors and their staff, with the Legislature and their staff, and with key staff at the other state universities. Linda has a degree in Business with a major in accounting. Linda is married, has two grown children, and five grandsons hoping to attend one of Florida’s premier universities.