Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director
Foundation for Excellence in Education
Patricia Levesque is the CEO of the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd), a leading education policy and advocacy organization founded by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. With 25 years of experience, Patricia is a trusted thought leader in education policy and a tireless advocate for student-centered education. Serving as CEO since ExcelinEd’s founding in 2007, Patricia and her team have worked in more than 30 states across the nation to develop customized solutions for policymakers, improving the lives of millions of students and families as a result. Patricia previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Florida Governor Jeb Bush. She serves on the board of Khan Academy and on advisory boards for Harvard’s Center for Education Policy Research, Stanford’s Hoover Institution Education Success Initiative and Teach for America’s School Systems Practitioner’s Council.