We are planning for our 2021 Leadership Convention and will have dynamic, diverse, engaging keynote speakers.  Please note our speakers from our Virtual Leadership Convention in 2020 – we thank them both for bringing greetings and information to our membership!

Mr. Braulio Colón


As Vice President, Florida Student Success Initiatives, Mr. Braulio Colón serves as a strategic lead in the Foundation’s community investment and engagement activities designed to increase student success in Florida, particularly in the key metropolitan regions of Tampa, Orlando, and Miami.  Mr. Colón identifies partnership opportunities and facilitates relationships that promote the Foundation’s mission of enriching lives through education.

Prior to joining Helios, Mr. Colón was Executive Director for ENLACE Florida, an organization based at the University of South Florida that engaged communities for higher education by promoting program and policy development designed to influence systemic change and improve college-preparation, access, and completion rates for limited-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students.

Leslie Boggs

Leslie Boggs is the 56th president of National PTA, the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer child advocacy association. A leadership development expert from Odessa, Texas, Boggs has over 20 years of leadership experience at all levels of PTA. Boggs will serve as president of National PTA until June 2021.

Previously, Boggs served as National PTA president-elect and chair of several national committees. At the state level, Boggs served as president of Texas PTA from 2014-2016 and was president of New Mexico PTA from 2003-2005.

As president, Boggs is fighting for more funding for mental health access for students and legislation that ensures schools are safe from gun violence. She is also advocating for more funding for public schools and to strengthen family engagement for all children.