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Patricia Levesque is the CEO of the Foundation for Excellence in Education and the Executive Director of the Foundation for Florida's Future, non-profit public policy organizations founded by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush to improve the quality of education in Florida and across the nation for all students. She is also the managing partner of Meridian Strategies, LLC, a governmental consulting firm in Tallahassee, Florida. Beginning in October 2003, Levesque served as Governor Jeb Bush's Deputy Chief of Staff for education, general government services, business and professional regulation, elder affairs, veteran's affairs, workforce, lottery, and juvenile justice. She joined Governor Bush's staff in October 2002 as the Education Policy Coordinator in the Office of Policy and Budget. Previously, she served six years in the Florida Legislature in the Speakers Office and as staff director over education policy. Levesque serves on the boards of the Policy Innovators in Education-Network (PIE-Network), the Florida Charter School Alliance, and the Leroy Collins Institute. She has previously served on the Florida Taxation and Budget Reform Commission as well as the Government Efficiency Task Force, appointed by Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio. Levesque received her Master's in Business Administration from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College in 1995. She graduated with honors with a bachelor's degree in Financial Management from Bob Jones University in 1992. She is married to George Levesque, and they have a son, Luke and a daughter, Isabella.