Tampa native and education advocate, Steve Cona III, is running for Hillsborough County School Board District 1. Since 2013, Steve has served as the president & CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors Florida Gulf Coast Chapter. He also is Florida Governor Rick Scott’s appointee to the Hillsborough Community College District Board of Trustees, executive director of the Build Tampa Bay Foundation and serves on the advisory board for Visit Tampa Bay. Steve has a passion for improving Florida’s skilled labor workforce, while cultivating the lives of hardworking
skilled workers. 

Prior to joining the Associated Builders and Contractors Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, Steve worked for Syniverse Technologies. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of South Florida. Cona is a Hillsborough County native and product of the Hillsborough County
School System.

He and his wife Audra have two kids, Steve and Giana, and both attend Hillsborough County Schools.

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“As a father and business leader, I have a vested interest in the long-term success of our schools to adequately prepare our students for success in both the classroom and in a future career. As a school board member, I will be committed to ensuring our classrooms have the resources necessary to foster innovation and a passion for learning.”

-Steve Cona