One of nine children, Vance Aloupis knows what it means to “get along.”

Moving to South Florida in 1992 – just a few weeks before Hurricane Andrew – Vance attended the University of Miami, where he served as the Student Body President and first moved into District 115 as a college student in 2004.

Following graduation from the University of Miami (and a brief stint in D.C. working for a U.S. Senator), Vance went on to attend and graduate from the University of Miami School of Law.

It took just a few years in civil litigation for Vance to know his passions for public policy and education reform required a change. So, in 2010, he joined The Children’s Movement of Florida, one of state’s largest early childhood organizations, where he now serves as the CEO. For the past seven years, Vance has traveled across our state and country educating and advocating for common sense policies that will ensure our state has a competitive workforce in the years to come.

Vance was appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to serve as a commissioner on the Governor's Commission on Community Service – also known as Volunteer Florida – which oversees much of the state’s AmeriCorps programs. And, as a believer in the power of the free market, Vance helped found the James Madison Institute’s Leaders Fellowship, a one-year leadership development program focused on fostering conservative principles in the state’s next generation of leaders.

In 2014, Vance was honored by the University of Florida as the Young Floridian of the Year. In 2015, Vance was selected as one of 90 young professionals from across the country to join in the first cohort of Harvard Business School’s 2015 Young American Leaders Program. And, in 2016, he was honored with the Emerging Leader Award from Florida International University’s Center for Leadership.

Most importantly, Vance and his wife, Mariella, have two beautiful daughters, Isabella (5) and Aria (3).