Florida Politics - Tony Carvajal on getting the Able Trust back on track

Monday, October 14, 2019

Tony Carvajal has deep roots in Florida’s business community and last week began leading The Able Trust, an organization that helps people with disabilities find jobs.

Carvajal, the former executive vice president of the Florida Chamber Foundation, began as president and CEO of The Able Trust about two months after Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran shook up the non-profit, which serves the Department of Education’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

Amid concerns about possible misuse of money, Corcoran demanded the resignation of the organization’s leaders and ordered it to cut ties with a charitable foundation created without authorization from the Legislature. Carvajal said Corcoran’s demands have been addressed, including the foundation returning just over $3.2 million to The Able Trust.

The News Service has five questions for Tony Carvajal...

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