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    Ed Narain to Serve as Secretary of Saint Leo University Board

         Longtime Tampa Leader, Former State Representative Gives Back to Alma Mater
     
    TAMPA – Tampa executive and former Florida legislator Edwin Narain has been named secretary of the Board of Trustees of his alma mater, Saint Leo University. He assumed the responsibility July 1, and the duration of the term is two years.
    A leader in the Tampa community for more than 25 years, Narain earned two degrees from Saint Leo—a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology in 2007 and a Master of Business Administration degree in 2009. He has served on the university’s board since 2016. He also earned his Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law.
    In 2014, Narain entered public service with his election to the Florida House of Representatives. There, he passed several important pieces of legislation including the Dozier School for Boys, Arthur Greene Jr. act and Research and Development Tax credit bill. As a freshman member, his peers selected him to chair the Florida Legislative Black Caucus. His legislative service earned him the Florida Association of Counties - County Champion Award (2015) and Legislative Appreciation Awards from the Florida League of Cities and Florida Boys and Girls Clubs (2016). He also was awarded two prestigious “Distinguished Advocate” awards from the Florida Chamber of Commerce and was named the Florida Society of Health Systems Pharmacists “Legislator of the Year.”
    Narain’s commitment to the Tampa community extends to his job as vice president of External and Legislative Affairs with AT&T, where he is a three-time Florida Top Performance Manager of the Year (2009, 2010, and 2013) and has earned two AT&T Summit Awards for being among the company’s top achievers.
    He is married to Monica, a public-school teacher, and together they have two young daughters.
    About Saint Leo University
    Saint Leo University is one of the largest Catholic universities in the nation, offering 57 undergraduate and graduate-level degree programs to more than 18,200 students each year. Founded in 1889 by Benedictine monks, the private, nonprofit university is known for providing a values-based education to learners of all backgrounds and ages in the liberal arts tradition. Saint Leo is regionally accredited and offers a residential campus in the Tampa Bay region of Florida, 16 education centers in five states, and an online program for students anywhere. The university is home to more than 98,000 alumni. Learn more at saintleo.edu.

    Media Contact: Mary McCoy, University Writer & Media Relations, mary.mccoy02@saintleo.edu, (352) 588-7118 or cell (813) 610-841