Florida Gov. Rick Scott Appoints Adrian Laffitte to Children’s Services Council of Brevard County
By Space Coast Daily // March 28, 2018
appointed for a term beginning March 27 and ending May 2, 2019
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Gov. Rick Scott announced the appointment of Adrian Laffitte to the Children’s Services Council of Brevard County.
Laffitte, 62, of Melbourne, Florida, is the retired director of government relations for Lockheed Martin. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Puerto Rico and his master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
Honored as a Central Florida Humanitarian by Space Coast Daily in 2017, Laffitte fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning March 27 and ending May 2, 2019.
After retiring from his high-intensity job as Lockheed Martin’s director of government relations at Kennedy Space Center, Adrian Lafitte could have understandably decided to take things easy and pursue golf, gardening, travel or a myriad other leisure time opportunities, but it was not in Lafitte’s DNA to sit back and not to do something to enhance the lives of the people in the place he loves best: Brevard County.
In his last position as a member of the workforce, Lafitte made a significant impact to the economic health of Brevard by establishing and maintaining effective relationships with government officials in support of programs that increased employment in Florida.
In his previous position as director of Atlas Launch Operations, Lafitte oversaw 30 consecutive successful launches.
When he retired from Lockheed after 31 years of service in 2012, he didn’t skip a chance to continue advocating for Brevard and that same year chaired the community fundraising campaign for the United Way of Brevard, helping to generate almost $6.6 million for the many nonprofits so critical to the well-being of young and old in our community.
Raising such a huge amount of money would have been accomplishment enough for many, but not for Lafitte, who in 2014 went on to chair Brevard Save Our Students. With Lafitte leading the way, this political committee successfully campaigned for the half-cent sales tax to energize Brevard Public Schools.
Supporting STEM Education
Lafitte also walks the walk when supporting STEM education, chairing the annual Brevard Space Week, an interactive experience for the more than 6,500 Brevard Public Schools sixth-graders and their science educators who arrive at Kennedy Space Center to immerse themselves in a variety of educational activities.
The Viera resident believes giving back to the community is the least he can do for a community that has given so much to him and his family, which includes wife Roz, daughters Samantha and Allie, son Michael and stepsons Jaryd and Luke.
Lafitte is grateful for the opportunities the Space Coast has provided his family, and he is working hard to make sure the next generation of students enjoy the same opportunities his children did.
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