June 8th, 2022


Scott Howat
Chief Communications Officer & President, Foundation for OCPS


For more than 30 years, Scott Howat has worked to help lead the students of Orange County Public Schools to success. In 2016, he was appointed by Superintendent Barbara Jenkins as the Chief Communications Officer for Orange County Public Schools and president of the Foundation for Orange County Public Schools (OCPS). 
Howat began his career with OCPS at University High School as a social studies teacher, serving in that capacity for 11 years. He also served as an administrative dean and assistant principal. In 2006, Howat was appointed by Superintendent Ronald Blocker as the Director of Legislative and Congressional Relations, and later the Senior Executive Director of Planning, Governmental & Labor Relations for the district where he supervised governmental affairs, student enrollment and school siting and served as the Chief Negotiator for the district. 
Howat attended Orange County Public Schools before earning his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Government from Rollins College. He earned a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida.
Howat’s wife Catherine is a kindergarten teacher at Dommerich Elementary School.  Howat has two adult children, Marisa and Mason.  



Teacher Classroom Donation Requests: (from an actual teacher)

  • Universal Ink for Desktop Printers
  • Printing White Paper Reams
  • White Board Markers
  • Pencils & Pens
  • Pencil Sharpeners
  • Staplers
  • Miscellaneous Class Items: Cups (as Students often forget their water bottles) & Gallon Storage bags
  • Treasure Box Rewards (trinkets, like pop it type, fidgets, slap bracelets and such for younger children)
  • Books for Young Students (can use site as a guide https://everyday-reading.com/20-favorite-book-series-for-elementary/)
  • Books for Older Students (Graphic chapter novels for boys)
  • Bookshelves

Council Luncheons
Women's Executive Council monthly Luncheon Meetings are for members and open to guests. 

  • The payment method is required in advance with a valid credit card to secure your reservation and meal selection.
  • Lunch Meeting is $40.00 for all Members and Guests before the deadline of NOON on the FRIDAY prior to the meeting.
  • Based on the recent luncheon rate increase, there will be no late fee for guests and members who reserve after the deadline, we just appreciate knowing the number of confirmed attendees as soon as possible to notify the Citrus Club. 
  • All luncheon reservations are final.  No-shows will be invoiced.
  • Seating is LIMITED to reservations.  Late reservations and those who arrive without a reservation, will be placed on a stand-by list to see if we are able to offer you a seat. 


Citrus Club Parking

  • GUESTS: Parking options are street side with meters and in the Citrus Club parking garage for $3.00 / hour
  • WEC MEMBERS ONLY: Your fee includes your lunch and two (2) hours of complimentary parking. Additional parking time is paid for by the member.


Save the Date

Women's Executive Council monthly Luncheon Meetings are for members and open to guests. 

  • June 8, 2022 - Scott Howat, OCPS
  • July 13, 2022 - Quibulah Graham, Orlando Health
  • August 10, 2022
  • September 14, 2022
  • October 12, 2022
  • November 9, 2022
  • December: Holiday Party

2022 Guest Speakers

  • Ali Manion, 2022-2023 Walt Disney World Ambassador 
  • Jana & Jason Shelfer, Living Lucky
  • Scott Randolph, Orange County Tax Collector
  • Stephanie Bowman from One Heart for Women and Children, Carolyn Kreuzpaintner & Ellen O’Connor from Dave’s House


2021 Guest Speakers

2020 Guest Speakers