Brian Hickey, Director
Brian Hickey is the Director of the Florida Afterschool Network coordinating statewide efforts to ensure that Florida’s children and youth have opportunities to participate in engaging, safe and quality programs during out-of-school time. Brian brings a strong background in economic development which will result in focused work on the economic impact of quality school-age experiences that support successful student outcomes. Before joining the Florida Afterschool Network, Brian served as Director of Sports for the Leon County Division of Tourism Development (Visit Tallahassee) and led the county’s sports marketing efforts to unprecedented levels with more than 90 percent growth over seven years.
Brian is a Tallahassee native and a graduate of Florida State University. He has completed requirements as a Certified Destination Management Executive, Certified Sports Event Executive and served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Sports Commissioners. Brian has more than 17 years of experience in event planning and management, grant development, fundraising, and many other attributes that are beneficial in leading the Florida Afterschool Network.