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Chuck Wolfe Talks to Students at Convocation

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Chuck Wolfe was the keynote speaker at Convocation 2013 at Stetson University, where he was introduced by Stetson President Wendy Libby. Wolfe is the president and CEO of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Institute, a nonpartisan organization that helps outstanding LGBT leaders win elections and serve effectively. During his tenure as CEO, hundreds of openly LGBT candidates have been elected to public office.

Wolfe's previously served as executive vice president and COO of the American Legacy Foundation, created as a result of the 46-state settlement with the tobacco industry. Wolfe initiated national tobacco control programs such as the groundbreaking "truth" advertising campaign.

Wolfe entered the public sector as an appointee to the late Florida Governor Lawton Chiles, where he served for seven years in such capacities as director of external affairs, director of tobacco control and executive director of the Miami Financial Oversight Board. During his tenure, Wolfe developed and implemented programs that aided the relief efforts of Hurricane Andrew, the City of Miami's financial emergency and the Florida Tobacco Pilot Program.

As an Eagle Scout, Wolfe has a long history of leadership within the Boy Scouts of America. His efforts to rid scouting of its discriminatory policies toward gays and lesbians were profiled in a report on CBS News' 60 Minutes.