Paul Luna President + CEO, Helios Education Foundation

Paul is responsible for guiding the strategic direction of Helios Education Foundation, cultivating strong community relationships and initiating strategic partnerships in Arizona and Florida. He brings more than 25 years of public and private professional experience to his leadership role with the Foundation. Prior to his role at Helios, Paul served as President of Valley of the Sun United Way, where he led a community-wide fundraising effort approaching $50 million.

A native of Miami, Arizona, Paul graduated from Miami High School and as a first-generation college student, attended Stanford University, where he earned a degree in Civil Engineering. In addition to his role at Helios, Paul currently serves as a member of Greater Phoenix Leadership, Greater Phoenix Economic Council, The Aspen Institute’s Youth and Engagement Advisory Circle, the National College Access Network Board of Directors, the America’s Promise Alliance Board of Directors, the Florida College Access Network Steering Committee, the Center for the Future of Arizona Board of Directors, and the Arizona Community Foundation Board of Directors, and he was Founding Chair of the Expect More Arizona Board of Directors