Tallahassee, FL – TSG Advisors’ fast-growing Education Unit adds another heavyweight to its ranks as higher education expert Katie Grissom joins the team.

Grissom’s passion for helping students find their path has led to a more than 10-year career in higher education at both the institutional and the state levels. Most recently, Katie served as the Director of Workforce and Academic Alignment for the Florida Department of Education (FDOE), where she worked in the Division of Florida Colleges to execute state-mandated workforce education projects. While at FDOE, Katie also managed over $80 million in grant funding across five projects to over 100 educational entities.

“Katie’s exceptional technical knowledge in program development, project management and data analysis will undoubtedly add immense value to our clients,” said Sheela VanHoose, Managing Principal of TSG Advisors – Education. “We look for talent with a range of experience across the education system and Katie fills that bill perfectly.”

Katie’s career and passion for education began as an academic advisor at Florida State University. After guiding students to graduation success, she quickly realized her love and talent for helping students reach their full potential.

“Katie’s extensive experience at an R1 university, coupled with her background in state-level administration with CTE and community college programs, uniquely positions her to support TSG Advisors’ growing higher education portfolio,” said former colleague and current Senior Advisor at TSG Advisors – Education, Carrie E. Henderson. “Her leadership in spearheading pivotal initiatives in Florida, showcases her capability to drive transformative change.” Learn more about TSG Advisors here.


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