Chester Spellman is a native of Jacksonville, Florida. He currently serves as the national Director of AmeriCorps at the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency for volunteering and service. He previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Volunteer Florida for over five years. Chester is the immediate past chair of Connect Florida, a program of Leadership Florida and he is a member of the American Enterprise Institute’s (AEI) Leadership Network program.
Chester earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida, and a Master of Arts in organizational leadership from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. In 2016, He was recognized as the Young Floridian of the Year by the Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida.
Chester and his wife, Amanda, reside in Arlington, Virginia, with their four children.