September 21, 2021

Economic Development

Startup Space, Tampa

Startup Space announces the appointment of Molly King as Associate Director of Client Experience. Read more »
Published on 3/3/2021

Startup Space, Tampa

Startup Space announces the appointment of Reneida Leon as Head of Product. Read more »
Published on 3/3/2021

Geographic Solutions, PALM HARBOR, FL

Geographic Solutions is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Magnus D. Hines III, the organization's newest Business Development Executive for Unemployment Insurance. Hines brings a wealth of experience to the company's Marketing Department, including an extensive background in the workforce and unemployment sectors within Florida's state government. Read more »
Published on 2/23/2021

Miami-Dade Beacon Council, Miami

Matt Haggman has joined the Miami-Dade Beacon Council as Executive Vice President, One Community One Goal. The former Miami Director at Knight Foundation, award-winning journalist and long-time community leader brings years of experience and a passion for Miami to this community-wide strategic initiative focused on shaping Miami-Dade's economic future. Read more »
Published on 11/9/2020

Florida SBDC Network, Pensacola

The Florida SBDC Network, the state's principal provider of small business assistance, is proud to announce that Dr. Cheryl Kirby has been appointed CEO. Throughout Kirby's more than 20-year career, her passion for human capital development and organizational strategy has always shined, most recently in her role as the network's COO. Read more »
Published on 10/26/2020

Florida High Tech Corridor Council, Heathrow

Kimberly Stangle has joined the Florida High Tech Corridor Council as Business and Operations Manager. Read more »
Published on 10/19/2020

Florida Economic Development Council, Tallahassee, FL

The Florida Economic Development Council has appointed Jennifer Taylor, Vice President of Business Development for the Central Florida Development Council, as Chair-Elect to the Board of Directors. Jennifer is responsible for bringing new investment and job creation opportunities to Polk County through business attraction and recruitment activities. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2020

Florida Economic Development Council, Tallahassee, FL

The Florida Economic Development Council has appointed Marc Hoenstine, CEcD, Director of Economic Development, Duke Energy, as Chair to the Board of Directors. Marc directs the company's efforts to retain and expand the existing commercial and industrial customer base as well as attract new customers to Duke Energy's 35 county service territory. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2020

JAXUSA, Jacksonville

JAXUSA Partnership has hired HR executive Angela Timberlake to serve as its Vice President, Elevate Women Read more »
Published on 7/29/2020

Florida's Great Northwest, Niceville

Jennifer Conoley recently took the helm of Florida's Great Northwest as President and CEO. She was selected to lead the 12 county regional economic development organization following a nationwide search. Conoley will oversee marketing, advocacy and regional collaboration efforts for the Panhandle. Read more »
Published on 5/11/2020

EDC of Okaloosa County, Fort Walton Beach

Kevin Lovelace has been named Director of Business Expansion by the EDC of Okaloosa County. Lovelace previously held statewide business recruitment, project management and human resources positions at Georgia Power. He has also served in board leadership positions with the Israel-American Chamber of Commerce and the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce among others. Read more »
Published on 10/28/2019

Florida Economic Development Council, Tallahassee

The Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC) is pleased to recognize two remarkable 2019 honorees for the Eunice Sullivan Economic Development Professional of the Year - Crystal Stiles, Director, Economic Development at Florida Power & Light and the Toni Jennings Workforce Development Professional of the Year - Michelle Dennard, President & CEO, CareerSource Florida. Read more »
Published on 6/24/2019

The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton

The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University elected its 2019 officers, naming Bob Swindell as chairman and Daniel Flynn, Ph.D., as vice chairman. The Research Park is governed by the seven-member Florida Atlantic Research and Development Authority, which supports R&D in affiliation with FAU and fosters technology-led economic development in Broward and Palm Beach. Read more »
Published on 4/23/2019

CareerSource Florida, Tallahassee, FL

CareerSource Florida President and CEO Michelle Dennard has received a prestigious 40 Under 40 Award recognizing young talent among economic development professionals. An attorney, Dennard has more than a decade of workforce and economic development experience. Awards were announced Jan. 27 at the International Economic Development Council Leadership Summit. Read more »
Published on 1/28/2019

Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce, Gainesville

Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce Interim President/CEO Eric Godet, Sr. has been appointed permanent head of the business organization's operations. Read more »
Published on 12/19/2018

Tampa Downtown Partnership, Tampa

Tampa Downtown Partnership is pleased to announce the appointment of Lynda Remund, SHRM-CP, as the organization's President and CEO. Read more »
Published on 12/19/2018

Enterprise Florida, Orlando

The Executive Committee of Enterprise Florida's board of directors unanimously approved Mike Grissom as interim President and CEO. Read more »
Published on 12/12/2018

Florida Economic Development Council, Tallahassee, FL

Scarlett Phaneuf, northwest Florida economic development representative for PowerSouth Energy Cooperative, earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), a national recognition that denotes a mastery of skills in economic development, professional attainment and a commitment to personal and professional growth. Read more »
Published on 8/21/2018

Florida Chamber of Commerce, Tallahassee

The Florida Chamber of Commerce today announces David Strong has been appointed to a one-year term as the Florida Chambers' Central Florida Regional Board Chair. Read more »
Published on 11/29/2017

Economic Council of Palm Beach County, Inc., West Palm Beach, FL

The Economic Council of Palm Beach County announced that Michael DeBock will join the organization as its president & chief executive officer. The business organization will benefit from DeBock's discipline gained as a U.S. Army officer and in-depth corporate experience gained during his previous tenure as executive director of gas infrastructure for NextEra Energy. Read more »
Published on 8/15/2017

Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Wellington

The Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has announced the appointment Jonathan Kilman to the Chamber's Board of Governors and its newly-formed Strategy Committee. Read more »
Published on 8/8/2017

Florida Sports Foundation, Tallahassee

The Florida Sports Foundation welcomes Angela Adams Suggs as its new President and Senior Vice President of Sports Development for Enterprise Florida. Read more »
Published on 7/25/2017

Enterprise Florida, Orlando

The Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve Peter Antonacci as the new President & CEO of Enterprise Florida, Inc. Read more »
Published on 7/25/2017

Pasco Economic Development Council, Odessa

The Pasco Economic Development Council welcomed new marketing/communications manager Lauren St. Martin. She joined the team in May, shortly after the departure of Jennifer Lachtara. St. Martin previously held positions with the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce and Visit Pasco. Read more »
Published on 7/3/2017

Florida Power & Light, Juno Beach

Crystal Stiles, a Director with Florida Power & Light (FPL), has been named Board Chair for the Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC), a nonprofit corporation that educates and informs business and government leaders about key economic development issues and initiatives. Her unique background working with FPL and the FEDC has prepared her to lead FEDC. Read more »
Published on 6/19/2017

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