Nassau County Economic Development Board
76346 William Burgess Blvd.
Yulee FL 32097
Phone: (904) 548-4460

Key Staff


Laura DiBella

Executive Director


Shelley Hirsch

Operations and Compliance Administrator

Shelley comes from small town, USA. Long bedded in her roots of family farming, she always aspired to be a person who helped those beside her. Being the first of her maternal family to attend college, Shelley excelled in her studies, garnering her Associate’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Certification in Teaching, and being licensed in the insurance and annuities industry. Her early career in rural New York found success in leadership roles, where Shelley worked as a retail fashion manager, as well as later managing GTi Temporary Services, an employee recruitment and placement office, where she increased job placement for candidates at a pace of 200% over an approximate 10 month time frame. This success gave Shelley fame in a regional publication, reaping a “Women in Business” spotlight, a Kingston Freeman publication. Settling in Nassau County, Florida in 2005, Shelley immediately immersed herself in the non-profit community. She has previously served on the boards of The Friends of Hilliard Library, First United Methodist Church of Callahan, Take Stock in Children Nassau (TSIC), and the Eight Flags Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA). Dedicated to various outreach efforts, assisting in the betterment of quality of life, Shelley has been involved with the Nassau Volunteer Center, Barnabas, Communities in Schools Nassau (CIS), Guardian Ad Litem and Joy to the Children. Shelley culminated her volunteerism career by being a Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA) as a Community Resource Development Coordinator, building sustainable partnerships focused on eradication of poverty to Nassau County’s population. Joining the staff of the Nassau County Economic Development Board in 2013 was a natural fit for Shelley, and a win for the organization. A hobbyist in all things economics, Shelley’s knowledge, perseverance, understanding and patience balances the multi-faceted, complex nature that is economic development, that which is very, very important to our public capacity. In addition to operational and compliance duties performed for the organization, Shelley is trained in Emergency Support Functions for Business Continuity (ESF-18), and serves as the NCEDB’s liaison to the county’s Emergency Management Center. Should a natural disaster become imminent, Shelley will work with the businesses of our county, before, during and after the threat, ensuring your business stability and permanence. Today, Shelley remains very active within Nassau County’s community, serving with the Amelia Island Museum of History, the Greater Nassau County Chamber of Commerce, the Main Street Economic Vitality group, ABWA, the Northeast Regional Leadership Academy, The Sophisticates, TSIC, CIS, and, dancing with the Royal Amelia Dance Academy. Favorite Pastimes: gardening, baking, walking the coastline and, when the opportunity presents, visiting the snow-laden north searching out all of the fun wintertime activities. Her most favorite wintertime fun: making snow angels in fresh fallen snow. Best thing about Nassau County: All of its history, from the eastern border to the western border. There is an abundance of historical diversity, with significance to the early settlements of the founding our great country, the United States of America.

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The NCEDB exists because of the generous support of the Nassau County Board of Commissioners, our local municipalities and economic development partners.
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