Board and Staff

Board of Directors

Our leadership includes representation from across the county - from business owners to local government officials, from educators to business resource providers – our leaders help guide Nassau County, Florida to create a more diverse local economy now and for future generations.

2023-2024 Board Members

  • Paul Schwend, Chair, Schwend Insurance
  • Carmen North, Immediate Chair, Raymond James
  • Jeffrey Bunch, Treasurer, Nassau County School Board, Director of Facilities
  • James Weaver, First Federal Bank
  • Mike Cole, Ocean Highway Port Authority Commissioner District 5
  • David Buchanan, Town of Hilliard
  • Kevin Lilly, Nassau County Property Appraiser
  • John Vonnoh, Rayonier Advanced Materials, District 1 Representative
  • Carol Saviak, Florida Power & Light
  • Michael Hahaj, Raydient Places + Properties
  • Jodi Henson, University of North Florida/Small Business Development Center Nassau
  • Jerry Hinson, Regional Development Assoc., LLC
  • Bruce Jasinsky, Coldwell Banker, The Amelia Group, District 3 Representative
  • Steven Wylie, UF Health, AVP Planning and Business Development
  • Matt Mountjoy, Mountjoy Properties/Barefoot Amelia, Chamber of Commerce
  • Holly Coyle, Board of County Commissioners Economic Resources Coordinator
  • Mark Cutshaw, Florida Public Utilities
  • Nelson Halston, Gateway Mechanical Inc., District 5 Representative
  • Darron Ayscue, City of Fernandina Beach
  • Bo Hodges, Baldwin Roofing Company, District 4 Representative
  • Davis Bean, The Fiorentino Group
  • Rich Turner, FSCJ Nassau Center, Executive Director
  • Reed Hammond, HCA Florida Memorial Hospital
  • Peter Anderson, Pattillo Industrial Real Estate
  • Larry Williams, Retired


Sherri Mitchell

Sherri Mitchell

Executive Director

Within minutes of meeting Sherri Mitchell, you’ll be captivated by her high-energy.

Sherri joined the Nassau County Economic Development Board in August of 2017 to spearhead the organization’s community workforce development initiatives. In November 2019 she has stepped in as Interim Executive Director and is currently working on establishing a sustainable, three-to-five-year strategic plan.

Her accomplishments include:

  • Assembled a Community Think Tank comprised of human resource professionals, business owners, and decision-makers who share and formulate workforce best practices.
  • Achieved Society for Human Resource Management Recertification allowing the NCEDB to serve as a facilitator for human resource training in Nassau County. Under Sherri’s leadership, industry experts hosted quarterly seminars and workshops for the Nassau County business community.
  • Collaborated with Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) Nassau Campus to provide OSHA classes meeting the needs of our business community
  • Formed the Nassau Industry Network to serve as a voice for current and future manufacturers in Nassau County, Florida. The Nassau Industry Network aims to elevate the role of manufacturing within the community, raise awareness of current and future jobs and skills, and develop the Women in Manufacturing initiatives. As a result, Nassau County made proclamations declaring October as Manufacturing Month.
  • Conducted Hurricane Preparedness Workshops bringing experts from emergency management, insurance, utilities and law enforcement together to provide strategic and tactical resources and action plans to business owners and residents.
  • Cultivated the Entrepreneur Program with the Nassau County School District to partner entrepreneurial-minded students with local business owners.
  • Lead National Manufacturing Day activities including industry-related tours for students and teachers of Nassau County.

Prior to joining the Nassau County Economic Development Board, Sherri played a key role in supporting Jacksonville, Florida’s manufacturing community as the Director of Finance and Workforce Development of the First Coast Manufacturing Association.

Barbara Lowe

Barbara Lowe

Marketing Director

Barbara is a highly accomplished and creative marketing professional with a strong background in graphic design and extensive experience in developing and implementing successful marketing strategies. Recognized for driving brand growth for small businesses and non-profits through innovative brand identity creation, strategic planning, and effective team leadership.

Prior to joining the Nassau County Economic Development Board, Barbara worked as a freelance graphic designer offering her services to small minority-owned businesses looking to create  unique brand identities in saturated markets.

When Barbara is not working, she enjoys drawing, painting, doing DIY projects around the house, and traveling with her husband and daughter.

Megan Georgeo

Megan Georgeo

Office Manager

Megan is a dedicated and accomplished professional, born and raised in Nassau County. Her unique combination of skills in theatre, management, and community engagement allows her to approach challenges creatively and collaboratively, always seeking innovative solutions.

Through her experience, Megan developed a keen eye for recognizing opportunities and cultivating meaningful relationships, all while maintaining a focus on delivering exceptional service.

Currently, Megan finds herself fulfilling her passion for community growth and progress at NCEDB. Megan is committed to driving economic prosperity and fostering a thriving environment for residents and businesses alike


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