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Crystal Stiles

Crystal Stiles

Director

P: 561-694-4112 | E: crystal.stiles@fpl.com

Crystal Stiles is the Director of Economic Development for Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Crystal joined FPL in 2012 and she has served the company in various roles including Manager and Project Manager of Economic Development. She has a decade-long career in economic development and previously served as the Co-Executive Director for the Business Development Board of Martin County.

Since joining FPL, Crystal continues to lead and advance Florida’s statewide economic development strategy and the visibility of the company’s economic development program, both within Florida and nationwide. The program has been recognized for three consecutive years on Site Selection Magazine’s list of Top Ten Utilities in Economic Development (2013 – 2015). Under Crystal’s leadership, FPL was named for the first time as one of “The Best Utilities in Economic Development in the Southeast” by Southern Business & Development Magazine. FPL was one of only five utilities bestowed with this recognition for its region. Most recently, Crystal received national honors as one of Development Counsellors International (DCI)’s 40 under 40 in economic development.

Crystal and her team enhance and support economic development efforts throughout Florida with incentive rates for growing businesses, capacity building community programs and resources to local and regional economic development organizations. The team supports business development projects throughout the state and is building a strong effort to attract data center investment, in addition to companies that fall within Florida’s 11 targeted industry sectors.

Crystal currently serves as chair for the Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC), as vice-chair for the Florida delegation of the Southeast U.S./Japan Association (SEUS/Japan), board member of the Utility Economic Development Association (UEDA), and immediate past board chair for United Way of Martin County.

Crystal holds a bachelor of arts in communication from Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia and is currently pursuing her M.B.A. from Florida Atlantic University. She resides in Palm City with her two teenage daughters.

Danielle Pickard

Danielle Pickard

Project Manager

P: 561-694-3230 | E: danielle.pickard@fpl.com

Danielle Mousseau Pickard joined Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) in July 2008 and in December 2015 became Project Manager of Economic Development.

As a Project Manager, she supports economic development efforts throughout Florida with incentive rates for growing businesses, capacity building community programs and resources to local and regional economic development organizations. She directly supports business development projects throughout the state and leads FPL’s Office of Economic Development marketing efforts.

Danielle has a decade long career in the utility industry specifically in marketing & communication, customer service and economic development. She has held various roles across the FPL in areas including client and event management, product marketing, email channel management, electric vehicles and project management. Some of her notable achievements include marketing efforts that earned second in the nation for email communications among utilities from J.D. Power for 2013. With FPL’s growing green fleet, Danielle led and managed more than 70 charging station infrastructure projects for fleet and workplace charging.

Danielle currently serves as on GrowFL’s Advisory Board, and is a board member of Friends of Jupiter Beach and Jupiter Police Foundation. She is also a member of the Utility Economic Development Association (UEDA).

Danielle holds a bachelors of arts in strategic communication from the University of Minnesota. A native Floridian, born and raised in south Florida, she currently resides in Jupiter, Florida.

Mary Dempsey

Mary Dempsey

Business Analyst

P: 561-691-7637 | E: mary.dempsey@fpl.com

Mary Dempsey joined FPL in November 2012 as the Economic Development Business Analyst to support the promotion and management of the discounted economic development rate.

Mary joined FPL from Northwood University in West Palm Beach, Florida, where she served as regional admissions representative responsible for marketing, recruiting and enrollment for various degree programs. Mary also served for seven years as Market Director for Coastal Market Graphics, LLC, a real estate market research company that tracks more than 1,800 residential developments on the Georgia and South Carolina coasts. Through CMG, she served and advised more than 65 clients including national, regional and local developers, banks and builders, national retailers, investment firms, hospitals and municipalities.

Mary earned her bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Alabama. She currently resides in North Palm Beach, Florida, with her husband and two children.

Sherry Ambrose

Sherry Ambrose

Economic Development Manager

P: 561-691-7192 | E: sherry.ambrose@fpl.com

Sherry joined FPL in July 2018 and oversees competitive economic development projects and lead generation efforts.  Sherry brings over a decade of economic development experience in Florida, Texas, and Washington—at the local, regional and state levels.  She’s held marketing and business development leadership roles for Enterprise Florida and the Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce.   Sherry was recently named among Consultant Connect’s 2018 Top 50 Economic Developers in North America.

Sherry holds a bachelor of arts in economics from Rollins College and an M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. A South Florida native, Sherry now resides in Jupiter with her husband and two children.

Gabrielle Holtzman

Gabrielle Holtzman

Associate Economic Development Project Manager

P: 561-691-7345 | E: gabrielle.holtzman@fpl.com

Gabrielle Holtzman joined FPL in August 2018.  As an associate economic development project manager, Gabrielle develops market intelligence and research to support the Office of Economic Development’s business attraction efforts.  Prior to her current role, she interned at Florida Power & Light Company for two summers while attending college. The focus of her efforts centered around leveraging sustainability as an economic development driver.  Gabrielle researched and compiled an inventory of the sustainable assets available to businesses within the state of Florida.

Gabrielle earned her bachelors of science in economics with a concentration in strategic management from the University of Pennsylvania, where she also minored in classical studies. She currently resides in Tequesta, Florida.

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