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Director, Economic DevelopmentP: 561-694-4112 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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. In 2017, Crystal received national honors as one of Development Counsellors International (DCI)’s 40 under 40 in economic development. She was selected to Leadership Florida’s Cornerstone Class XXXVII and appointed by Governor Rick Scott to the Aerospace Alliance. Most recently, Crystal received the Eunice Sullivan Professional of the Year Award at the 2019 Florida Economic Development Council’s annual conference. Crystal was also recently named among Consultant Connect’s 2019 Top 50 Economic Developers in North America.
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 is immediate-past 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 a master’s in business administration from Florida Atlantic University. She resides in Palm City with her two teenage daughters.
Economic Development Manager
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. She is also a director of the statewide board of directors for Prospera.
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 Tequesta with her husband and two children.
Economic Development Manager
Cathy joined the FPL economic development team in 2019. She has more than 20 years of experience working for chambers of commerce, regional economic development organizations and city government.
In her most recent role with JAXUSA Partnership, Cathy oversaw strategic planning, marketing and business intelligence for the seven-county regional economic development organization. She worked with 70 companies to recruit 15,000 jobs to Jacksonville, including projects with Deutsche Bank, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, FIS, Macquarie Group, EY, Fidelity Investments and Adecco.
Cathy was named one of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers in 2017 and 2018. She also was recognized as the Florida Economic Development Professional of the Year by the Florida Economic Development Council in 2018. In 2017, Cathy was selected as a Woman of Influence by the Jacksonville Business Journal.
Cathy is a graduate of both Leadership Florida and Leadership Jacksonville. She has served on several state and local boards, including the Florida Economic Development Council, Enterprise Florida, Clay County Development Authority, Visit Jacksonville and the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville. She serves on the advisory council for the North Florida chapter of the Urban Land Institute and is a member of the Industrial Asset Management Council and NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association.
Cathy holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Miami University (OH) and a master’s degree in business administration from Xavier University. She is certified as an Economic Development Finance Professional by the National Development Council and is an active member of the International Economic Development Council. She resides in Northeast Florida with her two teenage sons.
Lead Economic Development Project Manager
Danielle Mousseau leads economic development efforts throughout Florida by providing growing businesses with white-glove support, including available site and buildings, electric infrastructure assessments, electricity rate quotes, electricity incentives and tax exemption qualifications, and energy efficiency and clean energy programs. She also provides project support to her community, regional and statewide partners throughout the state.
Given her long history at NextEra Energy, the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and the sun and FPL’s parent company, Danielle is a target sector expert in sustainable technologies.
She works closely with the communities FPL serves to make Florida an even better place to work and raise a family. Danielle joined FPL in July 2008 and has held various roles across the FPL organization, including client and event management, product marketing, email channel management, electric vehicles and project management. Most recently, Danielle was named as one of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers in 2020.
In her previous roles, Danielle’s achievements include marketing efforts that earned second in the nation for email communications among utilities from J.D. Power for 2013. When FPL began growing its clean vehicle fleet, Danielle led and managed more than 70 charging station infrastructure projects across company service centers and offices.
Danielle currently serves on GrowFL’s Advisory Board, and is a board member of the 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, Danielle currently resides in Jupiter, Florida.
Lead Economic Development Project ManagerP: 561-694-3796 | E: Jacqueline.Underwood@FPL.com
Jacqueline Underwood is Lead Economic Development Project Manager for Florida Power & Light Company, one of the nation’s leading electric utilities. 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.
Jacqueline has worked in FPL’s Marketing & Communication, Human Resources and External Affairs & Economic Development business units during her 12 years with the company. She has worked on various projects across the company, including supporting projects such as Energy Smart Florida, the company’s smart meter and smart technology initiative, spearheading the college relations and intern program and most recently, managing the company’s employee giving campaigns.
She has always worked closely with the communities FPL serves to make Florida an even better place to work and raise a family.
She is an active board member of the Hispanic Chamber of Palm Beach County and the YWCA of Palm Beach County. Additionally, she is a graduate of Leadership Palm Beach County Class of 2018.
Prior to joining FPL in 2008, Jacqueline worked for a marketing firm in New York City managing several national accounts.
Jacqueline earned a bachelor’s degree in Intercultural and Organizational Communication from Florida Atlantic University.
Associate Economic Development Project Manager
Aneisha Graydon joined FPL in March 2017. Prior to joining FPL, Aneisha worked in the healthcare industry, where she served as a reimbursement specialist responsible for managing the financial activities of durable medical equipment.
Aneisha earned her master’s in business administration with a concentration in human resource from Nova Southeastern University. A native Floridian, Aneisha resides in Port Saint Lucie with her daughter.
Senior Economic Development Manager
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.