Jennifer joined the CFDC team in January 2017 as the Vice President of Business Development. She is responsible for bringing new investment and job creation opportunities to Polk County through business attraction and recruitment activities.
Jennifer has spent her entire career doing economic development in the state of Florida. Most recently she managed lead generation and business recruitment efforts for the EDC of Sarasota County. Prior to that, she spent more than 15 years as Vice President of Business Development for the Tampa Bay Partnership – an eight-county, regional economic development organization. Jennifer partners with corporate executives, real estate brokers and developers, and global site selection consultants to identify opportunities for capital investment and job creation.
A native Texan, Jennifer studied Business and Sociology at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. She has one daughter and a son who both live in Texas.