Sherri Mitchell

Interim Executive and Director, Workforce Development

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.

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.
  • 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.

Meet our 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.

Executive Committee

Randy Knagge, Florida Blue

Immediate Past Chair
Roger Rassman, Community First Credit Union

Vice Chair
Mike Cole, Ocean Highway and Port Authority of Nassau County Commissioner

Michael Cassel, Florida Public Utilities

Chris Corr, Raydient Places + Properties

Brent Lemond, Nassau County School Board

Eric Schmidt, WestRock

2018-2019 Board Members

Vicki Beaudry, Ameris Bank

David Buchanan, Town of Hilliard

Jim Bush, Florida Power & Light (FPL)

Pat Edwards, Nassau County Board of County Commissioners

Danny Fullwood, Ocean Highway and Port Authority (OHPA)

Brenton Franklin, Axis Management, Inc.

Jodi Henson, Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at University of North Florida

Michael Herzberg, Sleiman Enterprises, Inc.

Ed Hubel, Baptist Nassau

Donna Martin, Florida State College at Jacksonville

Cassie McClellan, Sauer

C.A. McDonald, Rayonier Advanced Materials

Tracy Nazzaro, Traders Hill Farm

Carmen North, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch

Jonathan Petree, Atlantic Warriors, LLC

Royce Proctor, Okefenoke Rural Electric Membership Corporation

Commissioner Ronald “Chip” Ross, City of Fernandina Beach

James Weaver, First Federal Bank


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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