Sherri Mitchell

Interim Executive and Director, Workforce Development

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

Her work ethic comes to her honestly as Sherri’s father was in the United States Navy for 30 years, and was stationed in San Diego for 18 years. Upon her father’s retirement, the family relocated to Jacksonville, Florida to be closer to family and it is here that her father became a business owner as a TV/Radio Technician. Like many parents, Sherri’s mother and father chose to lead by example and through their actions, she learned the value of hard work and a strong work ethic.  It was this way of life that led to Sherri’s indelible commitment to excellence, whether in her work or in relationships. She believes in going above and beyond what is expected of her.     

Family values were instilled in Sherri at a young age and still very relevant as she enjoys participating in children’s church, and believes in planting the seed at an early age when supporting kids. It is through her love of life, commitment to helping others and family that she works in support of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, supporting the annual Alzheimer’s Walk, which raises awareness and funds for vital care.  These initiatives are very near and dear to her heart, as she has the utmost respect for the caregivers, who are the unsung heroes.  It’s imperative to be a voice to those who no longer has the ability to speak for themselves.

Continuing in her parents’ footsteps, Sherri desires to share the importance of hard work and dedication as a mentor with Take Stock in Children - Nassau County. Her goal is to instill in the students hope for a better life, as well as, strengthen the workforce pipeline by sharing the possibilities of a promising future for these kids.

Most recently, Sherri played a key role in supporting Jacksonville, Florida’s manufacturing community and has made a perfect transition to her POSITION with the Nassau County Economic Development Board.  Building relationships with the high schools, implementing teacher recognition, and inviting teachers to participate in the monthly industry site meetings played a part in building manufacturing awareness among teachers.  Students were impacted through scholarships and contributions made to schools via the industry-related programs.  For Sherri, National Manufacturing Day was the culmination of her hard work and she is thankful for the manufacturers who participated in National Manufacturing Day by setting up tours, surveys and other events. The National Manufacturing Day events were the perfect scenario to bring teachers, students and those in the manufacturing sector together so students could see the wide array of opportunities available to them.

Statewide and National Programs that were heavily supported through workforce and manufacturing are:

DIDI -Dream It Do It! - To put an end to this misperception, The Manufacturing Institute launched the Dream It. Do It in 2005. Dream It. Do It. works to change the perception of the industry and inspire next-generation workers to pursue manufacturing careers. Members of the Dream It.  Do It. program gain access to national support and resources to aid their pro-manufacturing efforts and join a network of industry leaders that implement activities to meet local, regional and statewide workforce needs.

FLATE - The Florida Advanced Technological Education Center (FLATE), a National Science Foundation Center of Excellence in high-technology manufacturing, is the go-to organization for manufacturing and advanced technical education, best practices and resources supporting the high-performance, skilled workforce for Florida’s manufacturing sectors. 

Made In Florida – A product of FLATE, Made in Florida highlights opportunities and showcases products made in Florida.

Her many years of connections within the local governmental community as well as the strategic relationships which are already established are a great asset to Nassau County team. She is well equipped to drive our initiatives to a new level.

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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