Business Development Board (BDB) President and CEO Kelly L. Smallridge will share a recap of 2020 and preview the outlook for the new year. Join with the Executive Women of the Palm Beaches Foundation, the Women’s Chamber of Commerce and the Women’s Foundation of Florida to learn more about the BDB and how they fulfill their mission — to stimulate economic energy, promote business diversity and enrich the vitality of Palm Beach County through the relocation, retention and expansion of companies to or in Palm Beach County.
Smallridge serves as the longest tenured economic development President in the State of Florida and has a solid track record in facilitating some of the largest job creation projects for Palm Beach County. In 2004, she became the first female President of a South Florida economic development board after serving in many different capacities within the organization. She served as Chair of the Florida Economic Development Council and as a director of the following boards: Enterprise Florida, South Florida Fair, the Homeless Coalition, and The Education Foundation.