Shannon Ogletree has worked in economic development on the Gulf Coast since 2000 and in Santa Rosa County since 2003. He has worked with a wide range of industries, from aviation/defense companies to Internet security to renewable energy manufacturing to call centers. Experience has taught him that growing a successful local economy is driven by investing in the businesses you have, engaging the community, and developing industry diversity.
He earned a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) from the University of West Florida and has completed training with the International Economic Development Council to become a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD).
Karen Spayd joined the Santa Rosa EDO team in 2012. She earned a Bachelor of Art in Communications from the University of West Florida in 2005 and with eight years of experience in Economic Development continues to grow professionally by completing training courses with the International Economic Development Council.
Karen is an important part of the overall organization and efficiency of the office and is the first point of contact in welcoming new businesses or industries to our community.
Bridgette Price has worked in talent acquisition and workforce development for over 15 years. She has a strong skill set and the ability to implement and execute a vision with key metrics and is known for building strategic partnerships and alliances.
Bridgette focuses on project and vendor management, technical support, and managing QBRs and the ROI/successes.