Tammie Nemecek, Director leads GrowFL’s programs throughout Florida, helping local communities build entrepreneurial efforts centered on the Economic Gardening philosophy that embraces strategies to grow existing businesses in a community, region or state. A 20-year veteran, economic development professional, Tammie was recognized in 2003 by Gulfshore Business Magazine as one of Southwest Florida’s top executives. In addition, ABWA recognized Tammie Nemecek in 2005 for her business leadership as part of the national Women in History celebration. Tammie is also a 2005 graduate of Leadership Collier and Leadership Florida Class XXV. She is a former Chairman of the Florida Economic Development Council and the Southwest Florida Regional Economic Development Partnership. Prior to GrowFL, she served with the Economic Development Council of Collier County from 1994 through 2011, leading the organization as President & CEO between 2002 to 2011.