Pinellas County, Florida names new Director of Economic Development

September 13, 2021: Pinellas County, Florida has been named Dr. Cynthia Johnson to serve as the county's new Director of Economic Development. Dr. Cynthia Johnson started in the position on from 7Th Sep. Dr. Cynthia replaces Mike Meidel, who retired from the position in March. She currently serves as Director of the Pinellas County Office of Small Business & Supplier Diversity. Dr. Cynthia holds a Doctor of Education Degree in Educational Leadership, with a concentration in Organizational Change and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership, both from Nova Southeastern University, along with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Florida Memorial University, and an Associate of Arts Degree in Human Resources from St. Petersburg College.


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