Executive Vice President
Team Volusia Economic Development Corporation
Heather Shubirg serves as the Executive Vice President for Team Volusia Economic Development Corporation, a public-private partnership, that works on strategic economic development activities and business recruitment initiatives for Volusia County, Florida.
Heather was recently appointed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to the Florida Development Finance Corporation Board.
Prior to joining Team Volusia, Heather served as the Senior Director of Business Development in the Advanced Manufacturing and Technology sectors at the Orlando Economic Partnership. She also served as Vice President of Business Development of Enterprise Florida – the public private partnership responsible for leading Florida’s statewide economic development efforts. In her role, Heather oversaw a team of business development managers and associates to attract and retain companies in Florida. She worked with state organizations and Enterprise Florida’s statewide economic development partners to research and identify appropriate programs and locations to attract and retain companies in Florida. In addition, she assisted in identifying state competitiveness issues for policy decisions and oversaw the development of competitive project proposal responses.
Heather worked on new-to-market projects including Blue Origin with 330 new jobs and a $200 million capital investment and Northrop Grumman’s expansion of 1,800 jobs and a $500 million investment.
Prior to joining Enterprise Florida, Heather worked for Volusia County Government as an Environmental Specialist under the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Petroleum Cleanup Program, and later as the Sustainability Associate under the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program.
Heather received her Bachelor of Science in Economics and Master of Science in Economics from the University of Central Florida. In addition, Heather earned a Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Management from Anaheim University. Heather published her master’s thesis in the Journal of Environment Economics and is certified in Basic Economic Development as well as Business Recruitment and Retention by the International Economic Development Council. Locally, Heather serves on the Board for the SMA Healthcare Foundation, United Way and the Florida Photonics Cluster.