Pasco Economic Development Council | 16506 Pointe Village Drive, Suite 107 | Lutz, FL 33558

The Pasco EDC Staff

Bill CroninBill Cronin  


Bill joined the Pasco EDC as President/CEO as of January 2016 after a nation-wide search.  He has a long career in economic development spanning 25 years in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Bill has extensive knowledge and experience which includes ten years with Enterprise Florida, specializing in international trade and business development. Bill holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Affairs and Political Science as well as a certificate in Asian Studies from Michigan State University.


Mike BishopMike Bishop 

Senior Vice President

Mike manages stakeholder relations and fundraising in a community-facing role that strives to enhance the Pasco EDC and Pasco County’s relationships amongst business leaders. He also oversees the Business Development team to assist in lead generation, while serving as an enthusiastic spokesperson for the Pasco EDC. Mike holds a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from the University of South Florida.


Tom RyanTom Ryan, CEcD 

Vice President, Business Development

Tom is responsible for leading the business development team which includes project management and recruitment of new and expanding businesses in our Target Industry sectors. He spearheads the Pasco Ready Sites Program and coordinates strategies to support economic development efforts including confidential site analysis, regulatory assistance, compiling location data and incentive programs. Tom holds a B.A. in Communication Management from the University of Dayton.

Suzanne RenczkowskiSuzanne Renczkowski  

Director of Operations

Suzanne is responsible for all office operations, procedures, finances, and resources in order to facilitate organizational effectiveness and efficiency. Before joining Pasco EDC in 1994, Suzanne served as Public Affairs Coordinator at Saint Leo University. Suzanne is a graduate of Taylor Business Institute in Paramus, New Jersey.


Lauren MiceliLauren Miceli 

Director of Marketing & Communications 

Lauren leads all marketing and communication efforts for the Pasco EDC which includes all marketing campaigns, branding strategies, and she serves as our media liaison. She holds a B.A. in Mass Communications with a concentration in Public Relations, as well as a certificate in Meeting and Event Planning from the University of South Florida.



Daniel MitchellDaniel Mitchell, EDP  

SMARTstart Program Director

Dan champions the SMARTstart program, assisting start-up businesses and managing three incubator locations across Pasco County. He works directly with entrepreneurs to help them develop their ideas into thriving realities from concept to launch. Dan holds a B.S. in Business Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurship, as well as his Certified Financial Planner accreditation.


Turner ArbourTurner Arbour 

Senior Economic Development Manager

Turner leads the Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E) Program which includes WorkforceCONNECT, and the International Program. He works with existing industry businesses in Pasco County to assist with their retention and expansion needs, provide workforce resources, and promote international business opportunities to expand their reach. In 2023, Turner was named “Workforce Development Professional of the Year” by the Florida Economic Development Council. He holds a B.S. in Global Business from the University of South Florida.


Ashlee UnderdownDon Anderson 

SMARTstart Program Coordinator II

Don runs the West Pasco Entrepreneur center at AmSkills in Holiday. He utilizes 30+ years of senior level management experience to work with entrepreneurs as they build their start-ups into successful businesses. He also coordinates educational events and opportunities for members and the community. His education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business with a concentration in Finance and an M.B.A., both from Duquesne University.


Ashlee UnderdownAshlee Underdown 

SMARTstart Program Coordinator

Ashlee runs the SMARTstart @ The Grove Entrepreneur Center and works with a variety of members who have private offices or co-working space at the facility. She assists the Program Director with member communications and program planning. Ashlee holds an Associates of Art degree from Pasco-Hernando State College and is currently continuing her education to achieve a B.A. in Business Organization Administration.



Holly McDowallHolly Fortney 

Marketing  Coordinator 

Holly supports all marketing and communication efforts for the Pasco EDC alongside the Director. She leads and curates all social media content, graphic design for marketing campaigns, and special event branding. She holds a B.S. in Media and Communication Studies and Psychology from Florida State University.



Becky MartinSarah Alway 

Economic Development Coordinator

Sarah serves as the main point of contact for the workforceCONNECT program. She works with new and existing businesses to cultivate relationships and promote business growth through programs offered by Pasco EDC. She also assists with providing data and insights for proposals and presentations. She holds a BA in Economics from West Virginia University and a MS in Economic Development from the University of Southern Mississippi.


Amber LakeAmber Lake 

Special Events Coordinator

Amber works hard to organize and create meaningful events that provide value to our community. She leads the coordination of all Pasco EDC program events and all annual special events, while supporting the Stakeholder Engagement Department efforts and the Executive Success Program. Amber earned her B.A. in Sports Business Management and her M.B.A. specified in Marketing from Saint Leo University.


Elizabeth HarperElizabeth Harper

SMARTstart Program Assistant

Elizabeth runs the SMARTstart @ East Pasco Incubator Kitchen. She enjoys helping entrepreneurs grow their small businesses. This year she will be graduating with a  B.A. in Marketing from Saint Leo University. 

Becky MartinBecky Martin 

Special Program Assistant

Becky provides administrative support for the Pasco EDC team at various levels. She coordinates the Pasco Microloan Program where she helps business owners complete their applications, review submissions, and prepare informational packets for the Microloan review committee. Prior to joining Pasco EDC, Becky worked for the Department of Health and The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce. She is also a graduate of Leadership Hernando 2009.


Suzanne Renczkowski
Director of Operations

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Telephone: +1 813 355 0604

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