Ana Barbosa is the Chief Economic Development Officer for the City of Coral Springs, where she is responsible for implementing the city’s vision for jobs and economic development. As Economic Development Officer, Ana leads the city in coordinating policies and initiatives on business attraction and retention, sustainability, and a creative economy. Prior to joining Coral Springs, she was the Economic Development Manager for the City of Tamarac, the Community Redevelopment Agency of Dania Beach and also the Director of Workforce Development for The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance. Her position at the Alliance was a joint venture with the county’s primary workforce development organization, Workforce One and the Alliance to ensure that existing and new businesses had access to human resource capital, and the training resources necessary for success
Ana Barbosa received her Bachelor Degree in Professional Administration, with a certificate in Human Resources from Barry University, her Master’s Degree in Education from Nova Southeastern University, and has completed all her coursework for her Doctorate in Business Administration with a concentration on Leadership at Walden University. Ana’s doctoral study is on the attraction and retention of millennial workers. Ana’s professional and educational experience has allowed her to learn and promote the importance of education, employment and economic development to our community’s vitality and continued prosperity.