Department: Economic Development
Bell brings eight years of economic development experience and has worked in multiple roles in the state of Florida in parks, environmental protection, and economic development. In her new position at EDASC, Bell will be responsible for developing and implementing business retention, attraction and expansion strategies. Bell earned her B.A. in Environmental Health Sciences and Ethnic Studies from Salisbury University, located on Maryland’s eastern shore. She went on to work as the business development coordinator for the Division of Recreation & Parks and later for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, attracting business operations in state parks and generating nearly $30 million in state park funding while minimizing the impact on natural and cultural resources. In 2016, she began working for Seminole County Government in Central Florida as economic development manager. In that role Tamsin created a business retention and expansion assessment program, worked on the attraction of over 3,000 new jobs and $115 million in capital investment, and launched the Seminole Economic Development Education Network, bringing industry professionals and educators together to provide career paths to the up-and-coming workforce.