Lucienne Pears

About Lucienne

Lucienne grew up In Binghamton, a small blue collar town In upstate New York, After graduating from Seton Catholic High School, she quickly headed south for college, graduating from Salisbury University in Maryland with a Bachelor’s degree In Urban and Regional Planning,

Lucienne’s first few years of professional work were in environmental planning and conservation in the greater DC area until she relocated to Florida in February 2000,

Lucienne moved to the Gulf Coast in 2002 working for civil engineering firms beginning a decade of work in land use entitlement and construction and development projects, With the recession hitting the land development and construction industry hard, Lucienne shifted her career focus to Economic Development

Lucienne has been with the Charlotte County Economic Development office since 2010 and took the helm as Director in January 2016, reporting directly to the Board of County Commissioners, Lucienne was honored as one of the Top 50 Economic Developers in North America by Consultant Connect, a consortium of site selection consultants, Economic Developers and industry CEOs, in 2017 and again in 2018, Lucienne has twice been recognized as a Person to Watch by Florida Trend magazine and manages the implementation of economic development strategy for Charlotte County, These efforts were recognized by the Florida Economic Development Council which selected the EDO for two awards for economic development, marketing and strategy at the 2018 annual conference.

Under Lucienne’s leadership, the EDO has secured commitments for the sale of Murdock Village, secured commitments for over $2Billion in capital investment in Charlotte County, the commitment to the creation of over 2,000 jobs and has secured over $3,2 Million in grant funding for infrastructure improvements to support economic development.