For the past ten years, Daisy has led the Center for Corporate & Community Development at the State College of Florida.
During her tenure at the college, she has established a Small Business Development Center, expanded professional and personal development programs and implemented workforce training programs across Manatee and Sarasota counties.
She led the college’s planning team in designing the college’s third location, the Center for Innovation & Technology at Lakewood Ranch as well as the Bradenton campus’ Professional Development Center.
She spent over thirteen years at St. Charles Community College in Missouri, where she was one of the college’s founding staff members, and established award winning adult and community education programs and dislocated worker programs, in addition to starting several college degree programs.
She has held administrative and teaching positions at Metro Community College in Omaha, , Central Missouri State University, and University of Maryland. She has been a leader in continuing education organizations in Missouri, Nebraska and Florida where she is currently the chair-elect for the Continuing and Adult Education Standing Committee.
While actively involved with both of our county Economic Development Councils and numerous chambers of commerce, she still finds time to play a mean game of team trivia.