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Economic Council Staff

Michele Jacobs
President & CEO
Economic Council of Palm Beach County

Michele Jacobs serves as president and chief executive officer of Palm Beach County’s largest and most influential business advocacy organization. Jacobs leads the substantial political, lobbying, grassroots, policy and operations of the Economic Council. The Economic Council of Palm Beach County focuses on creating a business climate that generates prosperity and sustainability, strong communities and competitiveness of the county and its strategic membership.

Natalie Carron
Programs Director & Executive Assistant to the President
Economic Council of Palm Beach County

Natalie is responsible for the coordination of all administrative duties to keep the Economic Council on task by organizing all functions of meetings and communications between staff, members and external stakeholders as well as maintain all administrative functions to keep the Council on track. She oversees all Economic Council special events and programs including Dwyer Awards, the Foundation, and all projects that the Council or its committees embark on.

Ben Durgan
Governmental Affairs & Communications Director
Economic Council of Palm Beach County

Ben is responsible for the coordination, under the guidance of the CEO and Executive Committee, for all legislative and governmental efforts on behalf of the Council, working with municipal, county and state governments.