Florida PTAC at Pinellas County Economic Development
Yolanda Cowart is a consultant for the Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development, providing assistance to aspiring entrepreneurs and small businesses. She has more than 20 years of experience in public service at the local municipal levels. Cowart previously worked as a human relations specialist for Lee County Government, where she served as the county’s liaison to the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Council. In Broward County, she served as the Equal Opportunity Director for the City of Fort Lauderdale, where she managed the business enterprise programs for capital improvement plans and construction projects through both the Federal Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Authority.
Her background combines public service and human relations experience with hands on leadership in equal opportunity, supplier diversity, business enterprise programs, organizational training and development, and managing workforce diversity principles. Cowart provides technical assistance, training, consulting, and government contracting services and resources to Pinellas County’s business community.
She graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s in political science and history.