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Stacey Sikes

Vice President of Government Affairs and Communications Long Island Association
Work Phone: (631) 493-3002 Website: Long Island Association
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Stacey I. Sikes is an experienced leader of innovative programs in business, government, the non-profit sector, and higher education. She serves as the Vice President of Government Affairs and Communications for the Long Island Association (LIA), which is the leading business organization in the region that supports Long Island’s economic growth.

Stacey previously served as the Executive Dean of Entrepreneurship and Business Development at Hofstra University, where she supervised the globally-recognized Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Scott Skodnek Business Development Center. She authored successful grant applications from federal, state, and private sources to build entrepreneurship facilities and fund programs for small businesses. Under her leadership, Hofstra was the only organization in New York State to receive a 2021 U.S. Small Business Administration Lab-to-Market award for its efforts to support a diverse population of entrepreneurs during the pandemic.

Stacey has collaborated on regional initiatives to further economic development, including serving as a writer for the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council report. She developed surveys on behalf of Nassau and Suffolk Counties to assess the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and served as a speaker on several Newsday panels offering advice to businesses navigating the economic challenges presented by COVID-19.

In 2022 Stacey was appointed Chair of the Board of Accelerate Long Island, a non-profit collaboration among Long Island’s research and academic institutions and business community to support the growth of high-tech startup companies, and previously served as its Assistant Executive Director.

Stacey’s career started in government, serving as Deputy Chief of Staff for Brookhaven Supervisor Mark Lesko (projects included the Ronkonkoma Hub Transit-Oriented Development); Director of Special Projects for Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi (where she assisted with the NYS Property Tax Commission); and Deputy Regional Representative for U.S. Senator Charles Schumer.

Stacey received her BA and MA in Government and Politics from St. John’s University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and also served as an Adjunct Instructor.

Categories: Economic Development, Small Business
Updated 2 months ago.
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