Gary Hines, a West Palm Beach native, is a twenty-nine year veteran of economic development. He is Senior Vice President, Administration at the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County. The BDB was established in 1982 as a private, not-for-profit economic development organization whose main focus is the recruitment, retention and expansion of companies and jobs in Palm Beach County.
In addition to administration duties, Gary assists the BDB’s development team with corporate relocation and expansion prospects; planning the BDB’s annual International Site Consultant Palm Beach County Familiarization Program and planning and facilitating meetings of the BDB’s Commercial/Industrial Real Estate Round Table, the Countywide Economic Development Stakeholders Round Table, the Business/Financial Services Industry Task Force and the Distribution/Logistics Industry Task Force.
BDB is a member of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) headquartered in Washington, D.C. Gary serves on IEDC’s Accredited Economic Development Organization (AEDO) Committee. Gary represents Palm Beach County on the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) committee of the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council.
Prior to joining the BDB, Gary worked for the Sun-Sentinel as Palm Beach County Public Relations Manager. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (Tampa) with a B.A. in Secondary Education. Gary and his wife Nikki currently reside in Royal Palm Beach.