Lyndi Berrones returned to her home state of Tennessee in 2017 to work for the Department of Economic and Community Development. Berrones started as a statewide recruitment director and is now the department’s regional director for Greater Nashville. She spends her days creating jobs for Tennesseans by recruiting new companies to the region and helping existing companies expand. Berrones has directly assisted in the creation of more than 15,000 new jobs and $1.75 billion in new capital investment for the State.
Prior to return, Berrones lived and worked in Santiago, Chile and then served as the economic development director for Miami-Dade County until 2016. She is a Young Leaders Council graduate, YMCA Y-CAP board member, and received the prestigious Excellence in Economic Development Award in 2019. Berrones holds a master’s in international business from the University of South Carolina and an executive certificate from Harvard Business School. In her free time, she also serves as a head cheerleading coach for 5 to 13 year olds in the Hermitage Seahawks recreational league.