Meet the Team

Staff

Ananth Prasad

How Ananth can help:
Ananth joined the team in 2017 and leads the association after spending 5 years in private sector and 22 years with the FDOT where he most recently served as the Secretary. In addition to advocating for FTBA’s interest in the Florida Legislature, he is available to assist members in matters relating to their contract with FDOT and other public sector clients.

Get to know Ananth:
• Married to Sunita for 27 years and has one daughter Risha
• Born in India and living the American Dream
• A football fan and a die-hard Gator
• Loves to travel the world

Stacy Heidel

Membership & Events Coordinator
SHeidel@ftba.com
How Stacy can help:
Stacy joined the team in 2014 and is the first line of contact for all new members. She is available to assist all members in exhibiting, sponsoring, and engaging in the industry. Additionally, Stacy is responsible for the coordination of all FTBA hosted events throughout the year. She is available to answer any questions you might have, and can assist you with maximizing your member benefits.

Get to know Stacy:
• Married to Jeff and has two children, Easton and Everli
• Loves to watch reality TV
• Enjoys baking, being creative, and boot camp workouts

Cynthia Hartsfield

Accounting Administrator & Building Manager
CHartsfield@ftba.com
How Cynthia can help:
Cynthia joined the team in 2016 and handles all accounting responsibilities.  She is available to assist you with all invoice questions as well as dues billing. In addition to the Association finances, she manages the FTBA TransPAC and FTBA Scholarship accounting and invoices related to contributions and reporting. She also maintains contact with our Scholarship winners and reviews future distributions.

Get to know Cynthia:
• Married
• Enjoys historical documentaries and drama series
• Gardener, pet lover, camp fire tender

Heather Hicks

Communications Coordinator
HHicks@ftba.com
How Heather can help:
Heather joined the team in 2020 and is responsible for the Association's website, database, email and newsletter distributions, and member portal management. She also manages the online registration system and is available to assist you with event and registration questions as well as keeping your company's membership data accurate. Additionally, she works with our publisher to provide print and digital advertising opportunities to our members.

Get to know Heather:
• Has one daughter, Bailey
• Loves the outdoors, gardening, and hunting
• Animal lover