Meet the Team


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 31 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 Manager
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 and dabbles in gardening
• Enjoys baking, being creative, and boot camp workouts

Angela Delune

Membership & Events Coordinator
How Angela can help:
Angela joined the team in 2023 and works closely with our Membership and Events Manager in implementing FTBA’s events and providing services to new members. Angela is responsible for hosting FTBA’s Emerging Leaders Academy (FELA), which meets monthly. She also coordinates both TransPAC live auctions as well as the TransPAC Challenge Cup Golf Tournament. As she continues to settle into her new role, Angela will begin working on projects that further FTBA’s scope of services.

Get to know Angela:
• Engaged in June of 2023 to Erik
• Gaining a 16-year-old stepson, Gaines
• Fur momma of three dogs (Paisley Mae, Gus and Amos), chickens, ducks, and African geese
• Enjoys cooking, bodybuilding, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, hiking, and lazy days at the beach or pool

Cynthia Hartsfield

Accounting Administrator & Building Manager
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
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:
• Engaged to Carlos, daughter Bailey, and two bonus children Autumn and Chipper
• Loves the outdoors, hunting, fishing, boating, beach and family time
• Animal lover