FHTCC Appoints CoastalCloud Co-Founder As Newest Council Member

IT/Software Leader Adds Expertise to Florida High Tech Corridor Council
Sara Hale
Sara Hale
LAKE MARY, Fla. - Oct. 3, 2013 - PRLog -- Heathrow, Fla. – Sara Hale, co-founder and managing partner of CoastalCloud and, managing partner and co-founder of Graphene, has been selected as the newest addition to the Florida High Tech Corridor Council (FHTCC).  Appointed by Dr. John C. Hitt, University of Central Florida president and FHTCC co-chair, Hale, with her 15 years’ experience with advanced technologies, will be an expert addition to the Council.

Before founding two high tech companies, Hale was a senior manager in Accenture’s Technology Practice where she specialized in the telecommunications industry for clients throughout North America.  Currently, she oversees finance, operations and HR at Graphene, while assisting CoastalCloud clients in taking advantage of cutting-edge software as a service (SaaS) solution.

In the past four years, Hale has focused on implementing cloud-based solutions including Salesforce.com, Google Apps and BrightDoor.com.

Hale holds a bachelor’s degree in computer service from Duke University and lives in Palm Coast, Florida, with her husband and three young children.


The Florida High Tech Corridor Council (FHTCC) is an economic development initiative of the University of Central Florida (UCF), the University of South Florida (USF) and the University of Florida (UF).  The mission of FHTCC is to grow high tech industry and innovation through partnerships that support research, marketing, workforce and entrepreneurship.

A partnership involving more than 20 local and regional economic development organizations (EDOs), 14 state/community colleges and 10 workforce boards, the Council is co-chaired by the presidents of UCF, USF and UF.  The Council includes the presidents of two of the community colleges, the president of the Florida Institute of Technology and representatives of high tech industry.

The unique partnership has resulted in a strategic approach to high tech economic development that supports matching funds research, marketing, workforce development and entrepreneurship leveraging governmental, EDO and corporate budgets on a regional rather than local basis.

For more information, visit www.floridahightech.com.
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