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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Evette Beckett-Tuggle 2008


  • Title: Executive Director, Business Development Unit
  • Company: Nassau County Office of Economic Development
  • Location: 40 Main St., Hempstead, N.Y.
  • Birthplace: Glen Cove, N.Y.

Family: Husband, Reggie Tuggle, and 2 adult daughters
College: Tufts University and Columbia Graduate School of Business
First job outside of real estate: Product merchandizing for Avon Products, Inc.
First job in real estate or allied field: This one
What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? The Business
Development Unit works with businesses to help them with their expansion needs by
exposing them to products, programs and services available. Our primary goal is to attract
and retain businesses to Nassau County that will provide high paying salaries and benefits
to our well-educated workforce and that will positively contribute to the economic
development of our communities.
Hobbies: Hosting fashion trunk shows
Favorite book: I don’t have one. I guess it will be the one that I write.
Favorite movie: It’s a tie between: “Field of Dreams,” “The Color Purple” and “Sense
and Sensibility”
Person you admire most (outside of family): Maya Angelou
Key to success: Orchestrating diverse skill sets to accomplish the goal
If you had to choose another vocation what would it be? Poet/author