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Dr. Lascelle A. Sweetland is Managing Director and Founder of Laspainc. Supporting Small Business Economic Development efforts, business attraction, expansion and retention. International Business Development, Entrepreneurial Training and Development. Providing Capital Access and providing technical assistance and resources to support small business. career spanning over 30 years furthering local, national, and global entrepreneurial ecosystems. 

Integrated strategic activities within these areas are designed to attract and retain targeted industry businesses, stimulate high skill/high wage job creation, attract capital investment, and increase the capacity of small businesses to grow and exploit new market opportunities through economic and small business development relative to the county’s procurement program.​​ 

MBA from Texas Southern University in Energy Finance, MS in Environmental Policy from Purdue University Global, and a Doctorate of Education in Leadership and Management from St. Thomas University. Professor of Strategic Marketing, Strategic Planning, Social Media Marketing, Business Management Entrepreneurship, Financial Management, and Marketing Management at various universities in South Florida, Lima Peru, Barranquilla Colombia, and Madrid, Spain.

Key Expertise

Entrepreneurship | Economic Development | Community Builder | Educational Curriculum Development

Dr. Lascelle A. Sweetland, MS, MBA, Ed.D

Founder & Managing Director

Miami / Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Dr. Rene attained a MS from Nova Southeastern University in Business Administration, and a Doctorate of Education from Nova Southeastern University. Founder of Institute of Educational and Leadership Advancement, Member of the American Association of Community Colleges, Board Member of Un Monde Nouveau Educational Institution, and a Certified EQi Assessor at  Multi-Health System, Inc


Key Expertise
Assessments | Emotional Intellegence | Program Director | Instructor

Dr. Claire A. Rene, MS, Ed.D

Managing Partner

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Jerry Haynes

Managing Partner

West Coast - Los Angeles, California

Mr. Haynes brings to Laspainc over 35 years of experience in Planning & Development, Administrative Services, Human Resources, Information Technology & Communication, Public Affairs & Marketing. Services including department budget, land acquisition and open space planning/development, capital improvement programs in county Government.
​Business Administration, Management and Operations from Marymount College of Kansas.

Key Expertise
Government Administration | Planning & Development | Human Resources | Program Director

Frederick Carter

Managing Partner

Mid-Atlantic - Washington DC

Mr. Carter brings over 30 years of experience in communication knowledge management, organizational learning and technology, international development, and communications. BA in Communications from Howard University.


Frederick has extensive contacts in the Washington DC area in Public Relations and Organizational Development. Managing principal of a public relations firm in the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area before transitioned into development.

Key Expertise
Government Administration | Grants Development |  | Project Management

Samantha-Lee Phaeton

Managing Partner

Europe - London, England

Born in Paris, Samantha-Lee brings the European vision to the firm. With a Master's degree in Communication options management and brand strategy from l'Université de Lyon. Marketing strategy, branding, content, digital, planning, project management, economic and management.


Samantha-Lee has worked in the marketing department of L'Oréal, where she understood the importance of a coherent marketing positioning. Working with the top luxury brands in Europe with specialization in marketing communication consultantancy. Based in London for its advanced communication technical resources where she established HOBN a marketing agency with expanded creative resources.


Key Expertise

Marketing Strategy | Branding | Communications.

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