Sandra Florvella-Pierre

Public Administrator

CEO & Founder of Haitian Businesses, LLC

Co-Founder of Haitea

Sandra Florvella-Pierre is the CEO and founder of and Haitea. Both companies are dedicated in the growth of the Haitian community abroad and locally. A native of Cap-Haitien Haiti, Sandra Florvella- Pierre moved to the United States at 15 years of age. Upon her arrival in the states more specifically in Florida, she felt the need to stay connected with her homeland… Haiti. However, she remain focus on her education. Faced with challenges of an unfamiliar environment and new culture, Sandra continued on to pursue her dreams by complet- ing her education and studying Business Administration at Lynn University. Her passion led her to work with local government in South Florida as an unforgettable Executive Administrator for the last 13 years. Throughout the years as she progresses in this field, she obtained her mas- ters degree in Public Administration and Emergency Management.

As a business woman, Sandra felt compelled to remain attached to the Haitian culture even in her career. In 2013, after noticing a lack of connectivity between Haitian owned businesses/ Professionals and the Haitian community, Sandra started a movement to promote  Haitian Owned Businesses in March 2014. Today is extensively popular as a bridge to connect, to promote and to support Haitian Businesses. Fulfilling the need of the community, with Haitian Businesses she has held highly effective networking events in New York, Miami and most recently in Atlanta for entrepreneurs and professionals of the Haitian community. With over 55,000 subscribers, this movement has attracted the attention of not just the Haitian community but is has also obtained the support of icons who are well known friends of Haiti such as Donna Karan, Petra Nemcova and Rohan Marley son of the great Bob Marley.

She recruited to tour the United States with a team from the Minister of Tourism in 2015 and 2016. The Roadshows during both years were an open invitation to the diaspora to experience Haiti. Her noticeable fervency to showcase Haiti led her to collaborate with Executive Director of TV hit show Expedition Unknown by the Travel Channel. She landed her expertise to the show show which focused on sharing the raw Haiti experience. The show was produced in Haiti in spring 2015. As a leader, Sandra’s achievements have garnered recognition from the Con- sulate of Haiti in Miami, Miami Caribbean Code, the Haitian Heritage Museum, Hope for Cities, Haiti Cultural Exchange, and the MDC TV Show. In June 2016, she was hon- ored as a Top 20 Under 40 Young Professionals by the Haitian-American Chamber of Com- merce of South Florida. The award was bestowed by guest of honor President of the Republic of Haiti Jovenel Moïse. Recently, she attended these highly attended events as a guest speaker Haiti Tech Summit in Montrouis Haiti, The Haitian-American Business Summit in Miami Florida and The Haitian Ladies Symposium in Washington D.C.

Sandra is currently working along side business owners and chamber of commerces of the Hait- ian community around the world as a link to keep them connected on one network. Her platform with Haitian Businesses has become a ground for inspiration, education and collaboration. Last- ly, She’s also eager to share the taste of Haiti with the rest of the work through her brand new tea company Haitea. She firmly believes in supporting Haitian Businesses as a way to strength- en the Haitian community.

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