Ms. Stacey Sikes is an angel investor. She served as an Assistant Executive Director at Accelerate Long Island. She works with Executive Director Mark Lesko and the Accelerate Long Island Board to implement the organization's goals and objectives to further the creation of an innovation-based economy. As Deputy Chief of Staff to then-Brookhaven Supervisor Mark Lesko, Stacey assisted in developing the initial strategy for Accelerate Long Island. In 2010 Stacey joined Supervisor Mark Lesko's team, focusing primarily on economic development issues. Stacey assisted in the creation of the "Blight to Light" program to stimulate the redevelopment of blighted properties throughout the Town. She also managed the Ronkonkoma Hub Transit-Oriented Development, crafting a request for qualifications that resulted in the selection of a Master Developer for the 50 acre project and authored a successful $4 million grant application for the design of a regional sewage treatment plant. Stacey also served on the writers' committee for the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council, contributing to a strategic plan that was awarded $101 million in economic development grants for the region. Stacey previously served as Deputy Regional Representative to United States Senator Charles E. Schumer on Long Island and also served as Director of Special Projects to Nassau County Executive Thomas R. Suozzi. She worked with County Executive Suozzi on the New York State Commission on Property Tax Relief and the master plan for "New Suburbia," and coordinated the Nassau County Autism Coalition. Stacey received her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from St. John's University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude, received the "Gold Key" for the highest GPA in her major, and received a graduate Certificate of Excellence for her high GPA. She also served as an Adjunct Professor in the Government and Politics Department at St. John's University.