About FloridaWest

 

Maximizing Economic Potential

 

Located in the city of Pensacola and Escambia County, FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance is the region’s economic development organization with the mission of building, growing and sustaining the economic potential and prosperity of Northwest Florida.

We are maximizing Northwest Florida’s economic potential through:

  • Economic development initiatives.
  • Programs and services aimed at attracting and recruiting new businesses.
  • Retaining and expanding existing businesses.
  • Developing and training our workforce.
  • Nurturing the global contributions of local entrepreneurs.
  • Developing our community and assets to position our area as a rich and fertile location for growth—be it individual, community or corporate.

Our Dedicated Staff

Scott Luth

Chief Executive Officer
850.375.1060

Danita Andrews

Chief Business Development Officer
850.503.0907

Jeff Dyer

Director of Workforce
Innovation
850.898.2201

Sena Maddison

Director of Communications
850.417.1500

Melissa Stoker

Director of Operations
850.860.4177

Alyvia Waite

Marketing Specialist
850.898.2201

Patrick Rooney

Director of Entrepreneurial Development 
850.497.3794

Casey Campbell

CO:LAB Office Manager
850.503.0269

 

Our Board of Directors

Donnie McMahon

President
McMahon Hadder
City of Pensacola 

Karen Sindel

Vice President
Escambia County Representative

Rebecca Ferguson

Secretary-Treasurer
Pensacola Energy 

Lewis Bear, Jr.

Lewis Bear Company

Rick Byars

Gulf Power Company

Tim Haag

ECUA

Bonita Player

Engineering & Planning Resources

Ryan Tilley

Escambia County Representative

Jim Waite

Baskerville-Donovan

Investor Level:

Dawn Rutledge

Ascension Sacred Heart
Investor

Ryan Greenhut

Greenhut Construction
Investor

John Hutchinson

First Place Partners
Investor

Ed Meadows

Pensacola State College
Investor

Sheryl Rehberg

CareerSource EscaRosa
Investor

Jonathan Tucker

Cox Business
Investor

An Alliance of Success

 

Through active partnership, collaboration and cooperation, we are helping to bridge connections, explore new possibilities and expand horizons. We are an alliance of more than a hundred public and private entities, and we understand that in business, you’re only as strong as the company you keep. Here are a few of ours.