FloridaWest Board Materials

FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance


Public Notice – July Meeting

There will be a meeting of the FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance Board of Directors on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 1:30 pm at CO-LAB Pensacola 418 West Garden Street, Pensacola, FL 32502, 1st Floor Conference Room

For more information, please call (850) 898-2201 or send an email to smaddis[email protected].

CO:LAB Reopening:

There will be more than one member of the FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance Board of Directors and the PEDC ( Pensacola-Escambia Promotion and Development Commission) Board of Directors in attendance at the CO: LAB Pensacola reopening on Thursday, July 29, 2021, at 10:30 am at CO: LAB Pensacola, 418 West Garden Street in the first floor Conference Room.

Discussion Meeting :

The Executive Committee of FloridaWest will hold a discussion meeting Thursday, August 5, 2021, at 11:00 am in the CO:LAB Pensacola 3rd Floor conference room #307, 418 West Garden Street Pensacola, Florida 32502.



FloridaWest Board Members:

  • Rick Byars, President, Gulf Power Company
  • David Bear, Vice President, Lewis Bear Company
  • Ryan Tilley, Secretary-Treasurer, Escambia County Appointee,
  • Rebecca Ferguson,  Pensacola Energy Appointee
  • Charletha Powell, FloridaWest Appointee
  • Donnie McMahon, City of Pensacola Appointee
  • Olevia McNally, Escambia County Appointee
  • Don Palmer, ECUA
  • Jim Waite, Baskerville-Donovan

Investor Level:

  • Joshua Beardsley, Ascension Sacred Heart
  • Mark Faulkner, Baptist Health Care
  • Ryan Greenhut, Greenhut Construction
  • Marcus McBride, CareerSource Escarosa
  • Dr. Ed Meadows, Pensacola State College
  • Dave Murzin, First Place Partners
  • Jonathan Tucker, Cox Business

Organizational Support:

  • Scott Luth, FloridaWest CEO
  • Jessica Scholl, Attorney
  • Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund, Auditor
Organizational Materials