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FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance


Executive Committee Discussion Meeting – **Please note change of location
There will be an Executive Committee Discussion Meeting Thursday, May 17, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. in the CO:LAB Pensacola 418 West Garden Street Room 307 Pensacola, FL 32502.

May Regular Meeting:

There will be a meeting of the FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance Board of Directors on Tuesday, May 24,  2022, at 1:30 pm in the first-floor conference room #103 at CO:LAB, 418 West Garden Street, Pensacola Florida.

The public is welcome to join in and provide public input. If members of the public wish to speak to items on the agenda of regular board meeting or during the Visitor’s Forum, they will be given the opportunity to speak during the public comment portion of the meeting.

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




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
  • Kelvin Enfinger, Greenhut Construction
  • K.C. Gartman, Baptist Health Care
  • Marcus McBride, CareerSource Escarosa
  • Dr. Ed Meadows, Pensacola State College
  • Dave Murzin, First Place Partners

Organizational Support:

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

FloridaWest works constantly to create a diverse economy in Escambia County that will be able to withstand natural disasters and recover quickly from economic downturns. 20-21 Metrics