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March Board Meeting Canceled


Out of an abundance of caution, Karen Sindel, FloridaWest Board President, is cancelling the board meeting scheduled for March 24th.  This is in effort to comply and follow current recommendations from CDC and Governor DeSantis as it relates to COVID-19 containment and prevention.  It is our plan to meet on April 21st, however, that is subject to change.  We will update accordingly as things develop.

Also, please find attached the documents you would have received in preparation for this month’s meeting.  Updated materials will be distributed prior to the next meeting, currently scheduled for April 21st.






FloridaWest Board Members:

  • Karen Sindel, President, Escambia County Appointee
  • Rebecca Ferguson, Vice President, Pensacola Energy Appointee
  • Rick Byars, Secretary-Treasurer, Gulf Power Company
  • Lewis Bear, Jr., Lewis Bear Company
  • Tim Haag, ECUA
  • Donnie McMahon, President, City of Pensacola Appointee
  • Bonita Player, FloridaWest Board At-Large Member
  • Ryan Tilley, Escambia County Appointee
  • Jim Waite, Baskerville-Donovan

Investor Level:

  • Dawn Rutledge, Ascension Sacred Heart
  • John Hutchinson, First Place Partners
  • Ryan Greenhut, Greenhut Construction
  • Dr. Ed Meadows, Pensacola State College
  • Sheryl Rehberg, CareerSource Escarosa
  • Jonathan Tucker, Cox Business

Organizational Support:

  • Scott Luth, FloridaWest CEO
  • Margaret Stopp, Attorney
  • Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund, Auditor