FloridaWest Meeting Notices & Board Materials

FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance

Board Members


FloridaWest Board Members

  • President – David Bear, Lewis Bear Company
  • Vice President – Ryan Tilley, IHMC, Escambia County Appointee
  • Secretary – Dr. Charletha Powell, Educator & Entrepreneur, FloridaWest Appointee
  • Treasurer – Olevia McNally, Envision Physician Services, Escambia County Appointee
  • Past President – Rick Byars, FPL
  • City of Pensacola Appointee – Donnie McMahon, McMahon & Hadder Insurance
  • Member – Don Palmer, Emerald Coast Utilities Authority
  • Member – Jim Waite, Baskerville-Donovan, Inc.
  • City of Pensacola Appointee – Matt Davis, Hancock Whitney

Investor Level

  • Doug Bert, FBBInsurance
  • Kelvin Enfinger, Greenhut Construction
  • K.C. Gartman, Baptist Health Care
  • Rick Johnson, Trustmark Bank
  • Dr. Marcus McBride, CareerSource Escarosa
  • Dr. Ed Meadows, Pensacola State College
  • Chris Plaeger, Bear General Contractors

Organizational Support

  • Jessica Scholl, Moore, Hill, Westmoreland, Attorney
  • Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund, Auditor
  • Brian Hilson, FloridaWest CEO

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