PEDC Meeting Notices & Board Materials

The Pensacola-Escambia Promotion & Development Commission

Board Members

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The Pensacola-Escambia Promotion and Development Commission (PEDC) is a government entity established by a special act of the State of Florida Legislature to promote economic development interests such as industry, tourism and commerce. The Commission is composed of nine members:

  • Two members – Commissioners of Escambia County appointed by the Board of County Commissioners of Escambia County.
  • Two members – Council members of the City of Pensacola appointed by the City Council of the City of Pensacola.
  • One member – a member of the Town Council of the Town of Century, appointed to serve by the Town Council of the Town of Century.
  • Two members – Board of Directors from the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, in good standing, appointed by the Chairman of the Board.  (PBACC).
  • One member – at large, appointed by the Board of County Commissioners of Escambia County
  • One member – at large, appointed by the City Council of the City of Pensacola

PEDC Board Members

  • Chairman – David Peaden, Florida Power and Light, Escambia County Appointee
  • Vice Chairman – Steven Barry, (District 5), Board of County Commissioners of Escambia County, Escambia County Appointee
  • Secretary/Treasurer – Councilwoman Allison Patton, Pensacola City Council Member Appointee
  • Past Chairman, – FloridaWest Board Appointee – Dave Hoxeng, Past Chairman, ADX Communications
  • City of Pensacola Appointee – Dr. Lusharon Wiley, Innisfree Hotels
  • Pensacola City Council Member Appointee – Councilman Charles Bare
  • Escambia County Appointee – County Commissioner Jeff Bergosh (District 1), Board of County Commissioners of Escambia County
  • Century Town Council Member Appointee – Alicia Johnson, Century Town Council Seat Four  
  • FloridaWest Board Appointee – Erica Grancagnolo, City of Pensacola

Organizational Support

  • Richard Sherrill, Clark Partington, Attorney
  • Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund, Auditor 
  • Brian Hilson, FloridaWest CEO