EDC Roundtable Symposiums

The EDC Roundtable is a symposium focused on providing EDC members, county and city officials, military delegates, and guests a unique networking opportunity with a keynote speaker. In previous years, high profiles speakers have included a representative from the Federal Reserve Bank, the Florida Department of Transportation Director to the Florida Secretary of Commerce. 

The EDC's morning roundtable event provides a buffet breakfast and approximately 200 community leaders attend these informative morning symposiums.

At this time, we do not have any Roundtable Symposiums scheduled in the next 30 days. When we do, be sure to come back to this page and register!

New Leadership for a New Age: Higher Education

March-2017-Roundtable-Speaker-Picture.jpgOn March 21, 2017, the EDC of Okaloosa County welcomed new leadership to two of our county’s largest post-secondary educational institutions. Panelists included: Dr. Martha Saunders, President of the University of West Florida, and Dr. Devin Stephenson, President of Northwest Florida State College.

The Signature Sponsor for this event was BBVA Compass Bank. A special thank you to: Gulf Reflections Photography Studio, the Ramada Plaza Beach Resort and the Choctaw High School JROTC.

The Sacred Trust: Military Support Organizations and our Great American Defense Community

Sept-2016-Roundtable-Community.jpgOn September 21, 2016, the EDC of Okaloosa County hosted a roundtable breakfast to celebrate our community’s recent designation as a “Great American Defense Community.” Panelists included: Alan Baggett – Executive VP, Building Industry Association of Okaloosa & Walton Counties; Teresa Halverson – President, Fisher House Emerald Coast; Robert Foster – Director, Venture Hive; and Linda Sumblin – Executive Director, CareerSource Okaloosa Walton. 

The Signature Sponsor for this event was Eglin Federal Credit Union. A special thank you to: Gulf Reflections Photography Studio and the Ramada Plaza Beach Resort.

Building a Healthy Okaloosa: Perspectives from the Healthcare C-Suite

Healthcare-Roundtable-2016.jpgOn May 24, 2016, the EDC of Okaloosa County hosted a roundtable breakfast  where guests gained valuable insight on the challenges and opportunities driving healthcare today.
Panelists included: Alan Gieseman – CEO, White Wilson Medical Center; Daniel Cobbs – CEO, Bridgeway Center Inc.; Dave Whalen – CEO, Twin Cities Hospital; Mitch Mongell – CEO, Fort Walton Beach Medical Center; Roger Hall – President, Sacred Heart Emerald Coast; Ronnie Daves –  CEO, North Okaloosa Medical Center
A big thanks to our sponsors: Bay State Cable Ties, CHELCO, Soundside Wellness Consultants, and Warren Averett. A special thank you to: COX Communications, Gulf Reflections Photography Studio, Ramada Plaza Beach Resort 

Community Events

December 5, 2017
The CEO Forum - The University of West Florida and GrowFL cordially invite you to The CEO Forum, a program series that brings together leaders of established growth-stage businesses in a confidential setting to meet and learn from CEO peers who have grown in their companies into more advanced stages of business development. Featured Speaker is Robert Sires, CEO of American Elite Molding, an Okaloosa County Company. The event will take place from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Pensacola Museum of Commerce, 201 E Zaragoza St, Pensacola, FL 32502. Registration is $15.00 per person. A discount code is available. Please contact 850-362-6467 before registering! Click here to register
December 6, 2017
Stop Data Bandits: A Cyber Security Session. Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of hackers?  PTC's Creative Group knows! Join the Creative Group and presentation partner, Warren Averett Technology Group, "Navigating Cyber Security and Industry Compliance" plus a firehose look at baseline best-practices for securing your company's website.  Biz and Bytes Brown Bag Sessions - Hosted by Pioneer Technologies. 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, 34 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 SEATING IS LIMITED. Lunch will be provided by Warren Averett. Register online at CREATIVEGROUP.PTC-US.COM. For more information contact or call 850.226.7731.


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