About Us

About One Okaloosa EDC

One Okaloosa EDC is the community's primary organization tasked with improving the area's economy through the attraction and retention of new, diversified employment opportunities and capital investments.  We were constituted in 1989, and serve as a non-profit public/private partnership. 

One Okaloosa EDC Executive Committee

FY 2021 Officers
Chairman: Lee Lewis, AVCON Inc.
Vice-Chairman & Treasurer: Leslie Sheekley, Hand Arendall Harrison Sale
Secretary: Jillian McQueen, Hilton Garden Inn
Member-at-Large: Chad Vuyovich, MAG Aerospace
Immediate Past-Chairman: Katie Sharon, BBVA Compass Bank

Ex Officios
County Commissioner: Nathan Boyles
Educational Partners: Dr. Devin Stephenson, Dr. Melinda Bowers, Marcus Chambers
Utility Partners: Steve Rhodes, Gordon King, Bernard Johnson
CareerSource: Michele Burns

Our DSI Committee

Our TeCMEN Committee

Meet the Staff

One Okaloosa EDC has a staff of three full time professionals and 1 part time employee. This small-but-mighty team stands ready to assist!

Meet the Team

One Okaloosa EDC's investors include Okaloosa County and its municipalities, regional education partners, utility companies, non-profit organizations and more than 150 private companies committed to economic growth and diversification.

We Are an Award Winning Site!

The One Okaloosa EDC website was awarded the prestigious Silver ADDY Award at the 2018 AAF Pensacola ADDY Gala.

Legal Statement
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