Economic Development CounciL (EDC)

About the EDC

The St Johns County Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Council (EDC) is a valuable resource for bringing businesses to St Johns County.

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The Economic Development Council is engaged in the purposeful and strategic effort to promote the success of St. Johns County businesses and the health of our local economy.

Who We Are

The EDC works to promote St. Johns County as an ideal business location and to encourage businesses to expand and relocate within St. Johns County. EDC activities and events are designed to support the success of both new and existing businesses in St. Johns County. The EDC works with large and small businesses. We offer resources to relocating businesses and support start-up ventures by offering information and connectivity to a variety of local resources. The work of the EDC includes actively marketing St. Johns County as a premier destination for companies prospectively considering expansion or relocation. This effort is supported by our membership and our other local, state and regional Economic Development Partners.

The members of our Economic Development Council represent the strongest and most influential business leaders in St. Johns County. These individuals share a common bond: the desire to support the expansion of our local economy. Our Chamber and EDC members offer additional resources and services which can help facilitate the success of relocating residents and companies. EDC Quarterly Breakfast events and educational programs are premier business networking opportunities and offer updates to business leaders on both micro and macroeconomic issues impacting St. Johns County businesses.

The Economic Development Council is made up of individuals who support the economic development efforts of the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce.

Economic Development Staff & EDC Members

Isabelle (Rodriguez) Renault
President CEO
President / CEO
Bob Porter
Director Public Policy
Director, Public Poilicy, St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce
Karen Everett
Manager Economic Development
Manager, Economic Development, St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce
Aaron Johnson
The Network Operations Company, Inc.
Aaron Kleist
Harbor Community Bank - 312
Alicia Riddle
(904) 627-5801
Gas South
Andrew Deitrick
Lee & Cates Glass
Andrew DiFeo
Hyundai of St. Augustine
Andrew Vreeland
St Augustine Social
Andy Chambers
Florida Home Store
Angie Chriest
VyStar Credit Union Julington Creek
Anne Guenther
B. Tyler White
Jackson Lewis P.C.
Becky Yanni
St. Johns County Council on Aging
Benjamin Platt
Kresge, Platt & Abare, PLLC
Beverly Carmichael
Flagler College
Bill Curtis
Law Offices of Curtis & Associates, PA
Bill Elliott
Coggin Honda of St. Augustine
Bill Lazar
St. Johns Housing Partnership
Bill Watson
Terrapointe Services
Bob Ellis
Bob Miller
Brightway Insurance - Palencia
Bobby McCullough
Memorial Hospital
Bonnie Darnofall
Constangy, Brooks. Smith & Prophete, LLP
Brad Law
Baptist Medical Center South
Brenna Durden
Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.
Brent Bolick
Clear Channel Outdoor
Bret Rinnert
R&K Certified Roofing of FL, Inc
Brian Ferguson
Moultrie Creek Nursing & Rehab
Brian Wilson
Jack Wilson -Buick-GMC
Brittany Honeycutt
BBVA Compass
Brittany Sweeney
(904) 825-4099
Broderick Green
JAXUSA Partnership
Brooke Farsaci DiPietro
Tiffany & Co.
Brooks Burkhardt
Burkhardt Sales & Service
Calvin Bryant
C7 Creative
Candace Moody
CareerSource Northeast Florida
Carly Clukey
The Bailey Group
Carol Burns
Vista Hospitality, Inc
Carol Higley
Carol Larsen
Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute - Beaches
Carol Worsham
HDR Engineering, Inc.
Cathy Hagan
The Small Business Development Center at UNF
Cecil Bateman
Cowan Financial Group
Charlene Beymer
Community Hospice & Palliative Care
Charles Cox
Charles Shanks, Managing Broker
Southern Exposure Real Estate Services, LLC
Chickie Kelley
Carlisle Interconnect Technologies
Chris Force
First Coast Technical College
Chris Hagan
Chris Royer
Lowcountry Financial Services
Christina Langston
St. Johns County School District
Christopher Kennelly
(904) 372-8570
Kennetic Productions, Inc.
Curt Dyess
Carlisle Interconnect Technologies
Dan Glod
Daniel Abel Financial Advisor
Morgan Stanley
Daniel Bean
Holland & Knight LLP
Daniel Richardson
Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.
Dave Chatterton
(904) 829-3800
Potter's Wax Museum
Dave Cobb
Florida Power & Light Co.
David Gonzales
Acorn Property Holdings
David Groleau
NTE Solutions
David Locy
Senior Benefits of Northeast Florida
David Shirazyan
ServPro of Greater St Augustine
Derek King
Florida Business Development Corp
Derek Sprague
TPC Sawgrass
Diana Clark
Home Instead Senior Care
Diane Motes
VyStar Credit Union St. Augustine
Diane Probst
First Citizens Bank
Donna DeLorenzo
Flagler College
Donna McQuaig
Donny MacKenzie
Holland & Knight LLP
Dwaine Stevens
Publix -Marsh Landing
Edward Wuellner
Northeast Florida Regional Airport
Elaine Brown
Victory Casino Cruises
Erika Hamer
Ponte Vedra Wellness Center - Nocatee
Evender Spradlin
Batson-Cook Company
Francine Quesada
Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine
Gabrielle Lynch
Jacksonville Clinic
Gabrielle Lynch
Jacksonville Clinic
George McCall
Ginger Matlock
Grady Williams
Gus Craig
Craig Funeral Home, Inc.
Heather Duncan
AT&T Florida
Henry Dean
Henry Dean & Associates LLC
Henry Hughes
James Bayer
James Farris
TECO Peoples Gas
Jamie Shelton
bestbet Jacksonville
Jan Thomas
Historic Coast Realty, Inc
Jane Patel
Janet Owen
(904) 699-9750
University of North Florida
Janet Tillman
State Farm Insurance
Jason Barrett
First Coast Health Alliance
Jason Brownell
Steve Chapman's All American Air Conditioning & He
Jason Collins
JT Mattress Liquidators, Inc
Jason Johnson
Marlin Consulting Solutions
Jason Kern
(386) 931-9057
Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine Beach
Jason Reynolds
Comcast Business
Jason White
North Florida Builders of Jacksonville, Inc.
Jeff Bell
Harbor Community Bank - 312
Jeff Hartman
Jeffrey Terwilliger
SVR Realty, LLC
Jena Hayman
(904) 466-1133
Mellow Mushroom
Jenni Janssen
(904) 314-9737
Republic Services
Jessica Evans
Regions Bank
Jim Bradley
Sunbelt Rentals
Jim Triola
Joe & Laurie Petty
Stagecoach R.V. Park, Inc.
Joe Finnegan
St. Francis Inn
Joey Welu
Bank of America - Ponce de Leon Banking Center
John Barden
Barden Technology
John Brueggen
St. Augustine Alligator Farm
John Delaney
University of North Florida
John Dickinson
Constangy, Brooks. Smith & Prophete, LLP
John Distler
(386) 437-6211
Yellowstone Landscape
John Fraser
Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park
John Keeley
Community First Credit Union
John Pedaggi
Columbia Restaurant
John Vick
Republic Services
Joseph Bateman
Joseph R. Bateman, Jr
Joseph Helow
Marian Services, Inc.
Joseph Joyner
(904) 829-6481
Flagler College
Joseph Narby
JTN Construction & Maintenance Services, Inc.
Joseph Rowell
North Avenue Capital, LLC
Joseph Winfree
2G Energy, Inc.
Joy Avery
Southern Exposure Real Estate Services, LLC
Karen Zander
97Park Commercial / Residential Real Estate
Karl Ranson
Adaptix Solutions Group
Kathy McIlvaine
Kellie Erlacher
Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.
Kelly Barrera
Kelly Green
Peace Love Home
Kerry Tustin
(904) 461-9647
Hybrid Design, Inc.
Kim Kiff
Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Museum
Lacey Croy
RezLegal, LLC
Larry Donnelly
Epic Landscape Management
Laura Brown
Layne Smith
Mayo Clinic
Leigh Ann Rassler
Jacksonville Transportation Authority
Leona Brown
St. Johns Builders Council
Leslee Keys
Flagler College
Lisa Luther
Liza Groshell
Palm Valley Fish Camp
Lon Stafford
Louise Anderson
Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC
Lynda Kirker
Flagler Hospital, Inc.
Mackey Weaver
Jacksonville Jaguars
Marc Albert
CareerSource Northeast Florida
Marian Burkhardt
Burkhardt Sales & Service
Marie Rieck
Community Hospice & Palliative Care
Mark Farrell
Killashee Investments, LLC
Mark Litzinger
City of St. Augustine
Mark Miner
Edward Jones Investments - Ben Reep/Mark Miner
Mark Mirabito
NTE Solutions
Mark Young
Martin Fiorentino
The Fiorentino Group LLC
Marty Kirkley
First Choice FL Vacation Rentals/Realty
Mary Ann Steinberg
Tobacco Free St. Johns
Mary Anne Jacobs
Girl Scouts of Gateway Council, Inc.
Mary Scheps Scott
McCabe Law Group
Matthew Baker
ThompsonBaker Agency
Matthew Hutchins
Wells Fargo
Matthew Lahti
Gulfstream Design Group
Matthew Robison
Rulon International
Melanie Safreed
PT Solutions of Florida Hospital Flagler
Melinda Oklok
Mattamy Homes
Melissa Glasgow
St. Johns County
Melissa Nelson
United Way of St. Johns County
Michael Prentice
Michael Siragusa
Upchurch Bailey & Upchurch, Atty
Michael Smithson
Cowan Financial Group
Michael Stewart
Jacksonville Aviation Authority
Michael Wanchick
St. Johns County
Mike Davis
A. D. Davis Construction Corp.
Mike Koppenhafer
Fisher Koppenhafer Architecture and Interior Desig
Mike Lowe
Atlantic Dodge Chrysler Jeep, Inc.
Mike McCollum
Freehold Capital Management, Inc.
Mike Palmer
Bank of America
Nancy Kilgo Veasey
Nick Lenoci
(407) 909-9234
Strome Networks
Pat Kane
Pop-A-Lock of St. Augustine
Patricia Seibold
(904) 662-6901
Brooks Rehabilitation at Bartram Park
Paul Williamson
City of St. Augustine
Pete Ruffing
Two Men and a Truck
Peter Denholm
Supporting Strategies - NE Florida
Peter Helton
HW Contracting
Peter Nicandri
Milam Howard Nicandri Dees & Gillam, P. A.
Phil Slotin
Philip McDaniel
St. Augustine Distillery
Phyllis Murphy
The World Famous Oasis Restaurant & Deck
Rajesh Shetty
Florida Eye Specialists, PA
Ralph Klein
Herbie Wiles Insurance
Ray Spofford
Raynette Estrada
Reagan Michaelis
Richard Brooking
Brooking Industries
Richard Brooks
St. Augustine Law Group
Richard Fredeking
Fredeking & Fredeking Law Firm
Richard Lovelace
Rob Matthews
Matthews Design Group, Inc.
Robert Wilcox
Wilcox Law Firm
Roger Carter
Flagler Hospital, Inc.
Ron Natherson
Southern Oak Insurance Company
Ron Robinson
Baptist Medical Center South
Rory Diamond
K9's for Warriors
Rosalia Faccinato
(904) 814-8646
City One Design Gallery, LLC
Roy Hinman
Island Doctors
Russell Benes
Puroclean Emergency Restoration Services
Ryan Huckstep
PNC Mortgage
Ryan Lohnes
Jacksonville Jaguars
Ryan McElhaney
Aramark@Flagler College
Sally Liaw
Brooks Rehabilitation at Bartram Park
Sandi Capra
Grove Ave Solutions
Sandra Adkins
Sarah Bruce
St Augustine Hotel & Suites at World Golf Village
Scott Acheson
Lionstone Advisors
Scott Martin
Scott Schiller
Reunion Bank of Florida
Scott Thomas
(904) 232-7233
Rogers Towers, P.A.
Shannon Lake
Beacher's Lodge Oceanfront Suites
Sharon Benjamin
Silver Creek Senior Living Community
Shawn DeVries
The DeVries Law Firm, P.A.
Shirley Fiano
Shirley Sierra
Sonny Rodgers
Blu Site Solutions of North Florida, Inc
Stan Taylor
Steve Black
Steve Kingston
Steve Lourie
Coastal Wine Market
Steve Milo
Vacation Rental Pros
Steven Sell
Palms at Ponte Vedra Assisted Living
Sue Richerson
St. Johns County Council on Aging
Susan Bloodworth
McClure Bloodworth, P.L.
Susan Griffin
Ponte Vedra Recorder
Susan Masucci
Ruckus Advertising and Public Relations
Susan Ponder-Stansel
(904) 610-1466
Community Hospice Northeast
Susan Stewart
Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT)
Suzanne Brown
Fidelity Bank
Suzanne Green
Northeast Florida Regional Airport
Tammara Anderton
(904) 295-9601
BrightMove, Inc.
Tammy Daniel
Baptist Medical Center South
Terry Bunch
The Flying Locksmiths
Tess Crosby
Vicar's Landing
Thomas Ingram
(904) 798-3700
Akerman LLP
Thomas Tarantin
Tarantin Industries, Inc.
Tim Jackson
Atlantic Stone and Tile
Timothy Conlan
Auld & White Constructors, LLC
Timothy Giles
University of North Florida
Timothy Maguire
Ring Power Corp.
Todd Batenhorst
(904) 826-3469
Flagler Family Medicine
Todd Neville
Neville Wainio CPAS
Undine George
City of St. Augustine Beach
Vanice Serrano
ASAP Towing and Storage
Vickie King
Brooks Rehabilitation at Bartram Park
Victor Raymos
St. Augustine & St. Johns County Board of Realtors
Vivian Garcia
Garcia Institute & Reviva Medspa
Wayne Flowers
Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.
Wayne Hogan
Wayne Hogan
Wayne Robison
Rulon International
Wiley Page
Zach Thomas
Monarch Studio