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 Kleist
Harbor Community Bank - 312
Alex Santillan
(904) 564-8069
BBVA Compass
Alicia Riddle
(904) 627-5801
Gas South
Andrew Deitrick
Lee & Cates Glass
Andrew DiFeo
Hyundai of St. Augustine
Andy Chambers
Florida Home Store
Anne Guenther
B. Tyler White
Jackson Lewis P.C.
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
Bob Miller
Brightway Insurance - Palencia
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
Brian Wilson
Jack Wilson -Buick-GMC
Brittany Sweeney
(904) 825-4099
Applebee's
Broderick Green
JAXUSA Partnership
Brooks Burkhardt
Burkhardt Sales & Service
Calvin Bryant
C7 Creative
Candace Moody
CareerSource Northeast Florida
Carol Higley
JEA
Carol Larsen
Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute - Beaches
Carol Worsham
HDR Engineering, Inc.
Cathy Johnston
(904) 810-2377
Haven Hospice
Cecil Bateman
Cowan Financial Group
Charlene Beymer
Community Hospice & Palliative Care
Chickie Kelley
Carlisle Interconnect Technologies
Chris Hagan
Chris Royer
Lowcountry Financial Services
Christopher Kennelly
Kennetic Productions, Inc
Curt Dyess
Carlisle Interconnect Technologies
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
Derek King
Florida Business Development Corp
Diana Clark
Home Instead Senior Care
Diane Probst
First Citizens Bank
Donna DeLorenzo
Flagler College
Donna McQuaig
BB&T
Donny MacKenzie
Holland & Knight LLP
Evender Spradlin
Batson-Cook Company
Gabrielle Lynch
Jacksonville Clinic
Gabrielle Lynch
Jacksonville Clinic
George McCall
Grady Williams
Heather Duncan
AT&T Florida
Henry Dean
Henry Dean & Associates LLC
James Bayer
Lowe's
Jamie Shelton
bestbet Jacksonville
Jan Thomas
Historic Coast Realty, Inc
Jane Patel
Jason Barrett
First Coast Health Alliance
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
Jeff Bell
Harbor Community Bank - 312
Joe Gordy
Flagler Hospital, Inc.
Joey Welu
Bank of America - Ponce de Leon Banking Center
John Barden
Barden Technology
John Dickinson
Constangy, Brooks. Smith & Prophete, LLP
John Fraser
Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park
John Keeley
Community First Credit Union
John Pedaggi
Columbia Restaurant
Joseph Bateman
Joseph R. Bateman, Jr
Joseph Helow
Marian Services, Inc.
Joseph Narby
JTN Construction & Maintenance Services, Inc.
Joseph Winfree
2G Energy, Inc.
Karen Zander
97Park
Karl Ranson
Adaptix Solutions Group
Kathy McIlvaine
Kellie Erlacher
Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.
Kerry Tustin
(904) 461-9647
Hybrid Design, Inc.
Larry Donnelly
Epic Landscape Management
Leigh Ann Rassler
Jacksonville Transportation Authority
Leslee Keys
Flagler College
Lisa Luther
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 Miner
Edward Jones Investments - Ben Reep/Mark Miner
Mark Young
Marty Kirkley
First Choice FL Vacation Rentals/Realty
Mary Anne Jacobs
Girl Scouts of Gateway Council, Inc.
Matthew Lahti
Gulfstream Design Group
Melinda Oklok
Mattamy Homes
Michael Prentice
Michael Smithson
Cowan Financial Group
Michael Stewart
Jacksonville Aviation Authority
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
JEA
Patricia Seibold
Brooks Rehabilitation at Bartram Park
Paul Williamson
City of St. Augustine
Peter Helton
HW Contracting
Rajesh Shetty
Florida Eye Specialists, PA
Ralph Klein
9042093818
Herbie Wiles Insurance
Raynette Estrada
CHASE Bank
Richard Brooking
Brooking Industries
Richard Fredeking
Fredeking & Fredeking Law Firm
Roger Carter
Flagler Hospital, Inc.
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
Ryan Lohnes
Jacksonville Jaguars
Ryan McElhaney
Aramark@Flagler College
Sally Liaw
Brooks Rehabilitation at Bartram Park
Sandi Capra
Grove Ave Solutions
Sandra Adkins
Sandra Goode
Haven Hospice
Scott Acheson
Lionstone Advisors
Scott Martin
Shannon Lake
Beacher's Lodge Oceanfront Suites
Shirley Fiano
Shirley Sierra
Sonny Rodgers
Blu Site Solutions of North Florida, Inc
Steve Kingston
Steve Lourie
9043953530
Coastal Wine Market
Susan Ponder-Stansel
(904) 610-1466
Community Hospice Northeast
Susan Stewart
Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT)
Suzanne Brown
Fidelity Bank
Tammara Anderton
(904) 295-9601
BrightMove, Inc.
Tammy Daniel
Baptist Medical Center South
Thomas Ingram
(904) 798-3700
Akerman LLP
Tim Jackson
Atlantic Stone and Tile
Timothy Conlan
Auld & White Constructors, LLC
Todd Batenhorst
(904) 826-3469
Flagler Family Medicine
Undine George
City of St. Augustine Beach
Vanice Serrano
ASAP Towing and Storage
Vickie King
Brooks Rehabilitation at Bartram Park
Vivian Garcia
Garcia Institute & Reviva Medspa
Wayne Flowers
Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.
Wiley Page
Atkins
William Abare Jr. Ed.D.
Flagler College