Melissa Cole

Born in Marianna and raised in Panama City, Florida, Melissa spent most of her life in the Sunshine State before attending Mississippi State University in 2017. She graduated with her Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing with a concentration in International Business and her Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. Melissa has experience in social media…

Hal George

Hal George is the Legislative Aide at Doug Broxson, Florida State Senator. His experience includes Human Resources Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the retail industry, skilled in Labor Relations, U.S. Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Interviewing, Succession Planning, and Organizational Development. He has a BS focused on Public Relations/Image Management from…

Chief Eric Randall

Eric Randall is Pensacola’s Chief of Police. Chief Randall is a 1991 graduate of Booker T. Washington high school in Pensacola, Florida. Immediately after high school, Chief Randall enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served 8 years as a mechanical engineer. During his Naval career, Chief Randall deployed with the USS Enterprise Battle Group…

James “Jim” Benson

Jim Benson served a 31-year career in Eastman Chemical Company, Division of Eastman Kodak. He later moved to a Startup Law Enforcement Software Company, SmartCOP. He later served tutoring students for college applications & Testing with Academic Center for Testing, LLC. He has previously served with Boys & Girls Club in Kingsport, TN, Parks &…

Charlie Sherrill

Charlie Sherrill is a Market Executive for SouthState Bank, responsible for all business and commercial banking activities in Northwest Florida. A proud seventh-generation Pensacolian, he graduated with a finance and real estate degree from Florida State University and held various commercial banking roles with Hancock Whitney and Truist prior to joining SouthState. In the community,…

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Gordon “Flash” Sprague

Gordon Sprague was born and raised on a family farm in Vermont. He served four years in the US Air Force and after attending college he worked for the Parks and Recreation Department in several southern cities. He then served as Assistant to the President for Fogelman Properties and as a Mutual Fund Money Manager…