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The TCPI Advisory Board consists of volunteer community partners.  Collectively they represent a wide variety of community leaders whose function is to identify, vet and recommend public-public and public-private (P4) partnerships capable of sustaining military base missions and municipal functions. Recommended partnership ideas are presented to the EDC-Eglin-Hurlburt Community Partnership Program Leadership Committee for final engagement determination.

TCPI Work Groups

The TCPI Advisory Board developed an avenue to facilitate community and grassroots input through the utilization of work groups.  Work Group members brainstorm for innovative ideas, conduct SWOT analyses, vet ideas and progress viable project ideas with respective stakeholders for public-public and public-private (P4) partnerships.  Work Groups consist of three volunteer co-chairs representing the EEHCP and military and civilian subject matter experts.  Each Work Group may create ad hoc task forces as required.  Work Groups and/or ad hoc task forces are created as needs are identified.

Leveraging military installation and local community capabilities and resources to reduce costs or risks by identifying shared values and opportunities.

Leadership Team

Nathan Sparks, EDC Executive Director

Kay Rasmussen, EDC Associate Director

Sal Nodjomian, TCPI Consultant

Matt Schwalb, TCPI Consultant

Active Work Groups
Career Readiness Assistance

Terry Cowan, Community

 Kelly Childs, Eglin AFB

Angela Maberry, Hurlburt Field

Installation Resiliency

Bernard Johnson, Community

Jeff Fanto, Eglin AFB

Dana McIntyer, Hurlburt Field

Workforce Housing
Alan Baggett, Community
Kathy Lawhon, Eglin AFB
Kathy McCoy, Hurlburt Field

Work Groups on Strategic Pause (January 2020)
Ecotourism and Environment
Alex Fogg, Community
Chris Johansen, Eglin AFB
Lorraine Ketzler, Hurlburt Field

Real Property
Nathan Sparks, Community
Glenn Wagner, Eglin AFB

Transportation and Infrastructure

Jason Autrey, Community

Tom Tolbert, Eglin AFB

Advisory Board Community Partners
Building Industry Association of Okaloosa-Walton

                                Alan Baggett                                  

CareerSource Okaloosa-Walton

Michele Burns


Matthew Avery

Crestview Chamber of CommerceDennis Mitchell
Destin Chamber of CommerceAmy Perry
Early Learning CoalitionRenea Black
Eglin AFB, 96TW  Representative

Col Kevin Osborne

Emerald Coast Association of Realtors

Sam Kinkaid

Fort Walton Beach Chamber of CommerceVince Mayfield
Gulf Power/Next Era

Bernard Johnson


Mitch Mongell

Hurlburt Field, 1SOW Representative

Col Bill Hunter

League of Cities: City of Crestview

Councilman Shannon Hayes

League of Cities: City of Fort Walton Beach

Mayor Dick Rynearson

Niceville-Valparaiso Chamber of CommerceMike Guidry
Okaloosa County

Commissioner Carolyn Ketchel

Okaloosa School DistrictCindy Gates
Okaloosa Gas District

Gordon King

Santa Rosa County

Shannon Ogletree

Walton County

Bill Imfeld

Member at Large

Gordy Fornell

Member at LargeJim Heald