Escambia County Commissioner Jack Brown has notified the Board of County Commissioners the names of the five finalists for the assistant administrator job.
Former Pensacola Police Chief David Alexander, III is among finalists, as is assistant Pensacola airport director Matthew F. Coughlin.
The other finalists are James Mallon, Albert Penksa and Jason L. Ward.
Brown’s selection committee consisted of Janice Kilgore with Navy Federal Credit Union, Keith Hoskins with Gulf Power, Chip Simmons, former Assistant County Administrator and current Deputy Chief of Operations for the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department, and Brown.
The county is currently in the process of conducting background, credit and reference checks.