Rank the most influential people in the area

April 9, 2012

Our 2012 Power List is being developed. The IN dares every year to rank the most influential women and men in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Influence is measured by the ability to get things done. Past #1’s: Fred Levin, Collier Merrill, Lewis Bear, Jr., Quint Studer and Mayor Ashton Hayward. Who should be on the 2012 list? We would like your input. Mail me your top 30 or so in order —rick@inweekly.net.

Here are some suggestions, but try to include a few that aren’t on the list:

Andrea Farage, United Way of Escambia CEO/President
Bentina Terry, VP, External Affairs and Corporate Services, Gulf Power
Bernard Yates, Zion Hope pastor, national president
Beverly Zimmern, Gulf Breeze Mayor
Bill Eddins, State Attorney
Bill Greenhut, President, Greenhut Construction
Bill Reynolds, Pensacola City Administrator
Blaise Adams, Regional President, RBC Bank
Bo Carter, ServisFirst Bank
Bob Kerrigan, Attorney
Bobby Switzer, VP, Lamar Advertising
Brian Spencer, Pensacola City Council
Britt Landrum, President/CEO, Landrum Companies
Bryan Aylstock, Attorney
Buck Lee, General Manager, Santa Rosa Island Authority
Buzz Ritchie, CEO, Gulf Coast Community Bank
Carol Carlan, Market President, GulfSouth Private Bank
Charles Carlan, President, Hatch Mott MacDonald of Florida
Charles Morris, pastor, Bethel A.M.E. Church
Chip Simmons, Pensacola Police Chief
Clay Ford, State Representative
Clay Ingram, State Representative
Corbett A. Davis Jr., Owner, Jewelers Trade Shop; Author
Crystal Spencer, Attorney
Danny Zimmern, Commercial Realtor; President of Pensacola Mardi Gras
David Bear, VP, The Lewis Bear Co.
David Morgan, Escambia Co. Sheriff
David Peaden, Executive Director, HBA of West Florida
David Stafford, Escambia Co. Supervisor of Elections
Debbie Calder, President, Navy Federal Credit Union
Debbie Ritchie, Operations Director, Studer Group
Dee Dee Davis, Broker, NAI Halford; PNJ columnist
Dick Appleyard, President, Appleyard Agency
Dick Baker, Developer, Habitat for Humanity
Donnie McMahon, President, McMahon Hadder Insurance
Doug Broxson, State Representative
Ed Meadows, President, Pensacola Junior College
Ellis Bullock III, President, E.W. Bullock Associates
Eric Nickelsen, Developer
Ernie Lee Magaha, Escambia County Clerk of Courts
Ferd Salomon, Salomon-Goldstein Properties
Franklin “Kim” Kimbrough, Executive Director, Downtown Improvement Board
Fred Donovan, Jr. Baskerville-Donovan
Garrett Walton, Attorney; Developer, Rebuild Northwest Florida
Gene Valentino, Escambia Co. Commissioner
George Hawthorne, Gulf Coast African American Chamber executive director
Greg Evers, State Senator
Grover Robinson, Escambia Co. Commissioner
Jeff DeWeese, O’Sullivan Creel
Jeff Helms, VP, Sr. Practice Manager, Atkins
Jeff Miller, Congressman
Jerry Pate, Jerry Pate Turf & Irrigation
Jim Cronley, Partner, Terhaar & Cronley
Jim Donatelli, Regions Bank city president
Jim Hizer, Pensacola Chamber CEO
Jim Reeves, Attorney; Developer
John Asmar, City of Pensacola Chief of Staff
John Carr, Developer
John Griffing, President, NAI Halford
John Hutchinson, Corporate Services General Manager, Gulf Power Co.
John Jerralds, Pensacola City Council
John L. O’Connor, PSC Board chair, McDonald’s franchisee
John Peacock, Shareholder, Edward Jones
Joseph Marshall, St. John Divine Missionary Baptist Church
Juanita Scott, Pensacola State College
Judy Bense, President, University of West Florida
Julian MacQueen, CEO, Innisfree Hotels
Justin Beck, President, Beck Property Co.
Keith Gregory, VP/Region Manager, Cox Communications
Ken Ford, CEO, Institute of Human and Machine Cognition
Kevin Doyle, Publisher, Pensacola News Journal
Kevin White, Escambia Co. Commissioner
Larry Johnson, Pensacola City Council
Lawrence Schill, General Counsel, Merrill Land Co.
Lois Benson, ECUA board
Lonnie Wesley, pastor, Greater Little Rock Baptist Church
Lumon May, Contractor, May Construction Co.
LuTimothy May, Pastor, Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
Malcolm Thomas, Escambia School Superintendent
Maren DeWeese, Pensacola City Council
Marie Young, Escambia Co. Commissioner
Marilyn Hess, Chairman, American Fidelity
Mark Proctor, Managing Partner, Levin Papantonio
Megan Pratt, Pensacola City Council
Michael Carro, broker, NAI Halford
Michael Hicks, Hixardt Technologies, Inc.
Michael Murdoch, CEO and co-founder of AppRiver
Mike Papantonio, Attorney; Media Pundit
Miller Caldwell Jr., President, Caldwell Associates Architects
Mona Amodeo, president, idgroup
Mort O’Sullivan, Managing Partner, O’Sullivan Creel
Neal Nash, Developer
Neil D. Overholtz, Attorney
Nix Daniel, Attorney
P.C. Wu, Pensacola City Council
Randy Oliver, Escambia Co. Administrator
Ray Russenberger, CEO, Marina Management
Robert Hill, owner, WRNE radio
Robert J. (Bob) Kelly, USN (Ret) Admiral
Robert Rinke, Developer
Sam Hall, Pensacola City Council President
Sandy Sansing, President/CEO, Sandy Sansing Automotive Group
Stephen Sorrell, Executive Director, ECUA
Susan Watson, Director, Northwest Florida Office of the ACLU
Tad Ihns, Avalex Technologies Corporation
Ted Traylor, Olive Baptist
Teri Levin, Developer; Community Volunteer
Terry Cole, WEAR TV3 Sinclair Broadcast Group
Tim Wyrosdick, Santa Rosa Co. Superintendent of Schools
Tom Owens, City Executive, Branch Banking and Trust Company
Tommy Tait, Northwest Florida President, Whitney Bank
Tyler Hardeman, Antioch Baptist
Wendell Hall, Santa Rosa Co. Sheriff
William Reynolds, NorthEscambia.com
Wilson Robertson, Escambia Co. Commissioner

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