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EDC announces slate of officers for fiscal year 2023/2024
Newly appointed Chair, Travis Proctor, leads slate of community leaders focused on
securing Brevard’s economic future

Space Coast, FLA (October 19, 2023) – The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) announces its slate of officers for its fiscal year 2023/2024 as follows:

  • Chair, Mr. Travis Proctor
    CEO, Artemis IT
  • Chair Elect, Ms. Linda Stout
    Market President – East Central Florida, Truist
  • Treasurer, Mr. Todd Pokrywa
    President, The Viera Company
  • Secretary, Mr. Brett Esrock
    Executive VP, CFO & COO, Health First
  • Immediate Past Chair, Mr. Kirk Hall
    CEO/CFO, Sentry View Systems

The EDC officers represent a wide array of Space Coast industries. This group of professionals who provide valuable expertise in their fields, will enhance the EDC’s economic development efforts. Officers guide the EDC towards established strategic goals as it works on behalf of the community to create opportunities for the county, local businesses, and citizens.

“Charged with strengthening our economic future on the Space Coast, the EDC is uniquely positioned to leverage the partnership between Brevard County, private industry, and community partners to ensure that we are purposeful in our approach to remaining globally competitive while fostering a community of choice that retains and attracts businesses, talent, and families from across the world,” said Proctor.   “I am honored to have the opportunity to work alongside so many community leaders and an outstanding professional staff as we launch Mission Space Coast!”

“EDC officers play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our community, providing leadership and guidance that significantly contributes to the EDC’s legacy of fostering a robust and diversified economy here on the Space Coast,” said EDC President and CEO, Lynda L. Weatherman. “I look forward to collaborating closely with each of these talented professionals and thank them for their unwavering dedication to our organization’s mission.”

To learn more about the EDC and its officers visit


About the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast
The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) is dedicated to attracting new business and investment and expanding existing industry throughout the Space Coast, influencing change on government laws and regulations affecting economic development, promoting the Space Coast to encourage new investment, supporting efforts of Space Coast military installations, and relaying new programs and procedures to assist manufacturing and high-tech companies. The EDC is a private, not-for-profit coalition whose stakeholders are business leaders committed to the economic growth and stability of Florida’s Space Coast. Visit