Lynda L. Weatherman
President & CEO, Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast, Rockledge
Weatherman has been president and CEO since 1995. Since 2010, the EDC’s business development projects have resulted in 16,255 new and retained jobs and a $1.6-billion capital investment, Weatherman says. In April 2020, the EDC announced a new state-of-the-art campus — Aerion Park — in Melbourne. The park will be the global headquarters for Aerion’s supersonic aircraft and represents a $300-million investment that is expected to generate at least 675 jobs in Florida by 2026.
|EDUCATION||University of South Florida (BA), University of Southern Mississippi (MA), University of Hong Kong (MA)|
|SOMETHING SURPRISING||I’m a Florida native — which is something you don’t see often.|
|Sabbatical Topic||I love history; I would love to study abroad again somewhere to learn the history of an area.|
|READING||Any books I can get my hands on regarding the value of place branding and talent attraction.|