The Florida Defense Contractors Association (FDCA) announces the appointment of three new board members.

The current board members of FDCA are happy to welcome new board members Eric Ellis, James Nelson, and Frederick Schor.

Eric Ellis is presently the Vice President and General Manager for General Dynamics Ordnance & Tactical Systems located in St. Petersburg, Florida.

James (Jim) Nelson is a Director in the Forensic Services Government Contracts Practice at Pricewaterhouse Coopers Advisory Services LLC in Melbourne, Florida.

Frederick D. Schor is the co-owner of On-Point Defense Technologies LLC in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

In addition to Ellis, Nelson and Schor, FDCA’s Board of Directors consists of the following individuals:

  • Chair, Noel McCormick, President, McCormick Stevenson
  • Treasurer, Bill Reuter, President, R-Squared Solutions, L.L.C.
  • Secetary, Sue Englander, President and CEO, EEI Manufacturing Services
  • Jim Batina, Vice President, Business Development, Chemring Ordnance
  • Ed Dottery, CEO and Founder, Alakai Defense Systems, Inc.
  • Alan Higbee, Managing Partner – Tampa, Shutts & Bowen
  • Joe Mayer, Director, Government Relations – FL, Lockheed Martin
  • Rick Roman, Insurance Agent, Gulf Coast Underwriters
  • Edward D. Spenceley, Senior Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

“From the Space Coast, to the Panhandle, to Tampa Bay, each of our new members represents an important Florida defense industry community, and will help to connect and expand the diverse capabilities of our statewide membership. I look forward to working with my new and existing colleagues as we continue to enhance Florida’s role in support of America’s warfighters.” said, FDCA Board Chairman, Noel McCormick.

About the Florida Defense Contractors Association

Florida Defense Contractors Association is a statewide, state-focused business development and education group for Florida defense businesses of all sizes. FDCA is a Florida nonprofit corporation and federal 501(c)6 (applying) with the long-term goals of the following: Making Florida the premiere state where defense contractors conduct business, create jobs, and expand operations and facilitating a statewide business development network for defense related businesses and stakeholders.


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