Board of Directors
Mike Huggins, president & treasurer
Lives in Rosemary Beach
Mike is retired and moved to South Walton in early 2001. Prior to retirement, he spent 25 years as a consultant with Accenture specializing in complex project management and delivery. Having been born in North Carolina, Mike grew up in the US southeast. During his career, he lived and worked … read more
David Bailey, vice president
Lives in Grayton Beach
David is a licensed architect and urban planner who has lived and worked in Northwest Florida since 1981. He holds a Bachelor of Design from UF, and a Master of Architecture from Virginia Tech. Between 1991 and 2003, he worked in both Pensacola, Florida, and Alexandria, Virginia, on a wide … read more
Jacquee Markel, secretary
Lives in Dune Allen
Jacquee grew up in New Jersey and attended Montclair State University. Atlanta became her second home where she met her husband of 23 years, Kenny Markel. Growing up in a creative family, Jacquee started a successful design business that combined her attention to detail with her keen sense of craftsmanship. … read more
Leigh Moore, director
Lives in Inlet Beach
Leigh has a professional background in human resources, management, operations and sales with SunTrust Bank and Alys Beach. She also previously served as the Executive Director of the Scenic Corridor Association. She is currently Director of Community Affairs for Howard Group where she initiates, participates in and promotes projects and … read more
Dave Rauschkolb, director
Lives in Watersound
Dave Rauschkolb has lived in South Walton for nearly 30 years and is the owner of 3 restaurants in Seaside and a Catering company in Grayton Beach. His flagship restaurant, Bud & Alley’s is the longest established restaurant in South Walton County. Dave has been very active over the years … read more
Jim Rester, director
Lives in Blue Mountain Beach
Prior to his retirement, Jim spent most of his career in the resort community development business.Came here in 1991 as CEO of Sandestin and later worked as CEO of St Joe-West Florida and CEO of Crescent Resources –Gulf Coast Division.Previously served as CEO of Amelia Island Plantation and CFO of … read more
ABSW wants to thank the many community supporters that are playing such an important role in helping ABSW address the critical concerns affecting South Walton and its future. We can’t do what we are doing without you. Details of community support and involvement include:
- 101 people volunteered to donate their time.
- 2,294 responses to our survey.
- 710 people signed up for our newsletter.
- Supporters have also generously given over 140 donations to help ABSW do the research necessary and get the word out to provide information to the citizens, businesses and visitors of South Walton regarding more effective governance and the potential for local representation.