Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Green new Jaxport CEO

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Jaxport Board Chairman Jim Citrano (right) congratulates CEO Eric Green. Jaxport Board Chairman Jim Citrano (right) congratulates CEO Eric Green. Jacksonville Port Authority

The Port of Jacksonville Port Authority Board of Directors unanimously voted to hire longtime Jaxport executive Eric Green as Chief Executive Officer. Green had served as interim CEO since March.

The Board conducted a national executive search to fill the vacant CEO position.

Green joined the port in 2005 and served previously as Senior Director, Government and External Affairs, leading the successful effort to gain authorization and funding to start the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening project. The project to take the federal shipping channel to 47 feet will begin construction in the next few months, the port stated in a release.

The port is served by CSX, Norfolk Southern and Florida East Coast Railway. It has volume of more than 1 million containers annually.

“Eric Green has demonstrated in his period of service to Jaxport, and his period as interim CEO, that he will be a great asset to this port as CEO,” said Chairman Jim Citrano.

Prior to joining the port, Green served in numerous leadership roles for the City of Jacksonville, including Deputy Chief Administrative Officer. In this position, Green managed several city departments and was instrumental in the successful development, passage and implementation of the $2 billion Better Jacksonville Plan.

Green, a Jacksonville native, is a member of the Board of Directors of the Jacksonville Chamber and the Florida Chamber of Commerce. He is a graduate of Saint Andrews Presbyterian College and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.

 

 

 

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