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Foltz to Step Down from GPA

[ February 11, 2016   //   ]

The Georgia Ports Authority’s Board of Directors announced on February 3 that Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz will step down at the end of the Fiscal Year, June 30.

“Curtis Foltz has led the GPA to achieve great things over the past six years as Executive Director, and the six years prior as Chief Operating Officer,” said Jim Walters, Chairman of the Board. “In addition to record cargo growth, GPA, under Curtis’ leadership, modernized its terminals and developed operational practices that increased efficiency, improved safety and focused on environmental stewardship. The Board is grateful for the many contributions he made to the Authority during his distinguished career as Executive Director and as Chief Operating Officer.”

Foltz has agreed to provide consulting services to the GPA for one year after his departure.

The Board also unanimously accepted the nominating committee’s recommendation to appoint the current Chief Operating Officer, Griff Lynch, to succeed Foltz. Nominating Committee Chairman Jimmy Allgood praised Lynch for his role as COO: “Griff’s extensive operational and port management skills make him the perfect candidate to replace Curtis and continue the success the Authority has achieved.”


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