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Parting of Ways at JAXPORT

[ March 14, 2017   //   ]

JAXPORT’s Governing Board announced that its CEO Brian Taylor and the Authority have agreed to part ways. Taylor will pursue other business opportunities.

Brian Taylor joined the Jacksonville Port Authority in 2013 after a long and distinguished career in the maritime industry, serving in executive roles at both SeaLand and Horizon Lines.

Significant achievements during Taylor’s time at JAXPORT include the completion of the Mile Point project, on-dock rail facility serving the Blount Island and Dames Point Terminals; berth, dock and rail upgrades and three new 100-gauge electric container cranes which entered service in December and the signing of the Project Partnership Agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin the deepening of the Jacksonville channel to 47 feet.

“I am proud of my tenure at JAXPORT and I look forward to watching their successes in the future. Together with FDOT and Governor Rick Scott, we have made great strides to ensure the Jacksonville port is increasingly competitive”, said Taylor.

Effective today (March 8), the JAXPORT Governing Board has appointed Eric Green, the organization’s Senior Director of Government Affairs its Acting CEO.

“We look forward to working with Brian in the private sector in the future. We have every confidence in Eric’s ability to take our efforts to the next level and enable JAXPORT to fulfill its promise of economic development and job growth for the community,” said JAXPORT Board Chair Jim Citrano.