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JAXPORT's Board of Directors elects new officers

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September 4, 2018

JAXPORT Immediate Past Board Chairman Ed Fleming (right) passes the gavel to incoming Chairman John Falconetti

The JAXPORT Board of Directors selected new officers during its regular monthly meeting today, unanimously electing Jacksonville business and civic leader John Falconetti as Chairman.

Falconetti is Chairman and CEO of Jacksonville-based print services provider Drummond, one of the fastest growing printers in the country. He previously served as JAXPORT Chairman from 2014 through 2015 and has also served in leadership positions for numerous high-level state and local boards.

Falconetti and the following officers will serve through Sept. 30, 2019:

  • Vice Chairman: John Baker, Executive Chairman of FRP Holdings, Inc.
  • Treasurer: Jamie Shelton, President of bestbet Jacksonville
  • Secretary: Wendy Hamilton, President, Eventide Investments of Florida, Inc.

Other members of the JAXPORT Board of Directors include Immediate Past Chairman Ed Fleming, Retired CEO/President, Atlantic Marine Holding Co, LLC; Dr. John Newman, Senior Pastor, The Sanctuary at Mt. Calvary and J. Palmer Clarkson, Founder, President and CEO of Bridgestone HosePower, LLC.

"We are in a period of incredible opportunity for JAXPORT and our community. During my previous seven years of service on this Board, I have never seen the kind of enthusiasm and momentum that we are currently enjoying,” said Chairman-Elect Falconetti. "I look forward to working with my fellow board members and our dynamic CEO Eric Green to further increase this organization’s significant contributions to the region’s economy.”

Board Vice Chairman Baker will serve as Chairman of the Audit Committee and will be joined by Shelton and Newman.

JAXPORT’s unpaid, appointed seven-member Board of Directors provides policy guidance. Four board members are appointed by the Mayor of Jacksonville and three members are appointed by the Governor of Florida.

JAXPORT is Florida's largest container port complex and one of the nation's top vehicle-handling ports. The port offers service from more than 40 ocean carriers to key markets and is a growing player in the Asia trade lane with service from all three of the world's largest ocean carrier alliances. JAXPORT supports more than 130,000 jobs and generates $27 billion in economic activity every year.

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