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JAXPORT CEO Eric Green’s contract extended through 2024

PortandTerminal.com, December 5, 2019

JAXPORT announced Wednesday its board of directors voted unanimously to extend the contract of CEO Eric Green through fiscal year 2024.

JACKSONVILLE, FL – The JAXPORT Board of Directors voted unanimously to extend CEO Eric Green’s contract through 2024, at the December meeting.

Green has been with the port since 2005 when he joined as a Senior Director, Government & External Affairs. He was named CEO in 2017. Prior to joining JAXPORT Green worked for eight years with the City of Jacksonville. His new five-year extension as CEO comes after the port has seen new record volumes in container, auto and cargo volumes.

JAXPORT has also successfully secured federal funding for harbor deepening and the Blount Island Marine Terminal. The Blount Island Marine Terminal project will see SSA Marine develop and operate the US$238 million SSA Jacksonville International Gateway Terminal, a new mega-ship ready container terminal.

READ: JAXPORT breaks ground on $238.7 million Blount Island terminal

“There is no doubt about it, Eric is doing a fantastic job as CEO,” said Jaxport Chairman John Baker. “This well-deserved contract extension sends a message to our customers and our community that this board stands behind our CEO and will continue to do everything in our power to support him and keep this momentum going.”

“There is no doubt about it, Eric is doing a fantastic job as CEO”

Jaxport Chairman John Baker

The Port of Oakland in California recently expressed interest in an Executive Director position for Green. Green received a recruitment letter from Alliance Resource Consulting on Sept. 16. “We believe that you may be qualified for this position and would like to invite you to become a candidate,” the letter stated.

The deadline to apply was Oct. 4, however, JAXPORT spokesperson Chelsea Kavanagh said in an email to the Business Journal that Green has no interest in leaving Jaxport.

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