Board of Directors
JAXPORT has an unpaid, appointed seven-member Board of Directors which provides policy guidance for the Authority. Four Board members are appointed by the Mayor of Jacksonville and three members are appointed by the Governor of Florida. Board members serve four-year terms and may be appointed to one additional term. To contact Jacksonville Port Authority Board Members, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (904) 357-3036.
Board members meet every other month, and meetings are open to the public. Click on a link below to view more info about that date's meeting, including the public notice about the meeting, the meeting agenda, and the minutes.
FY2014 Board Meetings
|Feb. 18, 2014||April 28, 2014||June 30, 2014||Aug. 25, 2014||Oct. 27, 2014||Dec. 10, 2014|
FY2013 Board Meetings (click to show)
|Oct. 12, 2012||Oct. 22, 2012||Dec. 11, 2012||Dec. 19, 2012||Jan. 28, 2013||Feb. 25, 2013|
|Feb. 25, 2013||March 25, 2013||April 22, 2013||May 6, 2013||May 20 - cancelled||June 17, 2013|
|June 17, 2013||July 2, 2013||July 22, 2013||Aug. 26, 2013||Sept. 23, 2013|
FY2012 Board Meetings (click to show)
|Oct. 3, 2011||(no Nov. meeting)||Dec. 7, 2011||Jan. 23, 2012||Feb. 27, 2012||March 26, 2012|
|April 23, 2012||May 21, 2012||June 7, 2012||July 23, 2012||Aug. 22, 2012||Sept. 25, 2012|
JAXPORT's Board of Directors
- Joe York - Chairman
- John J. Falconetti - Vice Chair
- Dr. John Allen Newman - Treasurer
- Robert F. Spohrer - Secretary
- James P. Citrano - Member
- Nancy Soderberg - Member
- Ed Fleming - Member
Joe York serves as Vice President, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs for AT&T Florida. His work with state government has resulted in legislation fostering greater competition and new investments into the Florida economy. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. York served as the Regional Director of Corporate and External Affairs for BellSouth of Central Florida. Before joining BellSouth, he was a Partner in Arnall & York, a Jacksonville, Fla.-based firm specializing in governmental affairs. He has also served as Chief Aide in the Florida Legislature. Mr. York was appointed to JAXPORT's Board of Directors in 2010 to a four-year term.
John J. Falconetti has been the President of the Drummond Press since 1989. He has served on the Jacksonville Library Board, the Jacksonville Aviation Authority from 2005 to 2008 and was member of the board of directors of Enterprise Florida from 2007 to 2011. Mr. Falconetti has been a member of the Jacksonville Downtown Rotary Club since 1995, a member of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce’s board of governors from 2007 to 2009 and a member of the Printing Association of Florida from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Falconetti was appointed to JAXPORT's Board of Directors in 2011 to a four-year term.
Dr. John Allen Newman is Senior Pastor of The Sanctuary at Mt. Calvary in Jacksonville, Fla. Dr. Newman has addressed congregations around the globe and has provided leadership and inspiration to businesses on a local, national and international scale. He serves as the U.S. lead pastor for 60 churches located in Kenya and Uganda, and he has served on the boards of the National Baptist Convention of America, Cornerstone (JAXUSA Partnership), Jacksonville Urban League, Mayor’s councils, and the Sheriff’s Advisory Board. Dr. Newman was appointed to JAXPORT’s Board of Directors in 2011 to a four-year term.
Robert Spohrer is president of Spohrer & Dodd, a Jacksonville-based law office specializing in complex civil litigation. He is board certified by The Florida Bar in Aviation Law and Civil Trial Law. Mr. Spohrer is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, an invitation-only organization of the top 100 U.S. trial attorneys and is a founding member and former president of the Jacksonville Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. Spohrer is also active in numerous community organizations including the North Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid and HandsOn Jacksonville. He was appointed to JAXPORT’s Board of Directors in 2012 for a term that will run through 2015.
James P. Citrano retired in 2013 as Managing Director of the Jacksonville office of CB Richard Ellis, a position he had held since 1997. Prior to joining CB Richard Ellis, Mr. Citrano served as Vice President of Gate Riverplace at Gate Petroleum. In a real estate management career spanning almost 40 years, he has also held senior management positions with St. Johns Place Development Company, The Haskell Company and J.A. Jones Construction Company. Mr. Citrano is also a United States Marine Corps veteran. He was reappointed to JAXPORT's Board of Directors in 2013 for a second four-year term.
Nancy Soderberg is an author, public commentator and foreign policy expert. She serves as President of the Connect U.S. Fund in Washington, D.C., a nongovernmental organization that leads and supports effective, collaborative advocacy to create a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world. She is also a Visiting Distinguished Scholar at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville and President and CEO of Soderberg Solutions, an international consulting firm. Soderberg is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and serves on the advisory board of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy and the Stanley Foundation. She is also on the board of the Jacksonville World Affairs Council. Soderberg was appointed to the JAXPORT Board of Directors in 2013 for a four-year term.
Ed Fleming retired in 2010 as CEO/President of Atlantic Marine, after a 32 year career in the maritime industry. Mr. Fleming continues to participate in the local maritime community as a member of the board of the Jacksonville Marine Transportation Exchange and the Jacksonville Waterways Commission, in addition to consulting in the industry. Mr. Fleming’s past affiliations include president of the Propeller Club, Port of Jacksonville and serving on the board of the National Shipbuilding Research Program and First Coast Manufacturers Association. He was appointed to the JAXPORT Board of Directors in January 2014.