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York elected JAXPORT Board Chairman

June 17, 2013

AT&T senior executive Joe York will serve as the next Chairman of the Jacksonville Port Authority Board of Directors, taking over from James Citrano on July 1. York was elected unanimously by the full board today as members selected a slate of new officers for 2013-2014.

York is Vice President of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs for AT&T Telecommunications, where he has led the development of AT&T’s public policy strategies since 2005. Previously, he was Regional Director of  Corporate and External Affairs with BellSouth Telecommunications.

A former legislative assistant in the Florida House of Representatives, York stays actively involved in many economic development organizations, currently serving on the Associated Industries of Florida Board of Directors. He joined JAXPORT's Board of Directors in 2010.

Also elected by unanimous vote today:

  • John Anderson, Vice-Chairman
  • John Falconetti, Treasurer
  • Dr. John Newman, Secretary

Board member Robert Spohrer was selected to serve as the port's liaison to the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization. James Citrano will continue as a board member following his one-year tenure as Chairman.

JAXPORT is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors; three members are appointed by the governor of Florida and four by the mayor of Jacksonville

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