The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) today announced that experienced purchasing executive Jacqueline Glass has joined JAXPORT as Director, Procurement Services. Under the supervision of the port’s Chief Financial Officer, Glass will oversee JAXPORT’s purchasing program, keeping the port’s operations efficient and cost-effective, while ensuring that individuals and businesses remain connected with JAXPORT opportunities. In her new position, Glass is also responsible for JAXPORT’s successful Small and Emerging Business (SEB) program, promoting equal access to all capital and procurement contracts.
Glass has more than 25 years of experience as a supply chain professional focused on strategic sourcing and contract negotiation. Most recently, Glass served as the Senior Manager, Procurement for the Jacksonville Transportation Authority overseeing the public transit authority’s solicitation process and annual expenditures.
“We welcome Jackie’s expertise to our team as we continue to practice sound expense-side management and make the best use possible of our earnings, as well as the public dollars entrusted to us,” said JAXPORT CEO Eric Green. “Jackie’s extensive background in procurement services and proven record of increasing productivity and efficiencies in the public sector will be especially critical at this time of significant growth and opportunity for the port.”
Glass holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from State University of New York at Fredonia and an Executive Masters in Business Administration from State University of New York at Buffalo. She is a Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM), Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPBM) and holds a certification in project management.
In Fiscal Year 2018, JAXPORT awarded approximately $70.1 million in formal procurement contracts to area businesses. During the past three years, the port has issued more than $16.4 million in payments to small businesses in the community. As the port’s cargo volumes continue to increase so do the procurement opportunities for area businesses.