The Jacksonville Port Authority board this morning voted unanimously to extend the contract for its chief executive officer position to Brian W. Taylor.
Based in Charlotte, Taylor has worked both in the public and private sector. He was most recently executive vice president and chief operating officer of Horizon Lines. He left the company in November 2012. Most recently, Taylor was senior vice president of sales and operations for New Breed Logistics in High Point, N.C. He started his career in the mid-1980s for Sea-Land Service and worked in a number of management roles both in the United States and Asia for the former liner carrier.
In early May, the Jaxport board’s initial CEO pick, Juan Kuryla, abruptly rejected the port’s offer, opting to remain at the Port of Miami where he has been deputy director since 2009.
Jaxport immediately restarted its executive search and asked Roy Schleicher to stay on as interim CEO.
Jaxport’s former CEO, Paul Anderson, now runs the Tampa Port Authority. - Chris Dupin
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