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JTA adds additional members to executive team

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority's (JTA) rapid reorganization turns another corner as CEO Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. names three transportation professionals to their new executive team.

Published February 14, 2013 in Transit      13 Comments    Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article


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Continuing to move swiftly with the organizational restructure of the Jacksonville Transportation Authority, CEO Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. today announced the hiring of three additional members of the public transit agency’s executive leadership team.

Alice Tolbert Cannon is joining JTA as Vice President, External Affairs. She will be responsible for managing the agency’s business development, sales and customer relations units, as well as JTA’s marketing, government relations and public/media relations efforts. A former executive of external affairs for both Morehouse School of Medicine and MARTA in Atlanta, Cannon has spent the past seven years as senior manager of Parsons Brinckerhoff’s Atlanta office.  

Henry Li has been hired as JTA’s Vice President, Finance and Administration/CFO. Li, who currently serves as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer at Hampton Roads Transit in Hampton, Virginia, will oversee budgeting, accounting, real estate, grants management, human resources, procurement and inventory control at JTA.

Michael J. Sloan has been named Vice President, Compliance and Risk Management. He is responsible for the planning, managing and implementation of safety and security of JTA’s transit operations and enterprise risk management. In addition, Sloan will ensure that JTA meets the requirements for Civil Rights and DBE guidelines and manages the agency’s ethics programs and internal audit functions.

Earlier this week, William R. (Bill) Moseley was hired as JTA’s Chief of Staff and Brad Thoburn was named to the new position of Vice President- Long Range Planning, Capital Programs and System Development.

All five will report directly to the CEO. Cannon, Li and Sloan officially begin working at JTA next month.  It appears that Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr., who replaced former CEO Michael Blaylock in December 2012, has hit the ground running.  What is your opinion on Ford's new executive leadership team and the future of JTA?









13 Comments

spuwho

February 14, 2013, 10:19:20 AM
Rock on! We will be looking for the results over the next year or two.

Debbie Thompson

February 14, 2013, 10:20:59 AM
Sounds promising.  Looking foward to seeing what happens.

fsujax

February 14, 2013, 11:46:38 AM
http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=538769

stephendare

February 14, 2013, 11:51:39 AM
"The incoming chief of staff for the Jacksonville Transportation Authority is an Atlanta attorney with some deep family roots in Florida.

William Moseley is a descendant of Florida's first governor, William Dunn Moseley, who served from 1845 to 1849, according to JTA.

Moseley is a former chairman of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, which employed Ford as CEO from 2000 to 2006. Moseley also was on the Atlanta Urban Design Commission and Central Atlanta Progress."

Another MARTA guy!

Ford is going to be just the tonic for this traditionally beleaguered agency.

jaxlore

February 14, 2013, 12:55:51 PM
Fingers crossed!

tufsu1

February 14, 2013, 02:09:47 PM
Another MARTA guy!

Ford is going to be just the tonic for this traditionally beleaguered agency.

I am so far a fan of Mr. Ford, but let's not kid ourselves...MARTA today is not exactly the poster example of a well run transit agency

stephendare

February 14, 2013, 02:11:48 PM
Another MARTA guy!

Ford is going to be just the tonic for this traditionally beleaguered agency.

I am so far a fan of Mr. Ford, but let's not kid ourselves...MARTA today is not exactly the poster example of a well run transit agency

much better to build beltways and highways, one supposes?

And compared to JTA, MARTA would be a quantum leap up.

thelakelander

February 14, 2013, 02:15:57 PM
How is Hampton Roads Transit?  The guy hired for finance was their CFO and they recently completed a LRT starter line:



http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2011-oct-norfolk-tide-exceeds-ridership-estimates

tufsu1

February 14, 2013, 02:18:16 PM
Another MARTA guy!

Ford is going to be just the tonic for this traditionally beleaguered agency.

I am so far a fan of Mr. Ford, but let's not kid ourselves...MARTA today is not exactly the poster example of a well run transit agency

much better to build beltways and highways, one supposes?

And compared to JTA, MARTA would be a quantum leap up.

that's comical....yes, they have heavy rail...but the system is falling apart, they can't get more money, and they have no support outside the city itself.

stephendare

February 14, 2013, 02:20:41 PM
Another MARTA guy!

Ford is going to be just the tonic for this traditionally beleaguered agency.

I am so far a fan of Mr. Ford, but let's not kid ourselves...MARTA today is not exactly the poster example of a well run transit agency

much better to build beltways and highways, one supposes?

And compared to JTA, MARTA would be a quantum leap up.

that's comical....yes, they have heavy rail...but the system is falling apart, they can't get more money, and they have no support outside the city itself.

and how would you describe our commuter rail system, tufsu?

urbaknight

February 14, 2013, 03:48:34 PM
I just wish that Ford would hire some people from the "real big cities" of the Northeast and West Coast.
He may turn out to be just what we need in a CEO, but I'll reserve judgment for a year or two.

And with that in mind, it's been almost two years since Alvin Brown became mayor. May I suggest that MJ do an article. (call it a midterm assessment if you will)

What were his successes?

What were his failures?

What's the status of his unfinished business?

What do the people of Jacksonville think of him?

What are his chances (as of right now and the next few months) to be reelected?

tufsu1

February 14, 2013, 04:24:16 PM
Another MARTA guy!

Ford is going to be just the tonic for this traditionally beleaguered agency.

I am so far a fan of Mr. Ford, but let's not kid ourselves...MARTA today is not exactly the poster example of a well run transit agency

much better to build beltways and highways, one supposes?

And compared to JTA, MARTA would be a quantum leap up.

that's comical....yes, they have heavy rail...but the system is falling apart, they can't get more money, and they have no support outside the city itself.

and how would you describe our commuter rail system, tufsu?

I would describe our commuter rail system the same as I would in Atlanta...non-existent

You do know that MARTA isn't commuter rail right?
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