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Board of Directors

The Authority's governing body has seven members. Three members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate; three members are appointed by Jacksonville's Mayor and confirmed by the City Council; and the seventh member is the District Two Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). Members serve a four-year term with the exception of the FDOT Secretary who serves the length of his/her employment in that position, and can be re-appointed for an additional four years. The members of the Authority are not entitled to compensation, but are reimbursed for travel and other expenses actually incurred in their duties as provided by law. 

Donna Harper
Chair

Donna L. Harper, former president of First Coast Systems and current CEO/owner of Systems Logics Company, is currently serving as the chair of the Jacksonville Transportation Authority.  Ms. Harper has been a board member for twelve years, serving as treasurer, secretary, vice chair and as JTA’s representative to the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization (TPO).  Her accomplished leadership skills are a great asset in her new role.  Ms. Harper chaired a committee of seven distinguished business leaders in Jacksonville to review and make recommendations to improve transportation for the Duval County School System.  She was also appointed by the President of the City Council, as a member of a Task Force to review the City of Jacksonville’s budget to identify revenues to build roads.  During her current tenure as chair, Ms. Harper will oversee the implementation of the Authority’s new strategic plan – The Blueprint for Transportation Excellence. 

Ms. Harper has been the recipient of the 2000 Georgia Southern University College of Business Hall of Fame: 1999 Sam Walton Business Leader Award; 1999 SBA Florida Small Business Person of the Year; 1999 Times Union Eve Award for Employment; and the 1998 Women Business Owners of North Florida Women Business Owner of the Year.

Ms. Harper has been a long-term community volunteer and advocate, focusing much of her civic energies on improving the lives of women and children at risk.  She has served as Trustee for United Way of North Florida.  She has served as Trustee as well as Foundation Board member for the University of North Florida (UNF), her alma mater.  She is the recipient of two outstanding UNF awards: the Prime F. Osborn III Distinguished Business Leader Award and 2000 Alumni of the Year.  Ms. Harper has been elected to serve on three bank boards: The Jacksonville Bank; BBVA Compass Bank, and BB&T.  She is also a member of the Leadership Jacksonville (2000) and Leadership Florida (2001).

 

Scott McCaleb 
Vice Chair

Scott McCaleb of Jacksonville Beach is the president of Vulcan Lands, Inc. (previously Vulcan Materials Company). McCaleb has been a member of the University of North Florida Foundation Board since 2011, and a member of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors since 2010.  From 2007 to 2008, he served on the Strategic Aggregate Review Task Force and has been a trustee of the Gator Bowl Association since 1993. 

McCaleb received a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University.  He succeeded Michael R. Cavendish and was appointed for a term beginning February 10, 2012 and ending May 31, 2015.  

 

Isaiah Rumlin 
Secretary 

Rumlin was appointed to the board by Mayor Alvin Brown in August 2012.  This is Rumlin's second stint on the JTA board having previously served from 1987 to 1991.

Isaiah Rumlin is the managing member of Rumlin Insurance Agency, the oldest minority-owned property and casualty agency in Duval County.  In addition to operating his agency, Rumlin currently serves as president of the NAACP Jacksonville branch.

Rumlin earned a bachelor's degree from Florida A&M University.

 

Greg Evans, P.E. 
Treasurer; FDOT District Two Secretary

Greg Evans was appointed as the Florida Department of Transportation District Two Secretary effective February 6, 2012.  Mr. Evans is responsible for the day-to-day administrative, planning, production and operations activities for District Two which encompasses 18 counties, covers nearly 12,000 square miles in North Central Florida, and maintains 8,200 lane miles of roadway and over 1,200 bridges.  The area is also served by two deep-water ports and three major rail lines. 

Evans has over 20 years of experience in the management and operations of public infrastructure.  He is an alumnus of Southern Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Technology.

 

Edward E. Burr 
Immediate Past Chair

Ed Burr is president and chief executive officer of GreenPointe Holdings, LLC, a diversified holding company that brings together the necessary disciplines to create sustainable, high-value homes and communities throughout the Southeastern United States.  Prior to founding GreenPointe Holdings in 2008, Ed founded the LandMar Group LLC in 1987 after several years of working as a CPA with Coopers & Lybrand.

Throughout his career, Burr has been actively involved in business, civic and community organizations.  A longtime advocate for bettering the lives of children, Burr is the founder of the Monique Burr Foundation for Children, a foundation dedicated and committed to providing bullying and child abuse prevention education.  He has served as the Chairman of the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce and is currently on the Chamber Board of Directors overseeing the Downtown Development Council.  Burr was named Developer of the Year by his peers in 2002.  Burr accepted a gubernatorial appointment to the Jacksonville Transportation Authority currently serving as Chairman and was appointed to the Florida State University Board of Trustees by unanimous vote of the Senate in April 2011.  Burr is also a Member of The Florida Council of 100.  He is actively involved in the Urban Land Institute, the National Association of Home Builders and the Northeast Florida Builders Association.

 

Kevin Holzendorf  
Board Member

A lifelong resident of Jacksonville, Kevin J. Holzendorf is a partner at Southern Strategy Group’s Jacksonville office.  Holzendorf has spent his professional career in both the private and public sectors working in the accounting, financial services and technology industries.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of North Florida and is active in the community serving as Big Brother for the Big Brother/Big Sister program,  Jacksonville Cultural Council Board Member, Wolfson Children’s Hospital Development Council Board Member, and Chair of the UNCF Leadership Council to name a few.  Holzendorf was appointed to the JTA Board by Mayor Alvin Brown in August 2013. 

 

 

 

 

Ava Parker  
Board Member 

Attorney Ava L. Parker was appointed to the JTA Board of Directors by the Mayor in May 2006 to fill the unexpired term of Attorney Cynthia Austin, who served on the JTA Board for eight years.  Ms. Parker was reappointed by the Mayor on June 1, 2007.

Parker is a partner in the law firm Lawrence & Parker, PA and the President of Linking Solutions, Inc.   She brings years of government experience to the Board, having previously worked for both the Public Service Commission and the Florida Department of Transportation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       


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