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JTA Makes Key Management Changes

JACKSONVILLE, FL — Looking to strengthen the Jacksonville Transportation Authority from the top down, Executive Director and CEO Michael J. Blaylock, announced two key personnel changes to the JTA executive management team. Chief Financial Officer Blair Fishburn is taking on the additional role of Deputy Executive Director and Former Chief of Staff Jacquie Gibbs is Chief Administrative Officer. Both Fishburn and Gibbs report directly to Blaylock.

Blaylock said the move was necessary so that the organization has operational and administrative guidance while he (Blaylock) focused on the long-term strategic future of the agency.

“I have great confidence that Blair (Fishburn) will provide me, our senior staff, and all our employees the needed direction to keep our agency moving in a positive direction,” Blaylock said.

In addition to overseeing the financial side of JTA, the heads of the Mass Transit,Engineering, Strategic Planning and Resource Development departments will now report to Fishburn.

Gibbs will oversee the areas of Marketing, External Affairs, Human Resources, Purchasing, IT, Risk Management and more as part of her new duties.

Both appointments became effective on February 1.