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JTA CEO Nat Ford Inducted into First Coast Business Hall of Fame

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – November 16, 2018 – Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) Chief Executive Officer Nathaniel P. Ford Sr. was inducted into the First Coast Business Hall of Fame this afternoon. Ford is one of four individuals from across Northeast Florida honored by the Florida Council on Economic Education (FCEE) this year for their leadership and contributions to the community.

“I am honored and grateful to be recognized by the Florida Council on Economic Education with this prestigious award and pleased to be among such an impressive roster of esteemed colleagues for the Class of 2018 recipients,” said Ford. “This award belongs to the entire JTA team of professionals that I have the honor of working with every day.”

The First Coast Business Hall of Fame program was created 20 years ago to recognize exceptional business and civic champions. Ford was inducted along with John Falconetti, Tim Finchem and Gary Norcross at an event in their honor.

Ford is the immediate past chair of the American Public Transportation Association. His distinguished career spans more than three decades, including tenures as CEO of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. He is a champion of multimodal transportation, walkable neighborhoods, public-private partnerships and transit-oriented development.

In addition to his governance roles with APTA and the Transportation & Expressway Authority Membership of Florida, Ford holds positions on several other boards, including the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Northeast Florida, Jacksonville University College of Business Executive Advisory Board, WJCT and Goodwill Industries of North Florida.

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