Jacksonville continues to grow in all areas of diversity including the boardroom. Recent announcements continue to support the growth for the city once monikered, “The Bold New City of the South.”
WJCT Public Media recently added to its Board of Trustees. The community-owned and operated public media organization welcomed Debbie Buckland, Bill Hendrich and LaTanya Wynn-Hall to begin three-year terms on the board.
Wynn-Hall is the regional director for Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) Duval Head Start, where she oversees 250 staff and a $15 million budget supporting the early childhood education program that serves 1,400 children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Her entire 29-year career has focused on working with vulnerable children and families, including 17 years with Head Start.
The Jacksonville Aviation Authority elected new leadership for FY21-22. Ray Alfred is the newly elected board chair, having previously served as board chair in 2015-2016. Alfred most recently served as vice-chair and succeeds Patrick Kilbane as chair. He is president and CEO of Emergency Responders’ Industries, Inc., a consulting company specializing in homeland security and all-hazards issues. He was first appointed to the JAA board by Mayor Alvin Brown in March 2014 to complete Dr. Chester Aikens’ board term after Dr. Aikens passed away and reappointed by Mayor Lenny Curry in 2019. Congratulations to the appointees.