On Monday, the Florida Chamber of Commerce announced its appointment of CSX executive Quintin Kendall to a one-year term as Northeast Florida Regional Board Chair.
“I am honored to serve as the Florida Chamber’s Regional Board Chair for Northeast Florida,” Kendall said in a prepared statement. “CSX has long viewed the Florida Chamber as a highly effective partner in promoting a pro-business agenda. I look forward to engaging First Coast business leaders in our ongoing effort to secure Florida’s future.”
CSX has long been one of the leading businesses in Northeast Florida, growing with the region.
“Quintin Kendall is an accomplished leader who fully understands how essential Northeast Florida is to the continuous growth of Florida as a whole,” Mark Wilson, president and CEO of the Florida Chamber, said. “In his role as a Florida Chamber Regional Board Chair, Quintin will volunteer his talent and resources in support of the Florida Chamber’s mission to secure Florida’s future.“
There are 12 regional board chairs.
Kendall brings to his role a unique combination of experience dealing with legislatures on the state and federal level.
While based in Virginia, Kendall was a member of the transportation working group on Gov. Bob McDonnell‘s transition team, including drafting the final report of the Rail and Transit subgroup. He then was on a variety of executive level committees.
“Prior to joining CSX,” his Florida Chamber biography states, “Kendall served in the office of the Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation from 2002 to 2009, most recently as Chief of Staff to Secretary Mary E. Peters. While at USDOT, Kendall focused on efforts to reform federal highway and transit policy, improving transportation safety and maritime issues. In 2006, he served as the first Executive Director of the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission under U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta.”