John Peyton chosen Jax Chamber chair-elect

Curry Peyton

Former Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton is poised to soon have a new public visibility, as the JAX Chamber announced Wednesday his election as chair-elect.

Peyton served as mayor of Jacksonville from 2003 to 2011; since his mayoralty, he has not been politically prominent, except for a strong endorsement of Lenny Curry in 2015.

Darnell Smith, the current chair of the Chamber, has taken a high-profile role in marshaling support for Jacksonville’s proposed expansion of its Human Rights Ordinance.

Also announced: the 2017 JAX Chamber Board of Directors, which includes a number of community luminaries, including several of the most relevant political figures in Jacksonville.

On the board: Jacksonville City Council President Lori Boyer; Curry’s Chief of Staff, Kerri Stewart; former Mayor John Delaney; Duval County School Board Chair Paula Wright.

A complete list of members and professional affiliations is below:

·       Ken Babby, Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

·       Kathy Barco Jossim, Barco-Duval Engineering

·       Rosa Beckett, Jacksonville Aviation Authority

·       Sarah Bermudez, Workscapes

·       Cynthia Bioteau, Florida State College at Jacksonville

·       John Bottaro, RS&H

·       Hon. Lori Boyer, Jacksonville City Council

·       Michael Brannigan, Suddath Relocation Systems

·       Michelle Braun, United Way of Northeast Florida

·       Lathun Brigman, Beaver Street Fisheries Inc.

·       Henry Brown, Miller Electric Company

·       Debbie Buckland, BB&T

·       Ed Burr, GreenPointe Holdings LLC

·       Mike Butler, JPMorgan Chase

·       Rose Conry, StaffTime

·       Tim Cost, Jacksonville University

·       Sandy Coston, GuideWell Source

·       Ben Davis, Intuition Ale Works

·       Daniel Davis, JAX Chamber

·       John Delaney, University of North Florida

·       Wally Devlin, Rimrock Companies

·       Ray Driver, Driver, McAfee, Peek & Hawthorne, P.L.

·       Paula Drum, Interline Brands

·       Roseann Duran,

·       Gianrico Farrugia, Mayo Clinic

·       Nathaniel Ford, Jacksonville Transportation Authority

·       Nat Glover, Edward Waters College

·       April Green, Bethel Baptist Institutional Church

·       Eric Green, JAXPORT

·       Dane Grey, Elite Parking Services of America

·       Abel Harding, IBERIABANK

·       Micah Heavener, Citi

·       RDML Mary Jackson, Navy Region Southeast

·       Barbara Johnston, Regency Centers Corporation

·       Quintin Kendall, CSX Corporation

·       Mark Lamping, Jacksonville Jaguars Ltd.

·       Thomas Lee, Lee & Cates Glass Inc.

·       Eric Mann, YMCA of Florida’s First Coast

·       Paul McElroy, JEA

·       David Miller, Brightway Insurance

·       Audrey Moran, Baptist Health

·       Dan Murphy, Fidelity National Financial Inc.

·       Donna Orender, Orender Unlimited / Generation W

·       Brian Parks, SunTrust Bank North Florida

·       John Peyton, GATE Petroleum Company

·       Jared Rice, THE PLAYERS Championship

·       Jamie Shelton, bestbet Jacksonville

·       Peter Shen, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care

·       Misty Skipper, GATE Petroleum Company

·       Leslie Slover, Deutsche Bank

·       Greg Smith, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

·       Darnell Smith, Florida Blue

·       Kelly Smith, Wells Fargo

·       Scott Snyder, Compass Consulting Group

·       Kerri Stewart, City of Jacksonville, Mayor’s Office

·       Cindy Stover, TD Bank

·       Ellen Sullivan, The BairFind Foundation

·       Tyra Tutor, Adecco Group North America

·       Tom Van Berkel, The Main Street America Group

·       Tom VanOsdol, St. Vincent’s HealthCare

·       Tim Volpe, Adams and Reese LLP

·       Denise Wallace, BCM Services

·       Nina Waters, The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida

·       Terry West, VyStar Credit Union

·       Jeff Whitson, TECO Peoples Gas

·       Hon. Paula Wright, Duval County School Board

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been the Northeast Florida correspondent for Florida Politics since 2014. He writes for the New York Post and National Review also, with previous work in the American Conservative and Washington Times and a 15+ year run as a columnist in Folio Weekly. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


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