Continuing to move swiftly with the organizational restructure of the Jacksonville Transportation Authority, CEO Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. today announced the hiring of three additional members of the public transit agency’s executive leadership team.
Alice Tolbert Cannon is joining JTA as Vice President, External Affairs. She will be responsible for managing the agency’s business development, sales and customer relations units, as well as JTA’s marketing, government relations and public/media relations efforts. A former executive of external affairs for both Morehouse School of Medicine and MARTA in Atlanta, Cannon has spent the past seven years as senior manager of Parsons Brinckerhoff’s Atlanta office.
Henry Li has been hired as JTA’s Vice President, Finance and Administration/CFO. Li, who currently serves as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer at Hampton Roads Transit in Hampton, Virginia, will oversee budgeting, accounting, real estate, grants management, human resources, procurement and inventory control at JTA.
Michael J. Sloan has been named Vice President, Compliance and Risk Management. He is responsible for the planning, managing and implementation of safety and security of JTA’s transit operations and enterprise risk management. In addition, Sloan will ensure that JTA meets the requirements for Civil Rights and DBE guidelines and manages the agency’s ethics programs and internal audit functions.
Earlier this week, William R. (Bill) Moseley was hired as JTA’s Chief of Staff and Brad Thoburn was named to the new position of Vice President- Long Range Planning, Capital Programs and System Development.
All five will report directly to the CEO. Cannon, Li and Sloan officially begin working at JTA next month. It appears that Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr., who replaced former CEO Michael Blaylock in December 2012, has hit the ground running. What is your opinion on Ford’s new executive leadership team and the future of JTA?