Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

JaxPort CEO: Don't Worry about Conflict of Interest; Taylor Still Being Paid by Horizon Lines, Which Uses Blount Island Site

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

JaxPort CEO: Don't Worry about Conflict of Interest; Taylor Still Being Paid by Horizon Lines, Which Uses Blount Island Site

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Byline: David Bauerlein

The shipping executive selected to be the Jacksonville Port Authority's next CEO said Tuesday he does not think his separation agreement with Horizon Lines would create any conflicts of interest for him as JaxPort's top administrator.

Brian Taylor resigned from Horizon Lines last November and is receiving $370,000 a year over a two-year period from the company, which uses the JaxPort-owned Blount Island terminal for shipping cargo to Puerto Rico.

JaxPort has asked General Counsel Cindy Laquidara to determine whether Taylor would face any conflict of interest since Horizon Lines competes with other JaxPort tenants for cargo business.

Taylor declined to comment further on the issue. The terms of his contract, including his salary, still must be negotiated and voted on by the board.

"I am excited to get started and get to work," he said of the board's decision Monday to offer him the CEO post. "I see the port of Jacksonville as a real economic driver for the region and a huge opportunity for me and the team to build something that is really great. …

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