Area businesses are vital to JAXUSA Partnership’s efforts to expand the region’s economy, promote a business-friendly environment and attract new companies to Northeast Florida.

More than 140 Northeast Florida companies are Investors of JAXUSA, and top-level investors comprise our Policy Council. The Policy Council provides strategic input to our economic development efforts.

Tim Cost
2017 JAXUSA Partnership Chair
President, Jacksonville University

Tim Cost became President of his undergraduate alma mater, Jacksonville University, in 2013. Prior to his election, he was Executive Vice President for PepsiCo and has 32 years of senior executive experience at many of the world’s top companies, including Bristol-Myers Squibb, Kodak, ARAMARK, Pharmacia, Wyeth/Pfizer and Centocor/Johnson & Johnson.

JAXUSA Partnership Chairs:

Business Development, Kevin Hyde

International, Mike Butler

Military Issues, Terry West

Workforce Development, Kelly Smith

Policy Committee Members:

Douglas Baer, Brooks Rehabilitation

Zim Boulos, Office Environments and Services Inc.

Nelson Bradshaw, BBVA Compass Bank

Michael Brannigan, Suddath Relocation Systems

Spencer Calvert, The Pineapple Corporation of Jacksonville

Rob Clements, EverBank

Tim Cost, Jacksonville University

John Delaney, University of North Florida

Craig Drager, Medtronic Inc.

Teresa Durand-Stuebben, Auld & White Constructors

Aubrey Edge, First Coast Energy/Daily's Convenience

Josh Edwards, Crocker Partners Porperty Management

Fredrik Eliasson, CSX Corporation

Bruce Ferguson, CareerSource Northeast Florida

Stephen Goldman, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Steven Grossman, Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA)

Mike Hightower, JEA

Robert Hill, Acosta

Matt Jenkins, Citi

Scott Keith, BB&T/Branch Banking & Trust Company

Gregory Kleffner, Stein Mart

Mark Lamping, Jacksonville Jaguars Ltd.

Michael Lancashire, The Main Street America Group

Richard Lovelace, Stellar

Vince McCormack, Perdue

Kirk Moquin, Enhanced Resource Centers

Joseph Nowland, VyStar Credit Union

Mark Nusbaum, Florida Times-Union

James O’Loughlin, Memorial Hospital

Brian Parks, SunTrust Bank North Florida

Matt Rapp, THE PLAYERS Championship

Tim Ryan, End2End Consulting 

Peter Shen, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care

Edward Sim, Baptist Medical Center Downtown

Darnell Smith, Florida Blue

Kelly Smith, Wells Fargo

Brian Taylor, Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT)

Brad Thoburn, Jacksonville Transportation Authority

Adam Thompson, Mayo Cinic

Tyra Tutor, Adecco Group North America

Nikolai Vitti, Duval County Public Schools

Tom Van Osdol, St. Vincent's HealthCare

Kirk Wendland, Office of Economic Development for City of Jacksonville

Terry West, Vystar Credit Union

James Woodall, FIS