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Ronald (Ron) Townsend
Ron Townsend is a communications consultant.
He retired from Gannett Company in 1996.
He studied Business Administration at City College of New York.
is dedicated to community involvement.
He is currently a trustee of the University of North Florida, a member of the Guardian Catholic Schools and serves on the Board of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.
He is currently a Director of Rayonier Corporation.
He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Freedom Forum Newseum, Inc.
He was appointed by former Governor Jeb Bush to the Jacksonville Airport Authority Board and served as Chair from 2002-2003.
Other past involvement includes the Council of National Trustees of National Jewish Center
for Immunology and Respiratory medicine, past president of the Big Brothers of the National Capital Area
, the United Way of the National Capital Area
Board of Directors and past Chair of the Trustees Assembly of United Way of the National Capital Area
served on the Bank of America Corporation
Board from February 1993 - May 2004 and Winn Dixie Corporation
from 2001 - 2006.
He served as Director of Alltel Corporation until November, 2007.
Mr. Townsend was appointed to the JEA Board on July 6, 2007, to an unexpired term and was reappointed for a four year term which expires February 28, 2015.
He served as Chair of the Finance/Audit Committee in 2008 and 2009 and is currently serving his second term as the Board Chair.