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Mr. Ronald Townsend

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Board Member

Phone: (904) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: r***@***.us
The Guardian Catholic Schools
4920 Brentwood Avenue
Jacksonville , Florida 32206
United States

Company Description: The Guardian Catholic Schools is a non-profit organization located in Jacksonville, Florida. Established in 1995 by community and business leaders of all faiths and...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Bachelor of Arts
    Southern University
  • Master's Degree
    Antioch University
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Web References
JEA Board and Management - Board of Directors, 25 July 2011 [cached]
Ronald (Ron) Townsend photo
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.
Mr. Townsend 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. He 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.
News Release, 16 Feb 2001 [cached]
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 16, 2001--Rayonier (NYSE:RYN) announced today that Ronald Townsend, a communications consultant from Jacksonville, Florida, has been elected to its Board of Directors.
A member of the broadcast industry for more than 35 years, Townsend, 59, retired from the Gannett Company in 1996 after seven years as President of Gannett Television Group, Arlington, Virginia.Prior to that he was President and General Manager of the Gannett-owned CBS affiliate, Channel 9, in Washington, D.C. Before Channel 9, Townsend was Director of Field Services for the Children's Television Workshop in New York and later was involved in the production and distribution of the workshop's "Sesame Street" and "Electric Company."He began his career with CBS Television in New York.
Townsend was honored in 1987 by the United Negro College Fund for his outstanding contributions and commitment to the goals of UNCF and higher education.In 1993, he was the recipient of the prestigious National Jewish Humanitarian Award from the National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine.In 1996 Townsend received the coveted Trumpet Award, which salutes the outstanding achievements of African-American men and women who have distinguished themselves in the fields of medicine, education, literature, politics, sports, business and entertainment.
Townsend is a trustee or director of the Freedom Forum Newseum, Inc., National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, University of North Florida, United Way of Northeast Florida, Jacksonville Symphony and the Jacksonville Port Authority.He is Past Chairman of the National Association of Broadcasters Television Board and a former trustee of Emerson College in Boston.
Townsend also serves on the Boards of Directors of Alltel Corporation, Bank of America Corporation and Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.
JEA News - Open letter to all JEA customers, 1 June 2010 [cached]
An Open Letter to Our Customers from JEA Board of Directors Chair Ron Townsend JEA News - Open letter to all JEA customers
Ron Townsend
Rayonier | Investor Relations | Board of Directors, 22 April 2014 [cached]
Ronald Townsend Director
Biography Photo Ronald Townsend Director
Ronald Townsend is a communications consultant, and retired President of Gannett Television Group. Ronald currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Jacksonville Electric Authority, a trustee of the University of North Florida and formally served as a director of ALLTEL Corporation, and Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. He attended The City University of New York, Bernard Baruch.... 
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