The Georgia Ports Authority board has elected Robert S. Jepson Jr. to serve a second term as chairman of the board.
Jepson was first appointed to the board in 2008 and previously served as vice chairman. The new vice chairman will be James A. Walters, and Stephen S. Green will serve as secretary/treasurer.
“Bob Jepson’s steady leadership is exactly what is needed as we shepherd important rail, highway and maritime infrastructure projects to completion,” said Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal in a statement. “During his first year as chairman, Bob made sure the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project remained a top priority, successfully navigating the final stages of federal approval for SHEP.”
The governor has also shown his strong support for the Savannah harbor channel deepening by providing $50 million in his 2014 budget, totaling $231 million in state funds already allocated to the project.