Jepson to serve second term as GPA ports board chairmanCompany News // June 25, 2013
The board of directors of the Georgia Ports Authority has confirmed that it has elected Robert S Jepson Jr of Savannah to serve a second term as chairman of the board.
Mr Jepson was first appointed to the Board of Directors 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 Governor Nathan Deal. “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.”
“Over the past year, we have made significant strides in moving SHEP toward construction,” Jepson said. “Much of that success is due in large part to the support we have received from Governor Deal, Georgia’s Congressional delegation, and the talented staff at the Georgia Ports Authority.”
Jepson commended Governor Deal for his strong support of the deepening, including US$50 million in his 2014 budget for harbour expansion, for a total of US$231 million in state funds already allocated to the project.