Get to know Whitney Croxton, Senior Marketing Coordinator, Jacksonville Port Authority, who now serves as the club’s Vice President of Programs in this month’s Member Spotlight.
Where are you from/hometown? I am a Jacksonville native (#ilovejax).
Briefly explain your job and major responsibilities: Each day I have the opportunity to promote one of our region’s greatest economic drivers – JAXPORT. I am responsible for managing the port’s trade show and events calendar as well as assisting with the port’s marketing efforts. I also serve as the Editor of JAXPORT publications.
How long have you worked at your current job? 3 years
Any prior employment you’d like to share? After graduating college, I spent two years on the marketing team at W&O Supply where I met former club president Tammy Emerson.
If you went to college, where did you go and what was your major/minor/degree? University of North Florida, Bachelor of Science, Communications
How long have you been a member of the Propeller Club? A few years off and on since 2012, but 2 years consistently since joining the port.
Why did you join the club? I have come to have a deeper appreciation for what this industry means to our community since joining the JAXPORT team. As a daddy’s girl, I spent most of my summers riding along in his big rig moving cargo in and out of the port. I have grown up watching this port grow and I am proud of the work we continue to do today to build the port of the future. Being a part of this organization is one small way I can give back to a community that supported my family’s livelihood when I was growing up and ensure it continues to do so for generations to come.
What is your favorite Propeller Club event? I enjoy every event! But I would have to say my favorite is State of the Port. I serve in dual roles for this event – both with my job at the port as well as my role in the club, working behind the scenes to assist in the event production. From where I stand, which is off to the side or in the back, I get to watch the audience’s reaction to the message being delivered.
Family/Significant Other/Pets? I have a fiancé Jeff, two boys – Garrett and Grant – and a dog named Bailey
What is something unique about you that you’d like to share…hobby/hidden talent/award? It’s definitely a hidden talent these days – but I can carry a tune in a bucket. I sang in church as a child and performed in my high school choral program – even won my high school pageant with a song and dance to Natalie Cole’s ‘L-O-V-E’. Now I prefer to save my vocals for carpool karaoke.
Connect with Whitney on LinkedIn & Twitter (@WhitneyCroxton) or via email: Whitney.Croxton@JAXPORT.com