State of the Port

At our annual State of the Port event, club members and guests have a chance to network as well as receive a port update from JAXPORT.

Event details:
State of the Port 2018
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018
University of North Florida (UNF)
Adam W. Herbert University Center, Room 1044
(12000 Alumni Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32211)

  • Check in opens at 11:00 a.m.
  • Event program begins at 11:30 a.m.
  • Open to members and nonmembers
  • Admission includes networking, lunch, dessert


Ticket sales are now closed.

Keynote Speaker

Eric Green
Chief Executive Officer
Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT)

Eric Green was named JAXPORT CEO in September 2017. Most recently, Green led the successful effort to gain authorization and funding to start the Jacksonville Harbor Deepening project to take the federal shipping channel to 47 feet.

Green joined JAXPORT in 2005 as Director of Government Relations and was promoted to Senior Director the following year, responsible for the port’s government affairs, community outreach, grant application and environmental advocacy programs.

Prior to joining JAXPORT, Green served in numerous leadership roles for the City of Jacksonville, including Deputy Chief Administrative Officer. In this position, Green managed several city departments and was instrumental in the successful development, passage and implementation of the $2 billion Better Jacksonville Plan.

A Jacksonville native, Green is a member of the Board of Directors of the JAX Chamber and the Florida Chamber of Commerce, and is an alumnus of both Leadership Jacksonville and Leadership Florida. He is active with youth programs at Bethel Baptist Institutional Church. Green holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Saint Andrews Presbyterian College.