Curtis Foltz steps down; Griff Lynch named new executive director of Georgia Ports Authority
Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) executive director Curtis J. Foltz will step down at the end of the fiscal year, June 30, the port authority’s board of directors announced today.
The board unanimously accepted the nominating committee's recommendation to appoint the current chief operating officer, Griff Lynch, to succeed Foltz, who will provide consulting services to the GPA for one year after his departure.
“Curtis Foltz has led the GPA to achieve great things over the past six years as executive director, and the six years prior as chief operating officer,” said Jim Walters, chairman of the board. “In addition to record cargo growth, GPA, under Curtis' leadership, modernized its terminals and developed operational practices that increased efficiency, improved safety and focused on environmental stewardship.”