Transportation

JAMES FOOTE

PRESIDENT & CEO, CSX, JACKSONVILLE

Foote, a native of Superior, Wisc., comes from a railroading family. Over the course of nearly a half-century in the business, Foote, who has a law degree from John Marshall Law School, has run finance, law, labor relations, regulatory affairs, corporate communications, operations, sales and marketing departments. In 1995, he joined Canadian National, where he became part of an executive team assembled by Hunter Harrison, a maverick and abrasive CEO who embraced a management approach called “precision railroading” that upends many traditional industry precepts. Harrison later recruited Foote to CSX, the state’s only class I carrier. Foote had been on the job for only a few weeks in 2017 when Harrison died. He continued implementing Harrison’s precision-railroading strategy, albeit in a more diplomatic fashion. Since taking over, Foote has improved CSX’s safety record and efficiency as other railroads have followed its model. CSX now moves $800 million more in goods a year with 1,200 fewer locomotives, 31,000 fewer railcars and 4,700 fewer workers. In 2020, it set an industry quarterly record for efficiency.

Paul Anderson

Port Tampa Bay

Frank DiBello

Space Florida

JOHN E. FENTON

PATRIOT RAIL AND PORTS

Mark Gale

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

Jim Gattoni

Landstar System

Patrick Goddard

Brightline

Eric Green

JaxPort

Bobby Harris

BlueGrace Logistics

Juan Kuryla

PortMiami

JUAN CARLOS LISCANO

AMERICAN AIRLINES

Joe Lopano

Tampa International Airport

JOHN W. MURRAY

CANAVERAL PORT AUTHORITY

ANANTH PRASAD

FLORIDA TRANSPORTATION BUILDERS’ ASSOCIATION

STEVEN ROSSUM

SILVER AIRWAYS AND SEABORNE AIRLINES

Robert Sanchez

Ryder System

ARTHUR R. SAVAGE

A.R. SAVAGE & SON