February 3, 2016 11:54 AM
Georgia Ports Director Curtis Foltz will leave his position as Director of Georgia Ports on June 30th. The news was announced today at a special called meeting of the Georgia Ports Authority on Wednesday. He will be replaced by Chief Operating officer Griff Lynch.
According to a report by the Savannah Morning News, Foltz will remain in a consulting role for a year after leaving. His 12 years of service to the authority, under which the Savannah Port has grown to become one of the largest in the country, drew praise from Ports Board Chair Jim Walters:
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.
Under his leadership the GPA has achieved record cargo growth, modernized its terminals and developed operational practices that increased efficiency, improved safety and focused on environmental stewardship.
The board is grateful for the many contributions he made to the Authority during his distinguished career here.