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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 3:14pm

GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz Steps Down

Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz is stepping down. Foltz has worked at the Ports Authority for 12 years and has been its executive director for six.

Foltz says change at the top of an organization is good. He acknowledges his timing surprised the board, but he says it was a personal decision.

"I really now, looking back in retrospect, don’t think there could’ve been a better time to make this transition," he says. "Things are going so well here, they’re so solid. It’s a great time to hand it off."

Georgia’s ports have seen record growth in the last decade - and the GPA is preparing for further volume as the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project moves forward.

Foltz will stay on to consult for a year. Chief Operating Officer Griff Lynch will succeed Foltz, who says he doesn’t know what’s next but expects it will be in the maritime industry.