JAA Board
We invite you to meet the Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) Board of Directors. This group will see to it that the customer comes first at all of the Jacksonville Aviation Authority airports; Jacksonville International Airport (JAX), Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport (CRG), Herlong Recreational Airport (HEG), and Cecil Airport(VQQ).
JAA's Board of Directors consists of seven members; four appointed by Florida's governor and three appointed by the mayor of the City of Jacksonville. Once appointed, members may serve a maximum of two consecutive four-year terms.
JAA's Board of Directors meets bimonthly in a publicly noticed meeting to conduct the business and set policy for Jacksonville's four airport system.
To contact JAA Board members, please call JAA's Executive Office at (904) 741-2013.

Jacksonville Aviation Authority Board

Ray Alfred
Ray Alfred
  • Position: Chair
  • Date Appointed: 02/26/2014
  • Appointed by: Mayor
  • Term Expires: 09/30/2023 2nd full term
Jay Demetree
Jay Demetree
  • Position: Vice Chair
  • Date Appointed: 10/15/2015
  • Appointed by: Mayor
  • Term Expires: 09/30/2023 2nd full term
Giselle Carson
Giselle Carson
  • Position: Secretary
  • Date Appointed: 03/28/2014
  • Appointed by: Governor
  • Term Expires: 09/30/2021 2nd full term
Michelle Barnett
Michelle Barnett
  • Position: Treasurer
  • Date Appointed: 10/17/2019
  • Appointed by: Governor
  • Term Expires: 09/30/2023 1st full term
Patrick Kilbane
Patrick Kilbane
  • Position: Immediate Past Chair
  • Date Appointed: 03/28/2014
  • Appointed by: Governor
  • Term Expires: 09/30/2021 2nd full term
Russell Thomas
Russell Thomas
  • Position: Member
  • Date Appointed: 10/15/2015
  • Appointed by: Mayor
  • Term Expires: 09/30/2021 2nd full term
Matt Connell
Matt Connell
  • Position: Member
  • Date Appointed: 11/24/2020
  • Appointed by: Governor
  • Term Expires: 09/30/2024 1st full term