JACKSONVILLE, FL, – Memorial Hospital of Jacksonville is proud to share that its Chief Executive Officer Bradley S. Talbert, FACHE, will serve as the 2020 JAXUSA Chair, leading the efforts of Year Two of the region's five-year strategic plan, Elevate Northeast Florida.
As the Health & Biomedical industry is a growing and significant area of focus per the JAXUSA strategic plan, under Talbert's leadership, JAXUSA will further develop this industry's assets and talent, as well as guide its efforts in attracting diverse business and jobs across all industries to the region.
“In a short period of time, Brad has taken an active role in community leadership to improve the quality of life in Northeast Florida. There is no doubt in my mind that his leadership as JAXUSA chair will serve to continue growth in regional prosperity for all residents,” said JAXUSA Partnership President Aundra Wallace. “As quality healthcare is in the top three location factors for attracting talent – a top priority for JAXUSA – Brad’s reputation as a dedicated leader in the health & biomedical industry will strengthen relationships among existing and future businesses in the field, but also benefit all regional target industries as identified by Elevate Northeast Florida.”
Talbert has been an active member of the JAXUSA Policy Council and the JAX Chamber Board of Directors and has been involved in several other community boards and committees since moving to Jacksonville in 2017.
“It did not take long for me to gain respect for the JAXUSA Partnership mission as it aligns with my own strategic objectives and goals for a community I am proud to be a part of,” said Talbert. “I plan to honor past Chair Ray Driver’s work and to provide continuity to this important role. It has been a pleasure to work with the excellent leadership in JAXUSA President Aundra Wallace, as a member of the JAXUSA Policy Council and I look forward to working with all stakeholders to further enhance Jacksonville’s economy.”