Memorial Hospital CEO selected as 2020 JAXUSA Partnership chair

Bradley Talbert will succeed Ray Driver to lead economic development at JAX Chamber.

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  • | 5:20 p.m. January 7, 2020
Memorial Hospital CEO Bradley Talbert.
Memorial Hospital CEO Bradley Talbert.
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Memorial Hospital announced Jan. 7 that CEO Bradley Talbert will serve as the 2020 chair of the JAXUSA Partnership, the economic development division of JAX Chamber. 

He will lead the second year of the Elevate Northeast Florida five-year strategic plan, which has a significant focus on the health and biomedical industries. 

“As quality health care 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,” JAXUSA Partnership President Aundra Wallace said in a statement provide by Memorial Hospital. 

Talbert served on the JAXUSA Policy Council and on the JAX Chamber board of directors. He moved to Jacksonville as CEO at Memorial Hospital in 2017.

He will succeed Ray Driver, who was the 2019 chair of JAXUSA Partnership. Driver was selected in September to be the 2021 JAX Chamber chair.

“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,” Talbert said in a statement.