Greive joins Jacksonville Port Authority as CFO

The former Jacksonville chief financial officer is leading the JaxPort budget and accounting, treasury, payroll and external auditing functions and oversees its $600 million capital program.

Patrick “Joey” Greive
Patrick “Joey” Greive
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Former city CFO Patrick “Joey” Greive has joined the Jacksonville Port Authority as chief financial officer.

Greive posted the move Aug. 17 on LinkedIn.

Greive was with the city for more than 13 years, leaving as CFO and director of finance and administration under the administration of former Mayor Lenny Curry.

He joined in 2010 as chief investment officer and pension manager, leading the pension office team responsible for the oversight and management of $3 billion in public investment funds.

In 2012, he added the title as treasurer leading a 12-member team as the division chief responsible for investment, administrative and operational management of the pension and operating funds as well as budgeting and financial reporting, banking and debt management for the city.

In 2018, he became CFO and finance director.

JaxPort reports that Greive will be responsible for budget and accounting, treasury, payroll and external auditing functions. 

In addition, he oversees the port’s $600 million capital program and serves as the port’s primary liaison with bondholders, lenders and credit rating agencies.

It says Greive is a finance and administration executive with more than 15 years of experience, most recently serving the city of Jacksonville.

“He advanced economic policies and practices resulting in over $500 million of debt reduction, reformed pension systems, and a tripling of operating reserves since 2015,” it says.

Greive previously served as a lead investment adviser for Merrill Lynch, where he led a team managing client assets, investments, relationships and sales strategies.

He holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Finance and Real Estate from Florida State University.

Beth McCague, who was JaxPort CFO for five years, now is chief of staff.