Gormley joined CHA Consulting Inc; Sterling to The Heritage Bank and Nichols transfers to Crowley Shipping.
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Farrukh Bezar will join CSX Corp. as senior vice president and chief strategy officer, a new position. Bezar will lead the development of strategic initiatives “that support CSX’s intensified focus on growth and adding value for its customers and shareholders,” the company said in a news release. Bezar most recently was founder and managing partner of the Lynwood Partners transportation and logistics advisory firm.
Howard Wanamaker was selected as the next Clay County manager. Wanamaker was chief strategy officer for Hanania Automotive Group in Jacksonville. Before joining Hanania, he served 26 years in the U.S. Navy and was commanding officer at Naval Air Station Jacksonville from 2013-16.
Steve Gormley joined CHA Consulting Inc. as vice president and education market business development leader. Gormley’s role is to increase the firm’s education practice in Florida, the Midwest, New England and the Eastern Seaboard. Gromley was director of business development for the Commercial Group at Stellar Group Inc.
Amy Sterling joined The Heritage Bank in Jacksonville as vice president and commercial lender. Sterling was vice president at Valley National Bank and has 19 years of experience in commercial lending.
Bryan Nichols transferred to Crowley Shipping as marine services team manager of business development. His role is to develop ship assist and escort services for tankers, container ships and other vessels. Nichols was with Seattle-based Jensen Maritime, Crowley’s subsidiary focused on naval architecture and marine engineering business development