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JAXUSA Partnership Welcomes Jacksonville Civic Council Chairman Steve Halverson

March 6th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

JAXUSA Partnership, a division of the JAX Chamber, welcomed Steve Halverson, chairman of the Jacksonville Civic Council and Florida Council of 100, as its featured guest speaker to the JAXUSA quarterly luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront.

Speaking before an audience of more than 400 business leaders and elected officials, Halverson discussed the role of civic associations in building great communities. Halverson is strongly rooted in the Jacksonville community and believes his leadership roles provide the opportunity to help shape strategies for the city and region’s future.

“Today’s luncheon provided a wonderful opportunity for members of our business community to get to know Steve Halverson and learn about his perspective on civic organizations and their benefit to the community,” said JAXUSA Partnership Chair Fredrik Eliasson. “Civic organizations, like the Civic Council, can play a central role in the economic growth and success of our region, both now and well into the future.”

Halverson is also president and CEO of The Haskell Company, one of the nation’s largest integrated design-build organizations. During Halverson’s 14-year tenure as CEO, Haskell has expanded significantly in the international market. The company is headquartered in Jacksonville and has operations throughout the United States and Latin America.

Flightstar was also honored during the luncheon as the recipient of the JAXUSA Partnership Industry Leader Award for its outstanding business performance and corporate citizenship. Founded in 2000 and headquartered at Cecil Airport, Flightstar is a leading provider of heavy maintenance and repair services to the commercial aviation industry.

In the past five years, Flightstar has grown its presence significantly. The company’s number of employees has increased from 350 to more than 1,100 and its hangar space has expanded to 360,000 square feet of space with more than 1 million square feet of ramp space. A new addition is expected to open later this year and add 135,000 square feet of covered hangar space. To support current demand, Flightstar has leased a hangar from KCI Aviation, which is being used to convert passenger planes into freight carriers. The company supports numerous charitable endeavors including the United Way and City Rescue Mission. Flightstar also sponsors events and scholarships for Florida State College at Jacksonville as part of its working partnership with the college.

“We are fortunate to have Flightstar contributing to the commercial aviation industry which means so much to our economy and quality of life,” said JAXUSA Partnership President Jerry Mallot. “Their success speaks directly to the business advantages, excellent workforce and opportunities that exist in the JAX Region.”

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