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Jefferson County Port Authority hires Robert Naylor as executive director

Robert Naylor

STEUBENVILLE – After more than a year of searching, the Jefferson County Port Authority finally has a new executive director.

Following a lengthy executive session during a special meeting of the Port Authority Board of Directors, the board voted to hire Robert Naylor to fill the position that has been vacant since August of 2019.

Naylor, a county resident and current chairman of the board of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, will begin the role on Nov. 1.

“I would like to express my gratitude to the Jefferson County Port Authority Board of Directors for affording me this opportunity,” Naylor said. “I’m humbled and honored to accept this position. We have a strong board and it’s time to get to work.”

Naylor will be paid an annual salary of $100,000.

In addition to his role with the chamber of commerce, his experience includes being the chairman of the board for the Jefferson County Community Action Council, being the director, secretary and legal council for the Braintree Business Development Center in Mansfield and business advisory council for Dublin City Schools.

More details about the announcement will appear in the Thursday edition of the Herald-Star.

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