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Ed Burr Elected Chair Of Florida State University Board of Trustees

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Jacksonville businessman Ed Burr has been unanimously elected chair of Florida State University Board of Trustees.

Burr is president and CEO of the Jacksonville-based GreenPointe Holdings real estate company. The company builds homes, plans communities across Florida and manages several golf courses, according to its website.

Burr has served on the FSU board since 2011 and chaired the Academic Affairs Committee during the past year. He succeeds former Florida House Speaker Allan Bense as chairman.

Florida State’s Board of Trustees consists of six trustees appointed by the Florida governor, five trustees appointed by the Florida Board of Governors, the president of the Faculty Senate and the student body president.

Jessica Palombo supervises local news gathering and production, podcasts and web editorial content for WJCT News, ADAPT and Jacksonville Today. She is an award-winning writer and journalist with bylines including NPR, Experience Magazine, and The Gainesville Sun. She has a master’s degree in broadcast and digital journalism from Syracuse University and is an alumna of the University of Florida. A nearly lifelong resident of Jacksonville, she considers herself lucky to be raising her own children in her hometown. Follow Jessica Palombo on Twitter: @JaxJessicaP