Councilwoman Lori Boyer Selected To Lead Jacksonville's Downtown Investment Authority

May 16, 2019

Jacksonville City Council member Lori Boyer was selected Wednesday as the Downtown Investment Authority’s next CEO.

WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record reports DIA Board’s unanimous decision was delivered after three hours of public interviews at City Hall with Boyer and two other finalists for the job.

Also interviewed was Gregory Flisram, senior vice president of the Economic Development Corp. of Kansas City and Kevin Hanna, a private developer and former New Orleans Redevelopment Authority real estate development director.

Boyer will now enter a 30- to 60-day contract negotiation with the DIA board.

Boyer, who was term-limited, will leave the City Council on June 30.

She will replace interim CEO Brian Hughes, who has filled the position since October when CEO Aundra Wallace left to become president of JAXUSA Partnership, the economic development division of JAX Chamber. Hughes is also Mayor Lenny Curry’s chief of staff.

An expanded version of this story that includes comments from DIA board about Boyer’s selection is at