“In my role at the Georgia Ports Authority, I see the commitment freight railroads make to enhancing their infrastructure and how this commitment supports the efficiency of our ports and larger transportation network. Railroads, as private enterprises, are building out and improving their networks by investing billions of dollars each year, which is a truly remarkable number.”

Bart Gobeil has served as the Director of Statewide Economic Development and Government Affairs at the Georgia Ports Authority since July 2015 after previously serving as a board member for the organization. In his current role, Gobeil is responsible for the coordination and streamlining of economic development projects and messaging with state agencies and entities including the Georgia Department of Economic Development as well as initiating and promoting the Port’s Authority legislative agenda at the Georgia General Assembly.

Before joining the Georgia Ports Authority, Gobeil was the Chief Operating Officer for the State of Georgia under Governor Nathan Deal as well as the chief of staff to Lt. Governor Casey Cagle. He is a member of the Downtown Savannah Rotary and also serves on the board of directors for the Georgia Lottery Corporation. Gobeil is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts – Amherst.

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