James K. Lyons returns to helm of the Alabama State Port Authority
The Alabama State Port Authority board of
directors has voted unanimously to return James K. Lyons as director and CEO of
the Alabama Port Authority.
After a temporary leave of absence, Lyons returned to work on
“I am really gratified by the full board’s support of my
request for leave and my management team’s stewardship of the port during my
temporary leave of absence,” Lyons said in a port authority press release. “I
am really looking forward to getting back in the saddle.”
On Aug. 10, the Port Authority’s board granted a temporary
leave of absence for Lyons, and appointed H.S. “Smitty” Thorne acting
director. Tim Parker, chairman of the board, and the board members were also
unanimous in their praise of Lyons’ team during the director’s brief hiatus.