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George resigns from Canadian Pacific's board; Georgia Ports Authority elects board officers


On Tuesday, Canadian Pacific announced that Rick George resigned from its board.

George formerly served as chief executive officer of Suncor Energy Inc. from 1991 until May 1, 2012. He joined CP’s board in May 2011.

At this time, the board doesn’t plan to fill the vacancy created by George’s departure, CP officials said in a prepared statement.

Meanwhile, the Georgia Ports Authority’s board has elected Robert Jepson Jr. chairman to succeed Alec Poitevint II, who chaired the body the past two years.

Jepson was first appointed to the board in 2008 and previously served as vice chairman. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of private investment firm Jepson Associates Inc., which he founded in 1989.

The authority’s board also elected Stephen Green vice chairman for a one-year term and re-elected Roy Fickling as secretary/treasurer.

Green, who joined the board in 2004, previously was elected chairman in 2007. He is one of the founding organizers of The First Chatham Bank and previously served as chief of staff to former U.S. Rep. Lindsay Thomas (D-Ga.). 

Fickling is president of Fickling & Co. Inc., a regional real estate development, brokerage, management and consulting firm.

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