Governor Ron DeSantis today announced the appointment of Chad Harrod to the Tampa Port Authority.
Harrod, of Tampa, is the chief executive officer of Harrod Properties, Inc. and its affiliated companies. As a group, the Harrod companies have developed over 17 million square feet of office, industrial and medical properties in Florida, Texas, Tennessee and the Carolinas. He joined the company in 2002. As CEO, he focuses on the active management and oversight of the companies. He is also responsible for corporate advancement, strategic planning and client relations. Prior to joining Harrod Properties, Harrod worked in the investment banking division at J.P. Morgan in Atlanta and New York City. He serves on the board of Dex Imaging, Inc., the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Academy Prep Center of Tampa, St. Mary’s Episcopal Day School, the Florida Chapter of The Young Presidents Organization and the Florida Council of 100. He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Texas at Austin. Harrod is appointed to a four-year term.
This appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.