Polk Aviation Alliance President Jamie Beckett Resigns

Jamie Beckett (The Ledger)

Jamie Beckett (The Ledger)

WINTER HAVEN | Jamie Beckett, the city of Winter Haven’s former “airport commissioner,” has resigned as CEO and president of the Polk Aviation Alliance, an organization he started.

His resignation letter, sent via email to the alliance board of directors Sunday evening, cited an inability to bring board members to work together and eliminate selfishness.

“At a recent meeting that included three board members other than myself, I was profoundly disappointed and quite embarrassed to find our member organizations and board members not only made no attempt to work collaboratively to support one another, they displayed a disquieting level of ego-centric turf protection,” Beckett wrote in the letter, “to the detriment of the process at hand and the players at the table.”

The rest of this article can be found here as it appeared on page B1 of The Ledger.