Ronald Townsend


Communications consultant and retired president of Gannett Television; 37-year career in broadcasting began with CBS in New York and included the Children’s Television Network and WUSA-TV in Washington, D.C.


Studied business administration at City College, N.Y.


Serves on the board of Rayonier and has servedon the boards of Alltel Corp., Winn Dixie and Bank of America; active on the boards of Freedom Forum Newseum Inc., the Alliance for the Guardian of Dreams and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra; appointed in 2007 to serve on the JEA Board.


Born in Jacksonville and raised in New Haven, Conn.; he and wife, Maureen, reside in Jacksonville and have five children and nine grandchildren.