JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Matt Tuohy, a Navy flight veteran and senior corporate executive, has been named director of Jacksonville University’s Davis Aviation Center.
Tuohy was most recently director of managed solutions and veterans program lead with Florida Blue subsidiary Incepture, named one of Florida Trend magazine’s “Best Places to Work.” He is a two-time JU alumnus, including receiving his MBA from the university in 2003, was a member of the first JU Naval ROTC class, and is a JU Distinguished Alumni Award winner.
In addition to bringing nearly three decades’ experience as a Navy Aviator and aircraft carrier commanding officer, Tuohy is known for his business leadership background, consensus-building skills and abilities in providing career-related resources and employment services to both veterans and civilians, according to university officials.
“We are very excited about Capt. Tuohy and his return to JU as Director of the Davis Aviation Center,” said JU Provost and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Wenying Xu. “His outstanding record of leadership in the military, higher education and business has prepared him superbly to elevate our Aviation Program to greater visibility and success. I’m thrilled that he has come home to do what he loves most.”
Tuohy said he looks forward to helping enhance the Davis Aviation Center.
“I couldn’t be more excited to again be part of one of the premier collegiate aviation programs in the nation,” he said. “I look forward to building on the proud tradition to recruit new students, expand programs and provide leaders to the aviation industry for years to come.”
In addition to his role at Incepture, since retiring from active duty as a Navy Captain in 2001, Tuohy has been a staff business system analyst for Dynamics Research Corp., executive vice president of Wind Energy Consulting and Contracting, and executive vice president of Ice House America subsidiary East Coast Ice.
At JU, Tuohy has served previously as Director of Aeronautics and on the Board of Trustees, was Alumni Board president, is among the “75 JU Distinguished Dolphins” honorees, and was the 2000 JU Distinguished Alumni Award selectee. He was also a 2014 Jacksonville Business Journal Veterans of Influence honoree.
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