Ginny DeMain Myrick

CEO & President

A longtime Florida resident twice elected to the Jacksonville City Council, Ginny Myrick has a decades-long record of success in economic development, urban renewal and government relations.
Immediately prior to assuming leadership of the Cathedral District project, Ginny served as president of Myrick Policy Group, a state and local government relations firm with a specialty in economic development. She played a similar role for 10 years as a Senior Policy Advisor in Government with Holland & Knight, LLC, serving national and international clients, and is also a former State Director of Legislation for the City of Jacksonville and Vice President of Government Relations for JAXPORT.

Ginny is also a devoted community trustee and advocate. She has served on a number of nonprofit boards including the Urban Land Institute (ULI) of North Florida and JaxChamber, and is a founding member of the Women’s Giving Alliance, as well as a founder and former chair of the I.M. Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless. A former vice chair of the Florida Humanities Council and the Florida Communities Trust, she is also a former chair of the Trust for Public Lands of North Florida and treasurer of the Cathedral Arts Project. Ginny has also served on the executive committees of the Jacksonville Women’s Network and the Museum of Science & History, and has twice served on the vestry of St. Johns Cathedral.

A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Central Florida with an MBA and B.A. as well as doctoral studies at the University of Texas, Ginny is a Government Fellow of the University of North Florida and a graduate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Organizational Management Program. She has been honored as a Jacksonville Business Journal “Woman of Influence,” was a member of LifeWork Leadership’s Class of 2010, and is a recipient of the Canopy Award for Park Development, the Public Service Award for Downtown Development, and the San Marco Preservation Society’s Leadership Award for neighborhood historic preservation.