Mack Brown, Vice President of Operations
As Vice President of Operations, Mack Brown’s responsibilities include assisting with recruiting, training, and retaining agents and owner/operators, and providing daily operational support to the terminals. He has been a member of the First Coast Logistics team since 1997, and has over forty years experience in the truck transportation industry. He has been involved in all the various phases of trucking, with the past thirty years in upper management.
Mike Payne, Vice President of Sales
As the Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Mike Payne is responsible for national accounts and sales, providing agency and trade association interface for First Coast Logistics.
Mike has been with First Coast since it’s inception in 1999, after retiring from the United States Coast Guard, where he was involved in maritime defense planning. While serving in the Coast Guard Reserves he was employed in the transportation industry, working for Malone Transportation before transitioning to the First Coast team. Mike holds a BS degree in Transportation from the University of Baltimore.
Deborah Cannon, Controller
Deborah Cannon joined the First Coast team twelve years ago. As Controller she is the head of the financial division of the company and is responsible for financial accounts reporting, analysis, and interpretation for the leadership team. She also administers the internal controls within the organization.
Prior to coming to First Coast, Deborah was the Controller for the Jacksonville Police Athletic League and worked as a Bookkeeper for several automobile dealerships in Jacksonville.
Mozelle Yawn, Director of Safety
Mozelle Yawn is the Safety Director at First Coast Logistics and has been with First Coast since September of 1995. She was the Controller for her first six years on the team, then in July of 2001 she took over the Safety Department.
Most of Mozelle’s work has been in the accounting field. She worked for a CPA firm in California for 10 years as a Staff Accountant. After moving to Florida in 1989, she worked several jobs in the accounting field until 1995 when she joined the First Coast team. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Brewton-Parker College, where she majored in Accounting. She recently completed the requirements through NATMI and is a Certified Director of Safety (CDS).
Bob Griffin, Vice President Safety
Bob Griffin is the Vice President of Safety Compliance and Security at First Coast Logistics. He has been with the company since 1999, serving in various capacities.
Bob has extensive experience in the transportation industry. In his Second Tour as a Naval Officer, he was in Charge of a Military Sea Transportation Service Office (Civilian Shipping Arm of U. S. Navy) in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This led him into career in Containerized Shipping, including positions with Sea-Land Service, S. E. L. Maduro (Florida), King Ocean, Consultant to PortoBras (Brazilian Federal Port Authority) and Fruit of the Loom prior to joining First Coast.
Jeff Burch, Vice President of IT
As Vice President for Technology, Jeff Burch provides support for all systems in the data center located in Jacksonville Florida, direct support for Corporate Office, and support for remote users.
Jeff began his career in technology during high school when he worked in the Tech Shop of CompUSA. He worked for three years for Aetna Insurance on the desktop support team while earning his Electrical Engineering degree from the University of North Florida before joining the First Coast team in 2006.