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Mark Snailham named JDRF Corporate Chairman
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Mark Snailham named JDRF Corporate Chairman


The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) North Florida Chapter recently named Mark Snailham, Vice President of Rail Services for Balfour Beatty Rail, Inc., its 2012 Walk to Cure Diabetes Corporate Chairman.

Balfour Beatty Rail, Inc. is a rail infrastructure contractor offering industry-leading construction and maintenance services for the public and private railroad markets. Snailham oversees 350 full-time employees within the Rail Services Division at Balfour Beatty Rail. He also serves national Class 1 freight railroads and over 350 private short line railroads and industrial customers across the United States. Overall, Mr. Snailham has 30+ years of experience within the Rail Industry.

“Mr. Snailham was nominated as this year’s Walk Corporate Chairman by members of the JDRF Board of Directors because of his impressive corporate leadership and his capability to encourage participation both within the Balfour Beatty sector and among the general community,” said Brooks Biagini, Executive Director for JDRF North Florida. “We are thrilled with his acceptance and feel confident that both he and his team will be a role model for other corporate teams to follow.”

Although Snailham has no direct connection to type 1 diabetes, he is enthusiastic to serve as the Corporate Chairman and looks forward to representing the Balfour Beatty Rail team, which raised thousands of dollars for the 2011 Walk to Cure Diabetes.

Snailham follows in the footsteps of past Walk Corporate Chairmen including Jeff Carbiener, Former President and CEO of Lender Processing Services (2011), Bill Hughes, General Manager of the TPC Sawgrass (2010), Karin Grantham, Vice President of Vistakon (2009), Fran Chinnici, Vice President of CSX Transportation (2008), Mark LaBorde, Senior Vice President of Aetna (2007) and Larry Washington, Managing Director of Merrill Lynch Home Loans (2006).

The Walk to Cure Diabetes is JDRF’s signature event and locally raised over $620,000 last year, exceeding the organization’s goal. The organization has a goal of raising $600,000 with this year’s Walk that will take place on Saturday, March 24th at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds, beginning at 8 a.m.

Companies and individuals interested in learning more about the Walk to Cure Diabetes program are invited to join Mr. Mark Snailham as he hosts a Corporate Breakfast on Thursday, January 12th from 7:30 – 9 a.m. at the Aloft Jacksonville Tapestry Park Hotel. To RSVP for this special engagement, please email Lauren Setzer, Development Manager at or call (904) 739-2101. 

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