Port Canaveral CEO Resigns Under Pressure

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PORT CANAVERAL (CBSMiami/AP) —  Port Canaveral’s CEO has resigned amid pressure to do so.

Now the company is on the hunt for someone to fill the position.

Port Canaveral CEO John Walsh said Wednesday that he would resign in January after two Port Authority commissioners indicated they were prepared to fire him.

Walsh had been criticized recently for making disparaging remarks about opponents.

Earlier this month, he apologized for calling the opponents of constructing new train tracks from the port “Luddites.”

Walsh became CEO in 2013 after working as a deputy executive director for two years.

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