Willard Payne Jr.On February 17, 2016, the City Council confirmed the appointment of Willard Payne Jr. to replace Nat Glover Jr. as Trustee for the Police and Fire Pension Fund Board of Trustees.

Mr. Payne is a Jacksonville business and civic leader who moved to Northeast Florida in 1975.  He was a former Chicago public school teacher and administrator, and became the first African-American franchise owner/operator of four McDonald's locations in Jacksonville.  He later sold the franchises and currently works with several companies consulting and recruiting minorities.

Mr. Payne earned his bachelor's degree in education from Xavier University and holds a Master of Science degree in Education, Administration, and Supervision from Loyola University in Chicago.