Port of Pensacola Director Amy Miller Elected Chair of the FSTED Council
At the Wednesday meeting of the Florida Seaport Transportation and Economic Development (FSTED) Council in St. Petersburg, the council elected Amy Miller, Port of Pensacola director, as chair.
Miller replaces Wayne Stubbs, director of Port Panama City, who served as chair for three years.
The FSTED Council is comprised of the port directors for Florida’s 15 public seaports, and representatives from the Florida Department of Transportation and the Department of Economic Opportunity. The Council oversees the FSTED program (Chapter 311, Florida Statutes), a state and local financing program of priority seaport transportation projects. The Florida Ports Council staffs the FSTED Council and administers the FSTED program. The other officers elected were Captain John Murray, CEO of Port Canaveral, as Vice-Chair, and Eric Green, CEO of JAXPORT, as secretary-treasurer.
“The same attributes and leadership that have contributed to Amy's successes at the Port of Pensacola will be invaluable in her service to FSTED,” Doug Wheeler, president and CEO of the Florida Ports Council, said in a written announcement. “We look forward to working with Amy and port partners on the FSTED funding process to unify Florida ports in their efforts to keep Florida competitive in the global marketplace."
Miller has been at the Port of Pensacola for more than 16 years, serving as port director since 2013. She has worked in the maritime industry for 25 years, according to the announcement.
“The FSTED Council is continually committed to identifying and allocating funds to port projects that will enhance the economy and bring jobs and trade to the state of Florida. I am honored to have been elected by my peers to chair this important program,” said Miller.
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