Port Administration


Port Everglades
1850 Eller Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Website: porteverglades.net 

Contact e-mail addresses:

General: PortEverglades@broward.org

Cargo: PortEvergladesCargo@broward.org

Cruise: PortEvergladesCruise@broward.org


Port Director's Office
Chief Executive & Port Director: Steven M. Cernak, P.E., PPM
Deputy Port Director: Glenn A. Wiltshire

Assistant Director, Strategic Planning and Development: J. David Anderton, II, AICP
Assistant Director: Peg Buchan
Assistant Director, Intermodal Programs: Juan Flores
Assistant Director, Petroleum: Neil Kutchera 

Tel: 954-523-3404; Fax: 954-523-8713

As administrative head of Port Everglades, the Port Director has responsibility over proper administration of all seaport functions. The Deputy Port Director, as second in command, performs such duties in the Port Director's absence.

Business Administration
Division Director: Jorge Hernandez
Assistant Director: Judy Fink, 954-468-0220

Procurement, property management, business permits, franchises, human resources, labor relations, risk management and various other facets of general Port administration fall under this division.

Fax: 954-525-1910
Business Permits/Franchises: 954-468-0112
Foreign-Trade Zone: 954-468-0214; Fax: 954-765-4628
Human Resources/Risk Management: 954-468-0110
Leasing/Property Management: 954-468-3518
Procurement: 954-468-0117

Business Development
Corporate & Community Relations
Division Director: Jim Pyburn
Assistant Division Director/Communications: Ellen Kennedy
Assistant Division Director: Jean Elie, Sr.

This division is responsible for marketing, sales and public relations strategies to draw additional cruise business and containerized, dry and break bulk cargo volumes to Port Everglades. Staff provides customer service to the cruise and cargo shipping communities and markets Foreign-Trade Zone No. 25 and other Port facilities to the maritime community. A schedule of cruise and cargo liner services may be obtained from this division. Corporate & Community Relations Section is a section within the Business Development Division that handles public information, media relations, special events, Port publications, advertising and the website. The section also arranges Port tours and speaker's bureau presentations for organizations, develops audio-visual productions and naval public affairs' activities.

Tel: 954-468-3521;Toll-free: 1-800-421-0188
Cargo Marketing: 954-468-0170
Cruise Marketing: 954-468-0176
Corporate & Community Relations: 954-468-3527
Special Events Hotline: 954-468-3509

Broward County Public Works Department Seaport Engineering & Construction Division
Division Director: John C. Foglesong, P.E.
Assistant Division Director: Israel L. Rozental, AIA

The seaport's extensive capital improvements program is developed and administered by this division, which has responsibility over facilities planning, architectural and engineering design, harbor maintenance/dredging, construction administration, surveys, engineering records, zoning, building code conformance, land development and a full range of environmental programs, including mitigation, wildlife protection, biological monitoring and environmental permits.

Tel: 954-468-0143; Fax: 954-468-3436
Environmental Programs: 954-468-0158

Division Director: Leah Brasso
Assistant Division Director: Ed Stupi, CPA

Finance is responsible for all of the financial transactions including invoicing, collections, accounts payable, payroll, grants, capital projects, bond compliance, internal and external financial reporting and Port-wide data processing services.

Tel: 954-468-3510; Fax: 954-468-3441
Billing: 954-468-0186; Fax: 954-524-0170
Accounts Receivable: 954-468-0124
Accounts Payable: 954-468-0132 & 0133; Fax: 954-468-3441
Information Technology: 954-468-0100; Fax: 954-357-7774

County Attorney's Office
Senior Port Attorney: Russell Morrison
Port Attorney: John E. Naclerio

Legal advice and counsel for the seaport, as well as its officers, in performance of official duties, is the responsibility of the Broward County Attorney's Office.

Tel: 954-468-3530; Fax: 954-523-2613

Division Director: Robert Flint
Assistant Division Director: Jeffrey White
Chief Harbormaster: Conrad Strong
Seaport Maintenance Manager: Gary Weller
Crane Maintenance Manger: Arnold De La Cruz

All operational functions are overseen by this division, including coordination of ship berth assignments, stevedoring and agency needs of Port users, special events logistics, maintenance of tariff rules and regulations  and responsibility over:

  • Gantry Cranes - Midport and Southport
  • Harbormaster
  • Linehandlers
  • Public Works 

Tel: 954-468-0221; Fax: 954-522-0873
Gantry Cranes - Midport: 954-468-0201
Gantry Cranes - Southport: 954-468-0201; Fax: 954-468-3465
Harbormaster: 954-468-0212; Fax: 954-525-9512
Public Works: 954-468-3548; Fax: 954-765-5040 

Port Security Administration
Port Security Manager: Samuel L. Harvill, Jr. 

Broward Sheriff's Office/Port Everglades
Capt. Nadine Dunn
Sgt. Joseph Joyce

Broward Sheriff's Office is contracted through Broward County to provide landside and waterside security, as well as air patrol.

Emergency: 911
Non-emergency: 954-765-4511
Fax 954-765-4520
BSO Dispatch Center: 954-468-3533
Fax: 954-765-5375
ID Badges: 954-765-4225
Fax: 954-765-4619

Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue

Chief Greg Holness

Fire Rescue operates a complete emergency rescue center at Port Everglades with firefighters trained to combat fires on land and sea, hazardous materials spills, truck rollovers, injuries and other emergencies.

Emergency: 911
Non-emergency: 954-765-4191; Fax: 954-765-4164