1850 Eller Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Contact e-mail addresses:
Port Director's Office
Chief Executive & Port Director: Steven M. Cernak, P.E., PPM
Deputy Port Director: Glenn A. Wiltshire
Assistant Director: J. David Anderton, II, AICP, PPM
Assistant Director: Peg Buchan
Assistant Director, Petroleum: Neil Kutchera, PPM
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
Division Director: Jorge Hernandez
Assistant Director: Mitchell Cohen
Procurement, property management, business permits, franchises, human resources, labor relations, risk management and various other facets of general Port administration fall under this division.
Business Permits/Franchises: 954-468-0112
Foreign-Trade Zone: 954-468-0214; Fax: 954-765-4628
Risk Management: 954-468-3531
Human Resources: 954-468-0110
Leasing/Property Management: 954-468-3518
Business Development Division
Division Director: Jim Pyburn
Assistant Division Director/Communications: Ellen Kennedy
Assistant Division Director: Jean Elie
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: 954-468-3537;Toll-free: 1-800-421-0188
Cargo Marketing: 954-468-0176
Cruise Marketing: 954-468-0170
Corporate Communications: 954-468-3527
Special Events Hotline: 954-468-3509
Seaport Engineering and Facilities Maintenance 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: 954-468-0164
Division Director: Leah Brasso
Assistant Division Director: Marjorie Nguyen
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: Al DiCalvo
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:
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:
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: Robert Jenkins
Broward Sheriff's Office/Port Everglades
District Commander: Capt. Jeffrey Morse
Executive Officer: Lt. Charlotte Hierrezuelo
Facility Security Officer: Sgt. Jay Santalcia
Broward Sheriff's Office is contracted through Broward County to provide landside and waterside security, as well as air patrol.
BSO Dispatch Center: 954-468-3533
ID Badges: 954-765-4225
Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue
Chief Harris Henbest
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.
Non-emergency: 954-765-4191; Fax: 954-765-4164