Port Everglades Veteran Alan Hill Named New Assistant Director of Business Development

Port Director Phillip C. Allen has named Alan Hill, a 16-year veteran of the Broward County Port Everglades Department, as the new Assistant Director of Business Development.

The Business Development Division, under the direction of Carlos Buqueras, is accountable for generating more than $77 million in revenue from cargo and cruise business at Port Everglades during Fiscal Year 2007 (Oct. 1, 2006 through Sept. 30, 2007), which equates to 67 percent of the Department's total budgeted revenue of $112.5 million.  

Most recently, Hill was the Port's Business Development Manager responsible for conducting market research to assist in the development and implementation of strategies to attract containerized cargo, cruise line services, bulk and break bulk cargo, and Foreign-Trade Zone business.  In addition, he has been an active member of the Port's management team to negotiate long-term cruise and cargo agreements.

Hill joined the Port Everglades Authority in September 1992 as the Port's first Revenue Auditor.  In February 2001, he was promoted to Business Development Manager for cargo related activity.  

Hill holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida.

As one of South Florida's leading economic powerhouses, Port Everglades is the gateway for international trade and cruise vacations.  Port Everglades is one of the busiest cruise ports worldwide.  It is among the fastest growing container ports in the United States and is the    No. 1 seaport in Florida for container volume, according to the PIERS import/export database.  And, Port Everglades is South Florida's main seaport for receiving petroleum products including gasoline and jet fuel.  The Port Everglades Department is a self-supporting Enterprise Fund of Broward County government with operating revenues of approximately $112.5 million.  It does not rely on local tax dollars for operations.   The total value of economic activity at Port Everglades is almost $18 billion.  Approximately 200,000 Florida jobs are impacted by the Port, including 11,620 people who work for companies that provide direct services to Port Everglades.

More information on Port Everglades, which is governed by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners, is available on the Internet at www.broward.org/port, e-mailing PortEverglades@broward.org, or by calling 954-523-3404.