Port Administration

Port Everglades
1850 Eller Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Tel: 954-523-3404

Website: PortEverglades.net 

Contact e-mail addresses:


Public Record Requests

The public has the right to inspect and obtain copies of public records. Public records must be open at all times for inspection, examination, or copying by any person. You may submit a public records request to any Broward County agency, such as Port Everglades, on the phone, in person, via mail or email; however many public records are available for free online. 

Port Director's Office
CEO and Port Director: vacant
Acting Director: Glenn A. Wiltshire
Assistant Director: J. David Anderton, II, AICP, PPM
Assistant Director: Peg Buchan
Assistant Director of Energy: Neil Kutchera, PPM

Tel: 954-468-0137, 954-468-0138; Fax: 954-523-8713
Human Resources: 954-468-0110

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

Business Development Division
Director: Jorge Hernandez
Assistant Director: Jean Elie

Property management, business permits, franchises, and various other facets of general port administration fall under this division. This division is also responsible for marketing containerized, dry and break bulk cargo operations at Port Everglades. Staff provides customer service to the cargo shipping communities and markets Foreign-Trade Zone No. 25 and other port facilities to the maritime community.

Fax: 954-525-1910
Cargo Marketing: 954-468-0170
Business Permits/Franchises: 954-468-0185
Foreign-Trade Zone No. 25: 954-468-0214; Fax: 954-765-4628
Leasing/Property Management: 954-468-3518
Procurement: 954-468-0117

External Affairs and Marketing
Director: Ellen Kennedy
Public Information Officer: Joy Oglesby

This division is responsible for developing marketing and public relations strategies to draw additional cruise business and promote Port Everglades. Staff provides customer service to the port’s cruise line partners. External Affairs and Marketing section handles public information, media relations, special events, port publications, advertising, social media 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:  954-468-3527; Toll-free: 1-800-421-0188
Special Events Hotline: 954-468-3509

Seaport Engineering and Construction Division
Director: John C. Foglesong, P.E.
Assistant Director: Kile Alford, P.E.

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

Seaport Facilities Maintenance Division
Director: Harris Hamid, P.E.
Assistant Director: Jeff White
Assistant Director: Jouvens Adrien

The Seaport Facilities Maintenance Division is responsible for all preventive maintenance and administration of a repair program for port facilities, grounds, berths, roads, and infrastructure systems  The Division utilizes expert staff from many trades and professions to include electrical, plumbing and underground utilities, HVAC, carpentry, painting, interior alterations, loading bridge operation and repair, elevator/escalator repair, fleet and equipment management, overhead doors, welding, fendering repair, terminal workers, groundskeeping, warehouse operations for tangible and consumable goods, and construction project managers.

Tel: 954-468-3548

Finance Division
Director: Leah Brasso
Assistant Director: Donna Young

Finance is responsible for all of the financial transactions including risk management, procurement, 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
Risk Management: 954-468-3531

County Attorney's Office
Senior Port Attorney: Carlos Rodriguez-Cabarrocas
Port Attorney: Antonio "Tony" Lozada

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

Operations Division
Director: Ricardo Charlton
Assistant Director: Conrad Strong
Assistant Director: Robert Moroney
Chief Harbormaster: Christopher Marchant
Operations Supervisor: Brian Gove
Crane Maintenance Manager: 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
  • Harbormasters
  • Linehandlers

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

Port Security Administration
Tel: 954-468-0116
Port Security Manager and Facility Security Officer (FSO): Robert Jenkins
Security Supervisor: Terry Cuzzort 

Broward Sheriff's Office/Port Everglades
District Commander: Capt. Christopher Cathcart
Executive Officer: Lt. Kevin McClure

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 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.

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