BROWARD COUNTY, FL - The Broward County Commission has approved the appointment of Glenn A. Wiltshire as Acting Director of Broward County's Port Everglades Department. Wiltshire, the current Deputy Port Director, will take the helm when CEO and Port Director Jonathan Daniels departs on February 3 for his new role as Executive Director of Maryland Port Administration and the Port of Baltimore.
Wiltshire's responsibilities include managing the seaport's diverse maritime initiatives that generate more than $33 billion in economic activity statewide annually, support 9,584 local direct jobs and result in more than $1.18 billion in state and local taxes.
"Glenn has demonstrated his ability and steadiness in leading the port in two previous periods of transitions. I am appreciative of his willingness to assist once again in this role," said Broward County Administrator Monica Cepero. "A national recruitment has been initiated for the next CEO and Port Director." Wiltshire has committed to continuing to serve the port in his permanent capacity as Deputy Port Director after the selection of a new Port Director has been made.
"I appreciate the confidence that Monica and the Board of County Commissioners have placed in me to step in as Acting Director, and I look forward to keeping the port on the progressive path set by Jonathan," Wiltshire said.
Wiltshire joined Port Everglades in 2006 as the Deputy Port Director after his retirement from the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) as Captain of the Port for New York/New Jersey. He has successfully implemented several innovative programs to support increasing cargo, cruise and energy volumes, and has worked closely with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and other state and federal agencies to move the port forward with innovative programs.
He currently serves as a member of the South Florida District Export Council for the U.S. Department of Commerce and is president of the Florida Ocean Alliance.
A native of Little Falls, NJ, Wiltshire graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1976. He received a master's degree in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University in 1982.
About Port Everglades
As one of Florida's leading economic generators, Broward County's Port Everglades is the gateway for international trade and cruise vacations. Consistently ranked among the top three busiest cruise homeports in the world, Port Everglades is also one of the nation's leading container ports and South Florida's main seaport for receiving energy products including gasoline, jet fuel and alternative fuels. The Port Everglades Department is a self-supporting Enterprise Fund of Broward County, Florida government with unaudited operating revenues of $182.4 million in Fiscal Year 2023 (October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023). It does not rely on local tax dollars for operations. The total value of economic activity related to Port Everglades exceeds $33 billion. More than 216,000 Florida jobs are impacted by the port, including nearly 9,600 people who work for companies that provide direct services to Port Everglades. For more information on Port Everglades, visit PortEverglades.net or email PortEverglades@broward.org.
January 23, 2024
Joy Oglesby, Public Information Officer, Port Everglades