Glenn A. Wiltshire, a 30-year veteran with the U.S. Coast Guard serving most recently as Captain of the Port New York/New Jersey, has been appointed the new Deputy Director for the Broward County Port Everglades Department, according to Port Everglades Port Director Phillip C. Allen.
"Broward County conducted an extensive national search for the best possible candidate for this high-level port management position," Allen says. "We were looking for a person who could adapt quickly to the Port's dynamic and diverse environment. Mr. Wiltshire's military experience and knowledge of maritime operations will be a valuable asset to help Port Everglades reach its future development goals."
Allen says Wiltshire will start his tenure at Port Everglades in late August, just as the Port kicks off the planning process for its new 5-year Master Plan and 10- and 20-year Vision Plans. Located in Greater Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades is already one of the nation's fastest growing container cargo seaports, the world's second busiest cruise homeport and South Florida's regional seaport for refined petroleum products.
While Captain of the Port New York/New Jersey from 2004-2006, Wiltshire served as a member of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-led Senior Partners Group overseeing the multi-year $2 billion harbor deepening project. He also served as the Chair of the New York-New Jersey Area Maritime Security Committee and was responsible for all maritime security efforts associated with the Republican National Convention in September 2004. Wiltshire's experience also includes assisting with the development of policy recommendations to meet inter-modal transportation challenges within the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Wiltshire's other recent USCG service also includes serving as Chief of Staff for the Fourteenth Coast Guard District in Honolulu and as Executive Assistant to the Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety, Security and Environmental Protection in Washington, DC.
A native of Little Falls, NJ, Wiltshire graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1976 and also received a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University in 1982. He received numerous personal, unit, and team awards during his Coast Guard career.
As one of South Florida's leading economic engines, Port Everglades is the gateway for international trade and cruise vacations. Port Everglades is one of the busiest cruise ports worldwide and is the homeport for nearly 40 cruise ships. It is among the fastest growing container ports in the United States, 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 $105 million annually. It does not rely on local tax dollars for operations. The Port provides more than 15,000 direct jobs and generates $2.87 billion in business activity and $879.5 million in personal income annually in Broward County.
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.