Michael Rubin

Vice President of Governmental Affairs

Since 1998, Michael Rubin has served as Vice President at the Florida Ports Council (FPC). The FPC provides leadership, advocacy and information on seaport-related issues before the Legislative and Executive Branches of State and Federal Government.

Mr. Rubin also serves as the Assistant Secretary for the State’s Florida Seaport Transportation and Economic Development program – a statutory local government/state government partnership with the purpose of investing in port transportation or port facilities projects that will improve the movement and intermodal transportation of cargo or passengers in commerce and trade that will support the interest, purposes and requirements of ports located in Florida.

Mr. Rubin has almost twenty years of experience in the creation and development of state economic development and international trade policy – including the creation of Enterprise Florida, international export promotion programs, and seaport development financing legislation.

Prior to joining the Florida Ports Council, Mr. Rubin was on staff at the Florida House of Representatives for approximately 10 years, where he served as staff director and staff attorney for the House Commerce and Economic Development Committees.

Mr. Rubin received a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from Rollins College, and a Juris Doctorate with honors from the Florida State University Law School. Mr. Rubin currently resides in Tallahassee, where he and his wife Brenda raised twin boys.