Toy Keller has served as Vice President of Programs and Planning for the Florida Ports Council since 2001. Ms. Keller is staff to a public statewide seaport council, Florida Seaport Transportation and Economic Development (FSTED) Council, responsible for state policy formulation on seaport development, growth leadership, transportation planning and economic development. In this role, Ms. Keller coordinates seaport planning and development in partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation, the Florida Department of Community Affairs and the Governor’s Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development.
Ms. Keller is passionate in her advocacy for the recognition that Florida’s seaports serve as the gateway to the world — importing goods for the nation’s consumers; providing export services to the nation’s manufacturers; and, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs for Floridians. These goods, services and jobs will thrive as transportation infrastructure investments support Florida’s competitive role in the global economy.
In addition to experience with the maritime industry, Ms. Keller has more than ten years of experience in land use planning where she served as a senior analyst with the Department of Economic Opportunity in strategic planning and community planning. During this time, Ms. Keller was staff to the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Working Group and worked with federal, state, local and private interests to prepare a strategic plan for Everglades Restoration. Ms. Keller also served on the Governor’s Commission for the Everglades, the Growth Management Study Commission and the Transportation and Land Use Study Committee.
Ms. Keller is a graduate of the University of Florida, School of Landscape Architecture, with a degree in Landscape Architecture. She was in private practice for nine years. Ms. Keller currently resides in Tallahassee, Florida with her husband, Steve.