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Glenn Wiltshire Named Acting Director for Port Everglades

- Port Everglades

The Broward County Commissiontoday approved the appointment of Glenn Wiltshire as Acting Chief Executive and Port Director of Port Everglades following the recent death of Steven Cernak. Wiltshire, a 30-year U.S. Coast Guard veteran, has served as Deputy Port Director since 2006.

During Wiltshire’s tenure at Port Everglades, he successfully implemented several innovative programs to support increasing cargo, cruise, and petroleum volumes. He worked closely with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and other state and federal agencies to introduce new technology such as facial recognition, mobile and automated passport control. He also negotiated multiple long-term commercial agreements and managed capital improvements to port facilities. As Chair of the Florida Seaport Transportation and Economic Development Council Security Committee, Wiltshire led a multi-year effort that resulted in legislative changes that eliminated duplicative state security standards and separate state criminal history checks.

Prior to joining Port Everglades, Wiltshire was the U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port of New York/New Jersey where he was responsible for all safety, security, environmental protection, and commerce operations programs in nation’s third largest port. He also held leadership positions in Washington, DC, where he oversaw marine safety, environmental regulation, strategic transportation planning and defense response efforts.

Wiltshire earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Ocean Science from the United States Coast Guard Academy.

About Port Everglades
As one of Florida’s leading economic powerhouses, Broward County’s Port Everglades is the gateway for international trade and cruise vacations. Consistently ranked among the top three busiest cruise home ports in the world, Port Everglades is also one of the nation’s leading container ports and South Florida’s main seaport for receiving petroleum products including gasoline, jet fuel and alternative fuels. The Port Everglades Department is a self-supporting Enterprise Fund of Broward County, Florida government with operating revenues of almost $168 million in Fiscal Year 2018 (ending September 30). It does not rely on local tax dollars for operations. The total value of economic activity related to Port Everglades is more than $30 billion, in addition to $1 billion-plus generated for state and local taxes annually. More than 230,000 Florida jobs are impacted by the Port, including over 13,000 people who work for companies that provide direct services to Port Everglades. For more information on Port Everglades, visit or email

DATE: March 28, 2019
MEDIA CONTACT: Ellen Kennedy, Port Everglades
PHONE: 954-468-3508