Port of Palm Beach commissioners have selected Michael Meekins as its next executive director, replacing retiring Manuel Almira who has served as the Ports director for 15 years.
This is an internal promotion for Meekins who has served as the Ports business development director since April 2020, where he has been responsible for day-to-day operations. Meekins previously worked as senior director of business development and operations for MLSBC Cruises, and as the senior director of cruise and port operations at Canaveral Port Authority.
“I’m humbled and thankful,” Meekins said following the commissioners vote.
Once Meekins officially transitions into the executive director leadership role, a deputy director is expected to be hired.