• Port Everglades Association

    Florida's Premier Port Business organization promoting the growth of Port Everglades Since 1979

    PEA serves as a bridge between public and private interests to facilitate the Port's achievement of its rightful place as a leader in the ranks of America's port ocean commerce.

  • Friday March 1, 2019
    Lauderdale Yacht Club
    1725 SE12th Street; 954-524-5500; Self park or valet
    Board of Directors Meeting


    Reception Sponsors:

    Sun Terminals /
    King Ocean Services


    Featured Speaker  

     Captain Megan Dean 
    Sector Commander and Captain of the Port
    United States Coast Guard 

    As Sector Commander, Captain Dean serves as Captain of the Port, Officer in Charge of Marine Inspection, Search and Rescue Mission Coordinator, Federal Maritime Security Coordinator and Federal On Scene Coordinator while directing Coast Guard operations along a 182 mile stretch of Southeast Florida from Sebastian Inlet, to the Miami-Dade/Monroe county line. Sector Miami is comprised of over 900 active duty, reserves, and civilian personnel including over 1300 Auxiliarists, in addition to 10 Coast Guard patrol boats, four multi-mission Stations, two Aids-to-Navigation Teams, the construction tender USCGC HUDSON, and Marine Safety Detachment Lake Worth.

    Captain Megan Dean reported to Sector Miami following completion of a National Security Fellowship at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Previously she served as the Deputy Sector Commander at Sector Baltimore and oversaw the execution of Coast Guard operations within the State of Maryland and the National Capital Region. Prior to this, Captain Dean was assigned as Military Aide to the Secretary of Homeland Security and also served at Coast Guard Headquarters in the Office of Performance Management and Assessment (DCO-81). Before Washington, DC, Captain Dean completed a tour as Commanding Officer of USCGC WALNUT, in Honolulu, Hawaii, where WALNUT conducted operations throughout the Hawaiian Islands, American Samoa and Central Pacific Ocean.

    Captain Dean’s additional assignments include a tour as Aide to the Commander U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area in Portsmouth, Virginia, Executive Officer of USCGC WILLOW, in Newport, Rhode Island, Executive Officer of USCGC CONIFER, in San Pedro, California, a member of the Seventh Coast Guard District Office of Law Enforcement and a Duty Officer in the Seventh Coast Guard District Command Center. She began her Coast Guard career as First Lieutenant, USCGC VIGOROUS, in Cape May, New Jersey.

    Captain Dean is a 1993 graduate of the Coast Guard Academy where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Government. She also holds a Masters in Public Administration from The George Washington University. Captain Dean is a designated Coast Guard Cutterman and her military awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Coast Guard Commendation Medal and Coast Guard Achievement Medal.




    Many Port Everglades Association members participated in the Jan. 18 SFBL luncheon to benefit our Port Everglades Seafarer’s House. Hosted entirely by Holland America Cruise Line, the program and luncheon honoring Peggy Nordeen, CEO, Starmark International, was held onboard the magnificent Holland America Vollendam.

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    sponsors introduced to Broward County Commission


    FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – Sponsors of Port Everglades Association’s 11th annual ECONOMIC ENGINE PERFORMANCE REPORT®   luncheon were introduced today (Dec. 4) to the Broward County Commission by Carnival Corp. executive David Candib and incoming PEA President Richard Vogel.


    The 11th edition of the signature event is slated for April 26 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, once again bringing together hundreds of business leaders to hear from the chief executives of Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau.

    Sponsors include, in alphabetical order:

    • Carnival Corp.,
    • Emirates Airline,
    • Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport,
    • Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co.,
    • Keith Team engineering and surveying,
    • The infrastructure services firm of Louis Berger,
    • Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort,
    • Moss & Associates general contractors,
    • Sheltair Aviation Services, and
    • Total Marine Solutions Inc.


    “The continued participation of these sponsors is emblematic of one of the most uniquely significant aspects of Broward County – the collaborative operations of seaport, airport and convention and tourism interests,” said Candib, Carnival Corp.’s vice president of development & operations, and chairman of PEA’s ECONOMIC ENGINE PERFORMANCE REPORT®   luncheon. “The unique synergy of the three economic drivers helps in supporting thousands of well-paying jobs and not only links us within our county but, moreover, connects Broward County with the rest of the world.”


    For more information about the ECONOMIC ENGINE PERFORMANCE REPORT® luncheon, including sponsorship opportunities, visit www.portbiz.org or phone 954-463-2801.


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    PEA Logo Presentation

    Dear PEA members and friends:


    We are excited to share with you the NEW Port Everglades Association official logo, adopted by the PEA Board of Directors October 5, 2018




  • Port Everglades Association 2019 Calendar

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