• About Us

  • The Port Everglades Association, Inc. was incorporated in 1979 with six founding members:
     

    Claude Collins, Strachan Shipping
    Jean Fitzgerald, Tracor Marine
    Hans Hvide, Hvide Shipping
    William Jackson, Port Everglades Pilots Association
    Harry Santos, Harry Santos & Company
    Carl Thorsen, Eller & Company

     
    Together these founders sparked the idea of the port business community teaming up to advance the progress and development of Broward County's seaport.


    Today the Port Everglades Association serves as a bridge between public and private interests to facilitate the Port's achievement of its rightful place in the first rank of America's ports of ocean commerce. Consisting of port cruise, cargo and petroleum tenants; contractors, vendors and other members of the Port Everglades business community, the Association conducts a monthly luncheon general membership meeting on the first Friday of each month with presentations by featured speakers on current port-related issues and events.


    Pursuant to its mission, the Association has established standing committees

    • Membership & Fundraising
    • Port Security
    • PAC/Governmental Relations Committee
    • Association Governance
    • Annual Economic Engine Performance Report Luncheon
    • Annual Golf Classic