• 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.


    Lori Baer New Executive Director of Port Everglades Association

    Lori Baer New Executive Director of Port Everglades Association FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – South Florida port industry veteran, Lori A. Baer, has been appointed Executive Director of the Port Everglades Association.


    “The Port Everglades Association looks to Lori to build upon the solid foundation established by our former Executive Director, Margaret Kempel, in her 22 years at our organization’s helm,” said Tony Caggiano, senior marketing manager at Fort Lauderdale-based Seabulk Towing, who serves as PEA president. “We wish Margaret the best in her future endeavors and are grateful for her contributions in making the PEA one of the strongest and most-respected member-supported organizations in the entire maritime industry.”


    Baer, who has served on the PEA board for the past eight years, brings three decades of public- and private-sector port industry experience to her new role. Most recently vice president and ports and marine lead for the Americas at global engineering and consulting firm AECOM, Baer has served as executive director of the Port of Palm Beach, as director of industry relations at PortMiami, and as director of communications at the hemisphere-wide American Association of Port Authorities.


    The Port Everglades Association has served since 1979 as the leading group of businesses related to Port Everglades, representing those interests not only locally but through dynamic advocacy efforts in Tallahassee and Washington. PEA members, including officers and board members, are actively engaged in all aspects of Port Everglades commerce, from cruise and cargo shipping to towing and real estate to security and environmental services. Membership meetings typically are held the first Friday of each month.