TAMPA, Fla.—The seven-member board of commissioners of Florida’s largest port has granted a four-year extension to the employment contract of Port Tampa Bay President & CEO Paul Anderson, who has served a successful two years as the port’s top executive.
Following a recent unanimous rating of “outstanding” among port commissioners, Anderson will be setting into motion an aggressive plan to move business development ahead during the next few years, focusing on container, auto and general cargo increases, as well as continued development of the port’s maritime and industrial land assets.
“It’s my pleasure to serve this amazing port and to continue to work with a fine board and staff as we build the future of Tampa Bay and improve upon one of the region’s most impactful assets that generates jobs and economic benefits for our citizens and future generations,” Anderson said.
About Port Tampa Bay
Port Tampa Bay is Florida’s largest port and the largest economic engine in west central Florida, supporting nearly 80,000 jobs and generating almost $15 billion in annual economic impact. In addition to being a top 10 U.S. cruise port, the port handles a wide array of bulk, break bulk, containers and roll-on/roll-off cargoes, and is a major shipbuilding and repair center. The port was recently voted “Simply the Best” for world-class customer service in a Logistics Management Magazine reader poll. For more information, visit www.portTB.com.