Stephen W. Swindal – Chairman

Stephen W. Swindal began his maritime experience working for the former American Ship Building Co.; a company specializing in shipbuilding, major conversion and repair work and barge construction. He also operated bulk freighters transporting grain on the Great Lakes. Mr. Swindal is the former CEO of Bay Transportation, a tugboat operator with operations on both U.S. coasts, the Caribbean, Brazil and Mexico. He is currently Chairman of Marine Towing of Tampa, LLC and its various affiliates. Marine Towing of Tampa, LLC does ship assist work in the Ports of Tampa and Manatee.

Mr. Swindal is the owner and founder of Pan American Sports Group LLC (PASG). PASG developed and constructed a full-scale baseball academy in the Dominican Republic, which provides housing, education and training for prospective baseball talent; whom, upon completion, sign with Major League Baseball clubs.

Mr. Swindal provided services to New York Yankees Partnership and its affiliates in various capacities for over ten years. He last served as a Senior Executive Officer with the New York Yankees Partnership and was Chairman of the Board of Yankee Global Enterprises, LLC (the owner of the New York Yankees Baseball Club and the Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network).

Mr. Swindal served as a gubernatorial appointee to the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council from 1986 - 1993. Mr. Swindal was recently elected to a four-year term to the Board of Directors of the Wildlife Foundation of Florida. He is currently a Board Member of the Salvation Army – Tampa Chapter, and a member of the Propeller Club of Tampa.

Mr. Swindal is a lifetime resident of Tampa, a graduate of the Berkeley Preparatory School, and is an alumnus of the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, graduating with a B.A. degree. He has two children, Haley and Stephen Jr.

Stephen W. Swindal occupies Tampa Port Authority Board of Commissioners Seat #4. Pursuant to Chapter 95-488 Laws of Florida, as amended (Enabling Act), this seat is one of two appointed by the Governor of the State of Florida from a list of persons who have maritime industry backgrounds nominated for that purpose by a nominating committee.

Term: February 07, 2008 – February 6, 2020

1101 Chanelside Drive, Tampa, Florida 33602

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Carl Lindell - Vice Chairman

Carl Lindell, Jr. is the owner and Chairman of Lindell Investments and Lindell Investments, II. Until late 2004 he was the owner and President of Lindell Motors, Inc. d/b/a Lindell Honda-Volkswagen, a full service automobile dealership in Tampa, Florida. He was also the majority owner of Lindell Mazda in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Mr. Lindell had spent over 30 successful years in the automobile business. During this time he has won numerous Volkswagen and Honda awards. In 1985 he received the prestigious AIADA-Sports Illustrated Dealer of Distinction Award.

Mr. Lindell has invested in commercial and residential real estate for over 20 years. His acquisitions have included various office buildings, mobile home parks, and residential lots. In 1997, Lindell Investments was formed for various real estate development projects including Keystone Shores and Whispering Oaks. Lindell Investments, II was later formed for the development of Wilderness Lake Preserve. Subsequently, several entities have been established for joint ventures, builder partnerships and future residential projects.
Mr. Lindell attended and received his B.A. degree from The University of North Carolina and his M.B.A. degree from the Emory University.

Carl Lindell, Jr. occupies Tampa Port Authority Board of Commissioners Seat # 1, which is appointed by the Governor of the State of Florida.

Term: November 11, 2006 - November 14, 2018 (incumbent remains until new appointment by Governor)


1101 Channelside Drive, Tampa, Florida 33602

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Patrick H. Allman – Secretary/Treasurer

Patrick Allman grew up in Miami and graduated from the University of Virginia in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering. He was subsequently commissioned as an officer in the US Navy through the NROTC Program and completed the Navy’s Nuclear Power Training Program. He served as a Division Officer and Department Head in his initial sea duty assignment onboard the USS HENRY CLAY (SSBN 625), a ballistic missile submarine, and qualified as an Engineer and Weapons Officer.

Mr. Allman did a follow-on tour in Tampa as the Officer-in-Charge of Navy Recruiting for West Coast. In 1990, Mr. Allman left active duty and affiliated with the U.S. Naval Reserve. Also in 1990, he earned an MBA from the University of Tampa, graduating with High Honors. During his service in the Navy Reserve, Mr. Allman has held five Commanding Officer billets and was the Executive Officer for the 65-person Navy contingent supporting USSOCOM at MacDill Air Force Base. He retired in June 2013 as a Captain with 30 years of continuous service.

Mr. Allman has worked in a variety of engineering, sales, marketing and management roles for the past thirty two years including his eight years of active duty in the U.S. Navy, nine years with Tampa Electric Company and the past sixteen years at Odyssey Manufacturing Company as the General Manager. Odyssey Manufacturing is the largest industrial supplier of sodium hypochlorite in Florida and imports its raw material (salt) through Port Tampa Bay. Mr. Allman is active in the community and numerous other local, state and national water and wastewater treatment organizations.

Patrick H. Allman occupies Tampa Port Authority Board of Commissioners Seat #5. Pursuant to Chapter 95-488 Laws of Florida, as amended (Enabling Act), this seat is one of two appointed by the Governor of the State of Florida from a list of persons who have maritime industry backgrounds nominated for that purpose by a nominating committee.

Term: August 19, 2011 - February 6, 2018 (incumbent remains until new appointment by Governor)

1101 Channelside Drive, Tampa, Florida 33602

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Mayor Jane Castor – Commissioner

Jane Castor is the 59th Mayor of the City of Tampa. She is born and raised in Tampa Florida, graduated from Chamberlain High and attended the University of Tampa on an athletic scholarship.


Jane is a 31-year veteran of the Tampa Police Department serving in nearly every capacity of the department and every area of the city. In October of 2009, Castor became the first woman to be named Police Chief in the City of Tampa, serving for six years in that role. During her time as a senior staff member, Castor worked to reduce major crimes 70% citywide. While chief she developed and successfully executed a progressive policing strategy during the 2012 Republican National Convention and oversaw the successful Bollywood Awards, held in America for the first time. In addition, she oversaw the multi-jurisdictional security plan for Super Bowl XLIII and led the Department of Homeland Security’s Tampa Bay Urban Area Security Initiative.


Castor was instrumental in the development of the plan that reorganized the police department, consisting of 1,300 officers and employees with a $145 million annual budget – creating three smaller, more manageable districts. Decentralization ensured commanders had the necessary resources to fulfill their missions and gave officers the opportunity to immerse themselves within the community.


Community outreach was a cornerstone of her career. During her time as a beat-cop working night shifts, Jane knew the families, business owners, and community leaders in her neighborhood and, as chief, she expected every officer to do the same. Under her watch, the ‘golden rule’ was that “everyone was treated with dignity and respect”. She also brought an added focus that to be successful, the police department had to be immersed in the community as a partner.


To that end, Jane developed and implemented an enhanced Citizen Academy to allow the community to get an inside look at the police department and foster positive working relationships. She also created the Young Citizens Academy, to provide younger citizens with an opportunity to become familiar with the field of law enforcement and to be mentored by officers. Additionally, the police department partnered with the Florida Holocaust Museum and the Anti-Defamation League to have every officer tour the museum and participate in discussions about the importance of their role in the community. Committed to youth, Jane raised funds to build a $4 million gymnasium and recreation center for at-risk children. The Police Athletic League now offers afterschool and summer programs for more than 500 disadvantaged youth. Under Jane’s leadership the police department also built an additional RICH House in the city. They provide a safe haven for children in economically challenged neighborhoods and have provided after school guidance and support to hundreds of needy children. Jane created RISE Tampa, a foundation aimed at providing law enforcement training and equipment not available through budgetary means, in addition to supporting youth programs in our community.


Jane continues to be very active in the community including participation on the Gracepoint Mental Health and Wellness Board of Directors, Starting Right, Now Board of Directors, RISE Tampa Police Foundation Founder and Board Chair, Bike Walk Tampa Bay Board Chair, and The Athena Society Board of Directors and GTE Financial Supervisory Committee. She is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and a Police Foundation Fellow.


On a national and local level, Jane Castor is recognized for her leadership in both law enforcement and community involvement. She is honored to have been the recipient of numerous awards including the 2015 University of South Florida President’s Distinguished Citizen Award, 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from Tampa Bay Area Chiefs of Police, 2014 Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s Woman of Influence, Leadership Tampa Alumni Parke Wright III Leadership Award, 2014 Florida Holocaust Museum’s Lobenberg Humanitarian Award, 2013 Crisis Center of Tampa Bay’s Community Advocate Award, 2011 Tampa Connection’s Betty Tribble Citizen of the Year Award, 2010 University of Tampa Alumni Achievement Award, 2009 National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executive’s Law Enforcement Executive of the Year Award, 2007 Josephine Howard Stafford Memorial Award for Community Engagement, and the 2006 University of Tampa University Athletic Hall of Fame.


Jane Castor is a proud Seminole Heights resident where she raised her two sons, Sergei and Seely.

Term: May 1, 2019 - April 30, 2023

City Hall Plaza, 306 E. Jackson St. Tampa, FL 33602

Pat Kemp - Commissioner

Patricia “Pat” Kemp was elected to the County Commission in 2016, representing Countywide District 6. Commissioner Kemp has more than three decades of public service in Hillsborough County.  She was Chief Aide to Congresswoman Kathy Castor when Castor served on the Hillsborough County Commission.  She also served as Aide to State Representative Sara Romeo.  An attorney, she worked both in private practice and for Bay Area Legal Services, providing civil legal services for low income clients.   As a journalist, she served as news director and a radio talk show host at WUSF and WMNF.  Over the years, Commissioner Kemp has volunteered for many community projects and organizations. She co-founded the Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association.  She served in leadership roles at the Sierra Club of Tampa Bay and on the Board of Tampa Crossroads, a nonprofit that provides counseling, treatment, housing and other services to veterans, the disabled and others in need of assistance.

Commissioner Kemp has long been an advocate for improving transportation in the county and the region. She worked with other community leaders to support the Cross Bay Ferry Pilot Project.  She currently serves on several boards related to transportation including the HART Board, the Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Tampa Bay Regional Transportation Authority. 

Commissioner Kemp also serves on the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) Growth, Agriculture, Transportation, Environment (GATE) Policy Committe as Policy Leader.


A graduate of Boston University and Stetson College of Law, Commissioner Kemp has two adult children, Ella and Alex Wind.  Ella is pursuing a PhD at New York University.  Alex is an undergraduate student at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

The Honorable Pat Kemp occupies Tampa Port Authority Board of Commissioners Seat #6, which Pursuant to Chapter 95-488 Laws of Florida, as amended (Enabling Act), seat #6 shall be occupied by a member of the board of county commissioners, appointed by that board, ex officio.

Term: November 20, 2018 - November 19, 2019

601 East Kennedy Boulevard, 2nd Floor, Tampa, Florida 33602

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Hung T. Mai - Commissioner

Hung T. Mai, PE, is president of H.T. Mai Inc. and has more than 42 years' experience in the civil engineering field and over 38 years of experience in Florida encompassing land/site development, land planning, comprehensive plan development/amendment, development regional impact study, master development plan, infrastructure planning (roadway, stormwater, water supply, wastewater and solid waste), water resources planning and design, location hydraulic reports, bridge hydraulic and scour analysis reports, roadway drainage design, and watershed management.  His experience includes comprehensive analysis of all aspects of land development and planning, comprehensive environmental analysis, and extensive experience in environmental and jurisdictional surveys, feasibility/impact studies and wetland mitigation planning for a variety of projects throughout the State of Florida.  Mr. Mai's experience with environmental permitting and regulatory agencies has included involvement with various water management districts, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Environmental Protection, Game and Freshwater Fish Commission, and numerous local regulatory agencies.

Mr. Mai served as a member of the Hillsborough River Basin Board of the SWFWMD (1999-2007), appointed by Governor Bush; and also a member of the Technical Advisory Committee for Hillsborough River Board.  Mr. Mai is currently a member of the Environmental Resource Permitting Advisory Committee.

Mr. Mai was appointed by the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners as a member of the Charter Review Board (2005-2006), member of City-County Planning Commission (2007-2011), and member of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (2008-2009).  Mr. Mai has extensive experience in facilitating workshops, public information meetings, public survey and public campaign.

Mr. Mai was also appointed by Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners as a member of the Hillsborough County Diversity Advisory Council in 2013.  Mr. Mai served as the Chairman of the Diversity Advisory Council from 2013-2016. Mr. Mai was the recipient of the 2016 Florida State Fair Wall of Fame for Asian-Pacific American Recognition.

Mr. Mai served as President of the American Society of Civil Engineers - West Coast Branch (1994-1995) and remained in the ASCE-WCB Board of Directors from 1992-1999.  Mr. Mai is an active member of this organization as an assistant chair for Program and Infrastructure Evaluation and Rating Committee.

Mr. Mai received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the National Institute of Technology, University of Saigon, in 1973, and is a member of the Tampa Aviation Association.  

Once he has taken the Oath of Office, Hung T. Mai will occupy Tampa Port Authority Board of Commissioners Seat #2, which is appointed by the Governor of the State of Florida.

Term:  November 15, 2018 - November 15, 2019

1101 Channelside Drive, Tampa, Florida 33602

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VACANT - Commissioner

The Tampa Port Authority Board of Commissioners Seat #3, which is appointed by the Governor of the State of Florida, is currently vacant.

Term:  November 16, 2017- November 15, 2021

1101 Channelside Drive, Tampa, Florida 33602