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 Channelside Drive, Tampa, Florida 33602

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Chad W. Harrod - Vice Chairman

Chad W. Harrod is the CEO of Harrod Properties, Inc. and its affiliated companies. Mr. Harrod joined the company in 2003 after working in the investment banking division of JP Morgan Chase in both Atlanta and New York City. In 2007, Mr. Harrod formed Harrod Healthcare Real Estate (HHRE) to focus on the growing need for Class-A medical developments. HHRE specializes in developing healthcare properties that allow physicians and healthcare systems to deliver quality patient care in the most efficient manner possible. Collectively, the Harrod companies have developed over 17 million square feet of office, industrial and medical properties in Florida, Texas, Tennessee and the Carolinas. As CEO, Mr. Harrod focuses on corporate advancement, strategic planning, and client relations.

Mr. Harrod is a member of the Florida Council of 100 and also serves as a Director for Dex Imaging, Inc., Stratifi Health, CoLabs, LLC, MD Healthcare Partners, and the Florida Chapter of The Young Presidents Organization.

Mr. Harrod's interests are not limited to only the corporate world. He is also committed to our community and serves on the board of directors of the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Academy Prep Center of Tampa, St. Mary's Episcopal Day School, and the Firss Tee of Tampa Bay.

A Tampa native, Mr. Harrod is passionate about the successful growth of our Port and the tremendous impact is has on the Tampa Bay area and surrounding MSA's. Mr. Harrod graduated from Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa and The University of Texas at Austin where he earned his bachelor's degree in Economics and Business. Mr. Harrod lives in South Tampa with his wife, Sarah, and their two boys. Mr. Harrod's interests include coaching his boys, golf, hunting, and fishing.

Mr. Harrod occupies Tampa Port Authority Board of Commissioners' Seat #1, which is appointed by the Governor of the State of Florida.

Appointed: July 30, 2019 (to complete current term)

Term: November 16, 2018 - November 15, 2022 

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: February 6, 2018 - February 5, 2022

1101 Channelside Drive, 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.cMr. 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.

Mr. Hung T. Mai, P.E. occupies Tampa Port Authority Board of Commissioners Seat #2, which is appointed by the Governor of the State of Florida.

Reappointed: November 15, 2019 - November 15, 2023

1101 Channelside Drive, Tampa, Florida 33602

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Ted Conner - Commissioner

Ted Conner is a Senior Vice President, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company and Deputy General Counsel of Old Republic National Title Holding Company with extensive corporate governance and insurance regulatory experience.

Mr. Conner earned a B.S. degree in business administration with a major in real estate from the University of Florida and a J.D. degree from the University of Florida College of Law.  He was in private practice in the Orlando area for twelve years and previously served as General Counsel for Attorneys' Title Fund Services, LLC.

Mr. Conner authored chapters in Florida Real Property Title Examination and Insurance and Florida Real Property Sales Transactions (Fla.CLE). Mr. Conner serves on the NAIC Liaison Committee of the American Land Title Association. He previously served on the Executive Council of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar. Mr. Conner chaired the Florida Land Title Association's Governmental Affairs Committee and served on the FLTA's Board of Directors. Mr. Conner is a Florida board certified real estate lawyer.

Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Old Republic National Title Holding Company is comprised of many operating companies and two active title insurance underwriters. It has a national network of more than 275 branch and subsidiary offices, and roughly 8,000 independent title agents. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE: ORI), one of America's 50 largest shareholder-owned insurance businesses.

Mr. Conner occupies Tampa Port Authority Board of Commissioners Seat #3, which is appointed by the Governor of the State of Florida.

Appointed: October 14, 2019 (to complete current term)

Term: November 16, 2017 - November 15, 2021

1101 Channelside Drive, Tampa, Florida 33602

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The Honorable Harry Cohen - Commissioner

The Honorable Harry Cohen 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 oficio.

Term: November 2020 - November 2021

County Center 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., 2nd Floor, Tampa, FL 33602

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.

The Honorable Jane Castor occupies Tampa Port Authority Board of Commissioners Seat #7, which Pursuant to Chapter 95-488 Laws of Florida, as amended (Enabling Act), seat #7 shall be occupied by the Mayor of the City of Tampa, ex officio.

Term: May 1, 2019 - April 30, 2023

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