Paul Anderson is the current President and CEO of Port Tampa Bay. Prior to his arrival here in Tampa in December of 2012, he held a series of high-profile leadership positions in both the public and private sectors. In 2003, Mr. Anderson, was nominated to the Federal Maritime Commission by President George W. Bush and was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2004, he served a five-year term ending in 2008. A highlight of Anderson’s service included his appointment to the Committee on Marine Transportation, a cabinet-level strategy group responsible for the nation’s seaports and reporting directly to the President.
He served as the Chief Executive Officer for the Jacksonville Port Authority and spent 10 years as an executive with JM Family Enterprises, a diversified automobile business headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Paul also served as a senior director of Seabulk Marine, Inc., an international marine transportation company in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Paul has also served as an advisor on intermodal issues to multiple governors including former Florida governors Jeb Bush and Charlie Crist.
Paul recently was reelected for a second term as the Chairman of the Florida Ports Council by his fellow Florida’s port directors. He also serves multiple national leadership positions including the board of directors of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) and Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC). Paul also serves on the board of directors for the Florida Chamber of Commerce; Associated Industries of Florida; Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation; Leukemia Lymphoma Society; Florida Aquarium; Visit Tampa Bay; Tampa Hillsborough EDC; Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO); and the National Executive Committee of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship.