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September 10, 2018

PortMiami's Kuryla Elected Chairman of the Florida Ports Council

Juan Kuryla (Photo: Florida Ports Council)

Juan Kuryla (Photo: Florida Ports Council)

At the Florida Ports Council Annual Board Meeting last week in St. Petersburg, PortMiami Director and CEO Juan Kuryla was elected chairman.

Kuryla replaces Port Everglades Chief Executive/Port Director Steve Cernak. Port of Palm Beach Executive Director Manuel Almira was elected as vice chairman and Port Panama City Executive Director Wayne Stubbs was elected secretary/treasurer. All positions serve one-year terms.

The Florida Ports Council is the professional association of Florida’s 14 public seaports, providing advocacy, leadership and research on seaport-related issues at the state and federal level.

Kuryla is committed to the success and advancement of the nation’s seaports. He has held numerous leadership positions at PortMiami over the past 20 years, most recently serving as Port Director and CEO since 2014.

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