Port Everglades appoints Glenn Wiltshire as acting director
March 29, 2019: South Florida's main seaport gets a 30-year US Coast Guard veteran Glenn Wiltshire as acting chief executive and port director of Port Everglades following the recent death of Steven Cernak.
Prior to this, he served as Deputy Port director since 2006.
During Wiltshire's tenure at Port Everglades, he implemented several innovative programmes to support increasing cargo, cruise, and petroleum volumes. He worked closely with US Customs and Border Protection and other state and federal agencies to introduce new technology such as facial recognition, mobile and automated passport control.
As chair of the Florida Seaport Transportation and Economic Development Council Security Committee, Wiltshire led a multi-year effort that resulted in legislative changes that eliminated duplicative state security standards and separate state criminal history checks.
Prior to joining Port Everglades, Wiltshire was the US Coast Guard Captain of the Port of New York/New Jersey where he was responsible for all safety, security, environmental protection, and commerce operations programs in nation's third largest port.