Bill Johnson - Director
Bill Johnson is Director of one of the nation’s top container cargo ports and the busiest cruise port in the world. During his seven-year tenure, Mr. Johnson launched one of the most ambitious capital development programs at PortMiami with more than $2 billion in infrastructure improvements now underway. These projects include: construction of a Port tunnel in conjunction with the Florida State Department of Transportation; the re-introduction of on-dock freight rail with Florida East Coast Railway; and the deepening of the Port’s channel to -50 feet to accommodate the new generation of larger, container cargo vessels.
PortMiami is the second largest economic engine in Miami-Dade County. The Port contributes $27 billion annually to the local and state economies and supports 207,000 jobs, both directly and indirectly. Under Johnson’s stewardship, PortMiami has seen its largest expansion ever of new cruise brands and new build cruise vessels in a single season and has strengthened its financial position to its highest level in 12 years, despite challenging economic conditions worldwide.
Over the last three decades Bill Johnson has held a number of executive level positions within Miami-Dade County government including oversight of the County’s airports and several major infrastructure projects. He has built a reputation as a key trouble-shooter, problem-solver and proponent of economic development.
A native of Akron, Ohio, Bill Johnson holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Tennessee and serves in a leadership role in a number of maritime, business and economic development organizations at the national and international levels including: Vice President, International Association of Ports and Harbors; Chairman, Florida Ports Council; Chairman, World Trade Center Miami Board of Directors; Florida Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC) Board of Directors; US Chamber Let’s Rebuild America Leadership Council; Federal Reserve Bank Trade and Transportation Advisory Council; Florida District Export Council; The Beacon Council Board of Trustees; Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Governors; Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s Circle; and Past Chair, Miami Beach Latin Chamber of Commerce.Back to Top Page Last Edited: Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:30:49 PM
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