Mayor Hayward announces his appointment of Amy Miller as Director of the Port of Pensacola. Miller is the first female Port Director for the City of Pensacola since its inception, dated back to the mid-1700s. With her appointment to the position of Port Director, she becomes the only currently-serving female Port Director in the state of Florida and in the U.S. Gulf Coast region.
“Amy’s 11 year dedication to the Port of Pensacola makes her eminently qualified for this position,” said Mayor Hayward. “I am thrilled to announce Ms. Miller as the new Port Director and I look forward to her leadership and our Port’s growing future.”
An Ohio native, Amy holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.
Following a successful career in print journalism that took her from Ohio to California and, finally, Louisiana, she entered the seaport industry in 1993 as Communications Director for the Port of South Louisiana. In 1997, she was named Trade Development Manager at the Port of Gulfport, Mississippi, where she was instrumental in attracting Crowley Maritime’s Central America-Gulf container shipping service and Gearbulk Shipping’s US Gulf-South America breakbulk shipping service to that port.
Amy made her way to the Sunshine State in 2002 when she became Port of Pensacola’s Manager of Business & Trade Development. In 2006, her duties were expanded to include oversight of the port’s budgeting, finance and human resources activities.