The Florida Freight Advisory Committee (FLFAC) advises Florida on freight issues, priorities, projects and funding needs for freight improvements, and elevates freight transportation as a critical component of the state’s economic vitality and competitiveness.
Consistent with Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) and Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, the FLFAC will consist of cross-section representation of public and private sector freight stakeholders. Stakeholders include representatives of ports, shippers, carriers, freight-related associations, the freight industry workforce, the transportation department of the State, and local governments.
- Build on and leverage professional networks between statewide freight stakeholders with parallel interests.
- Provide materials and media that can help raise awareness and education of freight related initiatives.
- Provide a forum for stakeholders and FDOT to share lessons learned.
- Provide information that can help facilitate compliance with current federal law and regulations relating to freight planning and planning performance measures.
- Participate in the development and prioritization of projects that comprise the comprehensive, integrated, coordinated multimodal freight network for Florida.
Chair: Amy Miller
Vice Chair: Robert Midgett
Executive Director: Rickey Fitzgerald
Port Director at the Port of Pensacola, Florida, one of three business enterprises owned and operated by the City of Pensacola (the other two being Pensacola International Airport and the local natural gas utility Pensacola Energy). In her role as Port Director, Miller leads all aspects of the port’s day-to-day operations, as well as its long-range strategic and capital planning efforts.
Following a successful career in print journalism, Miller entered the seaport industry in 1993. She worked in communications and business development at the ports of South Louisiana and Gulfport, Mississippi, before joining Port of Pensacola in 2002. In 2006, she was named Assistant Port Director and in 2013, Mayor Ashton Hayward appointed her to the position of Port Director. She is the first women to lead Pensacola’s port.
Miller currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Port Authorities, is President of the Gulf Ports Association of the Americas and is Secretary-Treasurer of the Florida Seaport Transportation Economic Development (FSTED) Council. Her civic involvements include serving as a mentor in the University of West Florida’s Executive Mentor Program, President of the Institute for Women in Politics of Northwest Florida, and on the Board of Directors of United Way of Escambia County and local health & nutrition non-profit Appetite 4 Life.
Miller earned her undergraduate degree in Journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.
Vice Chair Robert Midgett
Education: UCF Bachelor Science- Political Science/Pre Law
UNF CTL program graduate
UNF Freight Broker graduate
UNF Executive Development program graduate
Currently enrolled at Florida Coastal School of Law- Transportation focus
Propeller Club- Jacksonville
FLA DOT Freight Academy- Guest lecturer
Former member of Florida Congressman Stephen Wise Transportation focus committee
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Mary Beth Washnock