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 a cross-sectional representation of public and private sector freight stakeholders. Stakeholders include representatives of ports, shippers, carriers, freight-related associations, the freight industry workforce, the Florida Department of Transportation, 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 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.
Meet the Florida Freight Advisory Committee
As Assistant Director of Port Everglades, David Anderton provides oversight and direction for the development and implementation of short and long range strategic plans including facilities planning, capital improvements programming and implementation of the 5-Year CIP totaling more than $700 million, economic impact analysis, grants writing and administration, and coordination on federal and state legislative efforts. Port Everglades, a large deepwater port in South Florida, is one of the world’s busiest cruise ports and a leader in cargo shipping. Mr. Anderton began at Port Everglades in 2002 with the Seaport Engineering & Construction Division, assisting with the development of the 5-Year CIP and supporting project managers with technical planning assistance on tasks pertaining to project implementation.
Prior to his Port positions, Mr. Anderton held senior positions with the consulting firms Post, Buckley, Schuh and Jernigan (now Atkins Global), Craig A. Smith & Associates, and the City of West Palm Beach. He was also a legislative assistant and campaign coordinator for Florida Attorney General Robert A. Butterworth. These positions provided a vast array of experience in transportation and land use planning, residential and commercial development as well as the legislative process. Mr. Anderton holds a Bachelor’s Degree in both Political Science and History from Florida State University and a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Florida Atlantic University. He is registered with the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) through the American Planning Association and is certified as a Professional Port Manager (PPM) through the American Association of Port Authorities. He is also a graduate of Leadership Florida Class 34.
Mark Bontrager joined Space Florida in 2008 and currently serves as the Vice President for Spaceport Operations. In this role, Mark leads the planning and development of space transportation infrastructure improvement projects of Space Florida’s spaceport holdings and the Florida Spaceport System Plan. Mark is responsible development and operations of Space Florida’s Spaceport assets including multiple launch complexes, launch vehicle processing facilities, and payload processing facilities.
Bontrager has more than 23 years experience with the United States Air Force and most recently served as a Colonel and Commander of the 45th Mission Support Group at Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, which provides critical support to military space launch operations as well as commercial, NASA and ballistic missile launches. Colonel Bontrager also served as chief of the Assured Access Operations Division at Air Force Space Command at Peterson AFB, Colorado and previously served in the 1st Space Launch Squadron with the Delta II launch vehicle program.
Mark’s keen understanding of Air Force processes and space launch/payload processing operations brings a critical skill set to Space Florida. Mark also works closely with Business Development and the Florida Department of Transportation to capture opportunities to improve and modernize Florida’s existing spaceport assets and strengthen relationships with aerospace stakeholders who see Florida as the place for space. Mark Bontrager holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Florida, a Master’s of Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, a Masters in National Security Studies from the Naval War College, and a Masters in Airpower Art and Science from the School of Advanced Airpower Studies at Maxwell AFB in Alabama.
Gary M. Goldfarb-is Chief Strategy Officer or Interport Group of Companies, a leading Supply Chain Management providing FTZ & Customs bonded warehousing, inventory control, Transportation, Distribution services and fulfillment and Duty Drawback expertise. With Interport, Gary has developed several key business units including GPS Tracking and Location Technology, Foreign Trade Zone and Trade Facilitation Consulting (63 FTZ activations in the past 5 years) as well as Supply Chain Engineering. Goldfarb helped bring The Miami Free Zone back to its glory days, with over 96% occupancy, reaching almost $ 1 billion in trade in 2006. Prior to the Miami Free Zone, Goldfarb developed and obtained patents for software solutions for International Logistics. (From2.com). He built and took public Golden Eagle Group (NASDAQ:GEGP) , which became one of the largest Third Party Logistics (3PL) Companies is the United States, specializing in Inventory Control and Just in Time (JIT) programs. He has more than 42 years in International Trade and Supply Chain Management. Goldfarb is actively involved in South Florida community and professional associations, serving in many Board of Directors and Executive Boards and Chairs International Trade & Logistics Committees. Serves as Chair of One Community One Goal-Trade and Logistics Committee. Serves on the Board of Directors of The Beacon Council, Miami-Dade County’s official Economic Development Organization. Goldfarb is an inductee into the FCBF Hall of Fame (Florida Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association).
Bob O’Malley is Resident Vice President of State Government and Community Affairs in Florida for CSX Transportation. In this role, he is responsible for state and local government relations and community affairs throughout Florida.
Bob previously held positions as Director of Central Florida Operations for Tallahassee-based Sachs Media Group, and as Director of Public Affairs and Strategic Planning for Metroplan Orlando, the regional transportation planning organization for Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties.
Bob is a graduate of the University of Central Florida, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree. He also attended the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Bob serves on the board of directors for Associated Industries of Florida (AIF), Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce and City Year Orlando, as well as the advisory board for the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida. Bob lives in Altamonte Springs, Florida with his wife and three children.
Barbara Pimentel joined the Florida Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association, Inc. (FCBF) in 2004 as Executive Vice President / Director. With over 3 decades years of experience under her guidance and leadership the FCBF has grown to over 600 member companies statewide and is currently Florida’s largest and most influential logistics organization and the 2nd largest in the Nation. Pimentel started her career at FIF which was sold to Fritz Co (now UPS Supply Chain Logistics) and worked for over 21 years (combined) gaining experience in freight forwarding, bonded warehousing and distribution, EDI, quality control, and warehouse management. Under her supervision and guidance the Fritz Companies warehouse became one of the first warehouses to create a “pick and pack” bonded operation in Miami. In 2001 she accepted an offer to lead the operations of Asia Direct/KSK Group LLC as their Operation Manager. During her career she has been involved in the development and implementation of extensive training programs related to the processes, compliance and movement of freight. Barbara is a highly accomplished business professional instrumental in domestic and international transportation solutions for all in the supply chain/logistics community in Florida. Pimentel also serves as President for the Florida Perishable Trade Coalition working closely with USDA and Florida Dept. of Agriculture to bring cold treatment perishables directly to Florida.
Mary Beth Washnock