Former Federal Maritime Commissioner Paul Anderson joined Port Tampa Bay as President and CEO in December 2012. Among his many leadership roles, Anderson is Chairman of the Florida Ports Financing Commission and has been appointed by the American Association of Port Authorities to lead a newly-created cooperative effort of the AAPA and the U.S. Conference of Mayors. He serves as Legislative Chairman of the Florida Ports Council and on the Florida Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. In 2003, Anderson was nominated to the Federal Maritime Commission by President George W. Bush, where he served a five-year term and was also appointed to the cabinet-level Committee on Marine Transportation. Anderson previously served as President and CEO of the Jacksonville Port Authority, President of International Oil and Shipping Company in Boca Raton and Senior Director of Seabulk Marine in Fort Lauderdale. Anderson is a graduate of the University of Florida and completed the Senior Managers in Government program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.