TAMPA, Fla. - The Tampa Port Authority Board of Commissioners todaynamed A. Paul Anderson as the authority's next port director and chief executive.

Anderson will succeed Richard Wainio, who served in the position since March 2005.

Anderson has a distinguished 30-year professional career serving in senior level public and private sector positions.He currently serves as the chief executive officer of the Jacksonville Port Authority.

Tampa Port Authority administers Florida's largest port.It is also one of the nation's premier cruise home ports, as well as a major center for shipbuilding and repair. The Port of Tampagenerates nearly100,000 jobs and some $8 billion in economic impact, according to Tampa Port Authority.

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