Port Director Phillip C. Allen has named Alan Hill, a 16-year veteran of the Broward County Port Everglades Department, as the new Assistant Director of Business Development.

The Business Development Division, under the direction of Carlos Buqueras, is accountable for generating more than $77 million in revenue from cargo and cruise business at Port Everglades during Fiscal Year 2007 (Oct. 1, 2006 through Sept. 30, 2007), which equates to 67 percent of the Department’s total budgeted revenue of $112.5 million. 

Most recently, Hill was the Port’s Business Development Manager responsible for conducting market research to assist in the development and implementation of strategies to attract containerized cargo, cruise line services, bulk and breakbulk cargo, and Foreign-Trade Zone business.  In addition, he has been an active member of the Port’s management team to negotiate long-term cruise and cargo agreements.

Hill joined the Port Everglades Authority in September 1992 as the Port’s first Revenue Auditor.  In February 2001, he was promoted to Business Development Manager for cargo related activity. 

Hill holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida.