Daniels has been Port of Gulfport executive director since 2013.
In addition to his maritime experience there, where he led a $570m restoration and expansion project, Daniels also served as executive director of the Port of Oswego in New York from 2007-2013, managing director of the Port of Greater Baton Rouge and port director for the Eastport Port Authority in Maine.
Economic development expertise
He has an extensive background in economic development as the CEO of Eastern Maine Development Corp., where he oversaw the day-to-day operations and development efforts of a six-county economic development district, and as director of the City of Bangor, Maine Office of Economic and Business Development. He also served as senior trade advisor and director, Maine International Trade Center, responsible for the state's international trade development efforts for eastern and northern Maine.
Daniels is active in the maritime community and serves on many boards and committees, including the American Association of Port Authorities and the American Heart Association. He is a graduate of The Citadel and the Maine Maritime Academy where he was a master of science candidate in maritime management. His professional education includes studies at the US Army War College, Thomas College in New England and the University of New Orleans, where he completed the International Program for Port Planning and Management.
His tentative start date at Port Everglades is June 29.
Wiltshire has been deputy port director at Everglades since 2006.