Florida DOT appoints 26 to Florida Freight Advisory Committee

Jacksonville Florida
The Florida Freight Advisory Committee includes freight stakeholders, representatives of ports, shippers, carriers and the freight industry.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced the appointment of 26 members to the Florida Freight Advisory Committee (FLFAC) in late April.


The FLFAC represents a cross-section of public- and private-sector freight stakeholders, including FDOT, representatives of ports, shippers, carriers, freight-related associations, the freight industry workforce and local governments.

The Florida Freight Advisory Committee includes:

  • John Abrams, Loves Travel Stops;
  • Joe Arbona, Genesee Wyoming Railroad;
  • Aubrey Brown, CSX;
  • Gene Conrad, Lakeland Linder International Airport;
  • William Crowe, Canaveral Port Authority;
  • Jaha Cummings, city of Punta Gorda;
  • Kevin Daugherty, Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport;
  • Laura DiBella, Florida Harbor Pilots Association;
  • John Dohm, Florida TransAtlantic Holdings;
  • Lauren Farrell, Space Florida;
  • Patrick Feeney, Dillon Logistics;
  • Dan Liu, Florida Atlantic University;
  • Bruce Lyon, Winter Haven Economic Development Council;
  • Terri Malone, Escambia County;
  • Robert Midgett, Walmart;
  • Carol Obermeier, Southwest Florida International Airport;
  • Samuel Pearson, UPS;
  • Nick Primrose, Jacksonville Port Authority;
  • Mike Rubin, Florida Ports Council;
  • Tori Ruminek, Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association;
  • Andre Samuel, Enterprise Florida Inc.;
  • Gregory Stuart, Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization;
  • Alexander Trauger, MetroPlan Orlando;
  • Kevin Walford, Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization;
  • Barbara Wilson, RailUSA LLC; and
  • Desiree Wood, REAL Women in Trucking Inc.

According to a statement from FDOT, the department relies on committee members for their valuable contribution to advance its mission of providing a safe transportation system that ensures the mobility of people and goods, enhances economic prosperity and preserves the quality of the state’s environment and communities

The FLFAC advises FDOT on freight-related priorities, issues, projects and funding needs; serves as a forum for discussion of state decisions affecting freight transportation; communicates and coordinates regional priorities with other organizations; shares information between the private and public sectors on freight issues; and assists in updating the Statewide Freight Plan.

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