Port of Palm Beach District Commission Elects Chairman (USA)

Oppel New Chairman of Port of Palm Beach District Commission

Edward R. Oppel has been elected as the Chairman of the Port of Palm Beach District Board of Commissioners for 2014.

Fellow members of the five-member Port Board unanimously elected Edward Oppel during the January Board of Commissioners Meeting.

“We have a great staff and excellent Board of Commissioners who are totally in sync to grow the Port so we can continue to be a major contributor toward the economic growth in Palm Beach County,” Oppel said.

Prior to his election to the Port Commission, Oppel served as the Executive Director of the Port from March 1996 to January 2000. During his time, he oversaw a $100 million capital improvement project which included the construction of the SkyPass Bridge, construction and development of the Port’s now Slip 1 and the construction of the Port’s 100,000 sq. ft. cruise terminal and adjacent Class A office building.

Over Oppel’s 18 years affiliated with the Port as Commissioner and Executive Director, the Port has increased its revenues from $7 million to more than $19 million.


Press Release, February 4, 2014