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Movers and Shakers: Port Manatee Promotes Three, Hires Corporate Communications Manager

Robert J. Armstrong

BRADENTON – Port Manatee, one of Florida’s largest and fastest-growing seaports, has promoted three key staff members and hired a new corporate communications manager.

Chief Financial Officer and Senior Director of Business Robert J. Armstrong was promoted to deputy executive director and CFO; Director of Seaport Security Frank Holden was promoted to senior director of seaport security; and Compliance Manager David St. Pierre was promoted to deputy director of seaport security.

Armstrong is responsible for Port Manatee’s finance and business activities as well as telecommunications and information technology; Holden is responsible for the overall security and safety of the port; and St. Pierre performs all duties relating to compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations related to the port’s security and safety. He also administrates and teaches the port’s U.S. Maritime Administration-approved security courses.

Julie Yeh has joined Port Manatee staff as corporate communications manager. Yeh was supervisor of corporate communications at Sarasota-based FCCI Insurance Group. She is responsible for coordinating and implementing public relations and advertising programs as they relate to trade development, tenant, community, employee, government and international relations.

Port Manatee is located at the entrance to Tampa Bay and is among Florida’s largest deepwater seaports. For more information about Port Manatee, visit www.portmanatee.com.


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