David L. McDonald
President - McDonald, Miller & Coleman LLC
David L. McDonald has over 36 years of continuous experience in the Maritime Industry.
Mr. McDonald served as the Executive Director for Port Manatee, Florida for over 20 years.
tenure, Mr. McDonald
administered a $250 million dollar port expansion project while limiting local investment to approximately $20 million.
Completion of the project resulted in a 50% increase in cargo moving capacity.
Through January 2012, Mr. McDonald
directed the ongoing $750 million â€œNorth Portâ€ expansion at Port Manatee.
administered the most successful seagrass transplant and mitigation effort in Floridaâ€™s history and implemented a 3,500 acre inland port â€œEncouragement Zoneâ€ (EZ) to encourage public/private partnerships.
has worked with the State of Florida's state legislature and Congress on Maritime matters of state and national significance and has served an elected seven member Port Authority.
Mr. McDonald served the Florida Ports Council (FPC) as chair for ten consecutive years, three terms on the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) Board of Directors, chairman for Florida Ocean Alliance, and chairman for Florida Ports Environmental Committee.
has a Professional Port Manager certificate from American Association of Port Authorities
, a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Florida and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Florida International University.