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Port of Miami Stays In-House For New Director

30 year veteran beats out all candidates after a nationwide search.

After going full circle in their search for the new director at the PortMiami, yesterday, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine- Cava announced that interim port director and 30-year veteran Hydi Webb would take over the reins at the "Cruise Capital of the World."

Levine- Cava told the crowd at the groundbreaking of the new MSC terminal," Hydi Webb is beyond qualified to take over operation of PortMiami and shepherd it into a new era of success. We are proud to have her take the reins of such an important institution in South Florida. Her expertise, professionalism, and leadership will ensure the port remains a top economic driver for Miami-Dade County, creating new jobs, opening trade networks, and maintaining highest safety standards for our community".

When the announcement was made, Webb received a standing over from the assembled group.

Webb began her career at the port in 1992, and she has served as the interim port director since January, following Juan Kuryla's departure. Before that was deputy port director since February 2018, and earlier roles included assistant port director of business development and marketing, manager of business development, and manager of cruise development, among others.

The city commission had conducted a nationwide search for a new Director until finally realizing the best candidate was already there.

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