Transportation

BOBBY HARRIS

FOUNDER, PRESIDENT & CEO, BLUEGRACE LOGISTICS, RIVERVIEW

BlueGrace, which Harris founded in 2009, uses a digital platform to work with customers on management of their supply chains. The firm provides third-party logistics from 12 locations around the U.S., employs some 600 and has more than 10,000 customers. The company has become one of the largest third-party logistics providers in the country with a corporate culture that’s anything but stodgy: High-volume music plays throughout the workday, and when employees meet goals or close deals, the banging of a gong can be heard.

Harris, a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in the emerging company category, aims for BlueGrace to become a multi-billion-dollar company with more than 3,000 employees by 2022. A University of South Florida graduate, he gained experience in logistics and supply chains through stints at Southeastern Freight Lines and United Shipping Solutions.

His community service includes membership on the council of governors for the Tampa Bay Partnership and the advisory council for the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.

Paul Anderson

Port Tampa Bay

Frank DiBello

Space Florida

JOHN E. FENTON

PATRIOT RAIL AND PORTS

Mark Gale

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

Jim Gattoni

Landstar System

Patrick Goddard

Brightline

Eric Green

JaxPort

Bobby Harris

BlueGrace Logistics

Juan Kuryla

PortMiami

JUAN CARLOS LISCANO

AMERICAN AIRLINES

Joe Lopano

Tampa International Airport

JOHN W. MURRAY

CANAVERAL PORT AUTHORITY

ANANTH PRASAD

FLORIDA TRANSPORTATION BUILDERS’ ASSOCIATION

STEVEN ROSSUM

SILVER AIRWAYS AND SEABORNE AIRLINES

Robert Sanchez

Ryder System

ARTHUR R. SAVAGE

A.R. SAVAGE & SON