Transportation

PATRICK GODDARD

PRESIDENT, BRIGHTLINE, MIAMI

Goddard worked in the hospitality industry before becoming president of the passenger rail system, the first private privately owned passenger rail system in the U.S. in more than a century. The system, which operates on the historic Florida East Coast line, connects Miami with Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach; construction is underway on a leg that will bring service to Orlando. Eventually, the line expects to extend to Tampa.

EDUCATION Dublin Institute of Technology (BS), Trinity College, Dublin (BS)
PROFESSIONAL EVOLUTION I made the unlikely move from hotels to train travel. It’s been interesting and insightful as we seek to reinvent train travel.
CIVIC EFFORT Before the pandemic, Brightline had launched a mobile barber shop, the BuzzBoxx, which provides mental health services and rail safety education. In exchange for taking a brief rail safety course, we offer free haircuts. We are also partnering with 211, a crisis hotline.
SOMETHING SURPRISING I served as the head waiter for David Beckham’s wedding.

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