Florida Harbor Pilots Association

President

President

Capt. Sam Stephenson
Port Everglades Pilots Association

Capt. Sam Stephenson

Port Everglades Pilots Association

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Captain Sam S. Stephenson is the current first vice president of the Florida Harbor Pilots Association, representing the Port Everglades Pilots Association. Captain Stephenson has operated out of Port Everglades for the past three years and currently holds an unlimited master’s license.

After graduating from law school at the University of Miami in 1996, Captain Stephenson immediately set to sea as a third mate on the USTS Texas Clipper II. From there he continued to work his way up and became a master in 2000 on the Royal Star vessel.

Captain Stephenson has experience in Texas and Florida on numerous vessels and shore sides, including serving as master of a vessel in 2003 that was the first U.S. Training Ship to host the President of the United States aboard. During his time at sea, he received many awards, including the Admiralty of the Ocean Sea Award for rescuing three crew members in 12’ to 15’ seas and a U.S. Marine Merchant Medal for outstanding achievement during his time working on Operation Katrina Relief.

1st Vice President

1st Vice President

Capt. John Timmel
Tampa Bay Pilots Association

Capt. John Timmel

Tampa Bay Pilots Association

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2nd Vice President

2nd Vice President

Capt. Chris Mons
St. Johns Bar Pilots Association

Capt. Chris Mons

St. Johns Bar Pilots Association

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Treasurer

Treasurer

Capt. Ben Borgie
Canaveral Pilots Association

Capt. Ben Borgie

Canaveral Pilots Association

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Secretary

Secretary

Capt. John Jacobsen
Biscayne Bay Pilot Association

Capt. John Jacobsen

Biscayne Bay Pilot Association

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Board Of Directors

Biscayne Bay Pilots
Directors: Capts. Jon Nitkin, John Jacobsen and Mark Poole

Canaveral Pilots
Directors: Capts. Ben Borgie

Cumberland Sound Pilots
Director: Capt. William Kavanaugh

Fort Pierce Pilots
Director: Capt. William Wetzel

Key West Bar Pilots
Director: Capt. Mike McGraw

Palm Beach Pilots
Director: Capt. Reid Hansen

Port Everglades Pilots
Directors: Capts. Andrew H. Edelstein, George Winslow and Mike Cunningham

Pensacola Bay Pilots, Inc.
Director: Capt. Brian F. McGee

St. Andrew Bay Pilots
Director: Capt. Richard Frudaker

St. John’s Bar Pilots
Directors: Capts. John Atchison, Scott O’Connor and Jeff Ritter

Tampa Bay Pilots
Directors: Capts. Rick Van Enige, Joe Lachnicht, Peter Glynn and Joe Shary

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