May 28, 2021
City Selects Amy Miller as Deputy City Administrator
The City of Pensacola has selected Amy Miller as the new Deputy City Administrator, responsible for overseeing the City's enterprise divisions including Pensacola International Airport, Port of Pensacola, Sanitation Services, Pensacola Energy and Parking Management. Miller is currently the Director of the Port of Pensacola, where she has served since becoming Pensacola’s first woman Port Director in 2013.
Miller's first day in her new role will be Monday, June 14, and Deputy Port Director Clark Merritt will become Interim Port Director. Miller will replace Deputy City Administrator Dick Barker, who is retiring after over 40 years with the City of Pensacola.
Miller entered the seaport industry in 1993 following a successful career in print journalism, working at ports in South Louisiana and Gulfport, Mississippi before joining the Port of Pensacola in 2002. In 2006, she was named Assistant Port Director and in 2013, she was promoted to the position of Port Director.
She graduated from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism. Miller currently serves as President of the Gulf Ports Association, which is comprised of 37 public ports along the U.S. Gulf Coast between Brownsville, Texas and Bradenton, Florida. Locally, she is a mentor in the University of West Florida’s Executive Mentor Program and Board Chair-elect of the United Way of West Florida.
"Amy Miller has always been an incredible asset for the City of Pensacola, and I'm very excited to have her expertise and leadership move from the Port of Pensacola to City Hall in this new role," Mayor Grover Robinson said. "I am confident that her many years of experience and demonstrated success at the port will make Amy a perfect fit to lead our enterprise divisions and continue to build on that momentum."
One example of the Port of Pensacola's success under Miller's leadership is the 2020 Annual Report,
which highlighted a prosperous year of revenue increases, business development and continued growth at the port - including an overall revenue increase of 13% in 2020.
"I'm truly honored to have been selected as the Deputy City Administrator, and I'm excited to continue to move the City of Pensacola forward in this new role," Miller said. "We have an incredibly talented team here at the city, and I look forward to working with the Mayor, leadership team and all of our enterprise employees. The future is bright for Pensacola, and I'm proud to be a part of it."
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