PortMiami is among the world’s leading hubs for global commerce and tourism. Its gateway location at the center of the Western Hemisphere makes the Port a significant conduit for international trade and commerce. In May 2022, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava appointed Mr. Hecker as Deputy Director of PortMiami. Mr. Hecker oversees the Capital Development, Finance, Economic Development, Human Resources, Planning, and Strategy divisions of the world’s leading cruise port and one of America’s fastest-growing container ports.
Mr. Hecker joined PortMiami in 2015, heading the Performance and Strategic Management Division. In 2017, Mr. Hecker was promoted to Assistant Director of Finance, and in 2020 he was promoted to Managing Port Director and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining PortMiami, Mr. Hecker worked for Moffatt & Nichol, leading their commercial division with offices in London and New York, where he focused on cargo ports and inland industrial development related to international goods movement. Previous career stops included Senior Partner at Symbius, Inc. in Boulder, CO, and at Ernst & Young, where he began his career in audit before becoming Senior Manager in the firm’s supply chain & operations consulting practice. During his tenure at Ernst & Young, he became Director of Northeast Middle Market supply chain consulting.
Mr. Hecker holds a degree in accounting from Fairmont State University, and is married with five children and three grandchildren.