The 500 executives were selected based on extensive contacts in regional business circles, hundreds of interviews, and months of research, culminating in a highly selective biographical guide to the people who really run Florida.
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Port Canaveral’s own Captain John Murray, CEO, made Florida Trend magazine’s “500 Most Influential Business Leaders” for 2021.
Murray joined the Canaveral Port Authority in February 2016. A highly respected maritime executive, Capt. Murray brings a wealth of maritime experience to his role as Chief Executive Officer and Port Director for one of the world’s most dynamic ports.
A variety of sources were used to produce the lists, including input from executives of economic development organizations, professional associations, and others who know their communities, industries, and the state well.
A 40-year maritime industry veteran, Capt. Murray has held numerous positions of responsibility, rising through the management ranks following various mergers and acquisitions at Lykes Lines, CP Ships, and finally, Hapag-Lloyd.
Prior to joining CPA, Capt. Murray was president and chief executive officer of Hapag-Lloyd USA, the U.S.-flag shipping subsidiary of Hapag-Lloyd AG, a leading global liner shipping company.
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