Canaveral Port Authority Names Poole CFO
Canaveral Port Authority has named Michael B. Poole as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Port Canaveral, effective May 11, 2018.
As CFO, Poole's primary duty is to preserve and safeguard the financial assets and affairs of the Canaveral Port Authority. Reporting directly to the CEO, Poole will have overall responsibility for providing strategic financial guidance, and defining and managing the Port's efforts to achieve fiscal and business goals and objectives.
Poole brings to the Port 30 years experience in maritime transportation, municipal finance, public accounting, and financial and operating auditing. Prior to his joining Port Canaveral, he spent more than a decade as Chief Financial Officer at JAXPORT, and was Deputy Port Director at the Port of Pensacola for nine years. Poole's extensive professional experience includes as an auditor with the public accounting firm Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund, and with the Florida Auditor General.
Poole holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from the University of West Florida. He is a Florida Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Government Finance Officer. He currently serves as Chairman of the Florida Ports Financing Commission, and is a member of the Florida Ports Council, Florida Seaport Transportation and Economic Development (FSTED) Program Council, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Government Finance Officers' Association.