Port Leadership

Ocean Highway and Port Authority is lead by five Commissioners, elected every four years on alternating schedules. Click on each commissioner's name below to learn more.



Miriam Hill (R), Commissioner District 1

Danny Fullwood (R), Commissioner District 2

Scott Hanna(R), Commissioner District 3

Carroll Franklin (R), Commissioner District 4

Michael Cole (R), Commissioner District 5


Executive Team

Click on each person's name below to learn more.


Jeb T. Branham, OHPA Attorney


Ryan Mulligan, Registered Agent

Pierre Laporte, Accounting 


Barb Amerigan, Administrative Office Manager

OHPA Partners

Chris Ragucci, President and CEO,

Worldwide Terminals Fernandina

Laura DiBella, Executive Director | Port Director

Nassau County Economic Development Board  Fernandina Ocean Highway and Port Authority

Port Director

Christopher T. Ragucci

(904) 990-1400 (o)

(917) 836-2880 (c)

Christopher Ragucci chris.ragucci@worldwideterminals.com

Port Operations

Office: (904) 990-1400

General Contact

Office: (904) 491-7422
Fax: (904) 432-0229


Find us

OHPA of Nassau County
86130 License Road, Suite 9
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Mission Statement

The “Ocean Highway and Port Authority was created in 1941 and authorized to carry out public purposes to benefit to the citizens of the County of Nassau and the State of Florida.”

(Ch. 21418,S12.Sp. Acts 1941)

Fiscal year runs from

October 1 - September 30.


Ocean Highway and Port Authority was established in 1941 by the Florida Legislature. Read our charter here.

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