Commissioner Bios

Wayne M. Richards, Chairman
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A Commissioner since 2000, Mr. Richards keeps a strong focus on fiscal responsibility and bringing new, diversified business to the Port of Palm Beach. He has led the Port on several Trade Missions to the Caribbean nations of the Bahamas, Barbados, Dominican Republic and Trinidad/Tobago; created Palm Beach County Haiti Relief to assist those in dire need in the neighboring country; assisted in bringing the Bahamas Celebration and the Black Diamond Casino Cruises to the Port; and increase revenue by supporting existing tenants while proactively attracting new bulk and break-bulk cargo clients.  

Richards graduated with his bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Howard University and his law degree from the University of Michigan. A practicing attorney with his own law firm in Palm Beach County, he specializes in Real Estate and Business law, Land Use, Zoning and Governmental Affairs. He enjoys quality time with his wife, Elrika, and their two daughters. 

Community Involvement in the Past & Present: 
  • St. Mary's Hospital, board member (2012-present)
  • Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, board member (2004-2011)
  • Palm Beach County Zoning Commission, member (2002-2004) and chair (2004)
  • Roger Dean Stadium Advisory Board, member (2003-2010)
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, member (1995-present)
  • F. Malcolm Cunningham, Senior Bar Association member (1995-present)
  • Caribbean-Americans for Community Involvement, member
  • NAACP, member
  • Leadership Palm Beach County, graduate
  • University of Michigan Alumni Club of the Palm Beaches, member
  • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., life member and current president to local chapter

Dr. Jean L. Enright, Vice-Chair
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Dr. Jean Landfair Enright was first elected to the Port of Palm Beach District Board of Commissioners in November 2004 and was re-elected unopposed in 2008 and 2012. Presently, Commissioner Enright is the only female member of the five-member governing board of the Port of Palm Beach District. She brings professionalism, honesty, integrity and transparency to the Board.

Dr. Enright has always put the people of the Port District first which is evident by her community involvement and passion for those she serves. She has worked tirelessly for many years with community and political organizations and sponsored civic organizations for children. For ten years she was a Girl Scout Troop Leader for Brownie, Junior and Senior Girl Scouts; served on the Board of Directors of Palm Glades Girl Scout Council for five years; Miss USA Pageant Official Preliminary Judge for Florida; Continental Societies Inc. past President and member; sponsor of Operation Hope; Palm Beach County Caucus of Black Elected Officials member; Business Development Board of Palm Beach County member; Forum Club of Palm Beach County member; Navy League member; Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO); Voters' Coalition member; St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church member; and Tuskegee University Palm Beach County Alumni Association Founder and Past President.

Commissioner Enright received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama; a Master of Science Degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C.; and a Doctorate Degree from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She is the widow of the late Dr. William F. Enright, Jr. and mother of two daughters.

George E. Mastics, Secretary/Treasurer
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Mr. Mastics was a trial attorney for over 57 years and admitted to the Florida and Ohio bars. He received his B.A. & J.D. (L.L.B.) from Case-Western Reserve University, with a Legislative Leadership Diploma from Bethany College.

He served four terms in the Ohio House of Representatives, where he successfully sponsored over 100 bills that became law. MAstics was Chief Assistant Attorney General for Northeast Ohio. His law firm in Cleveland, Ohio was Mastics, Celebrezze & McGrath. In Florida, Mastics was a partner, shareholder and director of Montgomery, Lytal, Reiter, Denney & Searcy, P.A. He tried over 200 jury cases to verdict, and won several court verdicts in exess of $13 million dollars; admitted to practice law in the Florida and Ohio State and federal courts including the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mastics resides in the town of Palm Beach, Florida. He has been married for over 55 years to Carole Mastics. They have 5 children, 11 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Community Involvement in the Past & Present:
  • Business Development Board, member
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), member
  • Economic Council of Palm Beach County, member
  • Overall Economic Development Program (OEDP) for Palm Beach County, member
  • Floridians for Better Transportation, member
  • Save Lake Worth Lagoon Organization, member
  • Foreign Trade Zone for Palm Beach County, member

Peyton W. McArthur, Commissioner
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Peyton McArthur is a long-time citizen activist, who first volunteered while in graduate school at the University of Florida.  He collected signatures for Governor Ruben Askew's campaign to require Financial Disclosure and Government in the Sunshine laws that all Floridians now take for granted. 

After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration, McArthur spent eight years in Washington DC as an analyst with the Federal Election Commission  and six years in Tallahassee as publisher of the “Florida Monitor,” a non-partisan political newsletter.  In 1989, he returned to Palm Beach County where he serve as the senior aide to a County Commissioner and the Clerk of Court.

In 1998 McArthur took a leave of absence to accept a unique challenge and the opportunity of  a lifetime to work full-time on a Presidential campaign as executive director of the Palm Beach County Democratic Party during the 2000 election and the recounts.  In 2002, Peyton led the Palm Beach County campaign for Janet Reno as governor. 

Following, McArthur returned to local government as Director of Human Resources, which included governmental affairs and labor relations for the Port of Palm Beach.   After six years with the Port of Palm Beach, he returned to county government at the request of County Commissioner Paulette Burdick to serve as her senior aide.

Blair J. Ciklin, Commissioner
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Joining the Board in 1977 as its youngest member, Mr. Ciklin today has the distinction of being its longest serving member. As a seasoned veteran, he has helped to guide the Port through many years of landmark growth and change. 

He is first vice president of Morgan Stanley in West Palm Beach, bringing the Board broad based knowledge and experience in investment banking and financial management. He also holds a Florida license in real estate securities and insurance. 

A native of Connecticut and a resident of Palm Beach County since 1967, Mr. Ciklin graduated from Muskingum College in Ohio, and did postgraduate studies at the New York Institute of Finance. He has long been active in the community, serving as a founding member of the Artificial Reef Committee.