Commissioner Bios

 Katherine M. Waldron, Chair

Katherine M. WaldronWaldron joined the Board in January 2017. She received an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Palm Beach Atlantic University. A resident of Palm Beach County since 2002, Waldron was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area and currently resides in West Palm Beach.

After Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the Caribbean, she co-founded Palm Beach County Cares, an organization created to collect and provide donated supplies and monies for the rebuilding of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. A steward for the environment, Waldron has three adult children: Mary Kate, who resides in Connecticut, and Joseph and Luke, who reside in Washington, D.C.

Wayne M. Richards, Vice Chair

COMMISSIONER WAYNE M RICHARDS A Commissioner since 2001, Richards graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Howard University and a law degree from the University of Michigan. He brings experience in real estate and business law, land use, zoning and governmental affairs to implement his vision for the Port.

A graduate of Leadership Palm Beach County, Richards is a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, NAACP, and Caribbean American for Community Involvement (CAFCI). He enjoys quality time with his wife, Elrika, and their two daughters.

Joseph D. Anderson, Secretary/Treasurer

COMMISSIONER JOSEPH D ANDERSON

Joseph D. Anderson joined the board in January 2019 and is its youngest member. He advocates for local participation in jobs created by the Port, which directly impacts the quality of life for residents within the Port District. He also supports the modernization of the Port to ensure the viability of current and future tenants.

Anderson is a native of Palm Beach County and graduated from Suncoast Community High School. He attended Bethune Cookman University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. He also completed numerous graduate level business courses at Palm Beach Atlantic University and Nova Southeastern University. Anderson is a state certified construction contractor and home inspector. Prior to establishing his own construction company, he was a Numbers Analyst at AT&T for 19 years. He currently works for a municipal government that is known as the Signature City.

Anderson is a member of numerous organizations or boards such as: The League of Women Voters, the Palm Beach County Fair Housing & Equal Employment Advisory Board, and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. He was formerly a member of The Office of Small Business Assistance’s Palm Beach County Advisory Board, The City of West Palm Beach Affordable Housing Advisory Committee, The Voters League of the Palm Beaches, and served on the Port of Palm Beach Audit Committee for FY 2014.


Blair J. Ciklin, Commissioner

COMMISSIONER BLAIR J CIKLINCiklin joined the Board in 1977 as its youngest Commissioner. He holds a degree from Muskingum University in Ohio, and he did postgraduate studies at the New York Institute of Finance. Ciklin brings the Board broad-based knowledge and experience in both investment banking and financial management. He remains strongly focused on the maintenance of standards for financial oversight at the Port. A resident of Palm Beach County since 1967, Ciklin has a wife, Michelle, and daughter, Hayley.

Dr. Jean Landfair Enright, Commissioner

DR JEAN L ENRIGHT, COMMISSIONERDr. Jean Landfair Enright joined the Board in 2005. In 2014, Legacy Magazine’s Black History Month Issue recognized Dr. Enright’s dedication to community involvement. She received a Bachelor’s Degree from Tuskegee University, a Master’s Degree from Howard University, and a Doctorate Degree from the Catholic University of America. Dr. Enright has worked as a university administrator, public school administrator, university instructor, and teacher.

As a lifetime member of Girl Scouts of the USA, Dr. Enright has served on the Board of Directors and also served as a Troop Leader. She was an Official Preliminary Judge in the Miss USA Pageant for Florida and is a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Dr. Enright is the widow of the late Dr. William F. Enright, Jr. and mother of two daughters.