Jeff Miles

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Port Director

Joined: January 2018

Bio: Jeff Miles joined the Ports of Indiana team in January 2018 as Port Director of Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville with more than 30 years of experience in the industry as a senior-level manager in the port, maritime transportation and logistics sectors. For more than 10 years, Jeff served as a key member of the North Carolina State Ports Authority senior executive team.  Prior to his time at the North Carolina Ports, Jeff served 10 years as the general manager of container operations at the South Carolina State Ports Authority, and three years as president of a private marine terminal company specializing in bulk and break-bulk operations.

In addition to his port leadership roles, he has also managed intermodal logistics and terminal operations for major ocean carriers, including Maersk Line and U.S. Lines, and worked as a logistics, shipping and business consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Booz Allen Hamilton.

Jeff is a native Hoosier raised in the Dearborn County towns of Lawrenceburg and Greendale. A graduate of William Henry Harrison High School in West Lafayette, he holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He and his wife, Nancy, have been married for 37 years and have three grown children.

About the Ports of Indiana: The Ports of Indiana is a statewide port authority that operates a system of three ports on the Ohio River and Lake Michigan. The mission of the Ports of Indiana is to develop and maintain a world-class port system that operates as an agile, strategically-driven, self-funded enterprise dedicated to growing Indiana’s economy. The Ports of Indiana manages approximately 2,800 acres of property along the Ohio River and Lake Michigan and has 1,000 acres available for future development. Business activities at Indiana’s three ports contribute $7.8 billion per year to the state economy and support 60,000 jobs.

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