Mr. Brian Miller
Brian Miller was named interim acting executive director of the Maryland Port Administration (MPA) in June 2023. In this position, Mr. Miller oversees and manages the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore’s six state-owned, public marine terminals. The marine terminals handle autos, breakbulk, containers, cruise, farm and construction equipment, and forest products.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Miller served as MPA’s deputy executive director for operations and logistics since 2020. He oversaw MPA’s operations, security, information systems, and engineering departments.
Mr. Miller was MPA’s director of operations from 2016 through 2020. He managed daily operations of the Port of Baltimore including terminal operations, facility maintenance, crane maintenance, cruise operations and the quality program.
Beginning in 2006, Mr. Miller served for ten years as MPA’s general manager of port operations. Some of his team’s significant contributions during this time included overseeing comprehensive improvements to the Dundalk and Seagirt marine terminal gate entrances, continuous coordination with federal agencies regarding best security practices in relation to cargo processing and designing technological enhancements to improve cargo throughput.
The Port of Baltimore is one of the busiest seaports in the U.S. It handles more autos and farm and construction equipment than any other U.S. port. The Port also has a 50-foot-deep channel which allows it to accommodate some of the largest container ships in the world. The Port of Baltimore is one of Maryland’s leading economic generators with more than 15,300 direct jobs and more than 139,000 jobs in Maryland linked to it.
Mr. Miller began his maritime career in 1989 with Port East Transfer/Hale Intermodal. In 1995 he joined the operations department of Lykes Bros. Steamship Corporation rising to Baltimore port manager for Lykes Lines LTD in 1999. In 2000, he accepted a position as operations manager for MPA’s Maryland International Terminals and was promoted to manager in 2001. He held that position until 2006.
Brian also served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1987 through 1997. He achieved the rank of captain and was honorably discharged.
A native of Baltimore, Brian graduated from Loyola Blakefield. Brian received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1989 from Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College) in Westminster, Maryland. He received a Master’s in Transportation and Logistics Management from American Military University in West Virginia in 2008. He is married with two children and resides in Fallston, Maryland.