Commissioner Bios

 Blair J. Ciklin, Chairman
Commissioner Blair J Ciklin

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.

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 January 2005 and was re-elected unopposed in 2008 and 2012. 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.
Peyton W. McArthur, Secretary-Treasurer
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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. McArthur has served on the Board of Commissioners for the Port of Palm Beach since January 2015.

Wayne M. Richards, Commissioner
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A Commissioner since 2001, 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

Katherine M. Waldron, Commissioner

Katherine M. Waldron


Katherine is the newest Commissioner on the Port of Palm Beach Board, as of January 2017. She has been a long time resident of Palm Beach County since 2002. She was born and raised in the Washington D.C. area and currently resides in West Palm Beach.

Katherine has been a successful businesswoman working in both large (Fortune 100) and small start-up companies. She is currently a commercial and luxury real estate agent with the Valore Group in Palm Beach.  She received her undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Virginia and recently received her MBA from Palm Beach Atlantic University.  

Katherine has been very active in the community and has participated as a Board or Committee member of various non-profit organizations including the American Cancer Society, Palm Beach County Florence DeGeorge Boys and Girls Club and ElderHelp Services. She also has volunteered for the local Palm Beach Preservation Foundation, the American Red Cross and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 

She was appointed by the County Commissioners to the Citizens Committee on Airport Noise from 2008-2011. In 2015, she was appointed by the West Palm Beach Mayor to the Parks and Recreation Board. She founded a downtown PAC (ACTION PAC); was appointed by the Mayor to lead volunteer efforts for the 2010 Coleman Park Revitalization project; and was president of her downtown condo Board, One City Plaza, from 2007-2011.

She has three adult children: Mary Kate, who resides in Connecticut, and Joseph and Luke who reside in Washington D.C.