Commissioner Bios

Blair J. Ciklin, Chairman

Commissioner Blair J Ciklin

Ciklin 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, Vice-Chair

Jean EnrightDr. 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.


Peyton W. McArthur, Secretary-Treasurer

Peyton McArthur

After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration from the University of Florida, McArthur spent eight years in Washington, D.C. 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 served as the senior aide to a County Commissioner and the Clerk of Court.

In 2004, McArthur accepted a position with the Port of Palm Beach 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. An active supporter of the community, McArthur has served on the Port’s Board since January 2015.

Wayne M. Richards, 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.

 Katherine M. Waldron, Commissioner

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.