Orlando J. Avila
Biographical Info


Family

Janel Avila, Wife
Married 17 years (July 1)
4 children, all adopted through foster care
Janel is a teacher at FBHS and a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Florida

 

 

 

 


 

Education

University of Central Florida
Orlando, Florida
Bachelor of Arts Public Administration, August 1999

Columbia Southern University
Orange Beach, AL (Distance Learner)
Masters, Business Administration in International Management, October 2011

 


 

Work Experience

All American Ship Agents, LLC
Fernandina Beach, FL
Owner/President Ocotber 2012 – Present

All American Ship Agents is a full-service vessel husbandry agency responsible for all facets of vessel husbandry and agency responsibilities.

Vessel agent representing owners, charterers and shipper’s interests in respect to the coordination of the entry and exit of commercial vessels loading and/or discharging cargo in port facilities. Responsible for logistical coordination of tugboats, line handlers, stevedores, regulatory documentation for U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Customs requirements and timely reporting of vessel activities to all interested parties. Developing marketing plans and soliciting new business from current customers.

 

Seaboard Marine, Ltd.
Fernandina Beach, FL
Vessel Boarding Agent, November 2007-Ocotber 2012

Vessel agent representing owners, charterers and shippers’ interests in respect to the coordination of the entry and exit of commercial vessels loading and/or discharging cargo in port facilities. Responsible for logistical coordination of cargo, tugboats, line handlers, stevedores, regulatory documentation for U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Customs requirements and timely reporting of vessel activities to all interested parties.

 

Florida Department of Corrections
Fernandina Beach, Florida
Correctional Probation Officer, March 2003-November 2007

Certified position supervising caseload of felony offenders placed on probation by the Court

 

Florida Department of Children & Families
Fernandina Beach, Florida
Family Services Counselor-Protective Supervision, December 2000 – March 2003

Case manager specializing in child protection and family services

 


 

Volunteer/Community Service

Amelia Lodge No. 47
Served as Master, in 2008

Morocco Shriners 2002-Present
Fernandina Beach Shrine Club, Past patient Coordinator for Club Sponsored Patients at Shriners Hospitals for Children
Leadership Nassau, Class 8
Past steering committee member and Chairman (2011-12)

Nassau County Foster/Adoptive Parent Association
Past President 2011-2013

Florida State Foster/Adoptive Parent Association
Vice-President, 2016-Present
Director of Programs 2014-2016

Nassau County Condition Use and Variance Board
Appointed 2011 (confirming)

Fernandina Maritime Exchange
President 2013-2015