Mr. Holt is a native of Philadelphia and has been active in the Port of Philadelphia business community and the food transport and distribution business for over twenty-five years. He is president of Holt Logistics Corp., which provides logistics management and related services to materials handling and transportation companies. His family’s efforts to grow the business of the Port of Philadelphia have affected the regional community for four generations and have positioned the Delaware River as the premier transport destination for many millions of tons of industrial and consumer products.
Mr. Holt maintains an active role in the regional and international community through business and personal commitment to a variety of organizations. He is the former chair of the board of the Jackson Laboratory of Bar Harbor, Maine, one of the world’s leading genetics and genomics research organizations www.jax.org and served for six years as a member of the USDA NAREEE Advisory Board, which advises the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and the United States Congress on agriculture research science. He is a graduate of Villanova University, B.S. English Literature. He speaks Spanish as a second language and is conversant in Portuguese, French and German.