Shane Williams


Foreign Trade Zone Administrator // Port Houston

Shane M. Williams has worked as Foreign Trade Zone Administrator for Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) 84 – the largest in the United States ‐ since September 2011. As such, he is responsible for coordination of site oversight of the 31 FTZs in Houston, including five owned and operated by the Port of Houston Authority. FTZ 84 includes several sites throughout Harris County and various public facilities, including liquid bulk storage and blending, pipe and steel storage and processing, automobile storage, general purpose warehousing, and business parks with building space and land for sale or lease. Last year there were 13,236 direct full‐time jobs in the 11 active subzones in FTZ 84. (Each subzone is for a single user, and both new subzones and new subzone operators, must be approved by the FTZ Board). The Houston FTZ is one of the most successful foreign‐trade zones in the United States. Consider: In 2011, the value of exports from FTZ 84 was more than $5.3 billion. In 2011, the value of shipments from FTZ #84 to the U.S. market topped $1.4 billion Williams joined the Port Authority as Assistant Community Relations Manager in June 2010. He is a graduate of Baylor University and the University of Tulsa.