Alherd Kazura was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the North Carolina State Ports Authority in November of 2015.
Prior to his role as Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Kazura previously served as the Senior Vice President Corporate Business Development at Horizon Lines where he provided leadership on key financial and operational decisions. Mr. Kazura has over three decades of experience in the transportation field having worked in the container shipping, terminal management and cruise industries. After spending the first six years of his career working for Cunard Line and Scandinavian World Cruises, Mr. Kazura joined SeaLand Service, Inc. Upon the sale of SeaLand Service, he transferred to the newly formed unit of CSX Corporation, CSX World Terminals, where he served as General Manager of European Services and in the financial planning group. Kazura joined Horizon Lines in 2004, holding positions in corporate strategy, finance, business development and operations.
Mr. Kazura earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and MBA in Finance from Rutgers University.