Leadership

Meet some of the great people leading North Carolina Ports into the future. From attorneys to bankers, and from Edenton to Gastonia, they have the background, judgment and determination to keep our organization moving forward.

Board Of Directors

The 11 people on the Board of Directors governing North Carolina Ports are responsible for staying informed on world trade and economic trends and developments, and making informed decisions about our operations. Of the Board, six members are appointed by the Governor, four are appointed by the General Assembly and the last position is filled by the NC Secretary of Transportation. The Board meets approximately six times per year. North Carolina Ports is a body corporate receiving no direct taxpayer subsidy.

Tom Adams
Tom Adams
Chairman

Ocean Isle, NC

President and CEO of Adams Building and Consulting Company, LLC

Appointed By Governor

Term Expires June 2019

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James H. Trogdon III
James H. Trogdon III
N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary

N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary

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Robert (Bob) Sar
Robert (Bob) Sar
Vice Chair

Raleigh, NC

Ogletree Deakins

Appointed By Governor

Term Expires 2019

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Adair Graham
Adair Graham
Member

Wilmington, NC

Appointed By Governor

Term Expires 2022

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Robert O. Hill, Jr.
Robert O. Hill, Jr.
Member

Kinston, NC

Retired President & CEO, Hillco, Ltd.

Appointed By Governor

Term Expires 2018

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Patrick (Pat) Joyce
Patrick (Pat) Joyce
Member

Carteret County, NC

Owner and President, Joyce & Associates Construction

Appointed By Senate Pro-Tem

Term Expires 2017

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John Kane
John Kane
Member

Raleigh, NC

Capstone Event Group

Appointed By Governor

Term Expires 2019

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Bill Keadey
Bill Keadey
Member

Emerald Isle, NC

Certified Public Accountant

Appointed By Governor

Term Expires 2021

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Bill McMahon
Bill McMahon
Member

Charlotte, NC

Founder, President & CEO of CoaLogix

Appointed By Governor

Term Expires 2020

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Jerry Cook
Jerry Cook
Member

Winston-Salem, NC

Vice President, Government and Trade Relations, Hanesbrands Inc.

Appointed By Senate Pro-Tem

Term Expires 2018

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Daniel Gurley
Daniel Gurley
Member

Raleigh, NC

Founding Partner G2 Strategy Group

Appointed By Speaker of the House

Term Expires 2018

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Senior Management

Paul J. Cozza
Paul J. Cozza
Executive Director
Greg Fennell
Greg Fennell
Chief Commercial Officer
Brian E. Clark
Brian E. Clark
Chief Operating Officer
Alherd Kazura
Alherd Kazura
Chief Financial Officer
Laura G. Blair
Laura G. Blair
Vice President of Administration and External Affairs
Tolga Cankurtaran
Tolga Cankurtaran
Director, Strategy and Performance