Gene Seroka, Executive Director
As Executive Director of the busiest container port in North America, Gene Seroka is responsible for managing a $939 million budget, leading a team of more than 900 employees, advancing major capital projects, growing cargo volumes, and promoting innovative, sustainable practices that improve Southern California’s economy and quality of life. His duties involve interacting with a wide range of stakeholders, including Port customers worldwide, supply chain partners, labor, community members, and elected and appointed officials at all levels.
An industry-known leader, Seroka brings more than 26 years of experience in shipping, global logistics and executive management to the Port. He began his career in the maritime industry as a sales support representative and over the course of two decades advanced to several executive-level positions, with overseas assignments in Shanghai, Jakarta, Singapore, and Dubai.
An alumnus of the University of New Orleans, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Seroka is recognized for his ability to facilitate the development of solutions to challenging issues. He is a prominent supporter of collaboration and promotes teamwork, participation and partnerships to advance solutions to commercial, port terminal, intermodal, land transportation and labor issues throughout the region.