Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Noel Hacegaba is responsible for managing the day-to-day administration and operations of the Port of Long Beach, the nation’s second busiest seaport. Previously, he served as Chief Commercial Officer and successfully managed the Port’s commercial operations during a period of significant industry realignment, setting the path for record cargo volumes in 2017 and 2018. In recent years, he has led the Port’s response to the supply chain crisis and also leads various high-profile initiatives, including the Supply Chain Information Highway.
Dr. Hacegaba has more than 25 years of public and private sector experience spanning a variety of industries. Prior to joining the Port, he managed $200 million in contracts for a Fortune 500 company. Dr. Hacegaba is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where he earned degrees in economics (BA and MA), business administration (BS) and planning (MPL). He also earned his doctorate degree in public administration from the University of La Verne.
He currently serves on the Boards of various industry and non-profit organizations, including the Marine Exchange of Southern California and the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA), where he serves as immediate past Chairman of the Board. He also serves as Chairman of the Professional Development Board for the American Association of Port Authorities.