Gene Seroka is the Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles, which has experienced historic, record-breaking performances since his appointment in 2014. A respected global trade expert and industry-known leader, he brings more than 33 years of experience in shipping, global logistics, and executive management to America’s Port®. As Executive Director of the busiest container port in North America, Seroka is responsible for managing a budget that exceeds $1.6 billion, advancing major capital projects, growing trade volumes, and promoting innovative, sustainable practices that strengthen the region’s economy. For more than 26 years, Seroka held several key positions—both nationally and internationally—in sales and management for American President Lines (APL) Limited, prior to joining the Port. He holds an MBA and Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of New Orleans and currently serves as Chair of the California Association of Port Authorities and Chief Logistics Officer for the City of Los Angeles.