Jan. 14, 2021–John Driscoll / Director & CEO, Alabama State Port Authority

John C. Driscoll
Director and Chief Executive Officer
Alabama State Port Authority
Mobile, Alabama
John C. Driscoll began serving as the new director and chief executive officer of the
Alabama State Port Authority on June 1, 2020. Prior to joining the Port Authority, Mr.
Driscoll was the Maritime Director at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, CA. At Oakland,
John had operational and marketing oversight of one of the nation’s top 10 container
seaports, and credited with improving that seaport’s operating efficiency, financial
performance and community relations.
Mr. Driscoll holds over 27 years of global maritime industry experience. Prior to joining
the Port of Oakland, Mr. Driscoll served as vice president of export sales for CMA CGM
(America) LLC, a leading global container shipping group. His tenure at CMA and CGM
included business development in both the U.S. and Caribbean Basin and developed
pricing strategies for 19 liner services in the U.S. East/West trade routes. Mr. Driscoll
started his career with Sea-Land Service and later joined Maersk Line successfully
developing business operations in the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.
John Driscoll earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management with an emphasis
on Transportation and Marketing from the University of Maryland (College Park). He is a
native of Bethesda, MD. John and his wife, Linda, have three children and reside in
Mobile, Ala.