Cliff is responsible for providing the strategic leadership of the Georgia Ports Authority's business development, and trade development activities. His principal accountability being to develop all commercial activities to sustain long-term profitable growth and market share leadership. This includes sales, marketing, economic development, customer service, and agency-related activities.
With a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from East Carolina University, Cliff has more than 40 years of experience in liner container shipping, logistics and port sector of the maritime industry. Prior to his appointment to the GPA in 2008, he served as Vice President - Sales, for NYK Line - North America in Secaucus, New Jersey.
Cliff previously worked at Maersk-Sealand as Vice President - Sales, Southeast Region and was with the organization for a combined total of 19 years, more than five years in Hong Kong with Sea-Land Service, Inc. as General Manager, Hong Kong & So. China. He has had various liner, logistics, operational, marketing leadership capacities.