John C. Driscoll
Director and Chief Executive Officer
Alabama State Port Authority
Appointed: January 2022
Term expires: December 31, 2024
John C. Driscoll has served as director and chief executive officer of Alabama State Port Authority since 2020. Since taking the helm, Mr. Driscoll has implemented a $300 million capital expansion program to meet cargo volume growth in the port's coal, container intermodal, and freight rail business lines. The Alabama State Port Authority owns and operates the state of Alabama's deep water public port facilities at the Port of Mobile, the 11th-largest US seaport by volume. The Port Authority's facilities handled approximately 24.5 million tons of cargo in 2021 and has a total economic value of $85 billion.
Prior to joining the Port Authority, Mr. Driscoll was the maritime director at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, California, from 2014 to 2020. He has held a variety of leadership positions in the maritime industry, including at CMA CGM LLC, Maersk Line, and Sea-Land Service Inc.
Mr. Driscoll is a member of the boards of directors of the New Orleans Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, the City of Mobile Industrial Development Board, the Business Council of Alabama, Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama, South Alabama Regional Planning Commission, and Warrior Tombigbee Waterway Association.
He earned his BS in business management from the University of Maryland.