STAFF

John C. Driscoll

Director and Chief Executive Officer 

John C. Driscoll is the Alabama Port Authority’s director and chief executive officer. Stepping into the role in June 2020, he has more than 25 years of global maritime industry experience. 

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Rick Clark

Deputy Director & Chief Operating Officer
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Linda K. Paaymans, C.P.M, CPE 

Chief Financial Officer
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Beth Branch

Chief Commercial Officer 
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Bill Inge

Vice President of General Cargo and Central Services
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Judith Adams 

Vice President of Internal/External Affairs
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Daniel R. Barnett 

Vice President of Human Resources
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Doug Otto, Jr., P.E. 

Vice President of Engineering
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Patrick Seals

Chief Information Officer
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Board of Directors

T. Bestor Ward III 

At Large, Southern Region, Chairman of the Board
Term expires July 31, 2023

Alvin K. Hope II 

Vice Chair, Southern Region
Term expires July 31, 2025

Ben C. Stimpson Jr. 

2nd Vice Chair, Southern Region
Term expires July 31, 2024

Daryl H. Dewberry 

At Large, Board of Directors
Term expires July 31, 2024

Tony R. Cochran, CPA 

Northern Region
Term expires July 31, 2025

Horace H. Horn Jr.

Central Region
Term expires July 31, 2024

Carl T. Jamison, CPA

Central Region
Term expires July 31, 2023

Commissioner Connie Hudson

Mobile County Commission (Ex Officio)
Term expires July 31, 2022

Dr. Patricia G. Sims  

Northern Region
Term expires July 31, 2025