Chief Commercial Officer
Beth Branch is the chief commercial officer for the Alabama Port Authority. She is a globally experienced commercial strategist with over 20 years of experience delivering business results in the transportation and logistics industry. Before joining the Port, Beth led business development & international marketing activities for the Port of Oakland’s maritime division, and her efforts aided in the division reaching a record number of containers passing through the port. Previously, Beth worked for ocean carrier Maersk Line for 18 years in the company’s U.S. regional headquarters outside New York and global headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark. In addition to her experience in the industry, she has 10 years of experience in program development and administration in the nonprofit sector, including location oversight of a U.S. Agency for International Development grant in Eastern Europe.
Beth received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina. She has a daughter, Kate, and resides on the Eastern Shore.