Karen Fox promoted to Vice President of Communications and Glenn Carlson to the position of Chief Commercial Officer

Karen Fox promoted to Vice President of Communications and Glenn Carlson to the position of Chief Commercial Officer

I am very pleased to announce the promotion of Karen Fox to Vice President of Communications and Glenn Carlson to the position of Chief Commercial Officer.

As Vice President of Communications for the NC State Ports Authority, Karen is responsible for promoting awareness of the value the State Ports Authority provides to its employees, communities, State and customers, and for managing and communicating a consistent brand image through an integrated and collaborative communications network. She joined the authority in 1989 as Manager, Public Affairs and previously earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism / English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Glenn joined the Ports Authority in 2004 as Director of Business Development and is responsible for all sales, marketing and pricing activities for the Port's business lines, which include containers, bulk and break-bulk business activities, and economic development relating to the recruitment of transportation related industry supporting international trade via the ports Wilmington and Morehead City, North Carolina. Glenn graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

High performance communications and business and economic development teams are essential for the Authority to achieve our strategic initiatives. Especially critical are maximizing use of our existing Ports in Wilmington and Morehead City and executing expansion plans to provide greater capabilities for North Carolina's business and industry in the global market - and to bring much needed additional new jobs to our communities and State. The communications and business and economic development teams must be positioned to take on these challenges successfully.

The balance of the Senior Management Team reporting to me include Jeff Strader, Chief Financial Officer, Jeff Miles, Chief Operating Officer, Rick Koch, Vice President of Administration, Stephanie Ayers, Director of Port Planning and Development, and Laura Blair, Director of Government Relations.

Thomas J. Eagar
CEO, North Carolina State Ports Authority