Friday, August 31, 2018

New Roles for Leaders at Long Beach

By Karen Robes Meeks

Richard D. Cameron is the Port of Long Beach’s new Deputy Executive Director of Planning and Development and Noel Hacegaba its new Deputy Executive Director of Administration and Operations.

The roles of longtime port leaders Cameron and Hacegaba were made official Monday when the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners approved the promotion.

“Dr. Hacegaba and Mr. Cameron rose to the top of a wide range of qualified candidates from around the globe, and possess unique, complementary skills crucial for these leadership roles at the Port of Long Beach,” said Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners President Tracy Egoscue. “The Board looks forward to working with Noel and Rick in their new positions.”

Cameron started at the port in 1996 as an Environmental Specialist before rising to Manager of Environmental Planning and later director of the newly formed Division of Environmental Planning. He became Managing Director in January 2014. Cameron helmed the division during some of the port’s important environmental initiatives, including the Green Port Policy, and the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan.

Hacegaba joined the port in 2010 and serves as the senior executive tasked with creating and implementing business development strategies to increase port volume and revenue. In his latest function, Hacegaba led operations, customer service and security functions and was responsible for helping the port through the collapse of Hanjin, which based its largest terminal in Long Beach.

“I’ve worked with Rick and Noel for many years in my roles as Harbor Commissioner and Executive Director and they are among the best goods movement professionals in the industry,” said Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero. “We have much to accomplish in the years ahead, and this extremely experienced team will help the Port of Long Beach continue to thrive.”