GEORGIA PORTS AUTHORITY
Cliff Pyron is the Chief Commercial Officer for the Georgia Ports Authority. He is responsible for providing strategic leadership of the Georgia Ports Authority’s business development and trade development activities. His principal accountability is to develop all commercial activities in order to sustain long-term growth and market share leadership. This includes all sales, marketing, economic development, promotional, trade show and agency relations activities. Additionally, he collaborates with the executive management team to develop and execute the Authority’s strategic plan, providing direction and oversight for success in the marketplace.
With of a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from East Carolina University, Pyron has more than 30 years of experience in the liner and logistics sector of the maritime industry. Prior to his appointment to the GPA in 2008, he served as Vice President – Sales for NYK Line – North America in Secaucus, N.J.
Pyron previously worked at Maersk-Sealand as Vice President – Sales, Southeast Region and was with the organization for a combined total of 19 years – more than five years in Hong Kong with Sea-Land Service, Inc. as General Manager, Hong Kong & So. China. He served in various liner, logistics, operational, marketing and back office support management capacities.