Port Authority of New York and New Jersey replaces retiring port commerce director, while MacroPoint hires vice president of customer experience and director of national sales.
Molly Campbell, former deputy executive director at the Port of Los Angeles and current director of financial management systems at Los Angeles World Airports for the City of Los Angeles, will replace retiring Richard Larrabee as the port commerce director at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Larrabee has led the port department at the East Coast’s largest seaport for 15 years.
“Molly is a rising star in the maritime community, and we’re fortunate to get someone with her leadership, financial and management skills to advance our port’s longstanding reputation as a premier generator of jobs and economic activity,” said Port Authority Executive Director Pat Foye. “At the same time, we’re also losing a maritime legend in Rick Larrabee, who during 47 years of Coast Guard and Port Authority service truly exemplifies what it means to be a public servant.
“Rick’s strategic vision helped drive major agency projects such as the harbor deepening, ExpressRail, the raising of the roadway of the Bayonne Bridge, and the Council on Port Performance to improve productivity, positioning the port for the future,” Foye added.
Campbell joined the Port of Los Angeles in 2000 as its chief financial officer and was promoted to deputy executive director in January 2007, at which point she was responsible for the day-to-day administration at the nation’s busiest port complex.
During her tenure, she was responsible for key strategic development projects, operations and maintenance, as well as management of the port’s annual operating and capital budgets. She also played active roles in national and international logistics associations, including as the vice chair of the finance committee for the International Association of Ports and Harbors and the chair of the American Association of Port Authorities maritime economic development committee.
Campbell also was a member of the City of Long Beach Planning Commission, where she is a resident. She recently moved to become the director of financial management systems at Los Angeles World Airports for the City of Los Angeles, helping bring multi-modal transportation experience to her new role at the Port Authority.
Freight tracking software provider MacroPoint has hired Bill Bland as vice president of customer experience and Dave Nelson as director of national sales.
Bland joined the logistics industry in 1978 with Shaffer Trucking, where he rose to the position of VP of operations. He joined Geostar, the first company to offer a tracking service to the trucking industry, in 1989 before moving to Qualcomm in 1991, where he held numerous positions over an 18-year period, including VP of sales and customer support. In 2008, Bland joined DriverTech and then Rand McNally.
Nelson also began his career in trucking in 1978 and previously worked for Qualcomm, a company MacroPoint SVP/GM Glynn Spangenberg called “one of the transportation industry’s original technology pioneers.” He has provided consultative solutions to all sizes and types of transportation companies to help increase profits, lower operating ratios and enhance efficiency.