Molly Campbell

Director, Port Department, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, USA


Molly C. Campbell is currently Director of the Port Department at The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. She is responsible for the management and operation of the Port of New York and New Jersey, the largest port on the East Coast of North America and the third largest in the country. Under Molly’s leadership, the 50-foot Harbor Deepening Project has been completed, as well as the raising of the Bayonne Bridge in September which accommodates larger ships. The Council on Port Performance, which she co-chairs, has brought port industry stakeholders together to develop several initiatives to increase port productivity, resiliency and sustainability.
Ms. Campbell manages the agency’s port operation, including facility maintenance, capital programs, environmental initiatives, port performance, and other special projects dedicated to continued sustainability and modernization of port infrastructure. Ms. Campbell is also responsible for the Port’s relationships with maritime industry stakeholders, including marine terminal operators, intermodal and trucking partners, national and international logistics business cargo owners, and global leaders in port operations.
Prior to joining the Port Authority, Ms. Campbell was a leading executive at the Port of Los Angeles for nearly 15 years, serving as Chief Financial Officer in 2000 and Deputy Executive Director beginning in January 2007. Molly also served as Director of Financial Management Systems at Los Angeles World Airports. In addition to her diverse background in public transportation, Ms. Campbell also played active roles in national and international logistics associations and currently serves as the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) North American Vice President.
Molly served in key leadership roles with the City of Los Angeles and the Walt Disney Company in capital and other financial development roles. She also served on the Planning Commission for the City of Long Beach and is a member of the Board of Directors for East-West Bank Corporation, headquartered in Pasadena, CA.
Ms. Campbell holds a Master’s degree from Georgetown University and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is also an AAPA Certified Port Professional Manager (AAPA/PPM®).
Molly is a New York City resident and has two adult children.