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Curtis J. Foltz

Curtis J. Foltz

Executive Director, Georgia Ports Authority

Curtis Foltz is the Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), a 1,000- person strong state port authority that owns and operates strategic gateways serving the U.S. Southeast.

Following 5 years as Chief Operating Officer for the Authority, Mr. Foltz took the helm of the GPA on January 1, 2010.

As Executive Director, Curtis Foltz oversees all port activity involving the deepwater ports of Savannah and Brunswick, as well as inland terminal operations in Bainbridge and Columbus. Directing one of Georgia’s largest economic engines, he administers a $280 million annual budget.

As the GPA’s Chief Operating Officer from 2004 to 2009, Mr. Foltz provided direction for day-to-day operating activities with responsibility to help ensure long-term growth in service performance, revenue, profitability, and market share.

Prior to joining the GPA, Mr. Foltz was the Vice President of Operations for CSX World Terminals in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he was responsible for all business unit accountability throughout North & South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Australia and Europe. He previously held the position of Vice President and General Manager of the Americas, as well as General Manager of Terminal Management Resources for CSX World Terminals.

During his thirteen years at Sea-Land Service, Inc., Curtis Foltz held several different positions, including Manager of Port Operations in Tacoma, Washington, Manager of Port Operations in Charleston, South Carolina, Manager of Port Operations in New Orleans, Louisiana, Manager of Operations and Rolling Stock for the Americas in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Liberty Corners, New Jersey and held various supervisory positions in New Orleans, Louisiana. Prior to joining Sea-Land, he held various management positions with Overnite Transportation in Charlotte, North Carolina and Mclean Trucking in Winston Salem, North Carolina.

A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, he earned his BSBA from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina with a concentration in Business Management. He also received his Masters of Business Administration from East Carolina University. Mr. Foltz lives in Savannah with his wife, Donna.

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