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A Fireside Chat with Mike DiBernardo and Dr. Noel Hacegaba

  • Wednesday, November 09, 2022
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Hotel Maya, 700 Queensway Drive, Long Beach, CA 90802


  • Table of 8
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  • Table of four
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A Fireside Chat with Mike DiBernardo and Dr. Noel Hacegaba, Deputy Executive Directors of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

with moderator, Alan McCorkle, Yusen Terminals Chief Executive Officer

November 9, 2022

11:00 AM -11:45 PM • Registration / Networking

11:45 PM - 1:00 PM • Lunch / Keynote


Hotel Maya
700 Queensway Drive
Long Beach, CA 90802
Tikal / Mirador Room (Second Floor)


Member: $70
Non-Member: $75

Sponsorship Opportunities

Gold $1500
Table of eight
Logo on all flyers, all media, and mention at podium

Silver $1000
Table of four
Logo on all flyers, all media, and mention at podium


Dr. Noel Hacegaba is the Deputy Executive Director of Administration and Operations for the Port of Long Beach, California. He is responsible for managing the day-to-day administrative and operating functions of the Port, including finance, human resources, real estate, business development, operations, communications, and security. He was named to the post in August 2018 by the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, the governing body for the Port.

An active member of the community and the goods movement industry, Dr. Hacegaba serves in various leadership roles, including Chairman of the Professional Development Board of the American Association of Port Authorities. He is also a member of the Marine Exchange of Southern California Board of Directors, Harbor Association of Industry and Commerce Board of Directors, St. Mary Medical Center Board of Trustees, Long Beach City College Foundation Board of Governors and the Los Angeles/Long Beach Propeller Club. He was also elected to the Board of Directors of the Intermodal Association of North America, the largest organization representing the combined interests of the intermodal freight transportation industry.

Michael DiBernardo is the deputy executive director of marketing and customer relations at the Port of Los Angeles, the nation’s leading container port. In this role, he oversees the Port’s Cargo Marketing, Cargo and Industrial Real Estate, Waterfront and Commercial Real Estate, Environmental Management, Planning and Strategy, and Wharfinger divisions.

With more than 30 years in the maritime industry, DiBernardo’s career with the Port of Los Angeles began as a student worker in the late 1970s and later as a draftsman in the Port’s engineering division in the early 1980s.

His expertise encompasses intermodal, maritime, security, labor opportunities and future planning initiatives impacting current terminal operators.

A San Pedro native, DiBernardo holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills and a certificate in the Executive Management Program from UCLA.

Alan McCorkle was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Yusen Terminals LLC in August 2019. He joined NYK Ports/Yusen Terminals in November 2014 as Vice President of West Coast Operations and was then promoted to Senior Vice President in April 2016, responsible for all container terminal operations at Yusen Terminals in Southern California, RoRo and bulk operations for Ceres Marine Terminals in Port Hueneme and Stockton, California and cruise and RoRo operations for Ceres Marine in Vancouver, Canada.

Prior to joining NYK ports, Alan was with the A.P. Moller–Maersk Group for 25 years holding a number of positions of increasing responsibility including leading the development of the Pier 400 terminal in Los Angeles becoming its Managing Director when the facility opened in 2002 and General Manager, APM Terminals (Jamaica) Ltd. in 2004, where he managed all port operations in Jamaica before returning to Southern California becoming Vice President of West Coast Operations in 2005.

Alan currently serves on the Board of the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association in addition to being a member of the Advisory Committee for the Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT) at California State Long Beach.

Alan holds a B.S. in Business Management from Clemson University and is a graduate of the Executive Development Programs at Cornell University and IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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