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How I Made It: Gene Seroka
How I Made It: Gene Seroka

The gig: Gene Seroka, 50, is executive director of the Port of Los Angeles, the nation's busiest seaport. The former shipping line executive, who started in the job four months ago, manages an organization with a $939-million budget that handled $285.4 billion worth of cargo last year. The region's economic engine faces increased competition from ports across the country and abroad, and Seroka says his job is to keep the port squarely in the nation's No. 1 position. A life of travel: During his 26-year career with American President Lines, Seroka lived around the world, including in Shanghai; Jakarta, Indonesia; Singapore; and Dubai. He also traveled extensively. He has...

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