The head of the North Carolina State Ports Authority, CEO Thomas Eagar, is no longer serving in the post he's held since 2004.
In a letter sent to business partners, Authority officials say the change is due to a larger strategic reorganization within the Department of Transportation.
Jeff Strader, the chief financial officer for the Ports, will manage daily operations in the short term as the Authority initiates a national search for a new leader.
The CEO is in charge of operations at the Ports of Wilmington and Morehead City, along with the inland terminal operations in Charlotte and Greensboro.
Note: An earlier version of this story stated that CEO Thomas Eagar was let go by the Authority. Department of Transportation spokesperson Greer Beatty says she cannot confirm whether Eager was terminated or resigned.
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